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  • House Allows H-2B [Low Skill Work Visa] Increase in Omnibus Spending Bill

    03/22/2018 7:11:14 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 37 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 22 March 2018 | Preston Huennekens
    The new spending bill covering the remainder of the fiscal year includes a provision to again allow the Department of Homeland Security to exceed the annual cap on admissions of unskilled non-agricultural workers. This step, if fully implemented by USCIS, potentially would add as many as 63,000 additional H-2B guest workers next year, nearly doubling the size of this program.
  • Anti H1B posters plastered in the heart of Silicon Valley train network BART

    03/18/2018 3:59:04 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 25 replies
    Firstpost ^ | Mar 19, 2018 | Nikhila Natarajan
    Anti H1B posters have been plastered in Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) train stations, will soon be seen inside trains in the heart of San Francisco Bay Area and will stay there for at least a full month in an ad buy worth $80,000 bang in the middle of the new H1B filing season which opens April 2.BART is among the busiest rapid transport systems in the United States with an average of ~ 425,000 weekday passengers and ~124 million annual passengers in fiscal year 2017.Paid for by Progressives for Immigration Reform, the anti H1B adÂ’s lexicon fans the very...
  • Bay Area members of Congress move to protect work permits for H-1B visa holders’ spouses

    03/14/2018 6:45:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 104 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 14, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    Six Bay Area members of Congress have signed onto a letter asking the Department of Homeland Security to scrap a plan to prevent spouses of H-1B visa holders from obtaining work permits. The department in December announced the plan, citing President Donald Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order, and said it would carry out the plan this year. The work-permit program for H-1B holders’ spouses was initiated in 2015 under former President Barack Obama.
  • Immigration Data Portal

    03/12/2018 1:05:13 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 3 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) announces the creation of a new immigration data portal. The portal consolidates government agencies’ most recent immigration statistics in one location, allowing easy access to detailed information on a multitude of key topics in immigration such as crime, illegal immigration, and labor.
  • Goodlatte [GOPe Free Traitor] Allies With Indian Tech-Workers to Boost His Immigration Reform Bill

    03/11/2018 1:06:22 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Mar 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    The GOP chairman of the House judiciary committee is trying to boost his immigration-reform and DACA-amnesty bill by including a separate bill to accelerate the immigration of Indian and Chinese tech-workers. The separate bill, numbered H.R. 392, allows faster delivery of green cards once Indian or Chinese guest-workers — such as H-1B or L-1 visa workers — get initial approval for immigration. The delivery process does not allow more than 7 percent of each year’s green cards be given to approved people from any single country, so many approved Indian and Chinese workers are stuck in their own country backlogs.[...]
  • Asian Americans Should Take Their Loyalty And Their Vote Somewhere Else

    03/07/2018 12:05:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/07/2018 | Helen Raliegh
    A former employee of YouTube (a subsidiary of Alphabet, parent of Google) alleged in a recently filed lawsuit that YouTube is discriminating against white and Asian men. “YouTube last year stopped hiring white and Asian males for technical positions because they didn’t help the world’s largest video site achieve its goals for improving diversity,” the suit alleges. Liberal discrimination against white men is nothing new, but many people are caught by surprise to see such explicit discrimination against Asian males in the name of diversity from one of the most progressive companies in one of the most liberal zip codes....
  • Federal Government Gives $2 Billion If Businesses Hire Aliens Over Americans

    03/06/2018 10:52:53 AM PST · by LibertyFound · 22 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 6, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    Small Businesses Get $2 Billion If They Hire Alien Grads Instead Of American Grads The Federal government is still incentivizing businesses to favor immigrants over Americans, to the tune of $2 billion in subsidies across the country, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. They do this via the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. This program by the Federal government provides money to businesses that discriminate against American citizens in favor of immigrant ones. At this point, this is just par for the course. According to the CIS, this program was used to scrape $2 billion from the Federal tax...
  • Bannon Hits Silicon Valley’s Mass Immigration: ‘We’ve Got to Start Protecting Citizens

    03/07/2018 12:44:47 PM PST · by NobleFree · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    American workers need to be protected from “the ravages of global wage competition,” former Breitbart News Executive Chairman and White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon says in a new interview with GQ magazine.While railing against the mass importation of foreign workers to supply Silicon Valley, California’s tech industry hub and its corporations with cheap labor, Bannon said that, specifically, the H-1B visa is contributing to pushing working-class Americans out of the tech industry. [...]
  • Plan to halt work permits for H-1B spouses delayed until June

    03/02/2018 1:32:04 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 1, 2018 | Trisha Thadani
    A proposed change in rules that would halt work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders will be delayed until at least June, the Department of Homeland Security said in a court filing Tuesday night.
  • Cognizant Moves 8000 Jobs Out Of India; Increases Headcount In US

    03/02/2018 9:33:54 AM PST · by NobleFree · 23 replies ^ | Mar 2, 2018 | Mohul Ghosh
    IT Services giant Cognizant is moving jobs out of India and increasing their headcount in the US. This massive job erosion from India is taking place due to sustained political pressure from the US. And this is not a good sign for India. Cognizant: 8000 Jobs Moved Out Of India As per data shared by the company, it has been found that while jobs are being moved out of India, their positions in the US has been increased. It is still not clear as to how many out of 8000 jobs which moved out of India were relocated to the...
  • America Could Cut Immigration by 90 Percent & Retain 100 Percent of the Economic Benefits

    02/23/2018 8:05:07 PM PST · by LibertyFound · 20 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | February 21st, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Applying the Pareto Principle to the Immigration Debate Have you ever noticed that most of the people you work with are useless? Sure they seem busy, but most of them get precious little done. In fact, some of even them end up making work for model employees, like you—don’t they? If you’ve experienced this, then you understand how the Pareto Principle works—you just didn’t know it had a name. Also known as the 80:20 rule, the Pareto Principle stands for the idea that causality is not always linear: that is, there is not always a one-to-one relationship between cause and...
  • Trump administration announces more H-1B restrictions

    02/23/2018 3:55:19 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | February 23, 2018 | Tatiana Sanchez
    In a move that particularly targets Indian tech workers and IT outsourcing companies, the Trump Administration on Friday announced stricter requirements for companies that rely on H-1B workers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a new policy memo it will require “detailed documentation” about H-1B workers employed at third-party work sites to ensure employees are filling a specialty role for which they were hired.
  • ‘DACA Fix’: High-Skilled Indian Workers Rally to Support Trump’s Merit-Based Immigration Program

    02/06/2018 5:40:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/6/18 | Adelle Nazarian
    Hundreds of high-skilled Indians and Indian Americans rallied in front of the White House on Saturday in support of President Donald Trump’s merit-based immigration plan and called for ending the visa lottery system and chain migration while debunking the mainstream media’s attempts to label the commander-in-chief a racist.Most of those present were experts in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field. The rally was organized by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), a Hindu-American community organization founded by Chicago-based inventor and entrepreneur Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar in 2015 under the leadership of Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and many other senior leaders...
  • H-1B: Immigrants make up nearly three-quarters of Silicon Valley tech workforce, report says

    01/18/2018 6:08:48 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 98 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 17, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    With the debate over immigration to the U.S. as fiery as ever, a new analysis suggests that Silicon Valley would be lost without foreign-born technology workers. About 71 percent of tech employees in the Valley are foreign born, compared to around 50 percent in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward region, according to a new report based on 2016 census data.
  • US: No Extension of H1B Visas as Part of Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Initiative

    01/04/2018 6:02:01 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 41 replies
    The Wire ^ | 1/3/18 | Staff Writer
    Washington: The US is considering new regulations aimed at preventing the extension of H-1B visas, predominantly used by Indian IT professionals, as part of US President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative, a media report has said. The move could directly stop hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from keeping their H-1B visas while their green card applications are pending. The proposal which is being shared between the Department of Homeland Security Department (DHS) heads is part of Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative promised during the 2016 campaign, US-based news agency McClatchy’s DC Bureau reported. It aims to...
  • DHS weighs major change to H-1B foreign tech worker visa program

    12/30/2017 10:46:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 31 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec 30, 2017 | Franco Ordonez
    The Department of Homeland Security is considering new regulations that would prevent H-1B visa extensions, according to two U.S. sources briefed on the proposal. The measure potentially could stop hundreds of thousands of foreign workers from keeping their H-1B visas while their green card applications are pending. The proposal, being drafted in memos shared between DHS department heads, is part of President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” initiative promised during the 2016 campaign. The administration is specifically looking at whether it can reinterpret the "may grant" language of the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act to stop making...
  • AT&T to Lay Off American Workers While Continuing to Import Foreign Labor

    12/28/2017 2:32:44 PM PST · by davikkm · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    Multinational telecommunications conglomerate AT&T is expected to lay off more than 1,000 American workers, including those in the Midwest and South, while the company continues importing foreign workers. This week, AT&T announced that it would be laying off roughly 600 Americans across the Midwest, according to AppleInsider. Additionally, the company will lay off about 700 American workers with the AT&T subsidiary DirectTV and another 700 workers in the Texas and Missouri regions. This month, AT&T also laid off about 215 American workers in nine southern states. Overall, according to AppleInsider, the layoffs are impacting Americans in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland,...
  • House Committee Unites to Clamp Down on Indian Firms’ Use of H-1B Visas

    12/27/2017 11:05:33 AM PST · by KingofZion · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2017 | Laura Meckler
    Bipartisanship on the divisive issue of immigration is a rarity in Congress, but that is what happened when the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation making it harder for Indian outsourcing companies to bring high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S. At the same time, the bill eases rules on some U.S. high-tech firms that use H-1B visas, putting political distance between Silicon Valley and Indian outsourcers as President Donald Trump condemns the program as rampant with abuse and a source of unfair competition to American workers. The new rules apply only to companies that are heavy users of the program,...
  • Trump Admin. Plans to End Work Eligibility for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders

    12/18/2017 9:43:55 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 18 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 12/15/2017 | Jeffrey Roddack
    Administration officials are planning to stop spouses of thousands of immigrant workers from getting jobs in the United States, CNN is reporting. The spouses of H-1B visa holders waiting for green cards have been permitted to work in the U.S. on H-4 department visas since 2015, according to the news network. But now the Department of Homeland Security said it is planning to do away with that rule. It said it was acting "in light of" the "Buy American, Hire American" executive order signed by President Donald Trump in April, CNN said. Under that order, the H-1B visa program for...
  • DACA Supporters Plan Huge Push

    11/26/2017 3:51:24 PM PST · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Valley News (McClatchy) ^ | 11/23/2017 | Franco Ordonez, Emily Cadei And Andrea Drusch
    With prospects dimming for a deal this year to prevent young immigrants brought the to U.S. as children from deportation, sympathetic groups are planning a big push over the next few weeks to force the issue back to the top of Washington’s agenda. Activists see their December bid as their last, best shot to save 800,000 young immigrants protected by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. They face a tough challenge, with the White House distracted by tax reform and Congress reluctant to act quickly to save the program. [SNIP] The multiple initiatives to save the...