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  • Immigration crackdown shifts to employers as audits surge

    05/14/2018 8:19:02 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    Seattle Times/AP ^ | 5/14/2018 | Elliot Spagat
    Immigration officials have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country, signaling the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace to create a “culture of compliance” among employers who rely on immigrant labor. Expansive plans also have been drafted for a long-term push to scrutinize employers’ hiring practices more closely. Under a 1986 federal law, companies must verify their employees are authorized to work in the United States by reviewing their documents and verifying to the government the employees’ identity and work authorization. If employers are...
  • Data offer new glimpse into work permit program for H-1B spouses

    05/13/2018 9:56:30 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 11, 2018 | Trisha Thadani
    Immigration officials published data Friday showing a program that gives spouses of H-1B visa holders permission to work in the United States is largely used by Indian women. The release comes just a few weeks before the Department of Homeland Security is expected to propose a rule that would unwind the program, known as the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses.
  • H-1B visa’s tighter rules illegal, tech outsourcers claim in lawsuit

    05/03/2018 12:58:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 3, 2018 | By ETHAN BARON
    A group of outsourcing companies that use the H-1B visa to fill U.S. jobs with foreign workers have filed a lawsuit claiming recent U.S. government restrictions on the visa program are illegal. The legal action attacks a February policy change by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration that imposed tighter requirements on outsourcers seeking H-1B visas, which are intended for jobs requiring specialized skills and a bachelor’s degree or higher. In the suit, two companies and a consortium that has been lobbying Congress over H-1B restrictions claimed Citizenship and Immigration lacked the authority to make the rule changes, and that the alleged...
  • Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM [illegally replaces aged with foreigners]

    04/01/2018 8:41:46 AM PDT · by catnipman · 85 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 3/22/2018 | Peter Gosselin and Ariana Tobin
    It slashed IBM’s U.S. workforce by as much as three-quarters from its 1980s peak, replacing a substantial share with younger, less-experienced and lower-paid workers and sending many positions overseas. ProPublica estimates that in the past five years alone, IBM has eliminated more than 20,000 American employees ages 40 and over, about 60 percent of its estimated total U.S. job cuts during those years. In making these cuts, IBM has flouted or outflanked U.S. laws and regulations intended to protect later-career workers from age discrimination, according to a ProPublica review of internal company documents, legal filings and public records, as well...
  • House Allows H-2B [Low Skill Work Visa] Increase in Omnibus Spending Bill

    03/22/2018 7:11:14 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 41 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...