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  • Uber Technologies does not employ Americans for Engineering Positions

    04/25/2017 2:43:41 AM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has filed 986 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 167 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2014 to 2016. Uber Technologies was ranked 124 among all visa sponsors. Please note that 23 LCA for H1B Visa and 3 LC for green card have been denied or withdrawn during the same period.
  • Why The H-1B Visa Racket Should Be Abolished, Not Reformed

    04/22/2017 9:31:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2017 | Ilana Mercer
    Billionaire businessman Marc Cuban insists that the H-1B visa racket is a feature of the vaunted American free market. This is nonsense on stilts. It can't go unchallenged.Another billionaire, our president, has ordered that the H-1B program be reformed. This, too, is disappointing. You'll see why.First, let's correct Mr. Cuban: America has not a free economy, but a mixed-economy. State and markets are intertwined. Trade, including trade in labor, is not free; it's regulated to the hilt. If anything, the labyrinth of work visas is an example of a fascistic government-business cartel in operation.The H-1B permit, in particular, is part...
  • Trump’s ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Policy Is Dangerous Nonsense

    04/21/2017 12:18:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 04/21/2017 | David Harsanyi
    Protectionism is becoming a bipartisan fad. ‘We don’t have a level playing field for our workers,” President Donald Trump told a group of workers in Kenosha, Wis., on Tuesday. Truth is, if we were to ever level the playing field with countries like Mexico and China, the average American worker would be making $3 an hour and spending his pittance on Third World health care and decrepit housing. Please, don’t level the playing field. When few things are going your way in politics, though, it’s customary to return to rhetoric that made you successful. So, as Republicans have been unable...
  • 95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs, claims report

    04/20/2017 6:32:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    PTI ^ | 4/20/17
    Talent shortage is acute in the IT and data science ecosystem in India with a survey claiming that 95% of engineers in the country are not fit to take up software development jobs. According to a study by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds, only 4.77% candidates can write the correct logic for a programme -- a minimum requirement for any programming job. Over 36,000 engineering students form IT related branches of over 500 colleges took Automata -- a Machine Learning based assessment of software development skills - and over 2/3 could not even write code that compiles. The study further...
  • H-1B Experts on Trump’s Order: ‘This Is What We Elected Him For’

    04/18/2017 7:55:21 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/18/2017 | John Binder
    President Donald Trump is getting praise from experts on the H-1B foreign guest worker visa for his ‘Hire American’ Executive Order which calls for a review into the system’s abuse at the expense of American workers. Although the H-1B visa is only meant to be used by a U.S. company when there are no American workers with the skill-set needed for the job, critics argue the program is riddled with abuse and fraud, leaving Americans to sometimes train their cheaper, foreign replacements before being fired. Trump’s new executive order targeting abuse by U.S. companies, as Breitbart News reported, calls for...
  • Report: POTUS TRUMP to Sign Order That Will Overhaul Visa Program for High-Skilled Workers

    04/18/2017 4:33:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    The H1-B visa program, which is used by tech companies to bring in high-skilled workers, will see a bit of an overhaul on Tuesday when the President issues a new executive order. The President will sign the executive order at a manufacturing plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which reportedly will make it far more difficult for U.S. employers to “look overseas for workers to fill middle-income jobs”.
  • Trump To Sign ‘Buy American, Hire American’ Executive Orders (H1B Visas Finally Targeted)

    04/18/2017 7:23:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order in Wisconsin on Tuesday directing a government-wide review aimed at putting new teeth back into decades-old “Buy American” and “Hire American” directives. The 220-day review process, which could lead to additional executive orders and possibly legislation, will focus on preventing foreign workers with H-1B visas from, as one senior administration official put it, “undercutting American labor at less cost,” which the official labeled as “an abuse” of the current system. “This is a clear statement from the president of the United States to shore up some of these abuses,” the official continued....
  • Trump order would target high skilled worker visa program (About Darned Time)

    04/18/2017 1:43:44 AM PDT · by cba123 · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2017 | By CATHERINE LUCEY and SCOTT BAUER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa program that brings in high-skilled workers. Trump is heading Tuesday to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he plans to sign an order dubbed "Buy American, Hire American," said administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity despite the president's frequent criticism of the use of anonymous sources. The officials said the order, which Trump will sign at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., would direct the departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Labor and State to propose new rules to...
  • Trump officials clamp down on worker visas

    04/07/2017 5:24:43 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 6 April 2017 | Ali Breland
    The Trump administration is beginning to impose restrictions on visas for foreign workers, creating new uncertainty for the tech industry. The White House appeared poised to enact sweeping new restrictions on worker visas earlier this year, when Vox obtained a draft executive order with a slew of policy changes under consideration. The draft said the policies were aimed at prioritizing “the interests of American workers and — to the maximum degree possible — the jobs, wages, and well-being of those workers.” That executive order was never issued, but it appears that some of the ideas it contained are now winding...
  • Trump Admin Creates Reporting Tool for H-1B Abuse

    04/05/2017 3:21:33 PM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    The Trump Administration created a tool for Americans to report H-1B visa fraud in their workplace. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a tip-line for Americans who are the victims of foreign worker outsourcing through the H-1B visa in a news release. “Information submitted to the email address will be used for investigations and referrals to law enforcement agencies for potential prosecution,” the release stated. Every year, more than 85,000 Americans potentially lose their jobs to foreign labor through the H-1B visa program. In addition, the Trump Administration is implementing stricter oversight over the current employers who hire...
  • This one group gets 70 percent of high-skilled foreign worker visas

    04/04/2017 8:23:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/04/2017 | Tracy jan
    If you were bright -- and gifted in science and engineering -- the H-1B visa was your ticket to the United States. But maybe not for long. The lottery for such “high-skilled" worker visas opened Monday, with the 85,000 slots expected to fill in a matter of days. Nearly three-quarters of the visas are expected to go to Indian workers, as they have in recent years. But the Trump administration injected new uncertainty into the H-1B visa process Monday -- warning employers against discriminating against U.S.-born workers and announcing site visits to companies that employ a high ratio of workers...
  • Trump Admin Cracks Down On Visas For Coders

    04/03/2017 1:51:55 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 04/03/2017 | Tyler Durden
    As Nasdaq reaches ever record-er, record highs, it seems the ability to create a "Hello World" app is no longer enough to warrant an H1-B visa according to new guidelines from the Trump administration. the new policy guidance that would make it harder for companies to use the H-1B visa program to bring foreign computer programmers into the U.S. A policy memo from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services changes the way the agency will process visa applications for computer programming positions, making companies jump through extra hoops to fill those jobs with foreign workers... The memorandum also does not...
  • Trump administration warns companies on H-1B visas: Hire Americans over foreign guest workers

    04/03/2017 5:22:23 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 25 replies
    The Justice and Homeland Security departments issued startling warnings Monday to companies applying for the country’s most prominent foreign guest-worker program, telling executives to look for Americans to fill those jobs first and promising more investigations and prosecutions of businesses that abuse the system. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is part of the Homeland Security Department, also released rules on Friday that could curtail the number of computer programmers who get H-1B visas, designated for specialty occupations that American companies have a tough time filling.
  • Alternative route to US citizenship

    04/03/2017 5:24:03 PM PDT · by Jyotishi
    The Hindu, Business Line ^ | Sunday, April 2, 2017 | Lokeshwarri S K
    The EB-5 program will get you permanent residency in the US through capital investment With the new US President's anti-globalisation and anti-immigrants stance, those wishing to toil their way in to a US citizenship might find it hard in the near future. But money might buy you a rightful place under the US sun. This can be achieved with the help of the EB-5 program, that can get you permanent residency and eventually citizenship, provided you have a deep pocket. Many countries, including the UK, Australia and exotic locales such as Malta and Cyprus provide a channel to high networth...
  • U.S. Homeland Security announces steps against H1B visa fraud

    04/03/2017 2:19:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 3, 2017 | By Julia Edwards Ainsley
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced steps on Monday to prevent the fraudulent use of H1B visas, used by employers to bring in specialized foreign workers temporarily, which appeared to fall short of President Donald Trump's campaign promises to overhaul the program. Trump had promised to end the lottery system for H1B visas, which gives each applicant an equal chance at 65,000 positions each year. Lobbyists for businesses who rely on H1B visas, commonly used by the tech sector, had expected Trump to upend the lottery in favor of a system that prioritized workers who are highly skilled and...
  • WIN: Computer programmers may no longer be eligible for H-1B visas

    04/03/2017 2:09:26 PM PDT · by johnk · 51 replies
    axios ^ | 4/3/2017 | Kim Hart
    "...What it means: This aligns with the administration's focus on reserving the temporary visas for very high-skilled (and higher-paid) professionals while encouraging low- and mid-level jobs to go to American workers instead. The new guidance affects applications for the lottery for 2018 fiscal year that opened Monday..."
  • Goldman Sachs: Almost One Million H-1B Foreign Workers Hold University-Level Jobs Here

    03/30/2017 10:59:28 AM PDT · by WatchungEagle · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Mar 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    Goldman Sachs estimates that almost one million foreign H-1B contract workers are now employed in college-level jobs throughout the United States, even though many media outlets routinely say the federal government approves only 85,000 H-1B visas per year.
  • New H-1B Visa Allocation Bears Little of Donald Trump’s Imprint

    03/29/2017 6:50:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | 29 March 2017 | Laura Meckler
    President vowed changes to the high-skilled-worker program President Donald Trump ran for office promising changes to the H-1B visa program, which brings high-skilled foreign workers to the U.S. But come Monday, the government opens another round of applications using rules that have long been in place. Demand for the program badly outstrips the supply so, as in past years, the government will use a lottery to decide which companies get them. The visas are coveted by tech firms, who have unsuccessfully lobbied Congress to increase the cap, which is set at 85,000. The new visas become available each year in...
  • Tech Execs Indicted for H-1B Visa Fraud

    03/28/2017 10:36:33 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Mar 2017 | John Binder
    A pair of tech executives have been indicted for allegedly using false documents to bring in help through the H-1B guest worker program. Dynasoft Synergy’s Chief Executive Officer Jayavel Murugan, 46, and 40-year-old Syed Nawaz are accused in an unsealed federal grand jury indictment of trying to apply for H-1B visa workers using fraudulent documents and then hiring them out to tech firms, according to Mercury News. Dynasoft operates as an “employment firm” that essentially leases foreign workers. The company also has an office in India. According to prosecutors, Murugan and Nawaz used the false documents to replace American workers...
  • Bay Area Tech Executives Indicted for H-1B Visa Fraud

    03/27/2017 10:26:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | March 27, 2017 | Louis Hansen
    Two Bay Area tech executives are accused of filing false visa documents through a staffing agency in a scheme to illegally bring a pool of foreign tech workers into the United States. An indictment from a federal grand jury unsealed on Friday accuses Jayavel Murugan, Dynasoft Synergy’s chief executive officer, and a 40-year-old Santa Clara man, Syed Nawaz, of fraudulently submitting H-1B applications in an effort to illegally obtain visas, according to Brian Stretch, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California. The men are charged with 26 counts of visa fraud, conspiracy to commit visa fraud, use of false...