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  • Immigration Will Go Bust Without $1.2B Bailout

    07/08/2020 4:27:55 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 36 replies
    safehaven ^ | Jul 02, 2020 | Charles Benavidez
    Immigration Will Go Bust Without $1.2B Bailout By Charles Benavidez - Jul 02, 2020, 6:00 PM CDT United States With the Trump administration on a continued anti-immigration tear as a campaign-hedge for November 2020 elections, and as the COVID-19 pandemic rampages on, the American immigration system—largely funded by visa and green card applications—is basically running out of money. Now, it may have to temporarily lay off thousands of workers, and thus potentially bring immigration to a near halt from its already painfully slow crawl.
  • Report: Trump’s Visa Suspension to Drive Up Wages for U.S. Professionals

    07/04/2020 2:37:16 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jul 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    President Trump’s suspension of various visa programs and regulatory reforms is set to give American workers newly found leverage in the job market, a report details. The banking and technology industry, Sarah Butcher reports for, may go into “bidding wars” to fight for American workers at higher wages and better benefits thanks to Trump’s suspension of the H-1B, H-4, H-2B, J-1, and L visas. Trump has also implemented vital regulatory reforms to the H-1B visa to prevent corporations from using the program to outsource cheap tech jobs to imported foreign workers. The visa suspension and reforms, Butcher reports, are...
  • usiness Group Complains Trump’s H-1B Reform Is Boosting U.S. Graduates

    07/01/2020 4:19:11 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-30-2020 | Neil Munro
    If President Donald Trump can push his H-1B reforms into 2021, he will dramatically increase the marketplace power of U.S. college graduates, complains a top manager at the Fortune 500 business group the Conference Board. “If the [H-1B] suspension continues beyond 2020, recruiting high-quality tech workers could become much more difficult,” wrote Gad Levanon, who heads the group’s Labor Market Institute that has repeatedly recognized that a smaller supply of workers tends to raise wages and salaries. Under Forbes‘ headline, “Tech Workers Were Already Hard To Find. The H-1B Visa Suspension Just Made Recruiting Them Even Harder,” Levanon wrote: Hundreds...
  • Joe Biden: H-1B Foreign Workers ‘Built this Country’

    06/29/2020 3:43:45 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jun 2020 | Neil Munro
    Joe Biden told NBC News that he would immediately lift President Donald Trump’s June 22 moratorium on the inflow of H-1B contract workers if he wins the 2020 election.
  • Joe Biden: H-1B Foreign Workers ‘Built this Country’

    06/29/2020 9:25:39 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/29/2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    Trump “ended H1B visas the rest of this year,” Biden said in a June 27 town hall meeting organized by NBC News. “That will not be in my administration.” “The people coming on these [H-1B] visas have built this country,” Biden added. “He said the H-1Bs built this country? So the country didn’t exist before 1998? That is interesting,” responded Rosemary Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA. If Biden is elected, she said...
  • Trump Stands Up for U.S. Workers, Americans Support the President

    06/30/2020 5:18:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 30, 2020 | Ken Blackwell
    No sooner had the ink dried on President Trump’s executive order that broadened his original April 22 immigration pause to include several categories of temporary, employment-based visas, than globalists put up a collective howl. To powerful elitists like corporate lobbyists, immigration lawyers, the donor class and some in Congress, the concept that available jobs in the United States should go to American citizens or legally present immigrants is distasteful. The visas that President Trump put on hold until the year’s end---the H-1B, the H-2B, the J-1, and the L-1---represent either a lost job that an American would do, or a...
  • DHS Admits 600,000 Foreign H-1B Workers in American Jobs

    06/27/2020 11:39:37 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies ^ | Jun 27, 2020 | Neil Munro
    U.S. employers keep roughly 600,000 foreign H-1B visa workers in jobs throughout the United States, according to an unprecedented report released by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. The total number of resident H-1B workers has successfully been kept secret for decades, mainly because Fortune 500 companies do not want voters to recognize the massive outsourcing of jobs for themselves and their college graduate children.
  • Tech Workers Were Already Hard To Find. The H-1B Visa Suspension Just Made Recruiting Them Even Harder.

    06/26/2020 1:41:33 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 174 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 26, 2020 | Gad Levanon
    In June, the US government suspended H-1B and other work visas for the rest of 2020. Hundreds of thousands of foreigners will no longer be able to attain work in the US as a result. This halt will deal a one-two punch to employers of computer-related occupations, which includes jobs such as software developers and computer systems analysts. First, people in this field receive the overwhelming majority of H-1B visas. Out of the nearly 400,000 H-1B petitions approved in fiscal year 2019, about two-thirds were in that line of work. Most went to software developers. Second, computer-related workers are the...
  • Lindsey Graham Rips Trump Visa Ban, Cites “Effect on Economy”

    06/25/2020 8:21:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    insidescooppolitics ^ | JUNE 25, 2020
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is drawing more criticism for bashing President Trump’s decision to suspend certain visa programs until at least 2021. The executive order will suspend H-1B visas, H-2B visas, and certain other visas. The order makes some exceptions for workers who are deemed to be essential to the U.S. economy or national interest as well as the spouse or child of a U.S. citizen. The order is meant to be part of President Trump’s promise to put American workers first. “The President is taking decisive action to put American families and workers first in the reopening of the...
  • AFL-CIO president backs foreign worker visa restructuring to protect American wages: 'We've been saying this for 10 years. ... These visa laws don't work,' Trumka says

    06/23/2020 9:14:09 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 23, 2020 | Evie Fordham
    President Trump's executive order temporarily expanding immigration restrictions to include guest-worker programs does not go far enough, the president of the nation's largest union group said on Tuesday. "Don't just do this temporarily," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told "Mornings with Maria." "Let's do this and make it a sane system so when there's a real need we can get people, but when there isn't a real need we shouldn't be able to bring people in to lower the wages of American workers." The order Trump signed Monday is meant to open more opportunities for Americans grappling with unemployment amid the...
  • Foreign-Educated Immigrants Are Less Skilled Than U.S. Degree Holders

    06/22/2020 7:10:38 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 10 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | February 24, 2019 | Jason Richwine
    Summary While the percentage of immigrants who arrive with a college or advanced degree has risen over the past decade, the extent to which foreign education translates into useful skills here in the United States is an open question. Based on English-language tests of literacy, numeracy, and computer operations administered by the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), this report finds that, among test-takers with at least a college education, U.S.-degree holders out-score foreign-educated immigrants by a wide margin. For example, among those with at least a college degree, native-born Americans score at the 74th percentile on literacy,...
  • [BARF ALERT] Graham: Trump visa order will have a 'chilling effect on our economic recovery'

    06/22/2020 6:16:05 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/20 | REBECCA KLAR
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday that the order President Trump signed earlier in the day suspending certain temporary work visas through the end of the year will have a “chilling effect” on the nation’s economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic. “This decision, in my view, will have a chilling effect on our economic recovery at a time we should be doing all we can to restore the economy,” Graham said in a series of tweets. The order Trump signed Monday applies to H-1B visas, H-2B visas, H-4 visas, L-1 visas and certain J-1 visas. “Under ordinary circumstances, properly administered...
  • Trump confirms new visa restrictions coming, sounds off on protesters in FNC interview

    06/20/2020 7:52:00 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2020 | Nick Givas
    In an interview with Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts ahead of his first campaign rally since March, President Trump said the White House will be announcing new guest worker visa restrictions in the coming days and sounded off about the recent protests that have been happening around the country. "We have plenty of people looking for jobs. It's going rapidly," he said. "You know, we set a record last month in the history of our country. We did a better job than they've ever done on jobs. The country's coming back. It's coming back very, very fast....
  • Trump Expected To Suspend H-1B, Other Visas Until End Of Year

    06/20/2020 6:29:53 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | June 20, 2020 | FRANCO ORDOŃEZ
    President Trump is expected to sign an order as soon as Saturday to suspend H-1B, L-1 and other temporary work visas through the end of the year, according to the multiple sources familiar with the plan. The new order — which is expected to come with broad exceptions — comes as the administration continues to wrestle with high unemployment among American workers because of the coronavirus pandemic as well as kick-start the economic recovery. The order would target H-1B visas, which are designed for certain skilled workers such as those employed in the tech industry, as well as L-1 visas,...
  • Mike Lee rebuts Tucker Carlson claim that he is cozy with Big Tech companies

    06/19/2020 6:03:24 PM PDT · by rintintin · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 19 2020 | Mica Soellner
    Sen. Mike Lee is fighting back against Fox News host Tucker Carlson's claims that he would rather be on the good graces of tech companies rather than protect the rights of his constituents. A "chairman's note" on Lee's website rebutted Carlson's assertion that the Utah Republican was not concerned about Silicon Valley's influence over the First Amendment. "Sen. Lee does share Tucker’s concern about liberal progressive bias at Google, Facebook, Twitter, NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and National Public Radio," the page reads. "What the NBC News’ “Verification Unit” tried to do...
  • DHS Drops Other Shoe on 'Pretend Employers' Fraud in OPT Program

    06/20/2020 4:29:44 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | June 19, 2020 | By David North
    The Department of Homeland Security has just taken a useful move to deport or deny re-admission to some 4,600 alien college grads who have been abusing the Optional Practical Training program. The aliens did so by paying a pretend employer to give them "reference letters", which they use to maintain what looks like legal OPT status while working, in fact, for yet another employer, in the latter case illegally. The news comes from an unlikely source, a press release from a Houston law firm, Reddy & Neumann, which wrote: "4,600 Nonimmigrants Expected to be Deported for Using Fraudulent Experience Letters."...
  • Facebook Insider: Company Suspended My Account In H-1b Policy Doc Leak Probe

    06/18/2020 9:02:28 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    project veritas ^ | 6/18/2020
    Facebook Denies “Authenticity” of Leaked H-1B Memo Favoring Korean, Chinese Workers Over Americans Social Media Giant’s H-1B’s Policies Not Public While March 2020 Memo Circulated, U.S. Unemployment Skyrocketed Company Ignores Employee Concerns, Insider: “I Came Forward to Right a Wrong” [Mamaroneck, N.Y.—June 18, 2020] Project Veritas today released a story featuring a human resources memorandum prioritizing overseas nationals to reduce the number of American employees by a Facebook Insider The confidential Facebook memorandum explicitly stated: “Priority may be given to H-1B applicants from China and Korea to foster larger communities of diverse workers at Facebook.” However, when asked for comment,...
  • In Virginia’s 5th District, a Victory for the ‘America First’ Immigration Agenda

    06/16/2020 3:40:24 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jun 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    Conservative outsider Bob Good unseated Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District GOP primary in an upset that pit an “America First” immigration agenda against the conservative beltway’s record on the issue. Riggleman has only held the congressional seat for two years and was endorsed by President Trump, Jerry Fallwell Jr., and House Freedom Caucus members. His record in the House, specifically on immigration, gave Good a leg up in a state that has been dramatically transformed by mass legal immigration levels over the last four decades.After his win in 2018, Riggleman joined the House Freedom Caucus where...
  • How to (Not?) get a high tech job in America.

    06/12/2020 3:24:48 PM PDT · by jroehl · 74 replies
    Simply in Vain ^ | 06/12/2020 | Jeff
    Hi, my name is Jeff. This is a composite email exchange I have had recently with job recruiters, in India, for an “information technology” job at an American bank. To protect myself, I will not name the bank specifically, so I will say it was for either Bank of America, Citi Group or JPMorgan-Chase. It really does not matter anymore, this same conversation could be had for a similar job search for Walmart, BlueCrossAndBlueShield chapter of any state, any state government, Fannie Mae, TVA, your local hospital, and the list goes on and on. I would also like to say,...
  • Koch groups ask White House to spare work visas

    06/12/2020 1:17:25 PM PDT · by rintintin · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/12/20 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Two groups affiliated with conservative mega-donor Charles Koch asked Thursday for top administration officials to reconsider a plan that would reportedly curtail the issuance of most temporary work visas. In a letter to National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and senior White House advisor Jared Kushner, top representatives of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and the Libre Initiative requested "that this administration refrain from imposing additional barriers on non-immigrant visas." The letter, signed by AFP Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner and Libre Initiative President Daniel Garza, argues that recovery from the 2008 financial crisis was in large part driven by...