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  • Watch – Sen. Dick Durbin to India’s Visa Workers: ‘It Is Good that You Come to America’

    11/04/2019 1:47:28 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/04/2019 | Neil Munroe
    A group of India’s H-1B contract workers surrounded Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to demand he support Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) S.386 bill, which gives citizenship to more Indian graduates if they take jobs from Americans.
  • H-1B: Uber snatches up more foreign-worker visas as it lays off hundreds of employees

    10/25/2019 8:20:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | 17 Oct 2019 | Ethan Baron
    San Francisco firm says it’s not replacing U.S. workers with H-1Bs Uber has doubled the number of government approvals it has received to hire foreign workers through the controversial H-1B visa this year, while laying off hundreds of skilled employees, state and federal data show. The San Francisco ride-hailing giant revealed in a California employment-department filing this month that it is laying off nearly 400 workers at its offices in the city and in Palo Alto. The filing showed software engineers at the firm were the hardest hit, with more than 125 people cut loose. Meanwhile, Uber this year received...
  • Armenian Citizen Pleads Guilty for His Role in For-Profit U.S. Visa Fraud Scheme

    10/22/2019 5:29:02 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | 10/21/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 21, 2019 Armenian Citizen Pleads Guilty for His Role in For-Profit U.S. Visa Fraud Scheme A man residing in Glendale, California, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to unlawfully bring in aliens and visa fraud for his role in a multi-year visa fraud scheme that brought Armenian citizens into the United States for profit.Hrachya Atoyan, 32, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sanket J. Bulsara in the Eastern District of New York.  Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 20, 2020, before U.S. District Judge Margo K. Brodie.  According to...
  • Trump moves to suspend visas for uninsured immigrants

    10/04/2019 6:56:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies ^ | 10/04/19 | Ted Hesson and Dan Diamond
    President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday that will require immigrants to prove they can obtain health insurance before they are issued a visa. The proclamation — the latest in a series of moves that would restrict immigration — says immigrants must demonstrate they will have health insurance within 30 days of entering the country or that they can afford to cover any medical expenses. The White House touted the proclamation as "protecting health care benefits for American citizens," arguing that uninsured immigrants create a financial burden for hospitals and doctors, forcing them to charge higher fees for Americans to...
  • I Have Just Officially Nominated Poland For Entry Into The Visa Waiver Program

    10/04/2019 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/04/19 | Donald J. Trump
    I have just officially nominated Poland for entry into the Visa Waiver Program. With this decades long-awaited announcement, we are in the final steps of the process which, when complete, would grant Polish nationals visa-free business and tourism travel to the U.S. & vice versa.
  • Bitcoin not built to last, despite recent surge

    07/01/2019 9:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/01/2019 | Jonathan Trugman
    Last week we saw bitcoin, the great hope of cryptocurrency, skyrocket to over $13,000. It was in the vicinity of $3,200 as recently as December. Why? Maybe it was Facebook’s new venture into creating its own digital currency, Libra — although, if that were to be successful, how it would offer any type of validation of bitcoin is beyond me, and a whole lot of smart people on Wall Street. In fact, it might spell the beginning of the end for bitcoin. There are almost no major Wall Street investors of substance with meaningful track records who have invested in...
  • India grows as hub for medical tourism, foreign visitors increase 111% in 3 years

    06/26/2019 5:45:13 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Business Today ^ | June 26, 2019 | (Edited by) Anwesha Madhukalya
    Medical tourism in India: According to information provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs, 4.95 lakh foreign tourists visited India for medical purposes in 2017. New Delhi -- Medical tourism in India has seen an exponential growth of 111 per cent in the last three years from 2015 to 2017. According to information provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs, 4.95 lakh foreign tourists visited India for medical purposes in 2017, a significant uptick from 2.33 lakh in 2015. In 2016, a total of 4.27 lakh foreign tourists visited India for medical purposes. Seizing the opportunity, the Ministry of Tourism...
  • Trump administration to ask most US visa applicants for social media information

    05/31/2019 12:13:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 14 replies
    The Trump administration will implement a new policy Friday asking most applicants for U.S. visas to provide information on their use of social media, a U.S. Department of State official tells Hill.TV Most visa applicants, including temporary visitors, will be required to list their social media identifiers in a drop down menu along with other personal information. Applicants will have the option to say that they do not use social media if that is the case. The official noted that if a visa applicant lies about social media use that they could face "serious immigration consequences" as a result. For...
  • Democrats Don’t Realize Most Americans Want Visa Overstays Deported

    05/13/2019 10:00:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/13/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    We could talk all day about illegal aliens coming into the country over the Mexican border (and we frequently do), but as we’ve discussed here before, that’s not the largest source of illegals in the United States. Larger numbers arrive here legally, at least initially, using various types of visas for students, tourists or seasonal workers. But when the Visas expire, they fail to leave and disappear into the interior. Oddly, that’s not the illegal immigrant population that draws the most public attention, but that doesn’t mean that voters don’t want the situation to be dealt with. Our Townhall...
  • Kendall Jenner 'Tragedy' Averted After Alleged Stalker Arrested by ICE (Canadian)

    03/29/2019 8:56:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/29/2019 | Staff
    Kendall Jenner's alleged stalker has been arrested by ICE, and the agency made it clear ... if they didn't throw this guy out of the country there could have been a tragedy involving violence directed at Kendall. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops had been tracking 38-year-old John Ford for several weeks ... the guy who twice showed up at Kendall's home. Last October, he scaled a hill and ended up by her swimming pool and came back again shortly thereafter and ended up on her porch. Turns out Ford is a Canadian citizen whose visitor visa expired, so he...
  • Trump administration moves to end work permits for spouses of skilled foreign workers

    03/11/2019 11:53:08 AM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies
    The Bergen Record ^ | 02.25.19 | Monsy Alvarado
    Trump administration moves to end work permits for spouses of skilled foreign workers
  • US intelligence accuses China of using student spies to steal secrets

    02/02/2019 11:21:03 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/02/19 | Tal Axelrod
    U.S. intelligence officials say China is using students studying in the U.S. to steal secrets and spy on other Chinese people, according to a CNN feature published Friday. Current and former intelligence officials, lawmakers and several experts told CNN that Beijing inserts spies into the 350,000 students China sends to the U.S. every year to undermine American industries and recruit more potential spies. "We assess that China's intelligence services will exploit the openness of American society, especially academia and the scientific community, using a variety of means," according to the intelligence community's World Wide Threat Assessment released Tuesday. Multiple former...
  • Undocumented Population Up In Texas, Despite Nationwide Decline

    01/18/2019 10:40:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Elizabeth Trovall
    Texas’ undocumented immigrant population grew 5% over the last seven years, according to information provided by the Center for Migration Studies. Nationwide, however, the undocumented population decreased by 9%, according to a new report by the center. Though the state’s undocumented population now includes 75,000 fewer Mexicans, more people are coming from countries like El Salvador, Honduras and India. “The entire undocumented population living in Texas, including Mexico and every other country, actually increased by 95,000,” said Center for Migration Studies researcher Bob Warren. The report also showed that nationwide 62% of undocumented immigrants came to the U.S. by overstaying...
  • Trump tweet on upcoming changes to H1B

    01/11/2019 10:28:07 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship. We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S.
  • A border wall would stop less than half of illegal immigration, report says

    01/04/2019 8:36:26 AM PST · by bgill · 92 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Jan, 4, 2019 | Simon Williams
    The report says one-third of recent undocumented immigrants came to the U.S. through the southern border and the rest overstayed a visa. CBS says according to the latest data from the Center for Migration Studies, about 42 percent of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. came legally on work visas and stayed after they expired. Pew Research Center says the undocumented population hit a 12-year low in 2016 and from 2011 to 2016, a little over 500,000 Mexicans illegally entered at the southern border. That’s down from more than 2 million in 2007, CBS reports. CBS says as of September...
  • New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIS

    11/27/2018 8:55:49 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies ^ | November 26, 2018 | unknown
    Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, of Brentwood, New York, pleaded guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
  • Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Workers to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens

    11/06/2018 9:09:34 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 Nov 2018 | Yang Jie, Shayndi Raice and Eric Morath
    The Taiwanese supplier to Apple must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive tax and other ‘performance-based’ benefits Foxconn Technology is considering bringing in personnel from China to help staff a large facility under construction in southern Wisconsin as it struggles to find engineers and other workers in one of the tightest labor markets in the U.S. The company, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc., has been trying to tap Chinese engineers through internal transfers to supplement staffing for the Wisconsin plant, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Trump’s Deputies Are Ending Obama-Created Outsourcing Program

    10/23/2018 4:55:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s deputies have announced they will soon cancel the work permits which were awarded to 100,000 foreign visitors under a controversial outsourcing program created by President Barack Obama. The planned November announcement of the cancellation will be a boost to millions of U.S. professionals — young and old — who lose opportunities, jobs, and salaries to the many visa-workers imported by companies and investors. Many U.S. graduates have already lost jobs and salaries because the federal government allows U.S. companies to outsource their jobs to a low-wage workforce of roughly 1.5 million imported college-graduates. The foreign workers —...
  • Trump administration begins denying visas to some same-sex partners of foreign diplomats

    10/01/2018 8:27:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    The Trump administration has begun denying visas to some unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and employees of the United Nations, Foreign Policy reported on Monday. The administration is requiring couples already in the United States to show proof that they’ve married by Dec. 31, 2018 or to leave the country within 30 days. The outlet noted that this new policy means at least 10 unmarried U.N. employees currently in the country will have to get married in order for their partners’ visas to be extended. Since the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, U.S. policy has dictated that...
  • Horowitz Visa Mastercard cut off payments based on SPLC hate-group label

    08/23/2018 2:07:30 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 57 replies ^ | 08/23/2018 | Lucas Nolan
    The David Horowitz Freedom Center has had their donation processing system blocked by Visa and Mastercard allegedly following a campaign by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The David Horowitz Freedom Center stated in a recent email that its ability to accept donations by credit card has been disabled by both Visa and Mastercard following a campaign by the SPLC to label the Freedom Center as a hate group. This situation comes shortly after Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch was forced off the funding platform Patreon following pressure from Mastercard. The Freedom Center is the next target of the SPLC, and...