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  • Cuba denies visas for House lawmakers (Mike McCaul)

    06/25/2016 11:04:54 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 19 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | June 24 2016 | CASSI POLLOCK, RUDY TAKALA
    Cuba is refusing to approve visa applications for members of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, according to the committee's chairman. Members were hoping to leave on Friday afternoon to examine lagging security in the country's airports, which are set to begin making flights to the U.S. this year. The lawmakers were forced to cancel when their applications were denied that morning. "We wanted to look at their airport security ... because TSA has been backchanneling to us that it's not adequate," said Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. "So I attempted to go down there to just look at them,...
  • 19-year-old [Brit] charged after allegedly trying to assassinate Donald Trump

    06/20/2016 5:13:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies
    AOL ^ | June 20, 2016
    A 19-year-old arrested at a Donald Trump rally said he wanted to kill the presidential candidate. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrested Michael Sandford on Saturday at Trump's rally at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Police say Sandford started chatting with one of their officers at the event and claimed he wanted to get Trump's autograph. But instead, Sandford tried to take the officer's gun, and officers quickly took him into custody.
  • Watchdog: Countries In Visa-Free Travel Program Not Sharing Terror Info

    06/17/2016 3:34:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Meissa Jacobs
    More than a dozen countries participating in a program that allows visitors into the U.S. without a visa are not sharing terrorists’ identities and other vital information as required by law, according to a watchdog report raising concerns on Capitol Hill about yet another major security gap.
  • Barclaycard Visa application but never applied/Vanity

    05/28/2016 8:59:15 AM PDT · by 4yearlurker · 72 replies
    Dave Widing
    I recieved a complete your application form in the mail today for a Barclaycard Visa credit card. Never heard of them and never applied. They want a original utility bill with address to verify my address. The letter has no phone number,no Internet site,and no street address.Just a P.O. box in Delaware. Anybody ever hear of this company or had dealings with them?
  • US immigration authorities to deport Kenya's DJ Creme?

    05/27/2016 3:50:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The Star ^ | 26 May 2016 | Elly Gitau
    Popular Kenyan deejay, Creme De La Creme, has found himself in the thick of things in the USA. The award-winning spin doctor was a really excited chap as he geared up to his performance in Dallas, Texas, next month. He's been constantly sharing his American tour excitement with his fans on his various social media forums. Sadly, sometimes even the best laid out plans go awry, and that's the current case with DJ Creme. After all the planning he put into ensuring he would be on time for the gig, he ended up getting snagged by immigration authorities in America...
  • US denies visa to nun set to testify about ISIS atrocities

    04/28/2016 6:46:26 AM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies
    Jews News ^ | 5/5/15 | Admin
    Conservative commentators are up in arms over the State Department’s decision to deny a visa to a Catholic nun who was part of an Iraqi delegation supposed to testify before Congress about Islamic State (ISIS) atrocities. The US consulate in Erbil rejected the visitor visa application of Sister Diana Momeka earlier this week, saying she was “not able to demonstrate that [her] intended activities in the United States would be consistent with the classification of the visa.” However, visas were given to all the other members of the delegation scheduled to speak in Washington about the Islamic State’s persecution of...
  • H-1B Visa cap reached in five days for fourth consecutive year

    04/19/2016 3:31:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Government Security News ^ | 04/19/2016 | Wendy Feliz
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7 that the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2017 was reached—meaning that in five business days, U.S. employers filed more petitions for an H-1B visa to hire a skilled foreign worker than the entire year’s allocation of visas available under current law. This means that USCIS will conduct a lottery to determine which employers will get the visas they need. Every year, U.S. employers seeking highly-skilled foreign professionals submit their applications for the pool of H-1B visas beginning on April 1 each year. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ...
  • How Outsourcing Companies Are Gaming the Visa System

    03/21/2016 10:10:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/21/2016 | By HAEYOUN PARK
    H-1B visas are designed to bring foreign professionals with college degrees and specialized skills to fill jobs when qualified Americans cannot be found. But in recent years, global outsourcing companies have dominated the program, winning tens of thousands of visas and squeezing out many American companies, including smaller start-ups. Congress set a limit of 85,000 visas annually, and more than 10,000 companies applied in 2014. But just 20 companies received more than 32,000 visas, according to Ronil Hira, a professor at Howard University who studies visa programs and analyzed federal H-1B data. The top 20 included several large outsourcing firms...
  • US State Department webpage erases Israel

    03/17/2016 5:20:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 3/16/2016, 10:54 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    While the US State Department’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem as being part of the State of Israel is well-known and was even the subject of a US Supreme Court case, it seems that the official US visa information and appointment services website has erased Israel completely. […] Curiously, while the website lists dozens of nations around the world, including rogue states like Iran, with their flags, there is no mention of Israel or the Israeli flag. Instead, two separate listings are made under the Middle East section: one for Jerusalem and one for Tel Aviv. Israel is, in fact, the...
  • What Is The H-1B Visa, And Why Does Donald Trump Want To Kill It?

    03/11/2016 1:18:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 03/11/2016 | BY PAUL MCDOUGALL
    Republican presidential candidates sought to outdo each other in Thursday’s debate when it came to reforming the H-1B visa, a controversial program through which Silicon Valley giants like Facebook, Apple and Hewlett-Packard import skilled help from India and other countries with vast pools of low-cost tech talent on tap. GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said the H-1B hurts American-born workers and said that he would end it outright. Marco Rubio said the program needs to be better policed, while Ted Cruz simply said the U.S. needs to update its immigration laws for the 21st century. “I know the H-1B very well...
  • Is the Media Protecting Donald Trump?

    03/07/2016 9:27:25 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 95 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 2016 March 04 | Julia Limitone
    During an interview on the FOX Business Network's Mornings with Maria, Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay lashed out against the media for protecting Donald Trump. "The media won't report what's really happening on the ground... They will not investigate Donald Trump. When have you seen a story written about Donald Trump's sleazy business practices? There's plenty of stories out there about that. The media is protecting Donald Trump either because they want him to be the nominee against Hillary Clinton or they're big buddies of his. Most of the media comes from New York and they are buddies," he...
  • Trump in the Dumpster: Ego Stroking or Smart Branding?

    02/10/2016 6:00:17 PM PST · by poconopundit · 94 replies
    Book: Think Like a Champion ^ | 2/10/2016 | Donald Trump
    Trump is a guy a lot of people dislike.  How many times have I read comments on FR about Trump being "full of himself", "an ego maniac", a "blowhard bragger", and so forth. And yet his fans see the opposite.  They enjoy listened to Trump talk about his accomplishments and at the rallies they laugh with him about his braggadocious ways.  They enjoy seeing his handsome family, his opulent apartment, the Trump jet, the helicopter -- even the Darth Trump parody which makes fun of Trump's bragging style. So what's going on?  What do Trump's fans see that his...
  • Great news: nearly half of all aliens left the US last year after their visas expired

    01/20/2016 1:04:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    While it would be nice to get our borders under control and stem the tide of people who take the rather direct route into our country of jumping fences, such a move doesn’t do anything to address the question of people who obtain a visa to visit and simply never leave. Is that really much of a problem? Well, if you ask the Department of Homeland Security it is. Last year alone, more than half of the people who arrived with a valid visa failed to leave when their time was up. (Washington Free Beacon.) More than half a...
  • The Coyote[H-2 Visa Scam]

    01/14/2016 5:39:51 PM PST · by Theoria · 2 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jan 2016 | Pat Kinsella
    Stan Eury turned an obscure bit of immigration law into a mammoth federal program -- and a lucrative business empire, importing hundreds of thousands of Mexican workers for legal American jobs. Except that some of the jobs weren't real jobs, and an untold number of those workers may never have returned to Mexico at all. In November 2009, seven men got off a bus in Monterrey, Mexico, and made their way through the crowded and chaotic downtown to the concrete box that housed the United States Consulate. Inside, the men told a consular officer that they had been invited to...
  • U.S. Doesn’t Know How Many Foreign Visitors Overstay Visas

    01/01/2016 8:04:56 AM PST · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Jan 2016 | Ron Nixon
    The question from the congressman to the Obama administration official was straightforward enough: How many foreign visitors overstay their visas every year? The reply was simple too, but not in a satisfying way. "We don't know," the official said. The testy exchange during a recent congressional hearing between Representative Mark Meadows, Republican of North Carolina, and Alan Bersin, the assistant secretary for international affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, highlights what some law enforcement officials call a critical weakness in the United States foreign visa program. The issue has taken on added urgency as part of a broader examination...
  • Obama launches 'secret' new immigration scheme (11th hour 'rule change' totally bypasses Congress)

    12/31/2015 1:57:11 PM PST · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 31 Dec 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In the final hours of 2015 the Obama administration has quietly proposed a host of rule changes that critics say will end up being a bonanza for foreign students and illegal immigrants seeking work in the U.S. while putting a dagger in the hearts of thousands of American workers. The rules, as proposed by Obama's Department of Homeland Security, make it easier for employers to hire and retain foreign workers who have not yet received their green cards or "lawful protected resident" status. The U.S. already hands out approximately 1 million green cards per year, but under the proposed changes...
  • California shooter's visa request was missing key information: politician

    12/20/2015 6:16:48 AM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    AFP via yahoo ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | AFP
    However, the exit month and date on Malik's passport was illegible, Goodlatte said, citing a translation provided by the Congressional Research Service. Furthermore, Malik had a visa that was valid for only 60 days, which showed her entering Saudi Arabia in early June 2013 while Farook's passport indicated he did not arrive until October 1, casting further doubt on whether they were in the country at the same time. "Even if Farook and Malik were in Saudi Arabia at the same time, this does not provide evidence that they met in person," Goodlatte said. The Republican congressman accused President Barack...
  • Trey Gowdy Berates DHS Official Who Has No Clue About Rights

    12/15/2015 12:55:34 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/14/15
    South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy was forced to teach a DHS official about Constitutional rights during a House hearing. GOWDY: Let me ask you another question about the terrorism list. What process is afforded a U.S. citizen, not someone who has overstayed a visa, not someone who crossed the border without permission, but an American citizen; what process is currently afforded an American citizen before they go on that list? KELLI BURRIESCI: I'm sorry, um, there's not a process afforded the citizen prior to getting on the list; there is a process should someone feel they are unduly placed on...
  • Homeland Security banned checking visa applicants’ social media posts because of political optics

    12/14/2015 10:54:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Apparently the optics of gunned-down people are less of a problem. Oh, and ban guns! In case you had any doubt in your mind that a politically correct war on terror is no war on terror at all, behold: Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said. “During that time period immigration officials were not allowed...
  • Report: Obama promises Europeans no changes to visa waiver program without their approval

    12/14/2015 6:33:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Israel Matzave ^ | 12/14/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Just a few days ago, the US House of Representatives passed HR 158, which would remove from the US's visa waiver program non-US citizens who visit or hold dual citizenship with countries known for terrorism or connections to ISIS (Syria, Iran, Iraq and Sudan were named). Now, Iran's FARS News is reporting that it won't happen without European approval (Hat Tip: Steve B). "The Commission is currently examining the measures announced by the Obama Administration as well as proposals presented in the Congress to enhance the Visa Waiver Program," the source told FNA. Noting that the meetings are taking...
  • The H1B Visa: Twenty-Five Years of Helping Foreigners Take American Jobs

    12/13/2015 10:30:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/12/2015 | BY IAN SMITH
    Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Immigration Act of 1990. Instead of reforming the corrosive effects of the Immigration Act of 1965, an act that birthed the mass immigration system we have today, the 1990 act made the situation dramatically worse and make it less likely Americans would fill American jobs.The act raised the annual immigration ceiling from 530,000 to 700,000 (excluding other types of legal entry like refugee admissions) while creating a coterie of new immigrant and guestworker visas, mostly for semi-skilled and unskilled workers.Perhaps the most controversial creation of the 1990 act...
  • Larry Kudlow: I’ve Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Visas.

    12/11/2015 5:13:41 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-11-2015 | Larry Kudlow
    I know this is not my usual position. But this is a war. Therefore I have come to believe there should be no immigration or visa waivers until the U.S. adopts a completely new system to stop radical Islamic terrorists from entering the country. A wartime lockdown. And a big change in my thinking. ISIS and related Islamic terrorists are already here. More are coming. We must stop them. Until FBI director James Comey gives us the green light, I say seal the borders. Here's what we must do: Completely reform the vetting process for immigrants and foreign visitors. Change...
  • The House just tightened up immigration rules without anyone having a fit

    12/09/2015 2:55:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    When was the last time you saw the House of Representatives pass a piece of legislation more significant than naming a post office with a majority of Democrats voting alongside the Republicans? How about a bill that passed by a 407 to 19 margin? Well that’s the vote tally from a proposal to cut off most waivers for visitors hoping to come to the United States without a visa. And that applies to our closest allies, too, if they have visited terror infested nations. (Politico) An overwhelming majority of House lawmakers voted Tuesday to tighten restrictions on individuals entering...
  • The House Will Consider End to Visa Waiver Program

    12/08/2015 1:43:02 PM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 8 Dec 2015 | Kelly Sloan
    (TRUNEWS)-The House will consider action Tuesday on the U.S. visa waiver program that allows 40 % of foreign visitors to enter the U.S. effortlessly. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expects the bill to pass, due to bipartisan support, he told CNN. The program permits citizens of participating countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa for up to 90 days, when they meet certain requirements. Fox News has reported the program has allowed 20 million people from 38 countries to visit the U.S. The bill being voted on in the House will end visa-free visits from people who have...
  • U.S. House passes bill that would bar people from Iraq, Iran, Syria and Sudan from entering the U.S.

    12/08/2015 2:41:27 PM PST · by McGruff · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | December 8, 2015 | Deirdre Walsh
    The House overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday (407 to 19) that would overhaul the federal visa waiver program and bar those from Iraq, Syria, Iran and the Sudan, or those who have visited those countries in the last five years, from traveling to the United States without a visa. Action on the proposal comes in response to the recent attacks in Paris from ISIS operatives, and the shooting in California by a couple that expressed support for the terror group on social media. "This will help neutralize the threat from foreign terrorists entering our country," House Speaker Paul Ryan said...
  • Congress ready to slap on new travel restrictions to fight terrorism

    12/07/2015 4:34:00 PM PST · by KingofZion · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 7, 2015 | Lisa Mascaro
    Congress and the White House are poised for a rare agreement in the fight against terrorism with legislation that would slap new travel restrictions on foreign visitors to the U.S. who have recently been to Syria, Iraq, Iran or Sudan. The bill was given added urgency following the San Bernardino terror attack, even though the proposed changes to the 30-year-old visa waiver program would not stop visitors like shooter Tashfeen Malik, the Pakistani-born woman who entered the U.S. under a separate fiancee visa program in 2014. Malik and her American-born husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, are responsible for the Wednesday attack...
  • Oh, by the way: The San Bernardino jihadi got a visa to enter the U.S. by providing a fake address

    12/04/2015 7:30:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A fine end to a fine week for federal law enforcement. Someone, either the NSA or the FBI, obviously dropped the ball on sniffing these two degenerates out before they made their move. Then the FBI declared Farook’s apartment clear despite the fact that it was still “stuffed full of documents, notebooks, photos, business cards, IDs,” which freed the media to go trampling through the crime scene. Now this. It’s a good day for Donald Trump and his message that we’re governed by imbeciles, particularly on immigration, says Ross Douthat. And so it is. Malik came to the U.S. on...
  • No to Tariq Ramadan

    08/20/2015 8:14:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 25, 2010 | Stephen Suleyman Schwartz
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted the visa ban on the European theoretician of radical Islam and virtuoso Jew-baiter, Tariq Ramadan, allowing him to take up a position similar to that he was offered at Notre Dame University, but which was filled because of his unavailability. At the same time, a U.S. entry prohibition against a South African leftist, Adam Habib of Johannesburg University, was voided. The decision to admit Tariq Ramadan is profoundly wrong. Adam Habib is an innocuous figure. Tariq Ramadan is not. Ramadan was first barred from the U.S. in 2004 ... the denial of...
  • The Tsarnaev brothers were refugees too

    11/17/2015 11:39:48 AM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-17-15 | DrJohn
    President Barack Arrogant McStompyfoot held his ground the other day, proclaiming that the US was going to continue importing Syrian refugees, despite the fact that they cannot be properly screened. Deputy National Security Director Ben Rhodes was the guy who made sure the video was the focus in the aftermath of the Benghazi attacks as opposed to policy failure. He now assures us that the refugees will be thoroughly screened. He's not worried.Todd asked, "Does the president now have any more pause about bringing Syrian refugees into the United States?" Rhodes said, "No, Chuck. We have very extensive screening procedures...
  • Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the U.S.

    11/10/2015 9:25:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Nov 2015 | Julia Preston
    Théo Négri, a young software engineer from France, had come up with so many novel ideas at his job at an Internet start-up in San Francisco that the American entrepreneur who hired him wanted to keep him on. So he helped Mr. Négri apply for a three-year work visa for foreign professionals with college degrees and specialized skills, mainly in technology and science. With his master’s degree from a French university and advanced computer abilities, Mr. Négri seemed to fit the bill. But his application for the H-1B visa was denied, and he had to leave the United States. Back...
  • Visa Debuts Bitcoin Proof-of-Concept for Car Leasing

    10/27/2015 4:57:24 PM PDT · by Another Post-American · 23 replies
    Coindesk ^ | 10/27/15 | Stan Higgins
    Visa and DocuSign unveiled a new proof-of-concept this week that leverages the bitcoin blockchain for recordkeeping. The project, outlined in a 26th October blog post and debuted at Money20/20 in Las Vegas, focuses on digitizing the process of leasing a car. Bitcoin transactions are used to create a digital fingerprint for each vehicle, with new transactions published throughout the leasing process. "From the driver's seat, the customer then chooses the lease options for the car – low, mid or high mileage, for example and DocuSigns the leasing contract right there and then. This is all in turn updated on the...
  • Israel to issue ‘start-up visas’ for foreign entrepreneurs

    10/22/2015 6:44:27 PM PDT · by amorphous · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 23 Oct 2015 | NIV ELIS
    Entrepreneurs who obtain the two-year visas will be able to develop new technological enterprises in Israel and their visas will be extended if they decide to establish start-up companies in Israel. If you’re planning on creating the next Waze, the next Trusteer, or the next XtremIO, the government doesn’t care if you’re Jewish, Israeli or have even visited the Holy Land. It wants you to set up shop right here. The Economy Ministry on Thursday announced plans to issue “innovation visas” for foreign entrepreneurs to come work in Israel. Entrepreneurs who obtain the two-year visas “will be able to develop...
  • Temporary Visas, Meant to Import Talent, Help Ship Jobs Abroad

    09/29/2015 4:55:30 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Sept 2015 | Julia Preston
    When Congress designed temporary work visa programs, the idea was to bring in foreigners with specialized, hard-to-find skills who would help American companies grow, creating jobs to expand the economy. Now, though, some companies are bringing in workers on those visas to help move jobs out of the country.For four weeks this spring, a young woman from India on a temporary visa sat elbow to elbow with an American accountant in a snug cubicle at the headquarters of Toys “R” Us here. The Indian woman, an employee of a giant outsourcing company in India hired by Toys “R” Us, studied...
  • Students' flow to US rises by 32%

    09/09/2015 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 5, 2015 | S. Rajagopalan
    Washington - There has been an astounding 32 per cent increase this year in the number of students flocking to American universities for higher studies. It is the biggest increase from any single country for the year, although in overall terms, China still tops the table in a big way. Figures just released by the US Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) indicate that 149,987 Indian students are currently enrolled in American universities of a total of 1.05 million. Chinese students number 301,532. When it comes to the highly-coveted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) stream, it is Indian students...
  • Anti-Semitic Bank Card Emerges in Norway

    09/02/2015 4:35:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | September 2nd, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    A nasty anti-Semitic image turns up on a VISA debit card issued by the largest bank in Norway. Anti-Semitic DNB card sent in 'error' from Norway's A cartoon bearded Jewish man with a long hooked nose wearing yarmulka and a blue and white tallit (prayer shawl) is seen chuckling with hands held to his cheeks in mirth. The caricature is set against a background of golden coins gleaming like treasure on the entire rest of the card. The message is very clear: Jews control money. An Australian citizen living in Norway who ordered the card claims that when he received...
  • Donald Trump may be good news for India

    08/24/2015 9:05:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Niti Central, niticentral.com ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Sitaramarao Yechuri
    There have been many news stories in recent days about Donald Trump's proposed policy on H1-B visas and how that would be bad for India. Trump has advocated raising the minimum wage for H1-B visas, lowering the H1-B visa cap and generally making H1-B visas more difficult to obtain. Trump points out that his competitor Florida Senator Marco Rubio has introduced a bill to triple the H-1B visas and Trump contends that this would lower the average wage because the H1-B workers are willing to work harder for a lower wage because they want to get a green card. News...
  • U.S. To Accept More New Immigrants On Green Cards Within Decade Than The Entire Combined Populations

    08/06/2015 5:03:07 PM PDT · by WilliamofCarmichael · 23 replies
    Press Release from U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions ^ | August 3, 2015 | U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions
    This has been posted by news sites with links to their sites. I post this again this time with a direct link to the Senator; but most of all I reformatted the text with HTML to emphasize the startling facts equal to or more than what the colorful chart conveyed.
  • Need Information About Visas and Central America Nicaragua?

    07/22/2015 6:27:34 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    07.22.15 | chickensoup
    Daughter has been in missions in Central America for three years. She would like to bring home the fiancé for a visit. Says that it is impossible to obtain a visa, even for a short visit, from the US embassy. This is a man with assets and properties who of course will be returning to his country. Daughter says that even visitors who would be at conferences here in states are denies. Each application is a non refundable 200 and only can be applied once every six months, and she has seen people spend up to a thousand, trying to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 11,500 US VISAS STOLEN IN MEXICO

    06/30/2015 5:06:33 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25 2015 | ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas—The gunmen who recently hijacked a cargo truck carrying visas and documents bound for the U.S. consulates in Monterrey and Guadalajara were able to steal 11,500 border crossing cards that had just left this border city. Breitbart Texas was able to learn exclusively that the truck had 11,500 border crossing cards and had just departed from Brownsville when it was hijacked just south of the Texas border as previously reported. The hijacking took place on June 7, near the Mexican border city of Matamoros. The truck had just left the U.S. Logistics Center in Brownsville when the armed robbery...
  • Marco Rubio Provides The Final Vote To Give Away More American Jobs

    06/24/2015 7:00:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 73 replies
    CHQ ^ | 6/23/2015 | George Rasley
    Yesterday’s procedural vote in the Republican-controlled Senate to give Obama Trade Promotion Authority, or “fast track” as it used to be called, passed by just one vote – that of Florida’s Republican Senator and presidential aspirant Marco Rubio. Why would Rubio vote to give Obama more power? No one knows for certain, but Senator Jeff Sessions, in a statement released after the vote gave us some insight into the dynamics of what went on on Capitol Hill prior to the vote. “Americans increasingly believe that their country isn’t serving its own citizens. They need look no further than a bipartisan...
  • Hatch should fix H1-B visa program instead of expand it

    06/17/2015 1:38:12 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 14 replies
    Salt LakeTribune ^ | Jun 13 2015 | Daniel Costa
    Corporate lobbyists have convinced legislators of both parties that America needs more guest workers in high-tech jobs. Leading the charge in Congress to do their bidding is Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, who has introduced legislation to double or triple the number of non-immigrant tech workers who can be hired annually on H-1B visas. But his proposal won't fix the H-1B program's flaws, which allow American and foreign workers alike to be exploited and underpaid. A program that brings skilled, smart people from abroad to work in the United States can be a very good thing — but only if it's...
  • Et Tu, Mickey Mouse? Disney Pads Record Profits by Replacing U.S. Workers with Cheaper H-1B Workers

    06/09/2015 6:17:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 138 replies
    EPI.org ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ron Hira
    There was a lot to celebrate in the Magic Kingdom this year. The Disney Corporation had its most profitable year ever, with profits of $7.5 billion—up 22 percent from the previous year. Disney’s stock price is up approximately 150 percent over the past three years. These kinds of results have paid off handsomely for its CEO Bob Iger, who took home $46 million in compensation last year. Disney prides itself on its recipe for “delighting customers,” a recipe it says includes putting employees first. They tout this as a key to their success in creating “a culture where going the...
  • Last Task After Layoff at Disney: Train Foreign Replacements

    06/03/2015 8:32:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 June 2015 | Julia Preston
    The employees who kept the data systems humming in the vast Walt Disney fantasy fief did not suspect trouble when they were suddenly summoned to meetings with their boss. While families rode the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and searched for Nemo on clamobiles in the theme parks, these workers monitored computers in industrial buildings nearby, making sure millions of Walt Disney World ticket sales, store purchases and hotel reservations went through without a hitch. Some were performing so well that they thought they had been called in for bonuses. Instead, about 250 Disney employees were told in late October that...
  • Iraqi Nun Finally Granted Visa to Come to US and Advocate for Persecuted Back Home

    05/09/2015 10:52:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 9, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    State Department apparently reverses course on controversial decision. The Iraqi nun who was denied entry to the United States because, apparently, the State Department feared she would illiciltly overstay her visa has finally been granted one. Dominican Sister Diana Momeka will be joining a delegation that includes Yazidi and Turkmen Shia in mid-May. Nina Shea, a religious freedom advocate with the Hudson Institute, confirmed to National Review that Sister Diana will receive a visa. The nun is expected to testify before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, Nicholas Frankovich reported. Other details of her itinerary have not yet been set: Last week, American advocates...
  • Menendez, Hillary Got Visas for Ecuadoran Fugitive's Kin (OBAMA got bucks; lifted ban)

    04/03/2015 5:34:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies
    NBC-NEW YORK TV NEWS ^ | 12/6/14 | Jonathan Dienst, Kevin Nious and Joe Valiquette
    (Now under a 14-count federal indictment) US Sen. Robert Menendez (Dem-NJ) once interceded on behalf of Estafania Isaias, the daughter of a fugitive from Ecuador; the fugitive father was convicted in absentia for bank fraud. Isaias' relatives in Florida made significant campaign donations to Democrat Menendez's 2012 campaign, to Obama, and to the DNC. Current and former U.S. government officials told NBC 4-TV New York that Estefania Isaias was barred from traveling to the U.S. in 2007 because she allegedly lied on visa applications in order to bring immigrants to the U.S. to work as maids at her parents’ mansion...
  • Immigration Reforms Needed to Protect Skilled American Workers

    03/28/2015 8:44:59 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Full Committee Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Dirksen 226 Presiding: Chairman Grassley Member Statements Senator Chuck Grassley R (IA) Adobe Acrobat Document Download Statement Senator Patrick Leahy D (VT) Adobe Acrobat Document Download Statement Witnesses Mr. Richard Trumka President AFL-CIO Washington , D.C. Adobe Acrobat DocumentTrumka Testimony Professor Ron Hira Associate Professor of Public Policy Howard University Washington , D.C. (SNIP)
  • New wave of Islamic immigration planned for U.S. (Some call it open invitation for jihadists)

    03/22/2015 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of students graduating with STEM degrees already far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available but powerful interests in the business community are pushing Congress to allow more foreign skilled workers into the country. Congress is considering new immigration laws that would flood the U.S. with “guest workers” from the Middle East and Asia, a plan some are calling an open invitation for jihadists to walk right through America’s front door. Critics say lawmakers – including top Republican leaders – are playing with fire and could jeopardize national security with the proposals to double or even triple...
  • The Big, Fat "American Worker Recruitment First" Lie of H-1B

    03/18/2015 5:52:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    You've heard it from Big Government lobbyists. You've heard it from Big Business lackeys in both political parties. And you've heard it from journalists, pundits and think-tankers ad nauseam: The H-1B foreign guest worker program, they claim, requires American employers to first show that they searched for and tried to recruit American workers before tapping an ever-growing government-rigged pipeline of cheap foreign workers. The foot soldiers of the open-borders brigade are lying, deluded, ignorant or bought-off. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee brought top independent academics and informed whistleblowers to Washington to expose the truth. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted...
  • If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

    03/17/2015 5:50:00 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 15, 2015 | Stephen M. Flatow
    JNS.org – In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November—every other year—is election time. In Israel, every May brings the solemnity of remembering fallen soldiers, followed immediately by celebrations of national independence. And if it’s March and you happen to live in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory, then you know it’s time for publicly praising and honoring one of the most gruesome Palestinian massacres of Israelis and Americans in modern history. That’s because March 9, 1978, was the day that a squad of 13 Palestinian...
  • VISA Policies Curtail Consumer Access to Safe Medicines Online:(trunc)

    03/06/2015 1:01:39 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 12 replies
    pharmacychecker ^ | 12/14 | Gabriel Levitt
    Some consumers who order medication from safe international pharmacies are finding themselves unable to use their VISA credit cards. We hope that doesn’t interfere with their ability to access safe and affordable medication. What’s going on? Essentially, in taking actions to stop rogue online pharmacies from selling medication, VISA’s online pharmacy policy ends up discriminating against consumers seeking affordable medication from safe international online pharmacies. It appears that VISA has adopted the online pharmacy worldview of LegitScript, a verification service that categorizes safe international online pharmacies as “unapproved” (but not “rogue”) and teams up with big pharmaceutical companies and U.S....