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  • Why Corporate America Has Conniptions about Trumpís H-1B Visa Reform

    02/19/2017 1:35:05 PM PST · by Tours · 49 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 2/6/2017 | Wolf Richter
    ďThis is now standard practice in the technology industry.Ē US tech companies, and other companies with large IT departments, are having conniptions about President Trumpís immigration policies, particularly the leaked draft of an executive order that includes references to reforming the H-1B visa program for foreign tech workers. In light of the 85,000 foreign tech workers allowed to be brought into the US annually under the H-1B visa program Ė a limit tech companies have been clamoring to raise Ė hereís a stunning forecast by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to...
  • Solution to Trumpís H1B visa restrictions is to shift from outsourcing towards Ďnearshoringí

    02/14/2017 6:10:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Sociable ^ | February 14, 2017 | Alejandro Vasquez, VP of Business Development at PSL Software in Colombia.
    For decades, H1B visas have been one of the cornerstones of the traditional IT outsourcing business model. In many ways, the possibility of legally sending workers to the US has allowed Indian firms to offer an enticing service: the client gets to work face to face with less expensive engineers that are authorized to temporarily work in the US, yet can also leverage a much larger team of offshore talent that is orchestrated by the on-site, visa-holding resources. The proposition is hard to beat: not only is it inexpensive, but the model can help solve time-zone issues thanks to a...
  • Government program gives immigrants residency for $500,000

    02/13/2017 3:10:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WTAE-TV ^ | February 13, 2017 | Paul Van Osdol
    PITTSBURGH ó A controversial government program allows wealthy foreigners to buy their way into this country. Some critics said it amounts to citizenship for sale. Action News Investigates has learned the program has Pittsburgh connections. Immigrants who want to live in the U.S. are forced to wait as long as a decade to get a green card. But a government program called EB-5 allows wealthy immigrants to jump to the front of the line if they can pay $500,000. The program has been hit with allegations of fraud and abuse, and now some in Congress say it needs to go....
  • Judges Declare Judges Can Grant Immigration Visas, Even When Elected President Disagrees

    02/10/2017 6:08:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/09/17 | Neil Munro
    Judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California are opening a new immigration route for foreigners, which would bypass the federal agenciesí sole authority to approve or decline foreignersí immigration or entry into the U.S. The new route is created by the Feb. 9 decision which blocks the White Houseís very popular reform of immigration rules. If upheld by the Supreme Court later this year, the new declaration would allow overseas foreigners ó including those hostile to the United States ó to hire lawyers to persuade judges to grant them visas, residency permits and eventually citizenship. That courtroom...
  • ĎPresident Trump can usher in true Ram Rajya Ö Americans are smarter than so-called liberal punditsí

    02/07/2017 11:03:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rohit E. David, special correspondent
    Shalabh Kumar, founder of the Republican Hindu Coalition, has been a strong defender of US President Donald Trumpís policies. He spoke to Rohit E. David about the controversy on the travel ban to US for citizens from seven countries, Indian fears over H-1B visas and whether Pakistan should be part of the travel ban list: There has been legal pushback on the travel ban by the Trump administration. Why do you defend this policy? It is a great move to protect the lives of US citizens. Radical Islamic terrorists have declared a war on the civilised world. There are many...
  • Customs and Border Protection tells airlines they will begin reinstating visas

    02/03/2017 8:31:15 PM PST · by nwrep · 20 replies
    Q13 ^ | February 3, 2017 | Q13 News
    Customs and Border Protection told major US airlines Friday night that it is reinstating visas following a federal judgeís decision to temporarily halt President Donald Trumpís travel ban. CBP is ďback to business as usualĒ prior to the situation that was in place before last weekís executive order, an airline executive told CNN. Airlines are expected as soon as Friday night to start removing travel alerts from their websites and getting messages out to customers to alert them about the change.
  • 100,000 visas reportedly revoked amid Trump travel ban.

    At least 100,000 visas have been revoked in a single week in response to President Trump's executive immigration order, a lawyer for the Justice Department revealed in court Friday. The number came to light in a Virginia courtroom as a federal judge granted the state's motion to join a lawsuit challenging the immigration ban that caused chaos at airports over the weekend. "The number 100,000 really sucked the air out of my lungs," said Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg of the Legal Aid Justice Center, who represents two brothers from Yemen who were detained after arriving at Dulles Airport on Saturday and filed...
  • Over 100,000 visas revoked, government lawyer says in Virginia court

    02/03/2017 11:05:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/03/2017 | By Laura Jarrett,
    <p>More than 100,000 visas have been revoked since President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and travel was signed on January 27, a government lawyer said Friday in a court hearing in Virginia.</p> <p>The number came in response to a question from the US District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema about how many people have been affected by this order.</p>
  • Judge orders halt to Trump's ban for immigrant visa holders

    02/01/2017 4:16:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 6:17 PM EST | Amanda Lee Myers and Cara Anna
    A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered the U.S. government to allow people holding immigrant visas from seven majority-Muslim nations into the United States despite President Trumpís executive order banning them. In a temporary restraining order issued late Tuesday, Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ordered the government not to cancel any validly obtained immigrant visas or bar anyone from the seven nations holding them from entering the U.S. But it was unclear whether the order will have any effect. The State Department ordered all visas from the seven countries revoked on Friday, and the government has maintained that orders similar...
  • Trump poised to overhaul H-1B visas relied on by Silicon Valley tech

    01/31/2017 6:12:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | January 30, 2017 | Marisa Kendall
    Still smarting over President Donald Trumpís controversial immigration ban, Silicon Valley now is bracing for his next likely target ó H-1B visas that supply local tech companies with thousands of skilled foreign workers.
  • The Vetting Process - From Legitimate Tool to Impossible Dream

    01/30/2017 12:54:51 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 30, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    In recent weeks, there has been a lot of talk about ďvettingĒ people coming in from the Middle East. In fact, however, itís a much broader issue than that: itís a need to vet people who come into the USA from anywhere. While any risk can theoretically originate anywhere, statistically, each region has different primary risks. From some countries, itís a human trafficking and prostitution risk; from others, itís a drug trade and organized crime risk. But of course the one most in the news is the terrorism risk, which originates primarily in muslim-majority countries (like the middle east) and...
  • Trumpís Next Immigration Move to Hit Closer to Home for Tech [Bloomberg Link Only]

    01/30/2017 10:47:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] | January 20, 2017 | Peter Elstrom and Saritha Rai
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  • Fears That Trumpís Visa Ban Betrays Friends and Bolsters Enemies

    01/28/2017 2:40:55 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Declan Walsh
    CAIRO ó Across the Muslim world, the refrain was resounding: President Trumpís freeze on refugee arrivals and visa requests from seven predominantly Muslim countries will have major diplomatic repercussions, worsen perceptions of Americans and offer a propaganda boost to the terrorist groups Mr. Trump says he is targeting. Mr. Trumpís stance has been evident since the early days of his campaign, when he advocated a ďcomplete and total shutdownĒ of all Muslims entering the United States. President Trump has since softened his language, casting his order on Friday as a way to keep terrorists, not Muslims, out of the United...
  • Trump executive order prompts Google to recall staff

    01/28/2017 5:26:06 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 81 replies
    BBC ^ | January 28,2017 | Various
    President Trump's order could mean that thousands of citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya may not be allowed to board flights bound for the US. Google has told the BBC it is concerned about the order and any measures which could block great talent from the US.
  • How Trump can end illegal immigration right nowówithout a wall (For discussion purposes)

    01/26/2017 11:53:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 26, 2017 | Steven Kopits
    During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised not only to 'build a wall' to seal the southern U.S. border, but to make Mexico pay for it, at a cost of some $10 billion to $38 billion. Mexico on Thursday reiterated it's refusal to foot the bill. Yet, a market-based immigration policy allowing Central Americans who passed a background check to purchase work visas at market rates (instead of paying thousands to human smugglers) could generate revenues for the federal government in excess of $40 billion, or more than enough to pay for that wall. You can read the details in...
  • Exclusive: Trump expected to sign executive orders on immigration (Wednesday)

    01/24/2017 4:06:19 PM PST · by springwater13 · 73 replies
    <p>President Donald Trump was expected to sign several executive orders restricting immigration on Wednesday, at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.</p> <p>Trump's orders were expected to involve restricting access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.</p>
  • Irish in America: How do you feel now about Trump?

    01/16/2017 6:42:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | January 15, 2017
    With just days to go until Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America, we want to hear from Irish readers living there about how they feel now about him entering the White House. On the day of the election result, we were inundated with reaction, with the majority expressing shock and dismay. Have your opinions or expectations changed in the months since? What did you think of Mr Trumpís press conference this week? What is the mood like where you live? How do you think his presidency could affect the Irish community in...
  • Obama ends policy of accepting Cubans who arrive in U.S. without visas

    01/13/2017 2:55:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/13/17 | Dan Calabrese
    But will the new policy have a shelf life of more than a week? I guess weíre now just down to total d*** moves on the part of the Earth Scorcher in Chief. Ever since Fidel Castro turned Cuba into a Soviet outpost in the 1950s, the United States has had a policy of welcoming Cuban refugees, assuming they could make it to our shores, even if they donít have a visa. (Since, after all, how could they have a visa?) And since the mid-1990s, this has been formalized the wet-foot-dry-foot policy, and it establishes that if land on U.S....
  • Five Reasons Why India Should Not Fear An Unpredictable Trump Presidency

    01/12/2017 1:40:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Swarajya Magazine ^ | January 12, 2017 | R. Jagannathan
    How concerned should India be about an unpredictable Donald Trump presidency, now just about a week away from inauguration? Trumpís presser yesterday (11 January) did not inspire much confidence, focused as it was on attacking the media, bringing jobs back to America, diatribes against the pharma industry, and defending himself against intelligence leaks which suggested that Russia had compromising information on him. (Read the full transcript of what Trump said here) But thatís the man. He has a tendency to talk from the gut, and that is what got him elected. But once he is President, he wonít be able...
  • Two International Entrepreneurs Start under New Yorkís International Innovators Visa Program

    01/10/2017 1:22:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    JD Supra Business Advisor ^ | January 9, 2017 | Sean Hanagan
    Understanding the scarcity of H-1B visas, early in 2016, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY), launched the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) to build a pathway to help international entrepreneurs grow companies and create jobs in the United States, specifically in New York City. The program is now bearing fruit as its first two entrepreneurs are setting up their businesses within the CUNY incubator. Gabor Tankovics, a native of Hungary, will base his company, Dartboard, at LaGuardia Community College and Namisha Bahl from India will begin mentoring students at...
  • Trump effect? Bill targeting H1B visas reintroduced in US Congress ($100K minimum salary)

    01/05/2017 1:07:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Live Mint ^ | January 5, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha, The Press Trust of India
    A bill backing key changes in the H1-B programme that allows skilled workers from countries like India to fill high-tech jobs in the US has been re-introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who claim that it will help crack down on the work visa abuse. The ĎProtect and Grow American Jobs Actí makes important changes to the eligibility requirements for H1-B Visa exemptions was re-introduced on Wednesday by Republican Darrell Issa and Scott Petersóboth from California. The bill among other things increase the minimum salary of H-1B visa to $100,000 per annum and eliminate the masters degree exemption....
  • It's time to bring back Ideological exclusion

    01/02/2017 8:03:08 AM PST · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Back from vacation for the holidays and New Years, I've been watching some videos by Pastor Mark Dice from California, he has been doing fake petitions in universities and in Oceanside Beach which is located north of San Diego. These petitions include banning guns and having registered gun owners put in prisons or concentration camps. Also there are petitions making post birth abortions legal, making incest legal, making Karl Marx a candidate for the Democratic party or mandatory euthanasia for the elderly. The majority of of the signers are young naive liberals and marxists of course and your typical California...
  • Critical reform (policy, politically) on immigration from Day One: Freeze corrupt H1B and L1 visas

    11/28/2016 1:25:25 PM PST · by Javeth · 33 replies
    I was having a conversation on the weekend with a politically mixed crowd, and an interesting conclusion emerged: 1. EVERYBODY in the room--Republican, Democrat, Independent-- hated the H1B and L1 guest worker (cheap labor) visa programs and agreed that they've become incredibly corrupt and abused by the likes of Disney, Facebook, the Chamber of Commerce and other crony capitalists and politicians, and had to go. Even many of the Dems, some of whom (gag) had voted for Hillary, harshly criticized Obama for his negligence on H1B enforcement and were so fed up that they'd vote for Trump in 2020 if...
  • Visa overstays get short shrift in border security debate

    10/12/2016 6:00:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 5 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/12/16 | Elliot Spagat
    More than 20 years had elapsed since the U.S. government estimated how many people entered the country legally and overstayed their visas. The updated numbers, finally published in January, were sobering. The Homeland Security Department said 527,127 people who were supposed to leave the country in the 2015 fiscal year overstayed, more than the population of Atlanta. And that was only those who entered by plane or ship, not on land.
  • Good News From The Washington Post: A President Trump Could Deport Freely

    10/03/2016 11:07:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 3, 2016 | William Teach
    The Washington Post Editorial Board is very vexed over the notion that a President Donald Trump could lawfully do lots of the things he promised to do when it comes to immigration, because that would be mean or something to people who shouldnít be in the country legally and to people who not only donít give a damn about assimilating, but expect America to change for them A President Trump could deport freely DONALD TRUMP has telegraphed his intentions, if not always consistently, to radically shift immigration policy and, in so doing, subvert Americaís vitality and international standing as a...
  • Three Steps to Deal With Illegal Immigration in the U.S. and Citizenship isn't One of them

    09/17/2016 3:59:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2016 | Helen Raleigh
    How to deal with approximately 11 million illegal immigrants in this country is no double the hot campaign issue in 2016 and likely will determine the outcome of this presidential race. The Democrats insist the only way to move forward is to grant illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. That is a simple but false solution because it isn't supported by historical facts as well as what incentivized illegal immigrants to be here to begin with. First, let's review the historical facts. According to the Pew Research Center, in the 1990s, only 38% of legal immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens....
  • Sessions on U.S. Failure To Implement Visa Tracking System 15 Years After 9/11: Choice Is Clear

    09/12/2016 2:10:27 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Sep 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive ó Sessions on U.S. Failure To Implement Visa Tracking System 15 Years After 9/11: ĎChoiceí Is ĎCrystal Clearí Between Trump, Clinton Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committeeís subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, told Breitbart News exclusively in a pre-September 11th interview that the United States government has dropped the ball in the 15 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks when it comes to keeping potential terrorists from getting into America. Specifically, in the wake of the attacks, the 9/11 Commission Report recommended that the United States government...
  • U.S. planning to keep corrupt Latin American officials out

    03/11/2002 1:17:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 391+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 10, 2002 | Andres Oppenheimer: The Oppenheimer Report
    ''People will understand that we are serious about going after government corruption,'' he added. ``There is a very selfish reason for this: We end up paying for the bill when these people steal the money, because we have to provide aid, or accept the citizens as refugees or as migrants.'' The Bush administration says it is about to unveil a new weapon to help fight corruption in Latin America: a list of corrupt government officials from the region who will be denied entry visas to the United States. The anti-corruption drive is being led by Otto J. Reich, the...
  • The New Tammany Hall: New York in the Age of Corruption

    08/09/2016 9:44:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 9, 2016 | Micah Morrison
    De Blasio, Clinton cronies are carving up the city. Right, developer Bruce RatnerBy Micah Morrison In New York City, the controversy plagued Atlantic Yards development appears to be heading for trouble again. That could create problems for Mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Allies of both Democrats have profited mightily from the project. For over a decade, Atlantic Yards has been at the center of heated disputes over power, profit and privilege in New York. Does the site serve the needs of the taxpayers who financed its development? Or is it primarily a giant boondoggle generating...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Rubber-Stamped Visas for Record Number of Saudi Visitors

    08/09/2016 7:30:53 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | August 8, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Despite evidence Saudi Arabian terrorists exploit the U.S. visa program, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doubled the number of visas for Saudi visitors to the U.S., while helping cut a deal with the Kingdom to waive security procedures for Saudi nationals upon their arrival in the U.S, CounterJihad has learned. The annual number of nonimmigrant visas issued to Saudi nationals soared 93% during Clintonís tenure as secretary from 2009 to 2013, federal data show, hitting a record 108,578 in fiscal 2013 and reversing a post-9/11 pause in Saudi visa approvals. Before leaving office, Clinton helped negotiate a little-noticed January...
  • Why should Turkish cleric Fethullah GŁlen operate charter schools on U.S. Military bases?

    03/31/2016 9:53:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2016 | By Robert R. Amsterdam
    Aside from defrauding American taxpayers, the GŁlen organization has an even more ominous objective in the United States. The organization is one of the countryís largest recipients of H1-B ďspecialty occupationĒ visas, which it uses to import Turkish teachers into its charter schools, supposedly because local U.S. talent is not available to fill math and science teaching positions in its charter schools. The GŁlen organization illegally threatens to revoke these visas unless the Turkish teachers agree to kick back part of their salary to the organization. More importantly, the Turkish teachers in GŁlen organization charter schools are evaluated not on...
  • Obamaís Dirty Watchdogs

    04/25/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 3 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/25/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The Obama administration doesnít have watchdogs. It has whitewash puppies. The presidentís Chicago bullies have defanged true advocates for integrity in government in D.C. from day one. So the latest report by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee on corruptocrat Charles K. Edwards, the former Department of Homeland Security inspector general, isnít a revelation. Itís confirmation. Investigators found that Edwards compromised the independence of his office by socializing and sucking up to senior DHS officials. ďThere are many blessings to be thankful for this year,Ē the sycophantic Edwards wrote to the DHS acting counsel on Thanksgiving 2011, ďbut...
  • Illegal immigrants who overstay visas hardly ever caught, feds admit

    06/15/2016 9:28:52 AM PDT · by orchestra · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/14/2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Immigration agents catch an abysmally small percentage of the illegal immigrants who arrived on visas but overstayed their welcome, authorities admitted to Congress Tuesday, describing a loophole that those around the globe are increasingly using to gain a foothold in the U.S. At least 480,000 people overstayed their visas last year, adding to a backlog thatís reached some 5 million total, members of Congress said. But immigration agents launched investigations into just 10,000 of them, or about 0.2 percent, and arrested fewer than 2,000, less than 0.04 percent, saying the others donít rise to the level of being priority targets....
  • Israel nixes thousands of Ramadan entry visas after TA attack

    06/09/2016 12:24:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/9/16 | David Rosenberg
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot upon the Prime Ministerís return from a state visit to Russia, Wednesday night, to discuss Israelís response to the terror attack in Tel Avivís Sarona Market which left four dead and five wounded. In the wake of the attack, the Defense Ministry has frozen work entry visas for some 204 members of the attackersí extended family. The attackers, identified as Khalid and Muhammad Musa Mehamara, both 21-years old, are cousins from the village of Yatta, south of Hevron. The two terrorists reportedly entered Israel...
  • Visa waiver program countries arenít sharing travelersí criminal, terrorism records with U.S.

    06/06/2016 7:34:31 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A third of the countries whose citizens can travel to the U.S. without a visa arenít sharing critical terrorism or criminal record data with American authorities, creating a major security risk, the governmentís chief watchdog said Monday. There are 38 countries in the visa waiver program and each of them has agreed to grant the U.S. access to data on stolen or lost passports, on criminal history of would-be travelers, and on terrorism risks. But while all countries share passport data, a third donít report criminal history and a third fail to share their terrorism and national security records, the...
  • Five Elements of a Rational Immigration Policy

    05/23/2016 5:20:35 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 26 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 21, 2016 | Tim Dunkin
    Immigration Ė both legal and illegal Ė is one of the hottest topics in American politics today. Despite the widespread perception that Donald Trump created the current wave of anti-immigration sentiment in this country, it has actually been around for quite a while before him Ė Trump merely served to catalyze this sentiment's departure from the shadows and into the limelight, an opening of the Overton Window, if you will. However, Americans have become increasingly disenchanted with our broken and anti-American immigration policy for over two decades. Mark Krikorian was writing about the need to restrict immigration back in 2008....
  • Rep. Randy Forbes: ĎIn the Hands of Terrorists, Visas Can Become Weaponsí

    05/13/2016 3:19:38 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/13/16
    Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) said on Thursday that visas issued to terrorists turn the documents into ďweaponsĒ by allowing them entry into the United States without proper vetting. ďWe also know that in the hands of terrorists, visas can become weapons,Ē Forbes said at a press conference at the Capitol. Forbes Ė along with co-sponsors Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) Ė introduced the Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016 on Wednesday. The Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016, which ďstrengthens the Visa screening process to combat immigration fraud, utilize social media to detect threat indicators,...
  • Immigration Fraud Linked to San Bernardino Jihadist's Family

    05/03/2016 3:58:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 3, 2016 | Michael Cutler
    Immigration Fraud Linked to San Bernardino Jihadist's Family Alleged supplier of material support now also charged with marriage fraud. May 3, 2016 Michael Cutler †† The 9/11 Commission came to regard immigration fraud and visa fraud as the key means by which international terrorists enter the United States and embed themselves.† Yet, these issues are seldom, if ever, discussed or reported on by the media or politicians- especially those politicians who are determined to foist a massive legalization program involving unknown millions of illegal aliens on the United States. Immigration fraud and visa fraud have long been of great...
  • Author: U.S. Official Who Issued Visas to 9/11 Hijackers Still Works for State Department

    04/21/2016 6:19:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | APRIL 20, 2016 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    The State Department official who issued visas to many of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists is still employed by the federal government, according to J. Michael Springmann, the author of Visas for al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World. Springmann, former head of the visa section at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, told PJM that Shayna Steinger approved 11 of the visas granted to the 19 9/11 hijackers. Fifteen received their visas at the Jeddah consulate. Page 7 of the 9/11 Commission report states that ďone consular officer issued visas to 11 of the 19 hijackers.Ē Those visas...
  • American Workers Matter: A Chicago Wake and Wake-Up Call

    04/13/2016 11:28:31 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 4 replies
    Michelle Malkin website ^ | April 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Circle this date on your calendar: April 22. I‚Äôll be in Chicago that day attending what may be a very significant milestone in American politics and domestic policy. It‚Äôs going to be a wake and a wake-up call, part memorial and part protest.If you are a so-called American ‚ÄúSTEM worker‚ÄĚ in science, technology, engineering or math, if you have college-age children studying in the STEM fields, or if you have younger children who aspire to work in STEM industries and you are concerned for their future, you should do everything you can to join us.April 22 is the last day...
  • H-1B visas quickly snatched up as critics decry lost American jobs, wages

    04/08/2016 3:13:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/8/16 | Stephen Dinan
    All the countryís visas for high-skilled workers were snatched up in the first week yet again this year, the government reported Thursday, signaling that companiesí voracious appetites for cheap foreign workers remains unabated despite intense criticism on the presidential campaign trail. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it received more than enough applications to claim the 85,000 visas available under the H-1B program this year and will once again hold a lottery to award the coveted permits. Technology companies, desperate for the workers, said reaching the cap just days after the April 1 application period began should spur Congress to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid ÔĽŅcould be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson¬ís new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson¬ís attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, ¬ďWe will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.¬Ē The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Donald Trump Is An EB-5 Funded Developer (Visa Selling Scheme in New Jersey to Chinese Elite)

    03/11/2016 12:03:07 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    It seems Donald Trump and Vermontís NEK mega developer Bill Stenger have something in common-they both love EB-5 investors from China. Considering all his anti-immigration and China is ďkilling us,Ē stealing our jobs and money rhetoric, Trump surprisingly has no qualms accepting Chinese investor financing for a development project in New Jersey under the Trumpģ name. chairmantrump1 The Federal EB-5 visa program provides foreign investors with a US green card, for them and their families, and (after two years) permanent resident status in exchange for agreeing to invest $500,000 in an approved US business. In recent years the majority of...
  • DONALD J. TRUMP POSITION ON VISAS

    03/03/2016 10:18:37 PM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 215 replies
    www.donaldjtrump.com ^ | March 4,2016 | Donald J Trump
    "Megyn Kelly asked about highly-skilled immigration. The H-1B program is neither high-skilled nor immigration: these are temporary foreign workers, imported from abroad, for the explicit purpose of substituting for American workers at lower pay. I remain totally committed to eliminating rampant, widespread H-1B abuse and ending outrageous practices such as those that occurred at Disney in Florida when Americans were forced to train their foreign replacements. I will end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions."
  • Trump: I'm 'Changing' My Position on Immigrant Visas

    03/03/2016 7:16:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 359 replies
    Donald Trump on Thursday night said he's changing his stance on visas for highly skilled immigrant workers. "Iím changing it, and Iím softening the position because we need to have talented people in this country," Trump said at the Fox News GOP debate in Michigan. Trump's comments came after debate moderator Megyn Kelly raised the issue. Kelly noted that Trump had previously opposed those visas, saying they "decimate American workers," but appeared to change his position at an earlier CNBC debate. Trump said recipients of the visas go to high-profile U.S. universities and "desperately" want to remain in the country....
  • NYT: Trump relying heavily on foreign-worker visas to staff Florida resort

    02/25/2016 9:24:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trump has soared to new political heights by taking up the plight of the blue-collar American worker, but does Trump put his money where his mouth is? The New York Times tries to undermine that narrative with a peek inside the Trump empire, specifically the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, which employs hundreds of workers at the height of the ‚Äúseason.‚ÄĚ Most of those workers come from abroad, the NYT reports, while Americans don‚Äôt appear to get much access to those jobs: Since 2010, nearly 300 United States residents have applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses,...
  • Donald Trump Turned Down 94.4% of American Job Applicants, Applied for 100s of 'H' Visas Instead

    02/25/2016 7:53:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 266 replies
    National Review ^ | 02.25.16 | Charles W. Cooke
    Donald J. Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach describes itself as "one of the most highly regarded private clubs in the world..." Since 2010, nearly 300 United States residents have applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses, cooks and housekeepers there. But according to federal records, only 17 have been hired. In all but a handful of cases, Mar-a-Lago sought to fill the jobs with hundreds of foreign guest workers from Romania and other countries.... So what's Trump's excuse? That's he's a businessman and that these are the realities on the ground? That, I'm afraid, won't wash. When...
  • Homeland Security Cmte Chairman: Obama Admin is ‚ÄėBreaking The Law‚Äô With Visa Waiver Program

    01/21/2016 4:18:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Obama administration is "blatantly breaking the law" with its implementation of the new Visa waiver program, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) argue. The terror attacks in Paris urged lawmakers to launch a bipartisan effort to strengthen the program. McCaul and Miller, along with other members of Congress, asked the White House to consider a national security and law enforcement waiver only for certain individuals intending to enter the country. They made this clear in their proposed Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, which passed 409 to 21. Instead, the...
  • U.S. introduces visa rules for travelers with Mideast ties

    01/21/2016 2:59:44 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Thursday began enforcing new visa rules on some travelers who have visited or who have dual nationality with states considered seedbeds of terrorism, AFP reports. The Department of Homeland Security said would-be visitors to the United States who have been to Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria since March 2011 will now always have to apply for a visa. This will be the case even if the traveler is from a country in the U.S. visa waiver program -- the 40 nations seen as friends of America whose citizens can visit freely. .....
  • Ryan‚Äôs Strategy ‚ÄėKeep the American People Safe‚Äô Fails: U.S. to Issue Visas to 300,000 Muslims

    01/21/2016 11:22:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/15 | Julia Hahn
    On Wednesday, Senate Democrats successfully and predictably blocked what many conservatives described as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 56% 's "Show Vote'"on refugee admissions. It has been called a show vote because the Ryan plan, even if the President signed it, would still allow the President to bring in an unlimited number of refugees from an unlimited number of countries. Democrats' filibuster on the motion to proceed to Ryan's show vote comes one month after Speaker Ryan sent President Obama a blank check to fund visa issuances to nearly 300,000 (temporary and permanent) Muslim migrants in the next 12 months alone....