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  • Intel CEO Who Bailed on Trump Manufacturing Council Sought 8K H-1B Workers for U.S. Jobs

    08/19/2017 5:50:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 56 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    A CEO who bailed on President Donald Trump’s now-defunct American Manufacturing Council imported workers to take jobs in the United States. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich left Trump’s manufacturing council after he disagreed with the response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. “I resigned because I want to make progress, while many in Washington seem more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them,’’ Krzanich wrote in a blog post. “We should honor—not attack—those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values.’’ But, as Trump’s manufacturing council was set up to bring back manufacturing and jobs to the...
  • Obama Administration Didn’t Reach Benghazi For 17 Days Because They Were WAITING ON Visa’s (Video)

    10/14/2012 7:48:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-13-2012 | Jim Hoft
    THIS IS INSANE… The Obama State Department testified this week that the rational that they were not on the ground for 17 days in Benghazi was because they could not get Visa’s. Former CIA officer Gary Bernsten was on with Judge Jeanine Saturday: Gary Bernsten: “It’s about leadership. In this particular case I saw the Department of State and I heard testimony that said that the rational that we were not on the ground in Benghazi after 17 days is because they couldn’t get Visa’s. Which is insanity. They should have gotten people on planes, both the agency and the...
  • Trump administration moves to make tougher U.S. visa vetting permanent

    08/04/2017 6:41:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2017 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    The Trump administration moved on Thursday to make permanent a new questionnaire that asks some U.S. visa applicants to provide their social media handles and detailed biographical and travel history, according to a public notice. The questionnaire was rolled out in May as part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the United States, and asks for all prior passport numbers, five years' worth of social media handles, email addresses and phone numbers and 15 years of biographical information including addresses, employment and travel history. A State Department official declined to provide data on how many times...
  • H-1B visa applicants being diverted to O visa: US Senator

    07/20/2017 10:12:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | July 20, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    A top American Senator today alleged that potential H-1B applicants are being advised to apply for an O visa instead of the numerically capped H-1B visas intended for highly-skilled workers to bypass legal restrictions on employment visas. While H-1B visa is for foreign guest workers with high skilled capabilities, O visa programme, is intended for use by those who have extraordinary abilities...
  • Homeland Security to allow 15,000 more visas for seasonal workers

    07/17/2017 10:28:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rafael Bernal
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it would expand the number of temporary visas granted this year for workers in seasonal non-agricultural industries like tourism. In a statement, DHS said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly had consulted with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and determined there were not enough “qualified and willing U.S. workers” to fill the needs of businesses. “Congress gave me the discretionary authority to provide temporary relief to American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary workers,” Kelly said in a statement. “As a demonstration of the administration’s commitment...
  • Trump delays — and plans to eliminate – foreign founder visas

    07/11/2017 9:42:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Axios ^ | July 10, 2017 | Kim Hart
    The Department of Homeland Security has delayed the effective date of the International Entrepreneur Rule. The official notice of the delay will be published in the federal register on Tuesday, according to the Federal Register website. The Trump administration also signaled its intent to ultimately eliminate the rule. The rule, put into place in the waning days of the Obama administration, would have allowed foreign entrepreneurs to come to the U.S. to start companies. Read more about it here and here. The July 17 effective date has been postponed until March 14, 2018. National Venture Capital Association Bobby Franklin said...
  • Visas granted to Mexicans now come with tighter regulations than before

    07/02/2017 8:32:24 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 7 replies
    Sources in Mexico | 1 July 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Visa regulations have changed recently. A LOT of Mexicans used to get visitor, student, etc. visas and come up to the U.S. and work for about 6 months and then return home. Financial requirements were fairly low and a LOT of Mexicans were taking advantage of that. Now, the financial requirements have become much more stringent since Trump became President and the Mexicans have to show financial proof that they are not in financial need before being granted such visas. Trump is truly trying to help Americans get back to work and the media is deliberately trying to cut his...
  • FLASHBACK: Romney donor vilified by Obama campaign, then subjected to 2 audits

    05/13/2013 2:11:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jamie Weinstein, Senior editor
    Just months after being slimed by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Mitt Romney supporter and businessman Frank VanderSloot was informed that he was going to be audited not only by the Internal Revenue Service, but by the Labor Department as well. VanderSloot’s saga was told by columnist Kimberley Strassel in the Wall Street Journal last July. In April 2012, VanderSloot, who served as the national co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential finance committee, was one of eight Romney backers to be defamed as ”wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” in a post on the Obama campaign’s website. The post, entitled “Behind the...
  • Trump State Dept. Approves Stricter Vetting for Visa Seekers

    06/26/2017 9:11:04 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 1, 2017 | John Binder
    The U.S. State Department under President Trump has introduced stricter vetting procedures for all visa seekers. The State Department approved the new rules last week in an effort to follow-through on Trump’s campaign promise to tighten security issues involving visitors. Under the new vetting procedures, foreigners would need to submit: Social media accounts for the last five years Biographical information for the last 15 years All previous passport numbers 15 years’ worth of travel history Employment history for the last 15 years Email addresses Phone numbers Any relatives, including siblings, children and spouses A State Department official told Reuters that...
  • Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

    06/23/2017 11:58:56 AM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous
    arly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.
  • Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

    05/27/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 62 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 05/21/2017
    Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access. “I don’t know what they have, but...
  • Federal prosecutor found dead on Hollywood Beach possibly suffered head trauma

    05/26/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/2017
    Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami in its major crimes unit. He joined the office in January. Court records show that he had been handling several visa and passport fraud cases.
  • Republican Senator Floats Back-Door Amnesty Proposal

    05/24/2017 10:28:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 5-24-17 | Brendan Kirby
    Bill would create 500,000 new visas, include path to citizenship, and be open to current aliens A bill introduced this month by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) would increase foreign guest workers by up to 500,000 a year and offer a back-door amnesty for illegal immigrants. The legislation, the State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program Act of 2017, has attracted support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the libertarian-oriented Cato Institute. “We pretty strongly oppose it. It’s an indefinite renewable visa. In our eyes, that’s a permanent worker.” The bill would represent a massive increase in the number of non-immigrant visas...
  • 629,000 Overstayed U.S. Visas Last Year, Homeland Security Says

    05/22/2017 2:05:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 22, 2017 | RON NIXON
    WASHINGTON — An estimated 629,000 visitors to the United States — just over 1 percent of all travelers — remained in the county at the end of last year after overstaying their visas as students, workers or tourists, according to a report released on Monday by the Department of Homeland Security. Although the figure represents a tiny portion of the estimated 50 million visitors to the country, Homeland Security officials say the failure of some people to leave when their visas lapse presents a national security risk. Two of the Sept. 11 hijackers, Satam al-Suqami and Nawaq Alhazmi, had overstayed...
  • Tit for tat: Moscow lists U.S. officials to be barred [Moscow blacklists US officials...]

    08/12/2011 8:06:39 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2011 | Eli Lake
    Moscow is preparing a list of U.S. officials it will ban from Russia in retaliation for a White House policy to keep Russian human rights abusers out of the U.S. Russia's Foreign Ministry this week began preparing a list of officials connected to the U.S. apprehension of suspected arms dealer Viktor A. Bout and convicted drug dealer Konstantin Yaroshenko, according to reports in the Russian press. The State Department last month announced that it has a list of Russian officials connected to the 2009 slaying of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who would be denied visas to visit the United States...
  • Chinese investors spent $24B on "golden visas" in U.S. and elsewhere

    05/12/2017 2:39:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 12, 2017 | Staff and The Associated Press
    BEIJING - When the sister of White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family's new skyscraper to investors in Beijing earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that's proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. Over the last decade, more than 100,000 Chinese have poured at least $24 billion into "golden visa" programs across the world, an Associated Press analysis has found. These programs offer residence in exchange for investment in a country's businesses. Nowhere is Chinese demand greater than in the United States, which has taken in at least $7.7 billion...
  • Trump Effect: After Infosys, Another Top IT Company To Ramp Up US Hiring

    05/07/2017 4:11:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hans India ^ | May 7, 2017 | Reuters
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and said it would beef up hiring in the United States, a move that comes amid U.S. President Donald Trump's tough stance on the H-1B visa rules. Cognizant gets more than 75 percent of its revenue from North America and relies heavily on workers on H-1B visas to provide IT services to clients. H-1B visas are non-immigrant visas that allow U.S. companies to temporarily employ foreign workers. The majority of Teaneck, New Jersey-based Cognizant's roughly 260,000 employees are based in India.....
  • In Beijing ballroom, Kushner family flogs $500,000 'investor visa' to wealthy Chinese

    05/06/2017 2:40:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Sydney Morning Herald | May 7, 2017 | Emily Rauhala
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.smh.com.au/world/in-beijing-ballroom-kushner-family-flogs-500000-investor-visa-to-wealthy-chinese-20170506-gvzn58.html
  • Rich South Africans invest in green cards (Hiring Americans)

    04/25/2017 9:09:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    iAfrica ^ | April 25, 2017 | LCR Capital
    According to information released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), South African demand for US EB-5 visas has more than doubled since 2014. The EB-5 investor visa allows visa holders to obtain a green card for themselves and their immediate family members by investing $500,000 into U.S. businesses provided they create a required number of jobs. “For the first time, our industry now has access to the actual number of investors who applied, as apposed to just the number of EB-5 visas approved,” said Rogelio Caceres, co-founder of LCR Capital, a private equity investment firm that assists...
  • How our nation's immigrants can fund American infrastructure

    04/22/2017 12:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 21, 2017 | Michael Halloran
    We may be about to fund sorely-needed American infrastructure projects at no cost to taxpayers while simultaneously showcasing one approach to merit-based immigration. Next week, Congress is expected to advance a bill to extend the EB-5 program, which grants residency to investors committing $500,000 to $1 million to approved development projects that subsequently create full-time jobs. While the program has had a long history of job creation, of late it has demonstrated its capacity for bringing in new dollars to fund pivotal infrastructure developments as well. Recently, for instance, the EB-5 program has funded the expansion of Seagirt Marine Terminal...