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  • Immigration attorney pleads guilty to filing more than 250 false visa applications

    11/30/2017 11:43:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Alex Pappas
    An immigration attorney in Indianapolis pleaded guilty Thursday to a fraud scheme in which he filed more than 250 false visa applications on behalf of clients, the Department of Justice said. Joel Paul, 45, an immigration attorney from Fishers, Indiana, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson of the Southern District of Indiana. Paul was charged with mail fraud, immigration document fraud and aggravated identity theft. “Individuals who commit immigration fraud undermine and abuse our generous immigration system—a system that lawfully admits more immigrants than any other country in the world—and put our public safety and...
  • DHS Prepares Plan to End Work Permits for Foreign H-1B Spouses

    11/21/2017 2:21:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Officials at the Department of Homeland have drafted plans to end former President Barack Obama’s policy of awarding an extra work-visa to many H-1B guest workers. The policy has delivered at least 78,000 extra H-4 work-permits to the spouses of foreign H-1B guest workers. Many of the spouses are white-collar graduates who compete for the jobs also sought by young American graduates. A regulation to end the H-4 giveaway is “on the table” an agency official told Breitbart News. If published in the federal register, it will be enforced after 60 days but likely will be tangled up in business-funded...
  • Congress Must Act: Judicial Tyranny is a National Security Emergency

    11/03/2017 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2017 | Brigitte Gabriel
    The recent Islamic terror attack in New York City by a visa carrying jihadist outlines crystal clearly, how critical it is for America to enhance its permeable vetting process, and eliminate the suicidal “Diversity Lottery Visa Program.”Even if critical National Security-minded legislation such as the RAISE Act, put forth by Sens. Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA), were to be passed, which it no doubt should be, the radical left will likely still find a way to subvert it.It is one of the most settled aspects of constitutional law that a president has the authority to exclude, or deport...
  • Menendez prays with clergy before closing arguments

    11/03/2017 4:17:02 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 2, 2017 | Priscilla DeGregory
    Sen. Bob Menendez is appealing to a higher court during his corruption trial — heaven. The embattled New Jersey Democrat gathered with a circle of clergy members in the hallway of Newark federal court on Thursday to pray, moments after being hammered by a damning closing argument by the prosecution. Menendez and his ordained supporters had just heard Justice Department prosecutor J.P. Cooney tell jurors that a wealthy donor had bribed him.
  • Trump: nyc killer brought in 23 people with him in chain migration

    11/01/2017 4:27:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 1, 2017 | Donald Trump
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTM1ZZyurl4
  • Jeff Flake defends Schumer against Trump Twitter attacks (good riddance, amnesty RINO!)

    11/01/2017 1:53:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/1/17 | Ashley Killough
    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake defended the top Democrat in the Senate against attacks from President Donald Trump, who blamed the deadly New York City terror attack on a program that Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer helped shape but later tried to end. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that suspect Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant, came to the country through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, which Trump described as a "Chuck Schumer beauty."
  • GOP Bill to Import 1 Million Low-Wage Replacements for U.S. Food Workers

    10/04/2017 5:34:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 3, 2017 | Neil Munro
    House Republicans are expected to approve a gigantic “H-2C” guest-worker bill on Wednesday that allows the nation’s food industry to employ one million low-wage, foreign guest-workers — regardless of how many Americans would lose their skilled or unskilled jobs in fields, orchards, cattle ranches, dairy farms, forests, seafood ports, meat-packing plants, and food processing factories.
  • Luther Strange Stands to Profit from Troubled EB-5 Visa Program

    09/19/2017 9:58:28 PM PDT · by upchuck · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | IAN MASON
    Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), despite his presentation as an immigration hawk, has a substantial stake in a firm that facilitates visas for rich, mostly Chinese, investors and their families. According to February disclosure filings reported in Alabama Today, Strange held a one-sixth ownership of an Alabama-based EB-5 Visa fixer called Sunbelt EB-5 Regional Center. According to Sunbelt’s FAQ page: An EB5 investor Visa is suitable for people from all walks of life: professionals, business people, persons wanting to facilitate their children’s education and to attend US Universities, persons just seeking a new or better life in the United States, and...
  • DHS asks State Department to suspend visas for countries who won't accept US-deported citizens

    08/23/2017 6:50:46 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Trump administration is considering suspending the visas of some citizens in countries who have "refused to accept or unreasonably delayed the return of its nationals," according to multiple reports Wednesday evening. Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have refused to take back people in the U.S. who are in the country illegally and been cleared by immigration courts for removal, according to the Washington Times. DHS requested in a letter to the State Department that it suspend visas to some citizens from the four countries, though it's not known who would be affected. "When we receive such notification, the...
  • 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 · 63 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...