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  • Rasmussen Poll Shows 2:1 Support for ‘Hire American’ over ‘Business First’

    06/01/2020 5:29:31 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    The swing voters who will decide the 2020 election oppose by 2:1 the inflow and hiring of more foreign workers amid the coronavirus crash, according to a May 20-21 poll of 1,250 likely voters by Rasmussen Reports.Fifty-nine percent of swing voting “moderate” voters and 56 percent of non-GOP, non-Democrat “other” voters agree that it would be “Better for businesses to raise the pay and try harder to recruit non-working Americans even if it causes prices to rise,” the poll says.In contrast, just 27 percent of moderates and 20 percent of “others” told Rasmussen that it would be “Better for the...
  • 10 years of US H1B visa policies overturned by settlement

    05/28/2020 12:48:32 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 33 replies ^ | 2020-05-27 | Daniel Waldron and Sanwar Ali
    According to an article published by Forbes, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached an agreement with business group, ITServe Alliance, which brings to an end a decade of restrictive H1B visa policies imposed on employers. The settlement comes following two key rulings against USCIS.On March 20, 2020 a District Court opinion rejected key actions taken by USCIS, while more recently, on May 20, a judge in Georgia ruled against USCIS policies. For many employers, problems they encountered with USCIS started back on January 8, 2010 after the ‘Neufeld’ memo was issued.In the memo, USCIS seized the authority...
  • Government Agencies Still Hiring H-1B Visa Employees for American Jobs

    05/27/2020 6:38:55 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 May 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    Government agencies around the country are hiring thousands of foreign H-1B workers to fill well-paid government jobs needed by U.S. graduates. The governments’ hidden workforces of roughly 18,000 H-1B employees are an easy target for President Donald Trump as he searches for ways to open up good jobs for the many American graduates who have been forced out of jobs by the coronavirus crash. Trump also needs to do something because he has yet to begin to deliver any part of his dramatic 2016 campaign trail promise: “I will end the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program...
  • With Unemployment Rate at 15% – Nine RINO Senators Including Lindsey Graham Push President Trump to Offer More Work Visas to Foreigners (VIDEO)

    05/27/2020 5:58:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/27/2020 | Jim Hoft
    The unemployment in the United States today is at 15%. There are over 39 million Americans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus.And yet on Wednesday nine US Republican Senators wrote President Donald Trump telling him not to restrict work visas for foreignors. Lindsey Graham was one of nine RINOs who want to bring in more foreign workers when there are 39 million Americans out of work. These people are soulless.These RINOs insist it will be good for the economy. Seriously? Lou Dobbs tonight challenged any of these RINOs to come on his show and debate him...
  • Wall Street Journal: Trump Will Shrink OPT Foreign Worker Program

    05/24/2020 2:20:13 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    President Donald Trump is expected to shrink a huge work permit program that quietly allows companies to hire foreign employees for the jobs needed by U.S. graduates in the coronavirus crash, according to the Wall Street Journal.“The coming temporary restrictions, the officials say, are designed to help American graduates looking for entry-level work during the pandemic-fueled economic downturn,” said the March 23 article. They are expected to come in a package of new immigration restrictions President Trump has said he would issue in an executive order, likely in the next few weeks, though they are still subject to White House...
  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Propose Reforms to Skilled Non-Immigrant Visa Programs to Protect American Workers

    05/23/2020 12:42:52 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers this week introduced legislation to reform and close loopholes in the H-1B and L-1 visa programs. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) offered the Senate version of the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, which prioritizes American workers and restore fairness in visa programs for skilled foreign workers. U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.-04), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.-17), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.-06), and Lance Gooden (R-Texas-05) introduced an identical version of the bill in the House of Representatives. The legislation reinstates Congress’ original intent in the H-1B and...
  • College Students Ask Trump to Halt ‘Egregious’ H-1B Visa, OPT Program

    05/22/2020 2:44:03 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    College student organizations are asking President Trump to suspend the H-1B visa and OPT programs while nearly 40 million Americans are jobless due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis.In a letter to Trump obtained by Breitbart News, 30 college student organizations request that the OPT program be ended and the H-1B visa program be suspended to reduce white-collar labor market competition against American graduates seeking STEM jobs.“We are writing to you today on behalf of concerned graduating college seniors and young professionals nationwide,” the college student organizations write: Specifically, we ask you to immediately take action to rescind the work authorization...
  • American Worker Advocates: 'Halt H-1B Visa Program' While 36.5M Jobless......

    05/16/2020 4:24:03 PM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/16/2020 | John Binder
    Advocates for white-collar American workers and graduates are lobbying President Trump to expand his immigration executive order to stop issuing H-1B visas to foreign workers while unemployment ticks up to 36.5 million. Last month, President Trump signed an executive order halting the issuance of some employment-based green card categories. The categories account for less than ten percent of all legal immigration to the U.S. The White House is considering expanding the order over the next few weeks. In panels with conservative columnist and author Michelle Malkin, Protect U.S. Workers’ Sara Blackwell said any expansion of Trump’s executive order should halt...
  • Unemployment Chaos in Four States Tied to H-1B Program

    05/13/2020 9:53:43 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    The huge economic impact of the coronavirus crash is being worsened by the growing role of Indian H-1B visa workers in the nation’s software industry. Americans in many states — including Florida — were left without unemployment payments for weeks when the software programs supplied to state governments by a company, which relies on Indian H-1Bs, could not handle the crush of new applicants. The failures in Ohio, Maryland, D.C., and South Carolina were all connected to one Minnesota company, Sagitec Solutions, which uses an imported workforce of H-1B workers. “Marylanders have spent hours — and days — trying to...
  • DHS Chad Wolf: No Extra H-2B Workers as Agency Protects Blue-Collar Jobs

    05/13/2020 9:46:17 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    The federal government will not provide companies with extra H-2B visa workers this year, homeland security chief Chad Wolf told Breitbart News. The decision is good news for blue-collar Americans, who have lost millions of jobs amid the coronavirus crash, and it comes despite pressure from many companies for easy access to compliant foreign labor. The decision comes as the migration of blue-collar workers across the Mexican border slows to a trickle, mostly because of President Donald Trump’s forceful diplomatic and regulatory policies. “We do not expect to increase the [66,000] cap given the pandemic and the unemployment,” the Acting...
  • Establishment: Cutting Visa Workers Is a ‘Bluff,’ ‘Madness,’ Bad for ‘Diversity’

    05/10/2020 4:22:28 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 21 replies ^ | May 9, 2020 | Neil Munro
    Pro-migration lobbies and media outlets are loudly protesting President Donald Trump’s emerging plan to gradually transfer Fortune 500 jobs from H-1B visa workers back to Americans amid the coronavirus crash. The plan “is economic madness,” says a tweet by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, an advocate for the immigration lawyers who import the H-1B white-collar visa workers for 53,000 companies. The supply of crabcakes from the Chesapeake Bay will “collapse” if the inflow of H-2B blue-collar workers is interrupted, and the tech industry will be “hurt” if tech companies are forced to hire Americans instead of foreign graduates with Optional Practical Training (OPT)...
  • Pandemic Recovery: Putting America’s Workers First

    05/08/2020 2:01:44 PM PDT · by jroehl · 11 replies ^ | May 4, 2020 | KEVIN LYNN
    In the words of Lisa, a knowledge worker: “I have degrees in math and computer science from the late 80s. Ditto my husband. He’s a database administrator. We’ve both been in IT our entire careers and are sickened to see what’s happened with all of the outsourcing. We are sick of training our Indian replacements.” Another American wrote to us: “I’m a 47-year-old database developer. I’ve been replaced multiple times (that I’m aware of) by OPT workers, and I’ve seen my entire IT department at a major corporation replaced by Indian H-1Bs. I do ‘have skills.’ I’m highly regarded and...
  • Trump Administration Pushes to Extend Coronavirus Immigration Limits

    05/08/2020 1:06:18 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 11 replies
    Swamp Street Journal ^ | May 8, 2020 | Michelle Hackman and Andrew Restuccia
    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration, having temporarily closed borders and curtailed immigration in response to the coronavirus pandemic, is moving to expand those restrictions while the president’s advisers push to leave them in place for months or even years to come, according to several people familiar with the matter. Senior administration officials are operating on the assumption that the public, during the pandemic, will be willing to accept new limits on immigration, the people said. That, in turn, presents the administration [...]
  • GOP Lawmakers: Halt Visas to Foreign Workers While 33 Million Are Unemployed

    05/07/2020 2:18:35 PM PDT · by lone star annie · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | john binder
    A coalition of Republican senators and congressmen are asking President Trump to expand his recent executive order to suspend visas for foreign workers seeking employment in the United States while more than 33 million Americans are unemployed. In letters to Trump, Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Mo Brooks (R-AL), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) request that Trump prevent unemployed Americans from being forced to compete against foreign workers at a time of record joblessness spurred by the Chinese coronavirus crisis.
  • Trump admin urges US court not to block work permits to spouses of H1B visa-holders

    05/07/2020 1:39:45 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 20 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | 08 May 2020
    In a major development, the Trump administration has urged a federal district court not to block an Obama-era rule allowing certain categories of spouses of H-1B visa-holders to work in the US. In a submission before the US District Court, District Washington this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) argued that the American technology workers, who had challenged the 2015 ruling on giving work permits to H-4 visa-holders, have not been irreparably harmed by such work authorisation. An H-4 visa is issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to the immediate family members (spouse and children under...
  • DHS Set to Welcome Many Indian H-1B Visa Workers Back to U.S.

    05/07/2020 8:38:51 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 20 replies ^ | May 7, 2020 | Neil Munro
    The Department of Homeland Security revealed Wednesday it will allow many Indian H-1B visa workers to return from vacations in their homeland to regain the Fortune 500 U.S. jobs now needed by U.S. graduates. The agency’s welcome for the H-1B outsourcing workers comes as 25 million Americans seek jobs amid the wreckage caused by China’s coronavirus epidemic, and after President Donald Trump barred the entry of legal immigrants for 60 days.
  • H-1B visas and prevailing wage levels: A majority of H-1B employers—including major U.S. tech firms—use the program to pay migrant workers well below market wages

    05/06/2020 11:17:47 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 20 replies
    Economic Policy Institute ^ | May 4, 2020 | Daniel Costa and Ron Hira
    Key takeaways H-1B is a flawed visa program: DOL lets H-1B employers undercut local wages. Sixty percent of H-1B positions certified by the U.S. Department of Labor are assigned wage levels well below the local median wage for the occupation. While H-1B program rules allow this, DOL has the authority to change it—but hasn’t.A small number of employers dominate the program. While over 53,000 employers used the H-1B program in 2019, the top 30 H-1B employers accounted for more than one in four of all 389,000 H-1B petitions approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in 2019.Outsourcing firms make heavy...
  • USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

    05/02/2020 9:24:25 AM PDT · by NobleFree
    USCIS ^ | 05/01/2020
    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is extending the flexibilities it announced on March 30 to assist applicants and petitioners who are responding to certain: Requests for Evidence; Continuations to Request Evidence (N-14); Notices of Intent to Deny; Notices of Intent to Revoke; Notices of Intent to Rescind and Notices of Intent to Terminate regional investment centers; and Filing date requirements for Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion. Notice/Request/Decision Issuance Date: This flexibility applies to the above documents if the issuance date listed on the request, notice or decision is between March 1 and...
  • Lawsuit: Indian Managers Use H-1Bs to Discriminate Against Americans

    05/01/2020 2:42:35 PM PDT · by bkopto · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/1/2020 | neil munro
    An Indian-run outsourcing company used Congress’s H-1B visa-worker program to systematically discriminate against American college graduates, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in New Jersey. The company, named Wipro, “operates under a general policy of discrimination in favor of [imported] South Asians and against [American] individuals who are not South Asian and not Indian,” says the lawsuit, which was filed in New Jersey. Wipro has about 22 offices and 15,000 employees in the United States. The lawsuit cited the experience of four American professionals who were sidelined by the Indian managers in the United States: In 2015, it became evident...
  • DHS Chad Wolf: Agencies Reviewing Visa Program to Find Jobs for Americans

    04/30/2020 7:35:04 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing the nation’s many visa worker programs to ensure Americans get American jobs during the economic recovery, the agency chief told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade. One option is a curb on Chinese students’ use of the huge Optional Practical Training program, acting secretary Chad Wolf told Kilmeade: “We’re certainly very concerned regarding a number of these visa programs that Chinese students can use to come into the country and study and stay, and eventually work, we see some of these programs have potentially been abused in the past. So this is work that’s been...