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  • Trump's H-1B work visa actions disappoint ex-Disney workers

    03/04/2020 4:46:39 PM PST · by spintreebob · 37 replies
    Techtarget ^ | 25 Feb 2020 | Patrick Thibodeau
    In the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump campaigned against the H-1B work visa program. He invited former IT workers at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Inc., to speak at his rallies, some of whom had trained visa-holding replacements as a condition of their severance. In a debate in Miami, Trump called the H-1B visa program: unfair for our workers and said we should end it. As president, Trump didn't end the H-1B visa program, and he's made many unhappy over his efforts to reform it. Businesses are complaining about visa denials and delays in approvals. There is more enforcement, paperwork...
  • 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...
  • A guest worker program for Georgia?

    01/02/2012 6:58:29 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 15 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | January 2, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon
    Georgia Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black is preparing to release the results of a long-awaited report about whether the state can legally create its own guest worker-program. Black is expected to release the report at a 2 p.m. news conference Tuesday at the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s headquarters office in downtown Atlanta. His report could help set the tone of the debate over illegal immigration in the upcoming state legislative session. Last year, Black said his department would consult with officials in Utah, which has enacted a law to allow illegal immigrants to get permits to work there. There is sharp...
  • Coates files bill to create Guest Worker Program

    12/05/2011 7:08:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The State Column ^ | December 05, 2011 | The State Column
    In an effort to stimulate Oklahoma’s economy and allow the state to be more competitive with out-of-state companies, Sen. Harry Coates filed the Oklahoma Guest Worker Program Act Monday. Senate Bill 995, which is similar to Utah efforts, would allow illegal immigrants to legally work in the state providing a boost to sales and tax revenues. The bill will stop workers from continuing to flee to surrounding states such as Texas as well as attract hundreds of workers back to jobs that are chronically unfilled in the state. “Since the passage of House Bill 1804, we’ve seen a mass exodus...
  • Birthright Citizenship for the Children of Visitors: A National Security Problem in the Making?

    03/16/2011 5:07:47 PM PDT · by mcosta79 · 19 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | March 16, 2011 | W.D. Reasoner
    The author estimates that nearly 200,000 children are born here annually to foreign women admitted as visitors; that is, tourists, students, guestworkers, and other non-immigrant categories. There is a national security dimension to this issue, as illustrated by the case of one individual in this category: Anwar al Awlaki, the American-born cleric and spiritual advisor to terrorists.
  • Utah's new immigration law will make things worse

    03/11/2011 5:05:15 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    StandardNet ^ | March 11, 2011 | Chris Crowder
    UNEDITED) Utah's Grand Old Party (the GOP) took one right out of President Obama's playbook this session when they passed a new Illegal Immigration bill, which I call Utah's Obama-gration law. Now from the beginning, let me set one thing straight. ObamaCare has some really good ideas in it, ideas that everyone would agree on. And the same goes for Utah's new Obama-gration law, HB116. It has some good things in it that everyone agrees on. But that is not the issue. The issue is the "little bitty part" that is Unconstitutional. You see individual States do not have the...
  • A Better Way (A guest-worker program is the best way to handle American immigration)

    04/27/2009 7:35:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 837+ views
    National Review ^ | 4/27/2009 | Mallory Factor
    When the Obama administration admitted last month that it was studying a request by Texas governor Rick Perry to send National Guard troops to the Mexican border, and was also considering backing an immigration-reform bill this year, immigration returned to the news. But the old answers — enforcement, amnesty, or some “comprehensive” combination of the two — won’t work, at least if “work” is defined to mean “reduce the number of illegal entries.” Consider enforcement. Last year the federal government scrapped, after just three weeks, a pilot program that urged illegal immigrants to turn themselves in for deportation. And no...
  • Exclusive: How Many Subprime Mortgages Were Awarded to Illegal Aliens?

    12/16/2008 7:32:55 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 22 replies · 1,558+ views
    familysecuritymatters ^ | 12/16/08 | Michael Cutler
    This short news report might have been a bit longer if it had been written a couple of weeks later than it was. This story is dated September 5th and deals with one of the key issues about immigration that virtually no one is willing to talk about - especially politicians and others who subscribe to the open borders philosophy and to the idea of providing the millions of illegal aliens who are in our country with a Guest Worker Amnesty Program and a "Pathway to United States Citizenship." It deals with illegal aliens using stolen Social Security numbers and...
  • UFW signs pact with Mexican state for guest workers on U.S. farms

    04/18/2008 7:29:44 AM PDT · by radar101 · 5 replies · 226+ views
    SacBee ^ | April 18, 2008 | Susan Ferriss -
    The United Farm Workers union has signed an agreement with a Mexican state to help recruit guest workers to labor on U.S. farms legally – and under union contract. "If this is something that's going to be utilized more in the future, then we've got to get in on it," UFW President Arturo Rodriguez said of the H-2A guest worker program. "We're looking for enlightened employers who are willing to sit down and do this with us." The agreement was signed in early April in the western state of Michoacan, which has a long history of migration to California and...
  • Outraged Indian Workers Take To The Streets[New Orleans][Guest Workers]

    03/10/2008 7:13:49 PM PDT · by BGHater · 27 replies · 1,003+ views
    WDSU ^ | 10 Mar 2008 | WDSU
    Hundreds of Indian guest workers rallied in the street Monday. The rally began uptown around 10 a.m. at the Coliseum Square Fountain. According to a press release, 500 workers had filed a class-action anti-racketeering suit against Signal International and various recruiters, including New Orleans attorney Malvern Burnett. The workers, members of the Alliance of Guest Workers for Dignity, filed the lawsuit in federal court in New Orleans late Friday. According to the statement from the workers, about 500 Indian welders and pipefitters were “trafficked” to the Gulf Coast to work for signal, a Northrop Grumman subcontractor. Their complaint alleged that...
  • We the People need Illegal immigration? (response to Arkansas Press Release

    06/20/2007 1:23:26 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 3 replies · 667+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kenny J. Wallis President of KeepArkansasLegal Little Rock, Arkansas"The rise in illegal border-crossing by Mexican 'wetbacks' to a current rate of more than 1,000,000 cases a year has been accompanied by a curious relaxation in ethical standards extending all the way from the farmer-exploiters of this contraband labor to the highest levels of the Federal Government."- Dwight Eisenhower. Little Rock, AR – June 20 2007- KeepArkansasLegal would like to disprove one of the biggest lies being repeated by illegal alien supporters; that our economy depends on illegal aliens. On June 20 2007, Farm Lobby groups in...
  • No to Amnesty! No to Guestworker petition!

    05/29/2007 7:33:29 PM PDT · by redwill · 17 replies · 1,208+ views
    Newsbull ^ | 5/29/07 | William Fine
    National Alliance for Worker and Employer Rights petition against any Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill including Amnesty and Guest Worker programs for Illegals in the United States of America
  • No to Amnesty! No to Guestworker for Illegal Aliens

    05/24/2007 7:19:08 AM PDT · by redwill · 2 replies · 364+ views
    Newsbull ^ | 5/24/07 | William Fine
    No to Amnesty ! No to a Guest Worker Program for Illegals petition to Congress: Today, History repeated itself. As it was with CIRA one year ago Congress is again failing to listen to you the working families of America. How is S.1348 any better than CIRA? It is not. 5,300 people have signed this petition rejecting Amnesty and Guestworker and many more will do so in the days to come. They should be thanked for their true patriotism. This is a petition that understands that no comprehensive solution now exists addressing both American workplace protection and a resolution to...
  • Dorgan Opposes Temporary Worker Program

    05/18/2007 3:44:35 PM PDT · by TxCopper · 32 replies · 957+ views
    KFYR TV - Bismark, ND ^ | 5/18/2007 | Not Attributed
    Senator Byron Dorgan says he`ll try to kill a temporary worker program that`s part of an immigration overhaul announced by President Bush and other lawmakers. It also would create a temporary worker program for new arrivals and a different program to cover farm workers. Dorgan says he`ll try to kill the temporary worker program because it would bring in a potentially unlimited stream of immigrants to compete with Americans for jobs and depress wages.
  • Six Good Reasons to Revisit Immigration Policy (Another benefit of Illegal Immigration)

    05/09/2007 5:36:14 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 7 replies · 785+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 5/9/07 | Tony Perkins
    To: Friends of Family Research Council From: Family Research Council President Tony Perkins May 9, 2007 - Wednesday After arresting six radical Muslims with plans to massacre soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey, FBI special agent J.P Weiss said it best when he told reporters, "We dodged a bullet. In fact... we may have dodged several bullets." Unfortunately, what few seem to realize is that without serious immigration reform, Americans may not be quite so blessed next time. Of those accused in the Fort Dix terror plot, three are in the United States illegally. While we applaud the government...
  • Bilbray says U.S. needs guest-worker program

    04/06/2007 7:17:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies · 668+ views
    North County Times ^ | 4/6/07 | Edward Sifuentes
    ESCONDIDO -- U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, said Thursday that he would support a guest-worker program similar to the Bracero Program that brought thousands of low-skilled laborers from Mexico starting in the 1940s and ending in the 1960s. The Bracero Program was widely criticized by human rights groups for abuses, but Bilbray said it created economic opportunities for poor Mexicans. Bilbray said migrant workers should be allowed to come to work in the United States, but should not be able to become permanent residents, nor should their children born in the country be granted U.S. citizenship. "The old Bracero...
  • Group: Guestworkers System Being Abused

    03/12/2007 12:37:41 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 281+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/12/7 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- A civil rights organization wants Congress to closely examine what it says are abuses in existing guestworker programs before creating a new one to curb illegal immigration. The Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Ala., said foreigners hired through programs for farm and non-farm laborers work in conditions akin to indentured servitude. Workers are routinely cheated of wages, forced to turn over deeds to homes and pay thousands in fees to recruiters, leaving them beholden to unscrupulous employers to pay off debt, the center said in a report Monday. "The title of the report 'Close to...
  • Deported illegal who shot officers killed

    12/30/2006 8:16:34 PM PST · by Minutemen · 69 replies · 2,384+ views ^ | December 29, 2006 | staff wnd
    An illegal immigrant who had been deported from the United States several times but returned each time and now was being sought for wounding two police officers in Long Beach, Calif., has died in a shooting with officers who tracked him to a taco stand in Santa Ana, authorities have confirmed. Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters said Oscar Gabriel Gallegos, wanted for the shooting of Long Beach officers Abram Yap and Roy Wade Jr. as they sat in their squad car Dec. 22, died while trying to shoot three of his officers with a .40-caliber Glock equipped with a...
  • Bush seeks unity on immigration -Reaches out to Democrats to craft new bill (Barf Alert)

    11/27/2006 10:36:38 AM PST · by jmc813 · 102 replies · 1,730+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11-27-2006 | Rick Klein
    The White House is reaching out to leading congressional Democrats on the issue of overhauling immigration, hoping to build a bipartisan coalition to support a "guest worker" program and provide a path to legalized status for many undocumented immigrants, lawmakers and administration officials said. President Bush has expressed an eagerness to work with Democrats on the issue in private meetings with lawmakers and in public statements, as he seeks to strike a new tone with Democrats who will be in control of Congress for the final two years of his presidency. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat who is...
  • Michael Chertoff: U.S. businesses need a guest worker program

    11/12/2006 2:41:26 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 94 replies · 1,611+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12 Nov 2006 | Editorial Board
    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff visited with the editorial board on a recent stop in Dallas. Here are excerpts from the discussion, beginning with the secretary laying out immigration enforcement plans for his agency: We are going to go after systematic, willful violators with heavy criminal cases, where people face real jail time, losing businesses, paying millions and millions of dollars in fines. Because that is the only way you will start to change the behavior that has driven a lot of this activity in. Now, we're going to get a lot of squawking from business, whose basic argument will...