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  • Washington Post: How anti-immigrant attitudes are fueling support for Donald Trump

    11/25/2015 5:16:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2015 | By Michael Tesler
    Political commentators have asserted for months that Donald Trump’s dominance of the Republican presidential field is fueled by his anti-immigrant rhetoric. As Thomas Edsall put it: Donald Trump's success is no surprise. The public and the press have focused on his defiant rejection of mannerly rhetoric, his putting into words of what others think privately. But the more important truth is that a half-century of Republican policies on race and immigration have made the party the home of an often angry and resentful white constituency -- a constituency that is now politically mobilized in the face of demographic upheaval. This...
  • Secure the Border to Protect American Interests (Ted Cruz's OpEd)

    11/20/2015 5:36:05 PM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 20th, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Last week I introduced a bold immigration plan to secure the border, restore the rule of law, and reform legal immigration in a way that protects Americans. My plan safeguards Americans’ jobs and fortifies our national security. Just hours after I announced the plan, the need to secure the border became all the more evident as ISIS coordinated multiple, gruesome attacks on Paris and Beirut.I have stood with millions of Americans who understand the dangers of a porous national border, the foolhardiness of President Obama’s amnesty, and the lunacy of accepting tens of thousands of Syrian refugees. Americans see the...
  • H-1B reform right on time

    11/20/2015 9:30:32 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2015 | Ian M. Smith
    Last week, a bipartisan pair of senators, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), introduced a pro-American H-1B reform bill aimed at ending the chronic abuses of the long-compromised guest-worker program. The timing could not have been better. Not only has the New York Times just begun a new series of reports on H-1B abuse, but also just released is Michelle Malkin's latest tour de force Sold Out which skewers the program and looks to be one of the more important books this presidential cycle. Even traders on Wall Street think the Grassley-Durbin bill's serious. H-1B outsourcer Tata Consulting declined...
  • How Ted Cruz Became a Jeff Sessions Republican

    11/18/2015 6:41:14 AM PST · by Isara · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | November 18, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Cruz has long supported higher levels of legal immigration. When he cited concerns over wages and subsequently backtracked on increasing the levels of guest workers and legal immigrants, many saw a new policy intended to appeal to Republican grass roots, but also the influence of the Senate's foremost immigration hawk. The controversial argument that immigrants, both legal and illegal, are depressing the wages of the lower and middle class has become something of a calling card for Alabama senator Jeff Sessions. Over the past decade, his office has essentially served as ground zero for the war against comprehensive immigration reform...
  • Ted Cruz's Pro-American Immigration Reform Plan Show He's Not Marco Rubio

    11/16/2015 4:05:30 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-16-2015 | Julia Hahn
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% drew his sharpest distinction yet with donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% last Friday by releasing an in-depth, pro-American immigration plan. The new plan helps Cruz counter what he says is Rubio’s “blazingly, on-its-face false” argument that both Senators share similar positions on immigration. Last week, Cruz attacked Rubio for joining Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama in fighting “tooth and nail to try to jam… amnesty down the throats of the American people.” Following the criticism, Rubio told reporters that Cruz “proposed legalizing people that were here illegally. He proposed giving them work permits....

    11/13/2015 12:41:21 PM PST · by Isara · 110 replies ^ | November 13, 2015
    SECURE THE BORDER, RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW, AND PROTECT AMERICANS "It's not that we don't know how to solve illegal immigration. What is missing is the political will to get it done. And, as president, I will get it done. We will secure the borders." - Ted CruzSummaryWe have a serious immigration problem in America. The American people understand that we must reverse the policies that invite criminals and terrorists to defy the law, allow manipulation of our generous immigration system, and reward illegal immigrants for their actions. Sadly, while the Obama Administration ignores our immigration laws and abuses...
  • Ted Cruz immigration plan to suspend high-skilled visas, sharply increase deportations

    11/13/2015 3:02:04 PM PST · by Isara · 57 replies
    US News ^ | Nov. 13, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    <p>ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday vowed to suspend a program that gives work visas to highly skilled immigrants, reversing his position on the program as part of an aggressive immigration plan designed to appeal to the GOP's most conservative wing.</p>

    11/13/2015 12:31:13 PM PST · by Isara · 24 replies ^ | November 13, 2015
    "It's not that we don't know how to solve illegal immigration. What is missing is the political will to get it done. And, as president, I will get it done. We will secure the borders." - Ted CruzSECURE THE BORDERA Cruz Administration's first priority for immigration reform will be to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. We will: Build a wall that works. The unsecured border with Mexico invites illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorists to tread on American soil. I will complete the wall.Triple the number of Border Patrol agents. Securing the border is the federal government's obligation. I will dedicate the...
  • Ted Cruz Does Not Support H1-B Visa Increase, Program Must Be Reformed to Protect American Workers

    11/12/2015 1:29:53 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 166 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/12/2015
    Ted Cruz, in an interview with Laura Ingraham was asked about his position on H1-B Visas. Ted explains his position now as opposed to his position in 2013. Cruz and Sessions are crafting legislation to reform the H1-B program and to deal with he abuses that are harming American workers. The entire interview is excellent and the H1-B visa issue discussion begins around the 7:50 mark.
  • Michelle Malkin: The Myth of H-1B Job Creation

    11/12/2015 4:37:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 13, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Every day brings new headlines, ignored by the Washington press corps, of U.S. workers losing their livelihoods to cheap H1-B visa replacements. Just this week, Computerworld reported: "Fury and fear in Ohio as IT jobs go to India." Yet, it remains an article of faith among Big Business flacks and Beltway hacks that H-1B not only protects American jobs, but also fuels miraculous job growth. The myths are recycled and regurgitated by the likes of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who claims that "foreign-born STEM workers complement the American workforce, they don't take American jobs." Bill Gates, citing the National Foundation...
  • Michelle Malkin: Media 'sold out' American workers on immigration

    11/12/2015 6:36:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/12/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    Michelle Malkin called out the press for its "reluctance, unwillingness and ideological opposition" to thoroughly cover the H-1B visa program at a Washington, D.C. discussion Thursday. The leading conservative author claimed that the mainstream media's reluctance to investigate abuses of the 25-year-old visa program has helped speed the transfer of IT jobs from American workers to cheaper foreign labor. Americans who have been fired and then forced to train their foreign replacements would act out together if the media reported the trend, said guest panelist Leo Perrero. Perrero is a 20-year veteran of the IT field. He was laid off...
  • Ted Cruz Hits GOP Field Over Immigration After Debate

    11/12/2015 8:58:13 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 143 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 12 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    KINGSTON, New Hamsphire -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz hit on immigration topics early and often Wednesday in his first public event a day after the Republican presidential debate, looking to sharpen contrasts with GOP rivals -- including Senator Marco Rubio -- on the contentious issue. "Last night, you listened to one Republican after another who said, 'Gosh, it would be mean to enforce our immigration laws,'" Cruz said at a Veterans Day town hall in New Hampshire. "And I would point out, by the way, everyone talks about how compassionate it is to grant amnesty to 12 million people here...
  • Santorum targets Cruz on immigration

    11/03/2015 5:18:50 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 86 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 11/02/2015 | Ed Tibbets
    Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took aim Monday at a rival who has been getting a lot of buzz in Iowa lately, Sen. Ted Cruz. Santorum said Cruz, a Texas Republican, falls short on immigration. Santorum, who is lagging in the polls, was in Davenport on Sunday night for a house party. Monday morning, he spoke to about two dozen people at Scott County Republican Party headquarters. The former Pennsylvania senator, who has made curbs on immigration a key part of his campaign, renewed complaints that Cruz has proposed a significant increase in the number of H-1B visas, which are...
  • Disney's Bob Iger is on the ball with Carson's NFL stadium project

    11/11/2015 9:25:50 PM PST · by 867V309 · 8 replies
    latimes ^ | 11-11-2015 | Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno
    ... said Faulconer, who urged the owners to give the city until June, when it would have an initiative for $350 million in public financing on the ballot.
  • Senators Grassley, Durbin Push for H-1B, L-1 Visa Reforms

    11/11/2015 12:09:13 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 30 replies
    eNews Park Forest ^ | November 10, 2015
    U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Dick Durbin, Assistant Democratic Leader, today are introducing bipartisan legislation that would reform the H-1B visa program, consistent with Congress's original intent, by ensuring that qualified American workers are given the first opportunity at high-skilled job opportunities. The legislation makes reforms to increase enforcement, modify wage requirements and ensure protection for American workers as well as visa holders. Grassley and Durbin first introduced this legislation in 2007 and have been long-time proponents of H-1B reform. "The H-1B visa program was never meant to replace qualified American workers, but it...
  • The Trump Way on Immigration Suits Republicans, Poll Shows

    11/11/2015 9:17:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 81 replies ^ | Posted at 12:08 p.m. today | Lindsey McPherson
    Republicans need to make gains with Hispanic voters in 2016, but that reality is complicated by the fact that more adults support Donald Trump’s hard-line stance on immigration, a new Economist Group/YouGov Poll finds.A whopping 49 percent of Republicans and independents who lean to the GOP say Trump is the presidential candidate who can best handle the issue — well ahead of Marco Rubio with 10 percent GOP support, Ted Cruz with 7 percent and Jeb Bush at 5 percent.The divide in the GOP over how to address issues stemming from illegal immigration spilled over in the fourth Republican presidential debate...
  • Fury and fear in Ohio as IT jobs go to India

    11/10/2015 6:35:42 AM PST · by Utilizer · 24 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Nov 9, 2015 3:03 AM PT | Patrick Thibodeau
    The IT workers at Cengage Learning in the company's Mason, Ohio offices learned of their fates game-show style. First, they were told to gather in a large conference room. There were vague remarks from an IT executive about a "transition." Slides were shown that listed employee names, directing them to one of three rooms where they would be told specifically what was happening to them. Some employees were cold with worry. The biggest group, those getting pink slips, were told to remain in the large conference room. Workers directed to go through what we'll call Door No. 2, were offered...
  • Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the U.S.

    11/10/2015 9:25:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Nov 2015 | Julia Preston
    Théo Négri, a young software engineer from France, had come up with so many novel ideas at his job at an Internet start-up in San Francisco that the American entrepreneur who hired him wanted to keep him on. So he helped Mr. Négri apply for a three-year work visa for foreign professionals with college degrees and specialized skills, mainly in technology and science. With his master’s degree from a French university and advanced computer abilities, Mr. Négri seemed to fit the bill. But his application for the H-1B visa was denied, and he had to leave the United States. Back...
  • Fury and fear in Ohio as IT jobs go to India: IT workers are training their replacements

    11/09/2015 11:39:23 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 83 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Nov 9, 2015 | Patrick Thibodeau
    The IT workers at Cengage Learning in the company's Mason, Ohio offices learned of their fates game-show style. First, they were told to gather in a large conference room. There were vague remarks from an IT executive about a "transition." Slides were shown that listed employee names, directing them to one of three rooms where they would be told specifically what was happening to them. Some employees were cold with worry. The biggest group, those getting pink slips, were told to remain in the large conference room. Workers directed to go through what we'll call Door No. 2, were offered...
  • When high-tech corporations take the low road to cheaper labor

    11/05/2015 10:55:41 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 29 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | Nov 5, 2015 | Jonette Christian
    Last year, the Walt Disney Corp. fired 250 tech workers and required them to train their foreign replacements.Southern California Edison did the same to 500 IT workers, saving $20 million annually by paying their replacements barely half of what the fired employees earned. Fired Americans have also trained their foreign replacements at Toys R Us, New York Life, Harley-Davidson, Cargill, Pfizer, Northeast Utilities and others.Training your foreign replacement is euphemistically called "knowledge transfer." And when it's complete, companies often offshore the entire division overseas.U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has introduced the "I-Squared" bill, which would more than triple the number...
  • Was That Bernie Blasting Corporate Welfare? Nope. Koch.

    11/03/2015 7:03:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who said it? "Get rid of all this corporatism, this corporate welfare . . . I would love to have the government stop this corporate welfare--that's what I want . . . This is a huge racket that's wrecking the country." Did you guess Bernie Sanders? Probably not because you read the headline. Yet no one could be blamed for thinking it was Sanders. But indeed, it was Charles Koch, who said it in an interview with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski that aired on today's Morning Joe. Charles Koch--one of the infamous Koch brothers that the MSM and Dems...
  • With Ex-Im Reauthorization Passage in House, Just Follow the Money

    11/02/2015 9:09:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 2, 2015 | David Williams
    The millions of dollars of corporate lobbying for reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank seems to have finally paid off. Despite the fact that taxpayers won a victory when Congress allowed the beleaguered, corruption-laden bank to expire on June 30, a group of weak-willed Republicans, led by Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), joined with Democrats and used a little known and rarely used tool called a "discharge petition" to resurrect the Bank from the dead. The House of Representatives has abandoned common sense as Boeing's Bank may be coming back. The discharge petition circumvented the authority of the House Financial...
  • GOP Debate: Trump Did Call Rubio ‘Zuckerberg’s Personal Senator’

    10/28/2015 6:48:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Oct 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Donald Trump was doing well at the GOP Debate on Wednesday evening until a blunder in which he claimed not to have called Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) “Mark Zuckerberg’s personal senator.” Moderator Becky Quick–who had been aggressive with all of the candidates–asked Trump about the quote in the context of his policy on H1-B visas for skilled immigrants. Trump denied having said the line: “”I never said that.” He then suggested that Jeb Bush may have been to blame for the quote, and accused the moderators of “really doing some bad fact-checking.” Quick apologized, though it was not clear she...
  • Ahead of GOP Debate, Two Ex-Disney Workers Displaced by H1B Foreigners Speak Out for First Time

    10/28/2015 11:08:07 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Oct 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    [...] But when Disney lets go of more than 250 employees at once, something doesnt add up These highly specialized tech fields yield average salaries in the $100,000 range, but for the younger, foreign workers their median salary is about 62,000 some even less, according to published reports. In response, Disney acknowledges it outsourced Powers and Perreros jobs to Indian workers [...]
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former employees speak out about Disney's outsourcing of high-tech jobs

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Just months before the holidays and on the heels of a great performance review, no less. A VP invites David Powers and Leo Perrero into his office, both expecting pats on the back. Instead they hear the dreaded words: You are being laid off. "When a guillotine falls down on you, in that moment you're dead... and I was dead," says former Disney employee David Powers.
  • Disney, the H-1B Visa Program and Some Insight Into Who Marco Rubio Really Is...

    10/28/2015 9:55:26 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 38 replies
    ABC News 7 WWSB ^ | October 26, 2015 | Rebecca Vargas
    This is a link to a newscast from ABC Channel 7, WWSB, in Sarasota, Florida. It contains an interview with two former Disney workers who were replaced by Indian nationals on H-1B visas - after they trained their replacements. What's especially telling is the commentary by the reporter, Rebeccca Vargas, at the end of the video in which she states that Marco Rubio "wants to expand the H-1B visa program."
  • A different side to the H-1B debate [Fox News gives platform to Dum corporatist shill]

    10/26/2015 10:55:15 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 37 replies ^ | October 26, 2015 | Bill Richardson (Dummycrat)
    [Not quoting a word of this Dum's iognorant shilling for corporatist oligarchs - just noting with disgust that Fox News has given him a platform.]
  • Crushing Fundamental Transformation [LEGAL immigration]

    10/26/2015 8:02:36 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 11 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | Oct. 26, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    A column written by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) should be required reading for those appalled by the fundamental transformation of America. Their warning couldnt be clearer. America is about to break every known immigration record. And yet you are unlikely to hear a word about it, they write. The Census Bureau projects that the foreign-born share of the U.S. population will soon eclipse the highest levels ever documented, and will continue surging to new record highs each year to come. The numbers are daunting. As recently as the 1970s, fewer than one in 21 U.S....
  • Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Warning To Donald Trump: "Policy Differences" Coming Soon

    10/22/2015 6:49:14 PM PDT · by Isara · 438 replies
    CBN ^ | October 22, 2015 | David Brody
    In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Ted Cruz says he has a plan to begin highlighting, policy differences between him and Donald Trump. There are plenty of policy differences and there may well come a time when we start highlighting those more, Cruz tells The Brody File. In a political campaign there are seasons and phases to itas the race narrows down, as people start making choices, we may see some more policy contrasts. Cruz has been climbing in the polls and has the money to make a serious run at the nomination. Hes been courting evangelical voters...
  • The Zombie Programmers Awaken ... and they're pretty tetchy [SunTrust]

    10/22/2015 2:12:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Register ^ | 10/22/15 | Dominic Connor
    Some HR person at Atlanta's SunTrust Banks has come up with what they genuinely believe is a clever idea after dumping 100 of its IT staff, the billion-dollar financial institution is requiring them to remain available to help out for free for two years.You can see how this makes sense; weve all had co-workers leave and then realised that they were the only one who understood some ancient REXX (ask your dad) or were the only actual F# programmer in the building (Visual F# and Visual C# are not even vaguely similar). As a new grad I found myself...
  • Laid Off Disney Worker Heads To The Hill To Dispel Four H-1b Myths

    10/21/2015 8:02:25 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    One of the tech workers Disney laid off in January ismeeting with Senate staffers Monday to describe his experience at Disney and dispel common misconceptions about the H-1Bvisa program.The ex-Disney workerismeeting behind closed doors with Senate staffers from several offices, he told The Daily Caller News Foundation. These include Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and Republican senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz. His goal is to personally explain the Disney situation and try to dispel fourmyths he says politicans are being fed from the tech giants.(RELATED: Qualcomm Lays Off 4,500 Workers While Demanding More H-1bs)Nelson asked...
  • Banks severance deal requires IT workers to be on call for two years

    10/19/2015 6:24:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 110 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 10/19/15 | Patrick Thibodeau
    SunTrust Banks in Atlanta is laying off about 100 IT workers as it moves work offshore. But this layoff is unusual for what it is asking of the soon-to-be displaced workers: The bank's severance agreement requires terminated employees to remain available for two years to provide help if needed, including in-person assistance, and to do so without compensation. Many of the affected IT employees, who are now training their replacements, have years of experience and provide the highest levels of technical support. The proof of their ability may be in the severance requirement, which gives the bank a way to...
  • Feds dangle $12,000 bonus to firms that hire foreign students

    10/20/2015 6:47:04 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/2015 | Paul Bedard
    The Department of Homeland Security is readying a plan to expand a program that pays U.S. employers to hire foreign STEM students taught in America, a move that could end up punishing American college grads and even the elderly, according to an immigration think tank. In pushing to allow more foreign students into the so-called "optional practical training program," DHS said that it will help businesses and colleges by keeping those foreign students in the U.S. following their American-taught science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, curriculum. But the Center for Immigration Studies said it will punish American STEM students...
  • Would A Speaker [Paul] Ryan Push Through Amnesty?

    10/19/2015 11:32:49 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 19 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 12 October 2015 | Mark Krikorian
    In his still-hypothetical bid for the Speakership, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has secured the coveted endorsement of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), probably the most strident voice for amnesty in Congress. Gutierrez told MSBNC: "He would be good for the country. He would be good for the Republican Party. Paul Ryan is the kind of individual that would work with people on the other side of the aisle and that's what we need."
  • Marco Rubio: Disney's outsourcing 'enabler'?

    10/19/2015 10:41:23 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 17, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Nevada construction worker Paul Arnold will be standing out front of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Saturday with his 8-year-old son, leading a protest and calling for a boycott of the iconic American company for its anti-American hiring policies. But more than anything he said hell be protesting the policies of GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was Disneys decision to fire 250 tech workers in its IT department and force them to train their foreign replacements. The Indian workers who will replace them will come to America on H1B guest worker visas and earn about $62,000 per year,...
  • Trump: I Agree With Changing Legal Immigration Away From Family-Based System

    10/17/2015 2:52:07 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 16 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump expressed agreement with changing the legal immigration system away from a family-based system and towards a merit-based system on Saturdays Larry Kudlow Show. Trump, after discussing his ideas on illegal immigration, was asked, In your view, can we fix the system in many ways, one way would be, instead of having a family-based system, why cant we do it on the basis of education, of their potential contributions to America, you know, have a different criteria, completely? He responded, Oh, I agree. Look, Im all for that, sure, sure. Well, how about, when they go...
  • Ann Coulter: If Immigration Continues Like This, We Will Have 100 Years of Obamas

    10/16/2015 9:13:04 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 80 replies ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas Ann Coulter was in Houston promoting her book Adios, America! when she warned that If immigration continues the way it has been going, we are looking at 100 years of President Obamas. She explained, this is the reason Immigration is the one overriding issue for the entire country for all-time. Coulter was speaking to a large audience in a university auditorium who had gathered to hear her and Hugh Hewitt. The event was sponsored by AM1070 The Answer and the Sam Malone Radio Show. At the beginning of her speech she told them, If you have been...
  • Crowdfunding immigration reporting that crowds out American workers

    10/15/2015 9:14:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 18 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Oct 15th 2015 | Jeremy Beck
    TheSan Francisco ChronicleandThe Nationare headlining a series of crowdfunding campaigns to sponsor new immigration reporting throughBeacon, which is offering$3 million in matching grants.According toBeacon's website:"The most effective way to fund journalism is by pairing small, individual pledges from the crowd with larger pledges from the most passionate people."TheSan FranciscoChronicleis seeking $15,000 to fund"The Faces Behind the H-1B Debate,"who, according to the crowdfunding page, are"the would-be immigrants who want them and the companies that stand to benefit from a loosening of regulations."Hmm...anyone missingthere? TheChronicleis looking for human interest stories, but only from certain quarters:"We dont want to explore the pro/con arguments....
  • Clinton Was For Outsourcing Before She Was Against It [offshoring]

    10/14/2015 7:36:18 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    One of Hillary Clintons biggest supporters attempted to spin the Democratic frontrunners long history of supporting outsourcing ahead of the first Democratic primary debate.Former Michigan Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a top executive at pro-Clinton Super PAC Correct the Record, told MSNBC that Clinton opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Obamas trade deal with a dozen Asian countries, because of her opposition to outsourcing.She doesnt want to be party to the continual offshoring of American jobs, Granholm said. She has seen that. Thats what she saw when she was representing New York up in Buffalo when they lost jobs.However, as a...
  • Here are the immigration positions of the candidates ... for the next House Speaker

    10/13/2015 12:21:45 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 24 replies ^ | Oct. 13th 2015 | Chris Chmielenski
    When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for House Speaker, it opened it up to a new field of Republican Representatives being touted for the position. Most of the media's attention has been on former Vice Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Ryan has even earned the endorsement of amnesty advocate Rep. Luis Gutierrez! Ryan's position on immigration is fairly straightforward; he supports work permits and legal status for illegal aliens and he supports massive increases in legal immigration. NumbersUSA is not making endorsements on who the next House Speaker should be. And we know...
  • Foreign Worker Program Could Run Out of Time

    10/13/2015 10:32:41 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 5 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | October 12, 2015 | David North
    This should be an interesting (if Inside-the-Beltway) race to watch.The federal district court in Washington has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security must rewrite the regulations for the OPT program which provides scores of thousands of jobs for recent alien college grads without any supporting legislation. The current timetable is that the new proposed regs must be ready for publication by this Thursday, October 15, or else the OPT program will come to a halt in February.The proposed new DHS regs are before the Office of Management and Budget and the question is: Can that agency move fast...
  • Ted Cruzs cynical appeal

    10/13/2015 8:17:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    The irony of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is that he claims to be the champion of outsiders, yet he is as conventional a politician as you will find. For starters, hes got two Ivy League degrees and worked outside government (Senate, Texas solicitor general, Bush 43 staffer, court clerk) for a fraction of his adult life (less than 30 percent or five of 18 years). He is as much a cause of partisan gridlock and dysfunction as anyone, taking joy in riling up the base and blaming liberal elites, fanning the flames of anti-immigrant sentiment (both his own determination to...
  • Club for Growth says $1 million ad buy hurt Trump

    10/12/2015 7:45:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    A conservative economic organization says its anti-Donald Trump ad campaign is one reason for the billionaire's sinking numbers in Iowa. More than three weeks ago Club for Growth launched a $1 million TV buy in Iowa. The ad buy may have helped. In a new poll of likely Iowa caucus participants conducted by Basswood Research, Trump has fallen into second place behind Dr. Ben Carson, 21 to 16 percent. Marco Rubio is five points behind Trump in third place. The Hill reports the survey questioned 500 likely GOP caucus-goers and Club for Growth commissioned the poll.
  • Obama Prepares Give-Away of White-Collar Jobs And Citizenship To Foreign Graduates

    10/07/2015 8:00:06 PM PDT · by bushwon · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 28, 2015 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obamas deputies are quietly hacking a gap through immigration regulations to allow them to import hundreds of thousands of university-trained foreign workers for jobs sought by American college grads. Theyre bending immigration law until it almost breaks, says Ian Smith, a lawyer at the Immigration Reform Law Institute. The Obama-hack, he added, should be fixed by Congress or a judge The regulatory hack is part of Obamas broad immigration-boosting alliance with Fortune 500 Companies and the GOPs establishment. In 2013 and 2014, most but not all of his prior amnesty and immigration plans were blocked by...
  • Right Now There Are 102.6 Million Working Age Americans That Do Not Have A Job

    10/07/2015 7:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    TEC ^ | 10/07/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The federal government uses very carefully manipulated numbers to cover up the crushing economic depression that is going on in this nation. For the month of September, the federal government told us that 142,000 jobs were added to the economy. If that was actually true, that would barely be enough to keep up with population growth. Sadly, the truth is that the real numbers were actually far worse than that. The unadjusted numbers show that the U.S. economy actually lost 248,000 jobs in September and the government added more than a million Americans to the “not in the labor force”...
  • Americas Tech Exec Savior': Marco Rubio Promotes H-1B, Immigration Platform to Supporters

    10/07/2015 8:50:31 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Oct 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    [...] Rubio went on to tell the crowd of his plan for thetripling ofH-1B visas for skilled workers, which he hopes to achieve by seeing the passage ofhisbipartisan I-Squared (Immigration Innovation) bill which would be responsible for the outsourcing of even more American jobs to the immigrants who hold them.The I-Squared bill has received tremendous backing from tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Larry Ellison of Oracleand Bob Iger of Disney. Zuckerbergs lobbying arm has also played a key role in pushing for these H-1B reforms. President Todd Schulte recently falsely suggested that for every H-1B visa...
  • Toys R Us Forces U.S. College Grads To Train Their H-1B Foreign Replacements

    10/06/2015 4:31:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Toys R Us is the latest in a string of U.S. companies that has been caught forcing their American employees to train foreign college-grads to take the Americans jobs, via a process known as knowledge transfer. An expose by the New York Times revealed in detail how the renowned childrens toy-chain brought in eight workers from the global outsourcing company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The Indians shadowed employees, mainly in accounting, and produced intricate manuals for TCS workers in India to take over these jobs. By late June, the jobs had been transferred overseas and 67 employees had been laid...
  • Stunning Numbers on Legal Immigration

    10/05/2015 7:07:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Rush ^ | October 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is not gonna be a shock to some of you, but the very fact that it appears in the Associated Press... It's a paean to Ted Kennedy and his foresight in the 1965 Immigration Act. "It was considered a symbolic move -- President Lyndon Johnson going to the Statue of Liberty and signing an immigration bill that gave people from every country in the world an equal chance to come to America. "The president himself described the legislation as less than revolutionary. 'It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not reshape the structure of our...
  • Job theft in broad daylight as U.S. firms scam the visa game

    10/05/2015 7:59:27 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 5, 2015
    Paragons of American corporate citizenship are perverting an immigration program that was designed to boost the countrys high-tech economy. The U.S. Department of Labor has let businesses as prominent as Walt Disney World and Toys R Us use a special category of work-related visas not only to cut costs but to send jobs overseas. President Obama wants immigration reform? Its never going to happen this way. So-called H-1B visas are intended to admit into the U.S. highly educated, highly skilled workers whose talents are desperately needed. For example, a company may apply to bring computer engineers from abroad if it...
  • Cutting Michigan's Income Tax Would Also Lessen Corporate Welfare Burden

    10/05/2015 6:30:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/20/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan lawmakers who would like to cut the states personal income tax rate may have found their way eased by a largely overlooked benefit: A rate cut would reduce the amount the state owes to corporations that are benefiting from extensive tax breaks and outright cash subsidies granted by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority during former Gov. Jennifer Granholm's administration. The states liability to these corporations was revealed earlier this year, and shocked lawmakers preparing to adopt a budget for the coming fiscal year. Under a program repealed in 2011, corporations were granted some $9.38 billion in tax credits. The...