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  • I-9 E-Verify Immigration Compliance - Company Sues Competitor For Employing Undocumented Workers

    06/11/2018 2:30:16 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 20 replies
    Immigration Daily ^ | 30 May 2018 | Bruce Buchanan
    American Elite Molding LLC (AEM), a manufacturer based in Crestview, Florida, is suing a competitor, Advanced Cable Ties Inc. (ACT), for employing undocumented workers.....[AEM] specifically states [that AEM] has lost contracts and had to lower its prices as a result of ACT's alleged labor practices.
  • U.S. May Open Door To More Temporary Immigrant Workers, Trump Aide Says

    06/01/2018 3:57:59 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 17 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 01 June 2018 | Susan Heavey
    The Trump administration is examining ways U.S. industries could hire more immigrant workers on a temporary basis, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday, as data showed the United States unemployment rate at an 18-year low.
  • Microsoft’s Brad Smith fears these 3 things will happen under Trump this summer (Ref: Immigration)

    05/30/2018 10:13:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | May 30, 2018 | Monica Nickelsburg
    Most Pacific Northwesterners spend long, rainy months pining for summer. But Microsoft President Brad Smith is having a hard time celebrating because he sees three clouds on the political horizon. During an appearance at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Tuesday, Smith told Recode’s Kara Swisher that he has three immigration-related concerns that could make this “a tough summer.” If President Donald Trump takes any of the actions Smith warned about, Microsoft employees would be directly impacted. Smith told Swisher he is worried that Republicans and Democrats will fail to reach a compromise on DACA, a program...
  • Trump Praises Guestworkers In Michigan Speech [28 April 2018]

    05/28/2018 3:15:12 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 02 May 2018 | Preston Huennekens
    Trump: "For the farmers its going to get really good. We're going to let your guestworkers come in, because we have to have strong borders, but we have to let your workers in.....But we're gonna let them in because you need them....Guestworkers, don't we agree? We have to have them."
  • At least 13 dead after rare nipah virus breaks out raising fear of global epidemic

    05/28/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    The disease, which kills up to 75% of those infected, starts with flu-like symptoms and causes a brain-swelling condition known as encephalitis. The virus has not yet spread beyond two areas in south India, according to officials, but they have issued a series of warnings to people living in the stricken towns where more than 200 people are being treated in hospitals. Over 25 people are under strict observation and another three are in a critical condition. … There is no vaccine for nipah, which is listed alongside ebola and zika as one of eight priority diseases by the World...
  • More than half of Wipro's workforce in the US now comprises locals: Rishad Premji

    05/28/2018 5:19:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Gadgets Now ^ | May 28, 2018 | Press Trust of India
    NEW YORK: Indian IT services giant Wipro is "localising more" in the US and more than half of its workforce in the country now consists of locals, the company's Chief Strategy Officer Rishad Premji said asserting that the firm is very committed to the US market. Premji, who is Member of the Board at Wipro, said Wipro currently has a workforce of over 14,000 employees in the US and 58 per cent of those are locals. Under the Donald Trump administration, there is heightened scrutiny of the H1B work visa programme, which several lawmakers allege is being abused to replace...
  • DHS Chooses Late Friday Afternoon To Announce 15,000 More H-2B Visas

    05/27/2018 9:48:55 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 62 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 25 May 2018 | David North
    The Department of Homeland Security announced at 3:46 pm today [Friday] that it will allow various U.S. employers 15,000 additional H-2B workers this summer; they will do unskilled, non-agricultural seasonal work...The 15,000 will be in addition to the 66,000 permits in this program that have already been issued in keeping with the long-standing statutory ceiling.
  • Three Cheers for a Tight Labor Market; Let's Not Screw Things Up by Importing More Foreign Workers

    05/25/2018 9:13:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2018 | Mark Krikorian
    The unemployment rate is down, and employers are howling for more immigration because they say they can’t get enough workers.Their howling should be music to our ears.I don’t say this out of any animus — my mom and both grandfathers were small businessmen. Heck, I run a small (non-profit) business myself. But a tight labor market means that our fellow citizens who are the least attractive to employers — and on whose support we collectively spend billions — suddenly become a lot more attractive.Advertisement In other words, a tight labor market is the best social policy. America wins when employers...
  • Immigration crackdown shifts to employers as audits surge

    05/14/2018 8:19:02 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    Seattle Times/AP ^ | 5/14/2018 | Elliot Spagat
    Immigration officials have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country, signaling the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace to create a “culture of compliance” among employers who rely on immigrant labor. Expansive plans also have been drafted for a long-term push to scrutinize employers’ hiring practices more closely. Under a 1986 federal law, companies must verify their employees are authorized to work in the United States by reviewing their documents and verifying to the government the employees’ identity and work authorization. If employers are...
  • Data offer new glimpse into work permit program for H-1B spouses

    05/13/2018 9:56:30 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 11, 2018 | Trisha Thadani
    Immigration officials published data Friday showing a program that gives spouses of H-1B visa holders permission to work in the United States is largely used by Indian women. The release comes just a few weeks before the Department of Homeland Security is expected to propose a rule that would unwind the program, known as the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses.
  • H-1B visa’s tighter rules illegal, tech outsourcers claim in lawsuit

    05/03/2018 12:58:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 3, 2018 | By ETHAN BARON
    A group of outsourcing companies that use the H-1B visa to fill U.S. jobs with foreign workers have filed a lawsuit claiming recent U.S. government restrictions on the visa program are illegal. The legal action attacks a February policy change by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration that imposed tighter requirements on outsourcers seeking H-1B visas, which are intended for jobs requiring specialized skills and a bachelor’s degree or higher. In the suit, two companies and a consortium that has been lobbying Congress over H-1B restrictions claimed Citizenship and Immigration lacked the authority to make the rule changes, and that the alleged...
  • Cutting ‘Old Heads’ at IBM [illegally replaces aged with foreigners]

    04/01/2018 8:41:46 AM PDT · by catnipman · 85 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 3/22/2018 | Peter Gosselin and Ariana Tobin
    It slashed IBM’s U.S. workforce by as much as three-quarters from its 1980s peak, replacing a substantial share with younger, less-experienced and lower-paid workers and sending many positions overseas. ProPublica estimates that in the past five years alone, IBM has eliminated more than 20,000 American employees ages 40 and over, about 60 percent of its estimated total U.S. job cuts during those years. In making these cuts, IBM has flouted or outflanked U.S. laws and regulations intended to protect later-career workers from age discrimination, according to a ProPublica review of internal company documents, legal filings and public records, as well...
  • House Allows H-2B [Low Skill Work Visa] Increase in Omnibus Spending Bill

    03/22/2018 7:11:14 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 41 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 22 March 2018 | Preston Huennekens
    The new spending bill covering the remainder of the fiscal year includes a provision to again allow the Department of Homeland Security to exceed the annual cap on admissions of unskilled non-agricultural workers. This step, if fully implemented by USCIS, potentially would add as many as 63,000 additional H-2B guest workers next year, nearly doubling the size of this program.
  • Anti H1B posters plastered in the heart of Silicon Valley train network BART

    03/18/2018 3:59:04 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 25 replies
    Firstpost ^ | Mar 19, 2018 | Nikhila Natarajan
    Anti H1B posters have been plastered in Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART) train stations, will soon be seen inside trains in the heart of San Francisco Bay Area and will stay there for at least a full month in an ad buy worth $80,000 bang in the middle of the new H1B filing season which opens April 2.BART is among the busiest rapid transport systems in the United States with an average of ~ 425,000 weekday passengers and ~124 million annual passengers in fiscal year 2017.Paid for by Progressives for Immigration Reform, the anti H1B adÂ’s lexicon fans the very...
  • Bay Area members of Congress move to protect work permits for H-1B visa holders’ spouses

    03/14/2018 6:45:42 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 104 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 14, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    Six Bay Area members of Congress have signed onto a letter asking the Department of Homeland Security to scrap a plan to prevent spouses of H-1B visa holders from obtaining work permits. The department in December announced the plan, citing President Donald Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order, and said it would carry out the plan this year. The work-permit program for H-1B holders’ spouses was initiated in 2015 under former President Barack Obama.
  • Immigration Data Portal

    03/12/2018 1:05:13 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 3 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) announces the creation of a new immigration data portal. The portal consolidates government agencies’ most recent immigration statistics in one location, allowing easy access to detailed information on a multitude of key topics in immigration such as crime, illegal immigration, and labor.
  • Goodlatte [GOPe Free Traitor] Allies With Indian Tech-Workers to Boost His Immigration Reform Bill

    03/11/2018 1:06:22 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Mar 2018 | NEIL MUNRO
    The GOP chairman of the House judiciary committee is trying to boost his immigration-reform and DACA-amnesty bill by including a separate bill to accelerate the immigration of Indian and Chinese tech-workers. The separate bill, numbered H.R. 392, allows faster delivery of green cards once Indian or Chinese guest-workers — such as H-1B or L-1 visa workers — get initial approval for immigration. The delivery process does not allow more than 7 percent of each year’s green cards be given to approved people from any single country, so many approved Indian and Chinese workers are stuck in their own country backlogs.[...]
  • Asian Americans Should Take Their Loyalty And Their Vote Somewhere Else

    03/07/2018 12:05:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/07/2018 | Helen Raliegh
    A former employee of YouTube (a subsidiary of Alphabet, parent of Google) alleged in a recently filed lawsuit that YouTube is discriminating against white and Asian men. “YouTube last year stopped hiring white and Asian males for technical positions because they didn’t help the world’s largest video site achieve its goals for improving diversity,” the suit alleges. Liberal discrimination against white men is nothing new, but many people are caught by surprise to see such explicit discrimination against Asian males in the name of diversity from one of the most progressive companies in one of the most liberal zip codes....
  • Federal Government Gives $2 Billion If Businesses Hire Aliens Over Americans

    03/06/2018 10:52:53 AM PST · by LibertyFound · 22 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | March 6, 2018 | Dylan Scott
    Small Businesses Get $2 Billion If They Hire Alien Grads Instead Of American Grads The Federal government is still incentivizing businesses to favor immigrants over Americans, to the tune of $2 billion in subsidies across the country, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. They do this via the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. This program by the Federal government provides money to businesses that discriminate against American citizens in favor of immigrant ones. At this point, this is just par for the course. According to the CIS, this program was used to scrape $2 billion from the Federal tax...
  • Bannon Hits Silicon Valley’s Mass Immigration: ‘We’ve Got to Start Protecting Citizens

    03/07/2018 12:44:47 PM PST · by NobleFree · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2018 | JOHN BINDER
    American workers need to be protected from “the ravages of global wage competition,” former Breitbart News Executive Chairman and White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon says in a new interview with GQ magazine.While railing against the mass importation of foreign workers to supply Silicon Valley, California’s tech industry hub and its corporations with cheap labor, Bannon said that, specifically, the H-1B visa is contributing to pushing working-class Americans out of the tech industry. [...]