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  • US intelligence accuses China of using student spies to steal secrets

    02/02/2019 11:21:03 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/02/19 | Tal Axelrod
    U.S. intelligence officials say China is using students studying in the U.S. to steal secrets and spy on other Chinese people, according to a CNN feature published Friday. Current and former intelligence officials, lawmakers and several experts told CNN that Beijing inserts spies into the 350,000 students China sends to the U.S. every year to undermine American industries and recruit more potential spies. "We assess that China's intelligence services will exploit the openness of American society, especially academia and the scientific community, using a variety of means," according to the intelligence community's World Wide Threat Assessment released Tuesday. Multiple former...
  • Undocumented Population Up In Texas, Despite Nationwide Decline

    01/18/2019 10:40:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Houston Public Media ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Elizabeth Trovall
    Texas’ undocumented immigrant population grew 5% over the last seven years, according to information provided by the Center for Migration Studies. Nationwide, however, the undocumented population decreased by 9%, according to a new report by the center. Though the state’s undocumented population now includes 75,000 fewer Mexicans, more people are coming from countries like El Salvador, Honduras and India. “The entire undocumented population living in Texas, including Mexico and every other country, actually increased by 95,000,” said Center for Migration Studies researcher Bob Warren. The report also showed that nationwide 62% of undocumented immigrants came to the U.S. by overstaying...
  • Trump tweet on upcoming changes to H1B

    01/11/2019 10:28:07 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship. We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S.
  • A border wall would stop less than half of illegal immigration, report says

    01/04/2019 8:36:26 AM PST · by bgill · 92 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Jan, 4, 2019 | Simon Williams
    The report says one-third of recent undocumented immigrants came to the U.S. through the southern border and the rest overstayed a visa. CBS says according to the latest data from the Center for Migration Studies, about 42 percent of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. came legally on work visas and stayed after they expired. Pew Research Center says the undocumented population hit a 12-year low in 2016 and from 2011 to 2016, a little over 500,000 Mexicans illegally entered at the southern border. That’s down from more than 2 million in 2007, CBS reports. CBS says as of September...
  • New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support to ISIS

    11/27/2018 8:55:49 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies
    https://www.justice.gov ^ | November 26, 2018 | unknown
    Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, of Brentwood, New York, pleaded guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
  • Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Workers to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens

    11/06/2018 9:09:34 PM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06 Nov 2018 | Yang Jie, Shayndi Raice and Eric Morath
    The Taiwanese supplier to Apple must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive tax and other ‘performance-based’ benefits Foxconn Technology is considering bringing in personnel from China to help staff a large facility under construction in southern Wisconsin as it struggles to find engineers and other workers in one of the tightest labor markets in the U.S. The company, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc., has been trying to tap Chinese engineers through internal transfers to supplement staffing for the Wisconsin plant, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • Trump’s Deputies Are Ending Obama-Created Outsourcing Program

    10/23/2018 4:55:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Oct 2018 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump’s deputies have announced they will soon cancel the work permits which were awarded to 100,000 foreign visitors under a controversial outsourcing program created by President Barack Obama. The planned November announcement of the cancellation will be a boost to millions of U.S. professionals — young and old — who lose opportunities, jobs, and salaries to the many visa-workers imported by companies and investors. Many U.S. graduates have already lost jobs and salaries because the federal government allows U.S. companies to outsource their jobs to a low-wage workforce of roughly 1.5 million imported college-graduates. The foreign workers —...
  • Trump administration begins denying visas to some same-sex partners of foreign diplomats

    10/01/2018 8:27:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/18 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    The Trump administration has begun denying visas to some unmarried, same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and employees of the United Nations, Foreign Policy reported on Monday. The administration is requiring couples already in the United States to show proof that they’ve married by Dec. 31, 2018 or to leave the country within 30 days. The outlet noted that this new policy means at least 10 unmarried U.N. employees currently in the country will have to get married in order for their partners’ visas to be extended. Since the 2015 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, U.S. policy has dictated that...
  • Horowitz Visa Mastercard cut off payments based on SPLC hate-group label

    08/23/2018 2:07:30 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 08/23/2018 | Lucas Nolan
    The David Horowitz Freedom Center has had their donation processing system blocked by Visa and Mastercard allegedly following a campaign by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The David Horowitz Freedom Center stated in a recent email that its ability to accept donations by credit card has been disabled by both Visa and Mastercard following a campaign by the SPLC to label the Freedom Center as a hate group. This situation comes shortly after Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch was forced off the funding platform Patreon following pressure from Mastercard. The Freedom Center is the next target of the SPLC, and...
  • Two Countries Refuse To Take Back Deportees – Trump Makes Them Immediately Regret It

    07/12/2018 9:32:58 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Red Right Videos ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tori McNabb
    And this is how it’s done, folks. It’s now being reported that the Trump administration isn’t fooling around when it comes to nations not wanting to take in their own citizens who decide disrespect our nation by coming here illegally. The Department of Homeland Security has now announced that the administration has hit some government officials from Burma and Laos with visa sanctions as punishment for both countries’ refusal to take back their own citizens that the U.S. was caught in our nation illegally and is in the process of trying to deport. The U.S. embassy in Rangoon, Burma, has...
  • Visa network crashes and sparks card payment chaos (Europe)

    06/01/2018 11:02:59 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 86 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/1/2018 | Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jun/01/visa-card-network-crashes-and-sparks-payment-chaos Visa network crashes and sparks card payment chaos Millions left unable to pay in shops, petrol stations and railway stations across UK and Europe Payment chaos after Visa network crashes – live updates Patrick Collinson Fri 1 Jun 2018 12.40 EDT
  • U.S. to shorten length of visas for some Chinese citizens: White House

    05/30/2018 7:32:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | MAY 30, 2018
    U.S. to shorten length of visas for some Chinese citizens: White House NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - The U.S. government plans to shorten the length of visas issued to some Chinese citizens as part of a strategy to prevent intellectual property theft by U.S. rivals, a White House official said on Tuesday. The U.S. State Department will implement measures from June 11 to “enhance security for some Chinese visa applicants,” the official said. The change would come as President Donald Trump’s administration attempts to crack down on what it says is theft of U.S. intellectual property by China. “Going forward, a...
  • 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...
  • Trump to end deportation protection for Liberians

    03/28/2018 9:06:00 AM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | Mar. 27, 2018 | Jill Colven
    The Trump administration is ending a program that allows citizens of Liberia living in the U.S. to avoid deportation. But it's allowing a one-year "wind-down" period to ease their return. Liberians have been eligible for Deferred Enforcement Departure since 1999. The program, which began under President Bill Clinton, and was extended during the Bush and Obama administrations, allows people from the country to live and work legally in the U.S. It's similar to another program called "Temporary Protected Status," which the Trump administration also has worked to scale back. In a memorandum issued Tuesday, President Donald Trump said Liberia is...
  • GOP Leaders Expand H-2B Visa-Worker Program

    03/22/2018 6:25:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    The GOP’s business-first leadership has expanded the H-2B visa-worker program, so reducing marketplace pressure on companies to offer higher wages to Americans just months before the November election. The pre-election giveaway is buried on page 1760 of the 2232-page 2018 omnibus bill, where language allows the Department of Homeland Security to greatly expand the size of the H-2B visa-worker program up to roughly 100,000 imported workers: SEC. 205. Notwithstanding the [66,000] numerical limitation set forth in section 214(g)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(g)(1)(B)), the Secretary of Homeland Security, after consultation with the Secretary of Labor, and...
  • Visa Refuses to Cut Ties with Semi-Automatic Rifle Manufacturers

    03/10/2018 4:47:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Visa rejected calls to cut ties with semi-automatic rifle manufacturers by announcing it is not their job to “[set] restrictions on the sale of lawful goods and services.” Their announcement comes after an anti-Second Amendment campaign resulted in over dozen companies cutting ties with the NRA. It also follows a New York Times’ suggestion that Visa and Mastercard could circumvent Congress and restrict “assault weapon” sales by refusing business with “assault weapon” manufacturers and/or dealers. According to CBS San Francisco, Visa received a petition with 150,000 signatures, asking the credit card company to refuse to process purchases of “assault weapons.”
  • NBC News Sympathizes with Illegal Aliens Facing Deportation

    12/12/2017 12:51:42 PM PST · by x1stcav · 25 replies
    Tructh Revolt ^ | 12/12/17 | Trey Sanchez
    A new 13-minute mini-documentary produced by NBC makes a strong case in favor of issuing illegal aliens ID cards with little to no regard for U.S. law or the safety of legal citizens, proving once again that gone are the days of unbiased reporting. The slick production features several “undocumented immigrants” living in New York City who have benefited from IDNYC, a program created in 2014 to give a city identification card for undocumented immigrants, homeless, or any new Yorker without a proper ID. One said living without an ID meant they couldn’t “pursue happiness.” The other, a self-described “gay...
  • 2nd Visa Lottery Recipient to Attack Big Apple in Last 6 Weeks

    12/12/2017 11:46:14 AM PST · by x1stcav · 16 replies
    Tructh Revolt ^ | 12/12/17 | Trey Sanchez
    On Monday, an ISIS-inspired Islamic terrorist tried to blow up a subway terminal in Times Square with a homemade pipe bomb that malfunctioned. He told police he targeted that particular walkway because there were Christmas images present. Six weeks earlier, on another national holiday, Halloween, a jihadist was on the loose, ramming a rented truck into pedestrians, killing eight. Both foreigners entered the U.S. under President Obama and the Democrat’s visa lottery program. Yesterday’s failed attack was perpetrated by Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshian, who came into the country in 2011 thanks to a relative who had “won” the diversity visa...
  • Hillary Clinton PERSONALLY Overturned Visa Ban for Islamist Figure Now Accused of Rape

    11/14/2017 11:30:58 AM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 14 2017 | Pat Poole
    European Islamist scion Tariq Ramadan was banned from the U.S. by the Bush administration in February 2004 for his financial support of a charity that funded terrorist groups. In January 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton overturned that ban. Clinton personally approved a visa for the controversial grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Now, Tariq Ramadan is facing multiple accusations of rape and sexual assault of minors. Hillary Clinton's visa for Tariq Ramadan was seen as part of the new Obama administration policy of embracing more hardcore Islamists. The New York Times reported in 2010: Six years after...
  • 500,000 Foreign Nationals Win ‘Visa Lottery’ Since 2005

    11/04/2017 10:59:38 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/03/2017 | John Binder
    More than half a million foreign nationals have entered the United States since 2005 with the visa lottery program which allowed a recent New York terror suspect to come to the U.S. Roughly 509,700 foreign nationals have entered the U.S. between 2005 to 2015 using the program, not counting their spouses, children and chain-migration relatives, a Breitbart News analysis reveals. The U.S. has even brought in 25,976 co-nationals of suspected jihadi Sayfullo Saipov, despite their country of Uzbekistan being listed by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency as a terrorist hotspot. The Diversity Visa Lottery gives out 50,000 visas...