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  • Greece Denies Visas to Russian Orthodox Priests

    08/10/2018 1:53:43 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | Aug 2018 | J. Smith
    "The Patriarchate of Constantinople is struggling with the Russian Church for influence in the Orthodox world. The Moscow and Constantinople Patriarchates are in tense relations today because of Ukraine.” Russian Orthodox priests are complaining they are unable to obtain Schengen visas for EU travel through Greek missions as relations between Athens and Moscow worsens... In a report carried by the BBC’s Russian-language service on Thursday, a source from the church in Constantinople claimed this Greek “policy” is because “Russian priests … are perceived as potential spies and agents of influence”. Several priests told the BBC they had either been refused...
  • Trump Visa Policy Helps American Tech Workers

    08/05/2018 12:39:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | August 5, 2018 | Petr Svab
    Companies have been showing an increasing preference for hiring Americans since President Donald Trump imposed heavier scrutiny on visas heavily used to hire foreign tech workers. While some companies say they need more of the visas to make up for a shortage of American talent, data suggests the visas have been abused to displace American workers. In April 2017, Trump issued an executive order to “Buy American and Hire American.” In response, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) set on to fight fraud and abuse in the H-1B Visa Program. H-1Bs allow U.S. companies to hire up to 85,000 foreign...
  • College-Grad Salaries Cut by Hidden Army of 1.5 Million Visa-Workers

    07/11/2018 5:44:38 AM PDT · by Javeth · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/6/2018 | Neil Munro
    White-collar salaries are stalling partly because roughly 1.5 million non-immigrant, lower-wage visa-workers have been quietly imported to take many white-collar jobs, sometimes directly from American employees. ... Media descriptions of the controversial H-1B program say it brings in 85,000 foreign graduates per year. But the program actually keeps at least 460,000 foreign workers in the United States. Other estimates put the resident H-1B population at 650,000 or even up to almost 1 million. Similarly, the number of foreign college-grads getting a work-permit via the little-known “Option Practical Training” program rose again in 2018, despite President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” policy....
  • Visa woes have summer businesses looking to Puerto Ricans

    05/28/2018 4:57:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | May 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PHIPPSBURG, Maine (AP) — Frustrated by red tape and visa limits on foreign workers, tourism businesses from Maine to Missouri are turning to Puerto Ricans who are fleeing a shattered economy and devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Bob Smith, owner of Sebasco Harbor Resort in Phippsburg, hired a half-dozen Puerto Ricans last summer for housekeeping, landscaping and kitchen work, providing relief to his overworked staff. This summer he is doubling the number, and he would like to hire even more. Louis Morales, 50, of Comerio, Puerto Rico, is happy to be here because he makes double the salary he would...
  • Homeland Security releases 15,000 additional H-2B visas

    05/26/2018 8:16:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 25, 2018 | Katie Johnston Globe Staff
    Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen raised the cap on H-2B visas after determining there were not enough qualified US workers to meet the needs of American employers, the department said. The same situation occurred last year, although Homeland Security did not grant extra visas until July.
  • Trump's horrendous CPAC speech

    02/24/2018 5:24:25 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 84 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | Philip Klein
    President Trump's speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference started out as a relatively tame performance touting signature accomplishments such as tax cuts and judicial nominations, but it took an ugly turn as he moved to the topic of immigration, broadly painting those who come here as a result of the lottery system as "horrendous." The context was that Trump was lambasting Democrats for not agreeing to his terms as part of an immigration deal. Though they're willing to give him funding for the wall, he said, they won't budge on other issues, such as chain migration and ending the...
  • Immigration attorney pleads guilty to filing more than 250 false visa applications

    11/30/2017 11:43:48 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Alex Pappas
    An immigration attorney in Indianapolis pleaded guilty Thursday to a fraud scheme in which he filed more than 250 false visa applications on behalf of clients, the Department of Justice said. Joel Paul, 45, an immigration attorney from Fishers, Indiana, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson of the Southern District of Indiana. Paul was charged with mail fraud, immigration document fraud and aggravated identity theft. “Individuals who commit immigration fraud undermine and abuse our generous immigration system—a system that lawfully admits more immigrants than any other country in the world—and put our public safety and...
  • DHS Prepares Plan to End Work Permits for Foreign H-1B Spouses

    11/21/2017 2:21:05 PM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Officials at the Department of Homeland have drafted plans to end former President Barack Obama’s policy of awarding an extra work-visa to many H-1B guest workers. The policy has delivered at least 78,000 extra H-4 work-permits to the spouses of foreign H-1B guest workers. Many of the spouses are white-collar graduates who compete for the jobs also sought by young American graduates. A regulation to end the H-4 giveaway is “on the table” an agency official told Breitbart News. If published in the federal register, it will be enforced after 60 days but likely will be tangled up in business-funded...
  • Congress Must Act: Judicial Tyranny is a National Security Emergency

    11/03/2017 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 3, 2017 | Brigitte Gabriel
    The recent Islamic terror attack in New York City by a visa carrying jihadist outlines crystal clearly, how critical it is for America to enhance its permeable vetting process, and eliminate the suicidal “Diversity Lottery Visa Program.”Even if critical National Security-minded legislation such as the RAISE Act, put forth by Sens. Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA), were to be passed, which it no doubt should be, the radical left will likely still find a way to subvert it.It is one of the most settled aspects of constitutional law that a president has the authority to exclude, or deport...
  • Menendez prays with clergy before closing arguments

    11/03/2017 4:17:02 AM PDT · by csvset · 24 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 2, 2017 | Priscilla DeGregory
    Sen. Bob Menendez is appealing to a higher court during his corruption trial — heaven. The embattled New Jersey Democrat gathered with a circle of clergy members in the hallway of Newark federal court on Thursday to pray, moments after being hammered by a damning closing argument by the prosecution. Menendez and his ordained supporters had just heard Justice Department prosecutor J.P. Cooney tell jurors that a wealthy donor had bribed him.
  • Trump: nyc killer brought in 23 people with him in chain migration

    11/01/2017 4:27:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 1, 2017 | Donald Trump
  • Jeff Flake defends Schumer against Trump Twitter attacks (good riddance, amnesty RINO!)

    11/01/2017 1:53:39 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 11/1/17 | Ashley Killough
    Republican Sen. Jeff Flake defended the top Democrat in the Senate against attacks from President Donald Trump, who blamed the deadly New York City terror attack on a program that Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer helped shape but later tried to end. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that suspect Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek immigrant, came to the country through the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, which Trump described as a "Chuck Schumer beauty."
  • GOP Bill to Import 1 Million Low-Wage Replacements for U.S. Food Workers

    10/04/2017 5:34:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 3, 2017 | Neil Munro
    House Republicans are expected to approve a gigantic “H-2C” guest-worker bill on Wednesday that allows the nation’s food industry to employ one million low-wage, foreign guest-workers — regardless of how many Americans would lose their skilled or unskilled jobs in fields, orchards, cattle ranches, dairy farms, forests, seafood ports, meat-packing plants, and food processing factories.
  • Luther Strange Stands to Profit from Troubled EB-5 Visa Program

    09/19/2017 9:58:28 PM PDT · by upchuck · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | IAN MASON
    Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), despite his presentation as an immigration hawk, has a substantial stake in a firm that facilitates visas for rich, mostly Chinese, investors and their families. According to February disclosure filings reported in Alabama Today, Strange held a one-sixth ownership of an Alabama-based EB-5 Visa fixer called Sunbelt EB-5 Regional Center. According to Sunbelt’s FAQ page: An EB5 investor Visa is suitable for people from all walks of life: professionals, business people, persons wanting to facilitate their children’s education and to attend US Universities, persons just seeking a new or better life in the United States, and...
  • DHS asks State Department to suspend visas for countries who won't accept US-deported citizens

    08/23/2017 6:50:46 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Trump administration is considering suspending the visas of some citizens in countries who have "refused to accept or unreasonably delayed the return of its nationals," according to multiple reports Wednesday evening. Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have refused to take back people in the U.S. who are in the country illegally and been cleared by immigration courts for removal, according to the Washington Times. DHS requested in a letter to the State Department that it suspend visas to some citizens from the four countries, though it's not known who would be affected. "When we receive such notification, the...
  • Intel CEO Who Bailed on Trump Manufacturing Council Sought 8K H-1B Workers for U.S. Jobs

    08/19/2017 5:50:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 56 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    A CEO who bailed on President Donald Trump’s now-defunct American Manufacturing Council imported workers to take jobs in the United States. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich left Trump’s manufacturing council after he disagreed with the response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. “I resigned because I want to make progress, while many in Washington seem more concerned with attacking anyone who disagrees with them,’’ Krzanich wrote in a blog post. “We should honor—not attack—those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values.’’ But, as Trump’s manufacturing council was set up to bring back manufacturing and jobs to the...
  • Obama Administration Didn’t Reach Benghazi For 17 Days Because They Were WAITING ON Visa’s (Video)

    10/14/2012 7:48:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-13-2012 | Jim Hoft
    THIS IS INSANE… The Obama State Department testified this week that the rational that they were not on the ground for 17 days in Benghazi was because they could not get Visa’s. Former CIA officer Gary Bernsten was on with Judge Jeanine Saturday: Gary Bernsten: “It’s about leadership. In this particular case I saw the Department of State and I heard testimony that said that the rational that we were not on the ground in Benghazi after 17 days is because they couldn’t get Visa’s. Which is insanity. They should have gotten people on planes, both the agency and the...
  • Trump administration moves to make tougher U.S. visa vetting permanent

    08/04/2017 6:41:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2017 | by Yeganeh Torbati
    The Trump administration moved on Thursday to make permanent a new questionnaire that asks some U.S. visa applicants to provide their social media handles and detailed biographical and travel history, according to a public notice. The questionnaire was rolled out in May as part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the United States, and asks for all prior passport numbers, five years' worth of social media handles, email addresses and phone numbers and 15 years of biographical information including addresses, employment and travel history. A State Department official declined to provide data on how many times...
  • H-1B visa applicants being diverted to O visa: US Senator

    07/20/2017 10:12:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | July 20, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    A top American Senator today alleged that potential H-1B applicants are being advised to apply for an O visa instead of the numerically capped H-1B visas intended for highly-skilled workers to bypass legal restrictions on employment visas. While H-1B visa is for foreign guest workers with high skilled capabilities, O visa programme, is intended for use by those who have extraordinary abilities...
  • Homeland Security to allow 15,000 more visas for seasonal workers

    07/17/2017 10:28:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rafael Bernal
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it would expand the number of temporary visas granted this year for workers in seasonal non-agricultural industries like tourism. In a statement, DHS said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly had consulted with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and determined there were not enough “qualified and willing U.S. workers” to fill the needs of businesses. “Congress gave me the discretionary authority to provide temporary relief to American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary workers,” Kelly said in a statement. “As a demonstration of the administration’s commitment...