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  • Primer For Reporters Looking Into the H-1B Program

    07/01/2015 6:22:40 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 01 July 2015 | John Miano
    American media, I welcome you to the H-1B cesspool. After decades of neglect, I am happily surprised that Southern California Edison and Disney have drawn new attention to the H-1B program. I do have one nit to pick. Many of you are referring to "loopholes" and "abuse". That is entirely incorrect. Disney and SCE show that the H-1B program is working as it designed to work. You need to start looking deeper.
  • Irish Students Who Died In Balcony Collapse Came To Bay Area Through Work Program

    06/17/2015 7:03:38 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 June 2015 | Sarah Parvini and Veronica Rocha
    For hundreds of college students in Ireland, flocking to California for the summer has become a rite of passage. They arrive in Berkeley each year not to fill University of California lecture halls, but to work on temporary J-1 visas, the federal Work Travel Program that allows foreign students to live and work in the U.S. for up to four months...About 8,000 Irish students applied for the J-1 visa in 2014...
  • Judicial Watch Amicus Brief Challenges Obama’s Executive Action on Student Visas

    04/16/2015 9:14:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 15, 2015
    “DHS’ broad, unauthorized regulatory-rewrite of Immigration and Naturalization Act statute in question is especially harmful because it oversteps the agency’s authority and usurps the powers reserved to Congress.” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 6, 2015, it filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers’ (WashTech) motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rewrite of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). DHS is illegally allowing foreign students to work in the U.S....
  • Displaced IT workers are being silenced

    12/08/2014 6:45:38 AM PST · by Ghost of SVR4 · 40 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | 12-04-2014 | Patrick Thibodeau
    A major problem with the H-1B debate is the absence of displaced IT workers in news media accounts. Much of the reporting is one-sided -- and there's a reason for this. An IT worker who is fired because he or she has been replaced by a foreign, visa-holding employee of an offshore outsourcing firm will sign a severance agreement. This severance agreement will likely include a non-disparagement clause that will make the fired worker extremely cautious about what they say on Facebook, let alone to the media. On-the-record interviews with displaced workers are difficult to get. While a restrictive severance...
  • Bill Gates vacations better than most aboard 450-foot luxury yacht near Italy

    08/09/2014 11:16:17 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/08/2014 | LEE MORAN
    Bill Gates doesn’t slum it when it comes to his vacations. The world's richest man has been photographed enjoying quality family time aboard an extravagant $330 million yacht. The Microsoft founder has been pictured on “The Serene,” a stunning 450-foot boat he’s renting from Stolichnaya vodka magnate Yuri Scheffler for a cool $5 million per week. Moored off the coast of Sardinia, it reportedly has 12 state rooms, a seawater swimming pool, a cinema, a nightclub, a climbing wall, a gym and two hot tubs.
  • A new way to gauge the worth of college debt, starting salary

    03/23/2014 4:35:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/17/2014 | By Steve Rosen
    Here's a typical college scenario: Your daughter's dream job is to be an elementary school teacher and reading specialist. Yet she'll need to dive deep into debt to pursue her undergraduate degree, and borrow more if continuing to grad school. She's worried -- rightfully -- about her financial future, and she's looking for answers. How much debt might she be saddled with? How much will her college degree translate into salary once she lands a job? And what budget-squeezing sacrifices might be necessary to repay the swath of loans? Those types of questions are on the minds of countless college...
  • 'Cashiers, Baggers, Deli, Bakery and Grocery Clerks' (Publix hires foreign workers in Florida)

    01/21/2010 8:38:20 AM PST · by heartwood · 29 replies · 1,186+ views
    National Review ^ | Jan. 20, 2010 | Mark Krikorian
    These are more "jobs Americans won't do," according to Publix supermarkets. In southwest Florida, where there's 14 percent unemployment, the supermarket chain is importing Brazilians and Peruvians on J-1 "cultural exchange" visas. Unbelievable. I'd boycott the chain if I lived down there.
  • Senator Asks Microsoft to Lay Off Foreigners Ahead of Americans

    01/26/2009 9:51:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 1,416+ views
    Senator Asks Microsoft to Lay Off Foreigners Ahead of Americans Jason Mick (Blog) - January 26, 2009 11:07 AM A prominent Republican Senator has some controversial suggestions for Microsoft on its job cuts Faced with the wrath of its shareholders after missing its earnings targets badly, Microsoft announced that it would be laying off 5,000 employees, a sharp reverse of years of hiring and growth. The layoffs are starting to be announced this week. Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, where Microsoft has a significant presence, wrote a letter to Microsoft with suggestions about the layoff. In his letter,...
  • With Jobs Disappearing, Congress Determined to Admit More Foreign Workers

    08/07/2008 5:20:04 AM PDT · by kellynla · 98 replies · 222+ views ^ | August 06, 2008 | Ira Mehlman
    Congress adjourned for a month-long recess on Aug. 1, the same day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics released distressing news about unemployment. The July economic news was not good. The official unemployment rate hit a four-year high of 5.7 percent, as the economy shed 51,000 jobs last month, bringing the total of lost jobs for 2008 to 463,000. Seemingly oblivious to what is happening back in their states and districts, the House Immigration Subcommittee finished up business for the rest of the summer by approving legislation that, if enacted, would “recapture” some 557,000 visas that were not used during...
  • Guest Worker Obstacles

    06/25/2007 7:38:40 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 11 replies · 290+ views ^ | 06/25/07 | Sean Mattson
    Landscapers in the United States often have two choices when it comes to labor: a difficult search for locals to do the job — or hiring ready, willing and undocumented immigrants. When former San Antonio City Councilman Richard Perez hires for his family-owned business, he prefers a lesser-known but legal and sometimes viable third option: guest workers from Mexico. As the U.S. Senate stalemated over comprehensive immigration reform this month, it was immigration policy as usual for Perez, on his third trip this year to the U.S. Consulate here to help five applicants get H-2 visas to work for Fairway...
  • Panel demands answers - Reports of flawed screening process prompt call for probe

    09/01/2006 10:49:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 379+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/1/06 | Sara A. Carter
    A congressional panel is calling for an investigation and hearing into reports that applicants for green cards, work visas and other immigration documents were not properly screened against the U.S. terrorist watch list. Employees at the National Benefits Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., said they did not know that a simple key stroke would have allowed them to fully check the background of applicants against the terrorist database, according to the report first published by the Daily Bulletin this past week. That report was based on federal documents obtained by the newspaper and interviews with employees at the Missouri center....
  • Senators Fighting Over Who Can Flood U.S. With Most Foreign Workers

    03/24/2006 3:59:49 AM PST · by texasgil · 65 replies · 1,276+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | Mar 24, 2006 | Roy Beck
    The Senate will return March 27 to debate proposals to add tens of millions of permanent foreign workers and their dependents over the next decade. The newest proposal by Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) (S. 2454) was touted as a more limited proposal than the giant amnesties being promoted in the Senate Judiciary Committee. But Sen. Frist's bill would allow 20 million more permanent immigrants to settle over the next 10 years. That compares to 25 million minimum additions under the McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill (S. 1033) and 30 million permanent foreign additions under the Specter amnesty bill (no bill number)....
  • Immigration bill would add visas for tech workers

    03/10/2006 4:05:06 PM PST · by Fred · 33 replies · 516+ views
    San Fracnisco Chronicle ^ | 03/10/06 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    Buried in the Senate's giant immigration bill -- hardly noticed amid a fierce debate over a guest-worker program for unskilled laborers -- are provisions that would open the country's doors to highly skilled immigrants for science, math, technology and engineering jobs. The provisions were sought by Silicon Valley tech companies and enjoy significant bipartisan support amid concern that the United States might lose its lead in technology.
  • Tancredo wins round 1 to build Mexico fence

    12/17/2005 2:21:08 PM PST · by arnoldpalmerfan · 70 replies · 1,453+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 17, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    INVASION USA Tancredo wins round 1 to build Mexico fence House passes new border controls, with eye on deportations next year -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 17, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Rep. Tom Tancredo WASHINGTON – It was a victory the once-obscure Colorado congressman savored yesterday. When the House of Representatives passed a tough new border control bill last night, Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo was all smiles. He led an often-lonely and sometimes seemingly hopeless fight not only against Democratic opponents but against his own party and his own president. "Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill which...
  • Senate's budget-cut proposal lifts limits on foreign workers

    11/02/2005 1:15:40 PM PST · by 3AngelaD · 28 replies · 371+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | Nov. 2 005 | Ann Mulkern
    The panel's proposed 46 percent increase sets the stage for a battle with immigration foes and pro-union lawmakers. By Anne C. Mulkern Denver Post Staff Writer Washington - Setting off a battle with anti-immigration and pro-union lawmakers, a Senate committee wants to increase by 46 percent the number of highly skilled foreign workers U.S. companies can hire. The proposal is deep inside a larger piece of legislation cutting federal spending and raising revenue. Senators on the Judiciary Committee, which oversees immigration law, proposed raising the fees companies pay for visas for highly skilled workers. As a concession to businesses, senators...
  • Families of World Trade Center terror victims are working to end a major threat to U.S. security

    03/04/2004 9:11:37 AM PST · by GrandEagle · 17 replies · 98+ views
    The New American ^ | March 4, 2004 | William F. Jasper
    All of the 9-11 murderers had visas issued to them by officials of the State Department. Most, if not all, of those visas were granted in clear violation of … regulations and federal law. — Peter Gadiel Peter Gadiel describes himself as a lifelong Republican, but he is doing battle with the GOP’s top standard-bearers. He believes that President George W. Bush and many of the Republican leaders in Congress have sold out the American people on one of the most important issues of our day: protecting our borders against penetration by terrorists. "It is incredible that after the tragic...