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How the University of California exploited a visa loophole to move tech jobs to India
LA Times ^ | 1-6-2017 | Michael Hiltzik

Posted on 01/07/2017 7:35:58 AM PST by george76

Using a visa loophole to fire well-paid U.S. information technology workers and replace them with low-paid immigrants from India is despicable enough when it’s done by profit-making companies such as Southern California Edison and Walt Disney Co.

But the latest employer to try this stunt sets a new mark in what might be termed “job laundering.” It’s the University of California. Experts in the abuse of so-called H-1B visas say UC is the first public university to send the jobs of American IT staff offshore. That’s not a distinction UC should wear proudly.

UC is training software engineers at the same time they’re outsourcing their own software engineers. What message are they sending their own students?


By sending IT jobs abroad, UC is undermining its own mission, which includes preparing California students to serve the high-tech industry.


Letters went out to UC President Janet Napolitano from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Lofgren, who urged Napolitano to reverse the outsourcing plan and suspend the HCL contract until UC can “thoroughly examine” the public policy issues raised by the plan.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) pointedly reminded Napolitano that UC received about $8.5 billion in federal funding in 2014-15, and said she was unhappy to hear that the funds would be used “to replace Californian IT workers with foreign workers or labor performed abroad.” She added, “this is not the way” to cut costs.


UC President Janet Napolitano seems to be trying to dodge responsibility for this policy. Although she vowed to crack down on H-1B abuses as secretary of Homeland Security, a job she held from 2009 to 2013, she’s been utterly silent about UC’s abuse of that very program on her watch.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; diannefeinstein; economy; education; employment; feinstein; india; janetnapolitano; nancypelosi; napolitano; pelosi; visaloophole

1 posted on 01/07/2017 7:35:58 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Globalism ,blah

2 posted on 01/07/2017 7:42:04 AM PST by butlerweave
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To: butlerweave

Globalism -> Socialism -> Communism. That’s the Marxist plan.

3 posted on 01/07/2017 7:44:42 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: george76

Welcome to cali-cutta?

The california government seems hellbent on replacing all of the Americans with foreign nationals and illegals.

Just goes to show that the radical socialist democrats are still pissed over Lincoln taking their slaves away from them.

4 posted on 01/07/2017 7:45:03 AM PST by factoryrat (We reserve the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: george76

I guess they were unable to find any IT skills around the UC Berkeley campus.

5 posted on 01/07/2017 7:46:51 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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ACTION NOW---Capitol Switchboard 1-866-220-0044

FIRE DHS SECY JEH JOHNSON (right)---failure to protect ntl security
FIRE LEON RODRIGUEZ USCIS head (left)---mismanaging visa enforcement

REFERENCE---Obama's hand-picked henchman, USCIS' Leon Rodrigues, is rubber-stamping felons and diseased illegals into the country. Rodriguez also oversees the infamous EB-5 visa program. Under Obama/Rodrigues' purview---EB-5's are said to involve major threats to US national security:





Rodriguez's confirmation hearings revealed he was a board member of Casa Maryland---a Third World pressure group pushing for unlimited immigration on behalf of foreign governments. Rodrigues also has connections to foreign pressure groups across the nation.


REFERENCE Circa 2012, Sen Charles Grassley (Repub-Iowa) exposed the DHS-USCIS visa program--Sen Grassley said ICE identified key vulnerabilities in EB-5 visas:

1) Export of sensitive technology/economic espionage.

2) Use by foreign government agents/espionage.

3) Use by terrorists.

4) Investment fraud by regional center.

5) Investment fraud by investors.

6) Fraud conspiracies by investors and regional center.

7) Illicit finance/money laundering.

Rodriguez's expedited visa consideration came despite warnings from career USCIS officials that applicants had (1) forged paperwork, (2) tried to conceal the sources of their investment, and, (3) in one case, had ties to a child pornography business.




<><> Taxpayers demand Rodriguez, USCIS, Cong Luis Guttierez, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, La Raza, Casa Maryland, and other foreign pressure groups, be investigated.

<><> Supboena official filings, phone records, emails, snail mail copies, hard drives, bank accounts, checking accounts, credit cards, debit cards, wire transfers, social media contacts, and the like.

<><> Taxpayers demand to know if govt factorum Leon Rodriguez, and the aforementioned tax-funded groups, (1) are consorting with violent organizations advocating the overthrow of the US govt, (2) and/or are paid agents of foreign governments.

<><> TAXPAYERS demand to know who these people are communicating with, and who is directing their activities.



If Rodriguez and Johnson used the US mails to conduct these
illegal activities, they should be charged w/ mail fraud.


6 posted on 01/07/2017 7:47:04 AM PST by Liz (The Clintons' embracing humanitarian relief is like the Sopranos' embracing waste mgmt.)
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If snowflakes taking Information Technology classes at UC had a concept of return on investment, why would they be attending a school teaching how to be a programmer that the school would never hire because they prefer cheap labor?

7 posted on 01/07/2017 7:51:29 AM PST by RideForever
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This is just one example of many.
“On Jan. 17, three days before he leaves office, Obama is expected to release a set of regulations that will further expand the H-1B program.”

8 posted on 01/07/2017 8:02:30 AM PST by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: george76

Once again, Big Nurse Napolitano lashes out at the Americans she hates so much.

How did this freak ever get to be Governor of Arizona? Much less Secretary of the DHS, supposedly the most important Federal police agency.

9 posted on 01/07/2017 8:04:55 AM PST by Regulator
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So their medical center is losing money because obamacare forced them to take more Medicaid clients, and their response is to fire American employees and taxpayers that pay for obamacare. Socialism doesn’t work!

10 posted on 01/07/2017 8:10:35 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: george76

California the state that keeps taking.

11 posted on 01/07/2017 8:26:17 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacted the most.)
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To: george76

Wait until Napolitano finds out about the power
Trump has after Jan 20. Sanctuary locations might not be the only ones feeling the pinch.

Feinstein says she is disappointed-—but does nothing concrete. Trump will demand money be returned. It is a clear contract case, IMO. Money was sent to University to hire people-—NOT to hire people that don’t live in America.

12 posted on 01/07/2017 8:34:30 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: central_va
Globalism -> Socialism -> Communism. That’s the Marxist plan.

Agreed. This is something that needs to be said over and over. Fortunately, the average Joe seems to be catching on. After all, Trump won.

And I'd add that the Communism mentioned here is not the "pure communism" that the sociology professors like to talk about.

It is more like communism/fascism of the type seen in the old Soviet Union, or in the EU today. Communist in that everybody is in one big commune. Fascist in that the globalist elites make all the decisions.

13 posted on 01/07/2017 8:39:28 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: george76

This one is easy to correct. Cut a chunk Federal funding for every job they outsource overseas.

14 posted on 01/07/2017 9:00:00 AM PST by IndispensableDestiny
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To: george76
UC received about $8.5 billion in federal funding in 2014-15

How much of this went to studies of something like the effect of a diet entirely made up of processed food on heath or a comparison of the writings of two obscure 19th century authors? Get federal money out of most university "research."

15 posted on 01/07/2017 9:01:13 AM PST by Freee-dame (Drain the swamp!)
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Agree. Gov’t out of education, and out of most research. I’d make an exception for basic/fundamental research in medicine and the hard sciences.

BTW, isn’t it interesting when the libs turn on each other?

16 posted on 01/10/2017 7:19:54 AM PST by generally ( Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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