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  • Are Singaporean workers really losing jobs to Indian expats?

    09/13/2020 9:11:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 | KOK XING HUI, DEWEY SIM
    As Singapore's economy slows amid the coronavirus pandemic and job losses mount, people's anxieties over their livelihoods have found a convenient target: a free-trade agreement Singapore signed with India in 2005. On social media, the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Ceca) is being blamed for willy-nilly letting Indian nationals into Singapore to steal jobs from locals - no matter how many times the government says it is not true. On a Facebook post of a news article explaining that Ceca did not give Indians automatic access to citizenship, permanent residency or employment, Stephanie Low commented: "Our jobs are taken by Ceca!...
  • "U.S. banks and tech firms have no need of H1B Visa talent"

    09/10/2020 6:34:51 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 15 replies
    eFinancialCareers ^ | Sep 9, 2020 | Sarah Butcher
    As we've noted here before, big banks and big technology firms have been big users of H1B visas, which enabled them to hire-in global talent and that were temporarily banned by President Trump in June 2020. Despite protestations that the ban will lead to pay inflation for the "finite pool of super-smart folks" that have U.S. citizenship, the ban also has plenty of supporters. Key among them is Hal Salzman, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University. There's absolutely no reason why banks and tech firms should complain about the lack of H1B visa talent, Salzman tells...
  • Donald Trump: Joe Biden ‘Devoted His Career to Offshoring’ American Jobs to China

    09/09/2020 11:45:39 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/09/2020 | John Bonder
    Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden “devoted his career to offshoring” American jobs, President Donald Trump said during a rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Joe Biden devoted his career to offshoring new jobs, throwing open your borders and dragging us into endless foreign wars and surrendering our children’s future to countries like China,” Trump told the crowd on Tuesday evening.
  • Utah's Mike Lee: Architect Behind Anti-American Immigration Bill

    09/08/2020 2:48:18 PM PDT · by jroehl · 35 replies
    Patch ^ | Sep 23, 2019 10:36 pm ET | Joe Guzzardi,
    It's an appalling reality that in the entire U.S. Senate not one single member is willing to stand up for American workers. From appointed Arizona Republican Martha McSally to Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders, possibly the world's only avowed socialist who won't defend his nation's workers, none stood up against the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, S. 386, and its continuum of foreign national tech workers, mostly Indian. S. 386 would eliminate the 7 percent country cap provision that controls Green Card issuance to ensure that one country, or just a few countries, do not dominate the program. The current system...
  • Labor Day Win: CEOs Hire Americans Because Donald Trump Excludes Visa Workers

    09/08/2020 1:52:02 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    Business groups are training young Americans for jobs and careers because President Donald Trump temporarily blocked the inflow of foreign contract-workers, according to multiple press reports. In Tennessee, the Gatlinburg-area tourist industry was denied many J-1 workers, so it “responded by developing a hospitality internship program that seeks to bring more U.S. college-age workers to the area,” according to a September 6 report in the Wall Street Journal. “We’ve tried to get creative,” said Allen Newton, the director of the Sevier County Economic Development Council. In Kentucky, the horseracing industry is hiring and training Americans because Trump blocked the inflow...
  • Judge Upholds President Trump’s Curbs on H-1B Outsourcing

    09/07/2020 6:35:56 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sep 7 2020 | Neil Munro
    A federal judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit by business groups and is allowing President Donald Trump to temporarily bar the entry of foreign contract workers who are hired to take the U.S. jobs needed by Americans. The decision is a big labor rights win for American employees because it recognizes a president can use his authority under section 212(f) of federal law to block the inflow of foreign workers if they have a damaging impact on Americans’ economic circumstances. “The court expands executive authority under 212(f) to previously unknown limits,” said a tweeted complaint from one of the lawyers...
  • My daughter, son think a lot of India and so do I, says Trump

    09/04/2020 11:14:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Telangana Today ^ | 5th Sep 2020
    The president, who describes himself as the best friend ever of India and Indian Americans in the White House.The First Family of the United States is in love with India, US President Donald Trump indicated as he noted that both his daughter Ivanka and son Donald Trump Jr along with Kimberly Guilfoyle think a lot about India and so does he. “I know India and I understood those young people (Kimberly, Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka) that you mentioned. They’re very good young people. And I know their relationship to India is very good and so is mine,” Trump told...
  • Business Groups Warn H-1B Outsourcing Reform Is Imminent

    09/04/2020 10:59:08 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sept. 4, 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    The long-awaited reform of the H-1B outsourcing program that was promised by Donald Trump in 2016 has been sent to the White House for approval, according to a chorus of concerned corporate immigration lawyers. The news was praised by advocates for U.S. professionals but slammed by the immigration lawyers who guide foreign workers into hundreds of thousands of jobs that would otherwise go to young and old American graduates.
  • Why dealing with Indian Recruiters is Futile for Domestic Workers

    09/02/2020 2:37:45 PM PDT · by jroehl · 33 replies
    https://www.brightworkresearch.com ^ | December 11, 2019 | Shaun Snapp
    Indian recruiters have developed a terrible reputation in the US in a very short time. But one issue that is little discussed is what Indian recruiters tend to do with the resumes of domestic workers. These resumes are solicited by Indian recruiters under the false impression that the individual will be considered for a potential role. However, the most common feature, as explained by numerous accounts and first-hand experience, is that the resumes are mined for information. This issue is described in the following quotation. I have been warned for years that Indian recruiters harvest resumes and that one should...
  • Rick Scott Torpedoes Mike Lee’s S.386 H-1B Outsourcing Bill

    09/01/2020 10:33:52 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced his strong opposition to Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s S.386 outsourcing bill, likely sinking the Utah Republican’s bill for the rest of the year. Lee’s S.386 bill aids the tech industry and visa workers from India and China “at the expense of American workers, highly skilled immigrants, workers from Latin America and Europe, as well as Florida’s most important industries,” Scott wrote in the August 31 op-ed in the Miami Herald.He continued: I’ve heard from many constituents about how this bill would impact people in Florida, especially those who came to Florida from Latin America. Florida’s...
  • Trump, Biden H-1B work visa positions take shape

    08/29/2020 3:47:38 PM PDT · by Starcitizen · 5 replies
    SearchHRSoftware ^ | 08/28/2020 | Patrick Thibodeau
    The way President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden talk about H-1B work visas is strikingly different -- and so are the Silicon Valley donors supporting their candidacies.
  • The Bloom is Off The Ruse – Tom Donohue and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announce Support for Far-Left Democrats in 2020…

    08/28/2020 9:01:10 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 28, 2020 | sundance
    A fifteen year argument is finally over…. We win. Most CTH readers probably don’t even remember the reason for the name: “The Last Refuge” upon this little corner of the internet. However, for well over a decade we have tried to share the truth behind the financial mechanisms that run Washington DC; and the primary machine has always been a completely corrupt, deceptive and anti-American U.S. Chamber of Commerce. <snip> WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is poised to endorse nearly two dozen freshmen House Democrats for reelection, triggering a revolt within the right-leaning organization and drawing fierce...
  • House Rushes Fast-Track Outsourcing Bill to Senate

    08/27/2020 3:08:42 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Aug 2020 | NEIL MUNRO
    No GOP or Democrat members of the House voted against a rushed bill, approved August 22, that would help Fortune 500 companies quickly outsource jobs to foreign workers instead of Americans. The outsourcing bill is titled H.R. 8089, “the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act,” and it was unveiled the day before the vote. It is being portrayed as an emergency bill to prevent imminent furloughs by the underfunded U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency. The agency is funded with fees paid by employers and migrants, but the fee revenue crashed during the coronavirus crash, likely forcing a cost-saving agency...
  • State Dept. OKs 100,000 Extra Green Cards for India's Tech-Workers

    08/22/2020 5:33:38 PM PDT · by Starcitizen · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 20, 2020 | Breitbart
    The Department of State will soon offer a huge reward of more than 100,000 extra green cards in 2021 to the Indian and Chinese visa workers who took U.S. jobs from American graduates.
  • Man Arrested on Charges of $21 Million H-1B Visa Fraud Conspiracy

    08/21/2020 3:23:16 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 7 replies
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Sterling man was arrested today on charges of conspiracy to commit visa fraud and for inducing aliens to come to the United States using fraudulently obtained H-1B visas. According to court documents, Ashish Sawhney, 48, allegedly used four corporations to orchestrate the improper submission of fraudulent applications for H-1B specialty-occupation work visas. The six-count indictment identifies Sawhney as the director or registered agent for Value Consulting, LLC, Value Software Products, Inc. (formerly known as Value Consulting, Inc.), Business Pointers, Inc., and E-Train ERP, Inc., each of which had offices located in the Eastern District of Virginia...
  • DOJ: Firm Discriminated Against Americans in Favor of Foreign Workers

    08/20/2020 10:36:52 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Aug 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    An IT staffing services firm, with an office in Hyderabad, India, discriminated against qualified Americans for white-collar jobs in favor of foreign workers with the Optional Training Program (OPT), the Department of Justice (DOJ) concludes. This week, DOJ attorneys announced a settlement with AllianceIT — which has billion-dollar corporate clients such as Cisco, CVS, Expedia, Humana, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo — after the firm was found to have discriminated against Americans for jobs in favor of foreign OPT workers. AllianceIT, according to the DOJ, discriminated against Americans with job postings where they advertised for “ONLY OPT’s who can...
  • More on the DHS Decision to Run a Second Lottery in the H-1B Program

    08/19/2020 6:09:45 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 4 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | August 18, 2020 | David North
    In the last 24 hours we have learned a bit more about the decision of the Department of Homeland Security that it had to run a second lottery in the H-18 program on the questionable grounds that there was a need to use all of the 85,000 slots for new H-1B visas this fall.Apparently there was a substantial reduction in demand caused by the virus crisis.We have been told that there is a not-yet published, in-house legal memorandum saying that the agency had to follow that course. The Center for Immigration Studies will file a Freedom of Information Act request...
  • Indians erect banners, pray for Kamala Harris to win U.S. election

    08/18/2020 5:21:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08 18 2020 | Staff
    PAINGANADU, INDIA (Reuters) - Indians in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, which U.S. vice president hopeful Kamala Harris visited as a kid, erected banners, held special prayers and wished her success. Villagers in Painganadu, Harris’ ancestral village, put up banners of Harris. Harris’ mother, who migrated to the United States to study, traces her roots to this non-descript hamlet in eastern Tamil Nadu. “They (Kamala Harris) have gone to the level of contesting for a vice-presidential candidate in America. Naturally, the villagers are very happy,” Ramanan, a trustee at a local temple, told Reuters Television. Harris, born to an...
  • DHS Decides That All H1-B Visas Must Be Used — Despite Lack of Interest

    08/17/2020 11:14:48 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 21 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | August 17, 2020 | David North
    Over the weekend, it was reported that the Department of Homeland Security has run a second H-1B visa lottery for the apparent reason that "the agency did not receive enough applications for individuals selected in the first round" according to an article, partially behind a paywall, at Law360.The article quotes a USCIS spokesperson as saying "additional registrations needed to be selected to reach the numerical allocations." No details were offered on which companies had lost interest in the program, or the size of the "shortfall".In other words, the government is taking every possible step to make sure that every one...
  • Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak

    08/14/2020 1:41:15 PM PDT · by jroehl · 18 replies
    U.S. Tech Workers ^ | August 14, 2020 | Kevin Lynn
    Dear All: The Oxford dictionary defines the word “exception” as “a person or thing that is excluded from a general statement or does not follow a rule.” It comes to us from the Latin, “excipere” or to “take out.” So, if in the course of common everyday parlance, if a person states that something is an exception, one would rightly assume that the exception(s) would be limited and those granted an exception would be exceptions only after a great deal of due diligence. Tragically that is not the case with how the swamp creatures in our Department of State (DOS)...