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  • CIS Files a Civil RICO Lawsuit Against the President of Southern Poverty Law Center

    01/16/2019 11:57:32 AM PST · by zeestephen · 19 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 16 January 2019 | CIS
    The Center for Immigration Studies has filed a civil lawsuit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against Richard Cohen, President of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) of Montgomery, Ala. The case is filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and seeks damages and an injunction prohibiting Cohen and his colleague, Heidi Beirich, who heads the group's "hate group" project, from repeating the false claim that the Center is a hate group.
  • Trump promises changes to H-1B visas, including potential citizenship

    01/11/2019 10:43:14 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 95 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/11/19 | Anon
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he is planning changes to the H-1B program that grants temporary visas to highly educated immigrants who work in specialty occupations such as technology or medicine. "H1-B (sic) 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," Trump said on Twitter. "We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S." It was unclear what Trump meant by a "potential path to citizenship" for H-1B visa holders,...
  • 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.
  • Variety Skips Disney Worker H1B Visa Replacement in Democrat Fundraiser Story

    02/15/2018 7:06:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 14, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Variety reported on Monday about Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosting a fundraiser next week for six vulnerable Democrat senators. Although the story did point out the irony of Disney pushing for the tax cuts that every one of the senators voted against, it skipped the more controversial detail that the senators would be receiving money from a fundraiser hosted by an executive who pushed for replacing American Disney employees with H1B visa foreign workers.  First let us go to the irony of a tax cut supporting company supporting senators who all opposed that tax cut in Bob Iger to...
  • H-1B: Homeland Security Secretary signals change to controversial visa program

    12/21/2018 7:33:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 21, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    Amid planning by the administration of President Donald Trump to change the H-1B visa program, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has signaled that the government will seek to make all employers try harder to find qualified American workers — and offer them jobs before seeking foreign talent.
  • H-1B worker in San Jose forced to pay own salary, threatened with deportation: lawsuit

    12/19/2018 6:07:18 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 19, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    An Indian staffing firm and its U.S. subsidiary forced an Indian information-technology worker in San Jose to pay his own salary, and threatened him with revocation of his H-1B visa and deportation if he did not comply, a new lawsuit alleged.
  • H-1B spouses: Eshoo, Lofgren introduce bill to protect work authorizations

    11/16/2018 6:01:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | November 16, 2018 | Casey Tolan
    Two Bay Area congresswomen introduced a bill Friday that would protect thousands of Silicon Valley immigrants from a Trump administration move to strip their right to work. The bill, written by Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, and Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, would prevent the administration from revoking an Obama-era rule giving work authorization to certain spouses of H-1B visa holders.
  • Infosys to open tech hub in Texas, hire 500 American workers

    11/15/2018 11:09:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | November 14, 2018 | The Press Trust of India
    Highlights • Last year, Infosys had announced setting up of four such hubs and hiring about 10,000 locals in the US by 2019 • Infosys has hired over 6,200 American workers since May 2017...
  • H-1B: Big Tech pushes back against ‘dramatic increase’ in visa denials

    11/06/2018 6:05:48 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | November 5, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    President Donald Trump’s crackdown on the controversial H-1B visa is wreaking havoc on U.S. employers, says a group whose members include many of Silicon Valley’s largest technology firms.
  • 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 —...
  • H-1B spouses’ work-ban rule coming next month, feds say

    10/19/2018 6:06:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    Time appears nearly up for an estimated 100,000 foreign citizens working in the U.S. under a special authorization for spouses of foreign workers here on the controversial H-1B visa. The federal government, which has been promising since late 2017 to ban these H-4 visa holders from working, has just put out a notice that the new rule will be issued sometime next month.
  • H-1B: As immigration furor roils Silicon Valley, Canada smoothes way for techies

    10/08/2018 6:14:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | October 8, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    Two weeks: That’s how quickly a foreign technology worker in Silicon Valley can get an employment permit from Canada. In the U.S., that process takes months. As the administration of President Donald Trump has increased scrutiny of H-1B visas for skilled foreign workers and plans to ban their spouses from holding jobs in the U.S., Canada has been moving aggressively to suck top foreign talent out of Silicon Valley and other technology-rich regions of the U.S.
  • Immigration Enforcement Is A Key Issue For Uncommitted Voters

    09/17/2018 1:17:25 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 5 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 15 September 2015 | Andrew R. Arthur
    A column in the Wall Street Journal this week underscored how important immigration enforcement is as an issue in the most critical races for the House of Representatives....Uncommitted voters reacted strongly against Democrats' calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE], and strongly in favor of GOP promises to defund "sanctuary" cities and states, which refuse to follow immigration law.
  • Nearly One In Seven U.S. Residents Are Now Immigrants [44.5 million]

    09/14/2018 4:13:36 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 44 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 14 September 2018 | CIS
    The sending countries with the largest increases in the number of immigrants since 2010 were India - up 830,215 - and China - up 677,312.
  • Twitter Ads Rejects Tweets for "Hateful Content"

    09/12/2018 5:15:28 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 7 replies
    Yesterday Twitter rejected four Center for Immigration Studies tweets for use in the Center's Twitter Ads campaign, alleging hateful content. (Several others were approved.) All four tweets use the statutory phrases "illegal alien" or "criminal alien", and all of the tweets referenced law enforcement, either at the border or in the interior. One of the tweets contained a powerful Daily Caller video showing illegal aliens in camouflage carrying large backpacks across the border unimpeded.
  • Indian CEO Arrested for Massive H-1B Fraud Against U.S. College Graduates

    09/08/2018 10:10:29 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 August 2018 | Neil Munro
    The Department of Justice arrested an Indian CEO when he flew into Sea-Tac airport and charged him with using the H-1B visa-worker program to “compete unlawfully in the market.” The secret investigation and arrest highlight what critics say is endemic fraud and corruption in the Indian-dominated H-1B visa-worker program. [Long article - but deep dive into how H-1B fraud works, plus corporate applications for foreign workers]
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill's (D-Missouri) Eleventh Hour Bid To Legislatively Mandate E-Verify

    09/01/2018 10:21:25 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 28 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 28 August 2018 | Dan Cadman
    One strongly suspects that McCaskill's decision to introduce the legislation right now (about which she can rest comfortably, knowing it will go nowhere in our paralytic Congress) is linked with her struggle to retain her seat, which is up for grabs in the surprisingly tight November election in what has become an increasingly conservative state. [LOL! Is there an election or something? Maybe Ted Cruz will co-sponsor it?]
  • H-1B: U.S. officials cracking down on Indian citizens, report says

    08/16/2018 7:21:52 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 212 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | August 16, 2018 | Ethan Baron
    A crackdown on the controversial H-1B visa intended for skilled workers has struck Indian citizens harder than other foreign nationals, with federal officials hitting them with more visa denials and demands for proof of their eligibility to work.
  • 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...
  • DOJ, Labor Dept to target employers that 'discriminate' against Americans by hiring foreign workers

    07/31/2018 9:38:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 208 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Labor (DOL) announced an agreement Tuesday to work together in cracking down on companies that "discriminate" against U.S. workers by hiring foreign workers. The DOJ’s Civil Rights Division and the Labor Department will start sharing information on employers, refer issues to the appropriate officials at each department and offer training to each other’s staff under the agreement. Acting Assistant General John Gore said in a statement that the agreement will help the civil rights division’s “ability to identify employers the favor temporary visa holders over U.S. workers who can do the job.” “Employers should...