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  • 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...
  • The cost of xenophobia in Trump's America

    08/03/2018 10:38:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | August 3, 2018 | Professor Khaled Beydoun, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and UC-Berkeley
    Donald Trump's onslaught on immigrants continue. This time, however, he is targeting skilled workers at the top instead of the "huddled masses" at the margins. His administration plans to rescind the policy that allows the spouses (and children) of graduate-level workers to work legally while in the United States. This policy, signed by President Barack Obama in 2015, aimed to create additional incentives for high-skilled workers (H-1B visas) to immigrate to the United States to strengthen American economic and industrial interests. Trump's slated elimination of it is fuelled by the very same brazen xenophobia that galvanised support for the Mexico...
  • FBI charges former Apple employee with stealing trade secrets from self-driving car project

    07/11/2018 1:29:06 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 20 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jul 10, 2018 | Sean O'Kane
    An engineer who worked on Apple’s secretive autonomous car project allegedly stole trade secrets for a Chinese car startup backed by Alibaba, according to new charges filed by the FBI. Xiaolang Zhang, who worked for Apple from December 2015 until May 2018, has been charged in federal court with stealing trade secrets, and faces 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Zhang was arrested trying to leave the country this past weekend. The news was first reported by The Mercury News. “Apple takes confidentiality and the protection of our intellectual property very seriously,” a spokesperson for the company said in...
  • 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....
  • Mar-a-Lago Seeks Permission To Hire 40 More Foreign Workers On H-2 Visas

    07/05/2018 9:13:19 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 62 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05 July 2018
    Mar-a-Lago seeks to hire 40 foreign waiters and waitresses under the H-2B visa program, which allows American employers to hire foreigners on a seasonal basis if there is not a sufficient supply of qualified Americans.
  • Gop leaders propose massive surge low skilled foreign workforce ( 450,000 H 1 Visas )

    06/26/2018 5:47:03 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/26/2018 | Steve Dunham
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/26/gop-leaders-propose-massive-surge-low-skilled-fore/
  • I-9 E-Verify Immigration Compliance - Company Sues Competitor For Employing Undocumented Workers

    06/11/2018 2:30:16 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 20 replies
    Immigration Daily ^ | 30 May 2018 | Bruce Buchanan
    American Elite Molding LLC (AEM), a manufacturer based in Crestview, Florida, is suing a competitor, Advanced Cable Ties Inc. (ACT), for employing undocumented workers.....[AEM] specifically states [that AEM] has lost contracts and had to lower its prices as a result of ACT's alleged labor practices.
  • U.S. May Open Door To More Temporary Immigrant Workers, Trump Aide Says

    06/01/2018 3:57:59 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 17 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 01 June 2018 | Susan Heavey
    The Trump administration is examining ways U.S. industries could hire more immigrant workers on a temporary basis, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday, as data showed the United States unemployment rate at an 18-year low.
  • Microsoft’s Brad Smith fears these 3 things will happen under Trump this summer (Ref: Immigration)

    05/30/2018 10:13:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | May 30, 2018 | Monica Nickelsburg
    Most Pacific Northwesterners spend long, rainy months pining for summer. But Microsoft President Brad Smith is having a hard time celebrating because he sees three clouds on the political horizon. During an appearance at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Tuesday, Smith told Recode’s Kara Swisher that he has three immigration-related concerns that could make this “a tough summer.” If President Donald Trump takes any of the actions Smith warned about, Microsoft employees would be directly impacted. Smith told Swisher he is worried that Republicans and Democrats will fail to reach a compromise on DACA, a program...
  • Trump Praises Guestworkers In Michigan Speech [28 April 2018]

    05/28/2018 3:15:12 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 02 May 2018 | Preston Huennekens
    Trump: "For the farmers its going to get really good. We're going to let your guestworkers come in, because we have to have strong borders, but we have to let your workers in.....But we're gonna let them in because you need them....Guestworkers, don't we agree? We have to have them."
  • At least 13 dead after rare nipah virus breaks out raising fear of global epidemic

    05/28/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    The disease, which kills up to 75% of those infected, starts with flu-like symptoms and causes a brain-swelling condition known as encephalitis. The virus has not yet spread beyond two areas in south India, according to officials, but they have issued a series of warnings to people living in the stricken towns where more than 200 people are being treated in hospitals. Over 25 people are under strict observation and another three are in a critical condition. … There is no vaccine for nipah, which is listed alongside ebola and zika as one of eight priority diseases by the World...