It’s now become commonplace for establishment politicians and their Mainstream Media enablers to acknowledge that so-called “insurgent” presidential candidates – especially Republican Donald Trump – have “tapped into” public anger against their performance. Far less common are signs that the establishment is prepared to take even the most obvious steps to respond constructively to this anger, and Virgil Bierschwale’s excellent “Keep America at Work” blog has just turned up a great and oh-so-revealing example.
We are truly humbled by this.
And to think that the work that Kumar, Paul Revere, the late Bob Hall and myself have done was listed along with the the work of Mr. Matloff & Mr. Miano and the Center for Immigration Studies was truly humbling…
While we do all of our own research and attempt to pull in ALL articles about temporary non immigrant visa workers and the displacement of Americans, we did not write the article cited by Mr. Tonelson.
We did recognize that in the big picture, what the Federal Government was doing as described in this article was part of the problem rather than being part of the solution which is why we added it to the treasure trove of information on the temporary non immigrant visa database that we are creating.
And we continue to believe that the use of these firms is enabling the “hacking” that is happening in the Federal Government as shown by this temporary non immigrant worker logging in from Communist China.
Click on the link above to read the full report.
Currently, 17 firms are barred from the H-1B program – out of hundreds of tech labor brokers. And even some of the most flagrant violators are not monitored closely.
As is often the case with government agencies, the Labor Department pleads poverty.
“The agency does not check up on debarred companies to make sure they are not doing business,” said Michael Kravitz, a spokesman for department’s Wage and Hour Division. “There are only so many resources to go around.”
Harshal Vaidya, founder of Goolti.com, an Internet complaint board for Indian H-1B visa workers, says he has seen dozens of labor brokers that run afoul of wage and immigration laws vanish, then reappear in various ways. Vaidya launched his website in 2006 after finding a dearth of information on unscrupulous labor brokers during his own job search in the U.S.
“If they get infamous a lot,” Vaidya said in an interview at his home in India, “what they do is shut down shop and open it with a new name.”
We here at Keep America At Work will be more than happy to hire displaced American software developers in every city in our country to uncover those that are breaking our laws if only your organization will contract that work out to us.
Trust me, there are millions of Americans that have been displaced by these programs and they would love to help end this program altogether.
I am working in an IT company with 3+ experience I applied for H1B but it didn’t got picked also I have offer from Some company with around 70% of hike but at the same time my current company has given me around 30% hike and Also I have a chance to apply for Visa next year as well What should I do?
If the company which is offering a pay hike of 70% is a solid company. Please accept it, as still you are getting 30% more than the hilke offered in the existing company.( 170÷130) A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
Nobody knows how H1 situation is going to evolve next year. There can always be opportunities knocking in the new company. Make sure the new company is good for it pay.
and we wonder why Americans can no longer find work in IT in America.
In one word…
or should we call it racism as we know it in America?
On April 2, 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff announced a 17-month extension to the OPT for students in qualifying STEM fields. To be eligible for the 12-month permit, any degree in any field of studies is valid. For the 17-month OPT extension, a student must have received a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics degree in one of the following approved majors listed on the USCIS website.
This new interim final rule provides a permanent solution to the H-1B “cap-gap”, when an academic foreign student’s (F-1) status and work authorization expire during the current fiscal year before the student can start approved H-1B employment during the next fiscal year beginning on October 1. Previous cap-gap provisions extended only the stay but not the employment authorization.
On May 31, 2008, the Immigration Reform Law Institute filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of various organizations and individuals challenging the validity of the 17 month OPT extension