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We’ve all heard the lies on tv and in the newspaper about how they can’t find qualified employees.

Problem is, we know we have the skills and can excel in the jobs that they need help with.

BUT, we aren’t being considered.

Is it age?

Is it a lack of a degree?

Is it because we are not on a non-immigrant guest worker visa?

We don’t know the answer.

BUT, we do know we have had enough and we will be silent no longer.

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How can he own a business when it is illegal for a H-1B to own a business?

Pastry chef David Piquard’s immigration troubles have been resolved temporarily — and possibly permanently.

Mr. Piquard, co-owner of Squirrel Hill pastry shop Gaby et Jules, which specializes in delicate and colorful French macarons, found out last month that his application for an immigrant visa had been denied. That decision could have meant that Mr. Piquard and his family would have had to leave the country in April.

Last week, however, he was granted an extension to his H1-B visa, meaning that he can stay in the U.S. until May 2019. During that time, Fred Rongier, owner of the East Liberty restaurant Paris 66, plans to sponsor him for a green card under a new legal strategy. Mr. Piquard, 43, is also chef de cuisine at Paris 66, where he worked full time before opening Gaby et Jules with Mr. Rongier.


Who is looking out for America?


I’ve heard people supporting skilled foreign immigrants, as big business’s right.

If it is their right, what responsibilities do they owe, anyone? Particularly Americans who suffer the consequences? Can large employers really trot the globe for the least expensive skilled labor they can find? Who is managing the cultural impact? Who is managing the macro impact of permanently lower wages? Who is looking out for America?


Here’s a related question … if these globalist corporations have no duty at all to US citizens vs. the rest of the world … are they really American entities? If they aren’t American entities with loyalty to America and Americans … why can they have so much influence over media … influence over elections … without concern? At this point in history, I’m a lot more concerned about the influence of Time Warner and Disney on elections than I am about the friggin’ Russians.

My Thoughts:

Minnesota, why do you not give the children of Minnesota the opportunity to be all that they could be?

They reported an average salary of $108,000 for these hires. More than 75 percent of the visas went to hires with advanced degrees. More than 80 other local employers used the program to hire anywhere from one to a dozen workers.

Minnesota employers, however, are not the biggest users of H-1Bs in the state. According to MyVisaJobs.com, a website that compiles data on a preliminary application that employers file, the top three applicants for Minnesota-based positions in 2016 were Indian IT outsourcing companies. The companies, which contract with unidentified U.S. employers to bring in H-1B workers, put in about 2,000 out of almost 10,000 applications and reported an average salary of $70,000. Corporations with a presence in the state, such as IBM, also outpaced Minnesota-based companies.

Some local employers, such as 3M and Medtronic, declined to comment. Others stressed that their H-1B hires are a tiny fraction of their workforce and bring in important talent.

At the University of Minnesota, with the second largest number of visas in 2016, the overwhelming majority are professors and researchers. More than 70 percent have doctorates. As many as 20 percent are U graduates.

“What we are doing and should be doing is looking for the best and brightest minds,” said Mark Schneider, the university’s associate director for employment-based visas.


After all, their minds will never know that they could not be the best if they are not given the opportunity to develop their skills.

By the way, you should be ashamed…!