Navtej Sarna, where are those jobs that you say the #H1B have created?

“The H-1B scheme has been crucial in making US companies competitive globally in increasing their client base, in increasing their innovation. And it is the Indian tech industry, which has actually been creating jobs here,” Sarna said.

https://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2017/02/14/h-1b-visas-benefit-us-companies-said-navtej-sarna422525/

Care to show me where those jobs are?

As you can see, we are barely above the high point that we hit in 2007.

As for your claim that the H-1B has created 400,000 jobs, you may well have done that using caste, but it hasn’t been for the American citizen and this is America, not India.

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excluding U.S. workers, who, of course, have zero chance of being hired in this program

One question.

Is it illegal to discriminate in America?

If so, why are we allowing this?

“Residents of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, as we will show, have 24 times the chance of being hired as an H-1B as the average resident of the world, excluding U.S. workers, who, of course, have zero chance of being hired in this program,” David North, an immigration expert with CIS, wrote.

Financiers in India voiced their concerns last month when they wrote about their fearfulness of H-1B visa reform under Trump.

“Immigration restrictions are the main source of India’s vulnerability,” the Chief India Economist with Nomura Sonal Varma wrote to clients, according to CNBC.

Likewise, Citi’s Director for India Research Surendra Goyal told clients that “Immigration reform remains an overhang to watch and likely a key theme for the IT services sector in 2017.”

Director of Governmental Affairs for NumbersUSA Rosemary Jenks told Breitbart Texas that Trump’s executive order draft is feared by multinationals for the specific reason that it throws a wrench in their current model where tech departments are handed over to consulting firms who then find cheap, foreign workers to fill job positions.

“These would be hurt the worst and fastest by what the executive order is proposing. Their whole business model goes out the window,” Jenks said in an interview.

Jenks warned that even if Trump does eventually sign the drafted order on the issue, it would not be the end-all solution to ending abuse within the H-1B visa system where older workers and STEM graduates are discriminated against.

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/02/14/big-tech-fears-trumps-america-first-visa-reforms/

 

Further, my informant said, you have not even considered the preferences by caste, which he said favored the Brahmins.

Stated another way, and using the same databases, the system not only favors young, Hindu males from India, it favors those from just the three southern Indian states served by those two consulates.

The total population of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka comes to about 218 million. About 70 percent of H-1B visas are granted to India, and 60 percent of those go to these three states. Think about the difference between those two numbers for a moment; 42 percent of the worldwide total of H-1Bs come from southern India, which has only 0.3 % of the world’s population.

This means that an individual in one of those states has 241 times the chance of securing an H-1B slot as someone living in the rest of the world. Not twice the chance, not 24 times the chance, more than 200 times the chance of others. And, of course, they have an infinitely better chance for securing an H-1B job than any American because the latter are, by definition, barred from the program.

I showed these numbers to one of my informants, a one-time H-1B from that part of the world, and he told me that I was probably seriously understating the degree of concentration in southern India, on the grounds that many H-1B hopefuls with less than spectacular credentials try for a visa at one of the other three U.S. consulates in India because consular officials in Hyderabad and Chennai are considered tougher in their vetting of would-be H-1Bs.

Further, my informant said, you have not even considered the preferences by caste, which he said favored the Brahmins. (I cannot find any data on that point.)

Speaking of Brahmins, were the U.S. government to tolerate a hiring program that gave strong preference to white males; or to white, Anglo-Saxon males; or more specifically to those WASP males from New England whose daddies and grand-daddies had attended Ivy League colleges, there would be hell to pay. And rightly so.

But a similar program, tilted for young, Hindu males from southern India does not generate similar criticism. Is there a whiff of political correctness here? Or are these numbers simply not known to the public or to Congress?

Why are we seeing these hiring patterns in the first place?

There are several factors at work here: India provides a bachelor’s level education to more people than the Indian economy can support; virtually all of them speak English; a very large portion of the H-1Bs are hired by Indian outsourcing companies; many of these firms are run by people from southern India; and Congress and, at least until now, the White House, has paid much more attention to the desires of the employers than the needs of the American workers who lose jobs to the H-1Bs.

And all of these factors reinforce each other over time, giving added momentum to the strong southern Indian preference in hiring for these jobs.

To further support the hiring preferences shown above we have an immigration law that allows blatant ethnic discrimination. Some of the outsourcing companies hire 99 percent of their H-1Bs from India, as CIS and Computerworld have previously reported, while some others just hire 97 percent.

Maybe, just maybe, the new administration will notice and do something about it, like reducing the H-1B program to a justifiable one that deals with really unusual needs in the American work place, not just the wage-cutting hiring of computer programmers, largely from southern India.

Can the Trump administration resist the siren calls of Silicon Valley, and the lobbying of the Indian government — both calling for an expansion of the program? We can only hope so.

http://cis.org/north/h-1b-hiring-bias-within-bias-discrimination-within-discrimination

 

Instead, he perverted that trust and turned his office into a criminal organization designed to support his own political and financial interests. End #h1b today

Department of Justice
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Former Congressman Chaka Fattah Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Participating in Racketeering Conspiracy

Former Congressman Chaka Fattah Sr., 60, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy involving several schemes intended to further his political and financial interests by misappropriating federal, charitable and campaign funds, among other things.

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Special Agent in Charge Michael Harpster of the FBI’s Philadelphia Division and Chief Richard Weber of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Philadelphia Field Office made the announcement.

Fattah was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, who also ordered Fattah to pay $600,000 in restitution and to forfeit $14,500.  On June 21, 2016, Fattah was convicted of participating in racketeering, bribery, wire fraud, honest services fraud and money laundering conspiracies, and for bribery, mail fraud and money laundering.

“Chaka Fattah was a long-serving and powerful member of the U.S. House of Representatives who was entrusted by his constituents with serving their best interests,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell.  “Instead, he perverted that trust and turned his office into a criminal organization designed to support his own political and financial interests.”

“As a former congressman, Fattah conspired with his co-defendants in a series of schemes to use his position for personal gain at the expense of the public good,” said U.S. Attorney Memeger.  “We are pleased with today’s outcome while also recognizing the tragedy of this defendant’s fall from grace.  We hope that the lengthy prison sentence imposed today deters those public officials who might be tempted to engage in corruption, as our office remains committed to investigating and prosecuting public corruption at all levels of government.”

“Chaka Fattah represented his district in Congress for over 20 years,” said Special Agent in Charge Harpster.  “And, if not for his sheer greed and venality, probably could have kept his seat for 20 more.  He’s repeatedly deemed this case a ‘witch hunt’ against him by the government.  But in truth, Mr. “Today’s sentence sends a clear message that the laws of the land apply to everyone, regardless of position or power,” said Chief Weber.  “Public officials who fail to faithfully discharge the duties of their office will be investigated, prosecuted and subjected to the full punishment of the law for their actions.”

According to the evidence presented at trial, Fattah and certain associates borrowed $1 million from a wealthy supporter for his failed 2007 campaign for mayor of Philadelphia, and disguised the funds as a loan to a consulting company.  After he lost the election, Fattah returned $400,000 of unused campaign funds to the donor and arranged for Educational Advancement Alliance (EAA), a non-profit entity founded and controlled by Fattah, to repay the remaining $600,000 using charitable and federal grant funds that passed through two other companies, including one run by co-defendant Robert Brand.  To conceal the contribution and repayment scheme, Fattah, his co-conspirators, and others created sham contracts and made false entries in accounting records, tax returns and campaign finance disclosure statements.

Following his election defeat, Fattah also sought to extinguish approximately $130,000 in campaign debt owed to a political consultant by agreeing to arrange for the award of federal grant funds to the consultant.  Fattah directed the consultant to apply for a $15 million grant (which ultimately he did not receive) on behalf of a then-non-existent non-profit entity.  In exchange for Fattah’s efforts to arrange the award, the consultant agreed to forgive the campaign debt.

In addition, Fattah misappropriated funds from his mayoral and congressional campaigns to repay his son’s student loan debt.  To execute the scheme, Fattah arranged for his campaigns to make payments to a political consulting company, which the company used to make 34 successful loan payments on behalf of Fattah’s son, totaling approximately $23,000, between 2007 and 2011.

Beginning in 2008, Fattah communicated with individuals in the legislative and executive branches in an effort to secure for co-defendant Herbert Vederman an ambassadorship or an appointment to the U.S. Trade Commission.  In exchange, Vederman provided money and other items of value to Fattah.  As part of this scheme, the defendants sought to conceal an $18,000 bribe payment from Vederman to Fattah by disguising it as a payment for a sham car sale.

Fattah’s four co-defendants Vederman, Brand, Karen Nicholas and Bonnie Bowser were convicted alongside Fattah for charges in connection with the schemes on June 21, 2016.   Judge Bartle also sentenced Vederman today to 24 months in prison and ordered him to pay a $50,000 fine.  Sentencing is set for Dec. 13, 2016 for Brand and Nicholas and Dec. 14, 2016 for Bowser.

The FBI and IRS-CI investigated the case with assistance from the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General, the NASA Office of Inspector General and the Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General.  Trial Attorneys Eric L. Gibson and Jonathan Kravis of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul L. Gray of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania are prosecuting the case.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-congressman-chaka-fattah-sentenced-10-years-prison-participating-racketeering

 

This is one of the reasons the entire middle class is getting wiped out!

I totally agree with this person and I believe he knocked the article out of the ball park with this one.

Lastly, I am in no way against immigrants, or Indians, or immigration. I am for all of these, and I am fighting for all of the above and US citizens!

You really need to read the rest of this article.

Probably more so, because it doesn’t benefit anyone except big corporations, US government and immigration lawyers. It doesn’t benefit the immigrant, nor the permanent residents, nor the citizens of this country. It penalizes all 3 of these classes of people heavily instead.

Unfortunately the cucks in the government and big tech will never do anything about this or pretend to exist that this problem does not exist and would like to make this problem worse.

This article aims to educate the masses on the problems with this ridiculous visa program so that they can fight to abolish this particular visa system or improve heavily upon it to benefit the beneficiaries of the visa and the citizens.

Let’s look at the way H1B visa is detrimental to these 3 classes of people — Immigrants, Permanent Residents and Citizens.

https://medium.com/@seeminglyquiet/modern-day-slavery-in-america-the-h1b-visa-800be3a3df54#.npl88epan

Who is Red Pill and why is he anonymous

Anybody knowing his details, I believe Americans that want to Keep America At Work would like to know.

US immigration backlog forces H-1B workers to put life on hold

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Virgil Bierschwale

lyep, I’m struggling.
Can’t get hired anymore in tech because of caste and age discrimination.

And the lower paying jobs will not hire you because you’ve made …

Red Pill

So let’s see. You can’t get hired because you are too old – I get that. What’s the “caste” discrimination, again? You sound straight out of the 1930s …


Virgil Bierschwale

What do you know? The anonymous Red Pill is one of those who has forced Americans from a life of honor to the life of the dalits because that is …

Red Pill

Do you even have a point? What Dalit? What do India’s social ills have to do with you living on doles off the US taxpayer? Why assume I am …


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So I tell the stories of Displaced Americans and Displaced Naturalized Americans and endure the ridicule of those who turn their nose up at me because the only way we are going to end this nightmare is to tell our stories so that the people of America will realize that it eventually will be them if we continue on this path.

Yesterday somebody who was obviously from India hiding behind an anonymous name of “Red Pill” tried to shame me as a dalit, or beggar in the street on one of the many comments that I make.

A few seconds looking at his other comments on disqus showed me his true colors so I ignored him as I am better than him.

After nearly 6 years of continuous unemployment and very little employment since 2003 when I was forced out of technology at the young age of 45 (I will be 59 on 27 Dec), to say i am in bad shape financially would be an understatement.

Today I received a donation of $50.00 from somebody else that was from India who I am now proud to call an American because he, or she is facing what I have gone through and realizes that the writing is on the wall if we don’t stop this flood of “freshers”.

Virgil, Hats off to you for all your efforts to keep American jobs in USA. I immigrated to USA from India 20 years back and in my 50s finding it a challenge to hold on to the IT job. Hopefully all your efforts will start paying off this year finally. We are a silent majority standing with you. RS
 To which I replied.
I have had the great fortune to work with people from all countries and I supported that for decades because I thought as long as my skills were the best I would always have work.

I still believe my skills are the best when it comes to analyzing systems and managing projects.
But I had never heard of caste or age discrimination back then.
Now I fight it because it is all I have left to do and yes, you are right.
With a flood of “freshers”, we older guys and gals are getting displaced and finding it impossible to find work.
I will be 59 on 27 Dec.
You are in your 50s.
This is the time that our kids are depending on us to help them build their career and I can’t even put a roof over my head.
So I tell the stories of Displaced Americans and Displaced Naturalized Americans and endure the ridicule of those who turn their nose up at me because the only way we are going to end this nightmare is to tell our stories so that the people of America will realize that it eventually will be them if we continue on this path.
Folks, we are in this together IF we consider ourselves to be an American citizen.
United We Stand
Divided We Fall
As for those that come here simply to displace us from our jobs so that they can live rich compared to their homeland and deny us jobs because we are not the right caste, or simply because we are Americans in America.
May you rot in hell

So Matt O’Brien and the Washington Post do not have a clue how expensive the #h1b program is?

There’s no such thing as a free lunch in economics, but high-skilled immigration is at least a heavily-discounted one.

Which is to say that letting smart, hard-working people into the country is the closest thing there is to getting something for nothing. These are people who pay more in taxes than they get in benefits, who boost the economy enough that everyone else tends to make more as a result, and who launch a lot of our biggest businesses. Indeed, just over half of Silicon Valley’s current batch of billion-dollar startups have been founded by immigrants.

By this point, it’s become a cliché to say that we should staple green cards to the diplomas of foreign-born STEM grads. Barack Obama has said it. Mitt Romney has said it. Hillary Clinton has said it. Marco Rubio has said it. And Thomas Friedman has spent the better part of a decade repeatingitto anyone who will listen and even some who won’t. Heck, even Donald Trump all but endorsed this last year, as my colleagues David Fahrenthold and Frances Stead Sellers report, on his now-chief strategist Steve Bannon’s radio show.

About the only person, it seems, who disagrees is Bannon himself. “When two-thirds or three-quarters of the CEOs in Silicon Valley are from South Asia or from Asia, I think…” he replied before trailing off. “A country is more than an economy. We’re a civic society.”

It’s hard to imagine anything that would do more to keep America’s economy from being great than this kind of anti-immigrant sentiment. I can’t believe I have to say this, but here it is: It doesn’t matter if a lot of Asian-Americans are tech CEOs. Asian-Americans are Americans. Nor does it matter if a lot of immigrants are tech CEOs. Immigrants are Americans. Someone born in Mumbai or Shanghai or wherever else who gets their citizenship is just as much an American as someone born in Massachusetts who can trace their ancestry all the way back to the Mayflower. That’s what makes America America. It’s not about where you’re from, or a belief that some people are better than others. It’s about where you’re going, and a belief that all men and women are created equal.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/17/donald-trumps-chief-strategist-doesnt-understand-what-makes-america-great/#comments

I too believe that all men and women are created equal, but it takes all of us to grow the garden that exists here in America.

And when we send jobs to other countries while our population continues to grow, we increase the quantity of jobs that we need for Americans in America while decreasing the quantity of jobs that are available for the American born citizen, the naturalized citizen and even the non-immigrant guest workers.

And when we import non-immigrant guest workers to take the remaining jobs, our population continues to grow while our jobs available continue to grow fewer and fewer.

Our population, and even the belief that all men and women are created equal is our garden.

When we water the garden in China and India while neglecting the garden in America, we end up in a situation where we have created very few jobs above the quantity that we had before this recession at our high point in 2007.

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If Matt O’Brien would do his homework, he would realize that.

So tell me, if we want to grow this garden called opportunity for the citizens of America, how do we do it when we give all of the jobs that are created to non-immigrant guest workers?

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While letting our American Citizens and even Naturalized citizens eat cake?

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What are we accomplishing by doing this?

Perhaps Stephen Bannon knows substantially more than Matt O’Brien and the Washington Post know.

After all, I’m betting that Matt O’Brien and the Washington Post did not support Donald Trump either and where I come from, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

And Stephen, as one sailor to another, you need to start discussing the charts I have shown you here, and if you don’t have time, perhaps it is time to re-enlist this old sailor and let me give them hell.

Oh Yes, and if that is not enough evidence, let me ask those CEO’s how many of their non-immigrant guest workers have done this?

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