Our silence enables our displacement

We need to tell our stories

We need money to pay to tell our stories in national media

Donate your money
We will put it in an escrow account so that you will get your money back if we can’t raise at least one million dollars

We will use attorneys to keep your name anonymous

The only reason you are being displaced from the workforce is because you are silent and you will not put up a buck to tell your story

And to top it off you will not share this post far and wide

Zuckerberg and Gates’s lobby group is fighting for H-1B spouses’ right to work, yet they will not fight for Displaced Americans?

Silicon Valley heavyweights have come out in support of foreign workers bearing the brunt of US president Donald Trump’s tough stance on immigration policies.

On April 24, FWD.us, a tech lobby group co-founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, among others, said eliminating employment avenues for immigrants “would devastate economic growth” in the US.

https://qz.com/1261488/h-4-visa-mark-zuckerbergs-fwd-us-fights-for-h-1b-spouses-right-to-work/

Don’t know about you guys and gals, but my economic growth has been devastated.

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Over 30 years of experience and once again the VA says “Dear John”

Doesn’t seem to matter what I do because they want to disqualify me no matter what I do without even making an attempt to interview me to find out that I do indeed have the skills they say they are looking for.

Dear Virgil Bierschwale,

This refers to the application you recently submitted to this office for the position below:
Position Title: IT Specialist (Systems Analysis)
Pay Plan/Series/Grade: GS-2210-12/13
Hiring Office: DAS Finance
Location: Austin, Texas

You were found:

Ineligible for the following position or positions:

  • GS-2210-12; Your application has been reviewed and you have been found ineligible because you failed to demonstrate that you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, as stated in the vacancy announcement.
  • GS-2210-13; Your application has been reviewed and you have been found ineligible because you failed to demonstrate that you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, as stated in the vacancy announcement.

The following is your referral status for the position or positions to which you applied:

  • You have not been referred to the hiring manager for position GS-2210-12 in Austin, Texas
  • You have not been referred to the hiring manager for position GS-2210-13 in Austin, Texas

This is not a job offer. Applicants that were referred to the hiring manager for this position may be contacted for an interview. All referred applicants will be notified of the final outcome.

Your eligibility, education and any veterans’ preference claims made as part of your application remain subject to verification. Your rating may change if you are unable to provide supporting documentation, if requested.

If you would like to check the status of this or any other application, log into your USAJOBS account and click on Application Status.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, contact VHA Nationwide Recruitment at CAVHS.DEU@VA.GOV or (844)456-5208.

PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL MESSAGE. IT IS AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED.

Thank you for your interest in Federal employment with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

So the DHS and President Trump want to throw older Americans under the bus?

Lots of plans here to help the younger graduates.

But nothing to put the homeless American Technology Workers back to work?

President Donald Trump’s deputies are planning to shrink the H-1B program and force companies to pay higher wages to American graduates, according to a document from the Department of Homeland Security.

http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/04/21/dhs-outlines-h1b-reform-to-raise-graduates-salaries/

 

This embarrasses the hell out of me.

Requests for H-1B visas are tracked by company, university, location, and profession at MyVisaJobs.com.

http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/04/21/dhs-outlines-h1b-reform-to-raise-graduates-salaries/

Do you mean we have to go to the people displacing us here in America to get accurate statistics?

I started on this back in 2016, but when I got hired to mop the floors at the VA I haven’t had time to work on it anymore.

http://h1bhuntinglicenses.com/

Do we not have anybody willing to step up to the plate and do every year?

I know Robert Heath did some work along these lines as well.

But where is our resistance network showing that we Americans can do a better job?

If you want to help fund such a lobbying effort, click here to read what I want to do.

 

Tom Still, why do you throw displaced american software developers under the bus?

So many of us who have decades of hardware and software experience can’t buy an interview.

We have traced it to three things:

  1. As our population increases, we need more jobs so that all who want to work can work.
  2. Problem is, Free Trade Agreements send jobs to other countries which DECREASES the jobs available here in America.
  3. And the mass tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers also DECREASES the jobs available here in America.

This is very obvious when you look at the labor force participation rate.

And it is painfully obvious that we have fewer people working in April 2018 than we did in the year 2000.



For some reason, our federal government does NOT want to count those whose unemployment has expired and have not found jobs.

Which makes it very easy for the Wisconsin State Journal to publish articles like this one:

Consider this statement: “… Even if we are able to retrain Wisconsin’s entire unemployed population and match them with available jobs, we will still fall well short of filling the projected 925,000 jobs created or replaced between 2008 and 2018. This is because our working age population already peaked in 2010 and is projected to continue declining through at least 2035.”

That’s from a 2014 report to Gov. Scott Walker from a working group headed by Tim Sullivan, the former Bucyrus-Erie chief executive officer who was asked to study Wisconsin’s workforce needs. The conclusion: Legal immigration is good for the U.S. economy, and Wisconsin shouldn’t miss the chance to attract talent it needs to remain competitive.

The H-1B program has its flaws because of “visa mills” in some part of the world that have rigged the system, but they’ve been exposed and fixes are proposed. Comprehensive reform is needed, of course, and it remains to be seen if Congress would consider such a bill in an election year.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/tom-still-keeping-h–b-immigrants-at-home-will/article_bb0ccd37-93ca-5224-b00e-7e41eebaf4d0.html

No Tom, they have not been exposed, but we are working on it and if the Wisconsin State Journal would give us the same space they give to you, and other states would be the same, you could be hiring Americans in America.

Americans who desperately need jobs and are damn tired of the minimum wage jobs they endure so that they can stay one step ahead of homelessness that the 3 steps listed above cause.

They don’t want to be so dependent on people.

“We can’t find enough humans,” said Mr. Frolik, whose company, Linet, makes state-of-the art hospital beds sold in over 100 countries. “We’re trying to replace people with machines wherever we can.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/business/labor-robots-jobs-eastern-europe.html?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTURnek4yWmtaalUxWmpsayIsInQiOiJPQ3NJQ29PZFhHZmR1alJsNHJ6dnVcLzF0Q3lGQ3lOdjNFbDBaU2V4WDZZdlRybjJ2Sm5TZ09rRnlFSkFtVGVuNkNPWHJkd0JxZjgzWVBMWDRaOGRpMDVHWWhkKzBvV0V4eGlzK0V5Sk5YYWpcL0tUMkgxNExoSVNcL0RBXC9vUWFnRlUifQ%3D%3D

Folks, I am a guy that believes in technology and loves working with technology.

Sadly I spend my days as a janitor while companies say they can’t find enough qualified people.

But what gets me about these type articles is the stupidity.

If you replace all of us with robotics, who will buy your products when we have no income?

H-1B Tech Staffing Company Owner Sentenced To Prison For Collecting Illegal Filing Fees From Visa Recipients

U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 20, 2018

H-1B Tech Staffing Company Owner Sentenced To Prison For Collecting Illegal Filing Fees From Visa Recipients

Ramesh Venkata Pothuru, who collected over $450,000 in illegal filing fees and related expenses from more than 100 fraudulent visas and employer-sponsored green cards for nonimmigrant workers from his native India, was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in prison by U.S District Judge John R. Padova.

On January 9, Pothuru, former owner and operator of Virgo Inc. and Isync Solutions, Inc., pled guilty to wire fraud and visa fraud for his role in the scheme.

The investigation disclosed that between 2010 and 2013, Pothuru collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in filing fees from workers he was sponsoring under the H-1B nonimmigrant worker visa program. Federal regulations prohibit employers from soliciting payments from H-1B nonimmigrant workers to cover the costs associated with filing fees, which fees are required by law to be borne by the sponsoring U.S. employer. In addition, many of the H-1B nonimmigrant workers were also recipients of employer-sponsored permanent foreign labor certification applications filed by Pothuru with the Department of Labor. Permanent foreign labor certification filings typically involve costs of over several thousand dollars in addition to the filing fees; Pothuru unlawfully collected both from the employees.

Pothuru collected these illegal fees and expenses from the employees he sponsored for H-1B visas and green cards through direct payments to his personal bank accounts. He subsequently submitted false applications in which he did not identify the fees that he collected from the nonimmigrant workers and swore that he did not collect.

“The defendant not only collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from these nonimmigrant workers, but he also made millions by operating his fraudulent business based on workers who received these visas,” said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain. “The defendant took advantage of these workers from his home country and also undermined the integrity of the H-1B visa and green card programs. This sentence serves both as a deterrent and as protection from a defendant who has already demonstrated a stunning disregard for the law.”

This is a joint investigation with U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DOS-DSS), Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Jordan.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edpa/pr/h-1b-tech-staffing-company-owner-sentenced-prison-collecting-illegal-filing-fees-visa