The idea of national solidarity today is dependent on International Cooperation.True solidarity begins with the solitary (H-1B worker) and Uncle Sam has alienated foreign contract workers for
over two decades to create a humongous digital divide between two classes of workers – those with rights, and those without.
Under Mr Trump’s leadership, efforts will be made to restrict foreign companies from petitioning alien workers for a work visa. Because companies have been under paying their sponsored employees; the resulting labor arbitrage has been favourable in displacing american workers from employment.
Donald Trump however, is in favour of the H-1B visa program. He has advocated increasing the prevailing wage paid to the H-1B workers . The idea to increase the minimum prevailing wage of the H-1B workers is to bridge the wage discrimination divide between local and guest workers; thus increasing salaries and making the labor market more competitive. Raising the prevailing wage for foreign workers, would also make the ‘brokerage of talent’ less favourable to companies solely dependant on H-1B workers.
Increasing the prevailing wage will have two immediate benefits on the American labor market – one, it will reward ‘foreign talent not available locally’, thus restoring the original mandate of the H-1B visa program; and will give the entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and resident workers in the U.S. allowing African Americans, Hispanic and female workers who have been passed over in favor of the H-1B program.
Mr Trump has also recognized America’s need for high skilled foreign workers, especially in the STEM fields, and has specifically mentioned Indian students, while saying smart foreign students educated in the US should be allowed to remain, work, and be given a path to citizenship.
While evaluating proposals for immigration reform –security, equality, family and community are the watchwords used by human rights activists. And any proposals that deny people their rights or benefits because of their visa status moves away from equality. Forthcoming visa reforms promises to treat guest workers with respect and dignity.
See that part there about entry-level jobs?
You just slapped me in the face and I’m seeing red because we are the ones that trained you guys when we were given no choice if we wanted our severance package.
But, I am going to ignore that for now because we need to fix this problem.
I want you to watch this video, and when it gets to the point where he discusses the brain drain where you guys and gals are leaving your country without people with the skills you have which is essentially dooming your country as a country without leaders that can fix problems is no different than a ship adrift at sea.
Ain’t it great.
Obama can take a kid off the streets and escalate his position in life from a helper in his california election committee to somebody in Washington DC advocating for non-immigrant guest workers, yet Obama can’t even put Displaced American Software Developers back to work?
For those wondering what in the hell is a Schedule C employee, we need to turn to this page.
Schedule C Federal Employees
The United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions, known as the Plum Book, is a publication of the United States Senate’s Committee on Governmental Affairs and the House of Representatives’ Committee on Government Reform. It lists more than 7,000 federal civil service leadership and support positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government that may be subject to noncompetitive appointment. These are called Schedule C positions.
The following excerpt from the Plum Book defines Schedule C positions:
Schedule C positions are excepted from the competitive service because of their confidential or policy-determining character. Most such positions are at grade 15 of the General Schedule or lower. Schedule C positions above the GS-15 level are either in the Senior Level (SL) personnel system or are specifically authorized in law…
Requests for Schedule C exception are appropriate when:
- The position involves making or approving substantive policy recommendations; or
- The work of the position can be performed successfully only by someone with a thorough knowledge of and sympathy with the goals, priorities, and preferences of an official who has a confidential or policy determining relationship with the President or the agency head…
The immediate supervisor of a Schedule C position must be a Presidential appointee, a Senior Executive Service appointee (career or noncareer) occupying a General position, or a Schedule C appointee.
The Plum Book is published after each U.S. presidential election.
Here is the latest pay schedule for GS Employees
The 2016 Locality Adjustment Rate for the Washington DC GS locality is 24.78%. This is the 2016 locality-adjusted GS pay table for Washington DC-area workers. Use the tabs to view different years.
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Hey, President Trump.
Can I have one of these positions so I can do my part to Keep America At Work by making sure that Displaced Americans go to the head of the line ahead of non-immigrant guest workers?
Ammar Campa-Najjar, the Hispanic-Arab American son of immigrants who was born in San Diego, works for the U.S. government in Washington.
See where he claims he works for the U.S. Government?
Here is their employee roster for the position he says he fills on his resume.
I don’t see his name, do you?
This lady appears to be the one in charge.
Call her and ask her if he is an employee.
If he is not, ask her for a copy of the bid where he was awarded the contract to represent them after competing against other bidders.
And send me proof to email@example.com
Why am I being so damned critical of this guy?
Here is his resume.
Obviously he must have the ear of Secretary Thomas Perez.
And he knows full well about immigrant guest worker programs who are not immigrants at all as the guest worker program is a non-immigrant visa.
See that part about workforce training programs?
Yeah, I participated in the VRAP program and he knows I did, but I am still unemployed while he is posting articles in the Washington Post when the Washington Post won’t give Displaced American Software Developers the same space to explain what is really happening here in America which makes me wonder, what are they hiding?
Oh I see, he is using his position that was given to him by Obama to pitch stories in top tier national and local publications.
Yet he will not tell about the Americans that have been displaced by those initiatives that he is running with?
I could go on and on, but what is the use.
I stated above that he knows full well about me and my situation, and I am still THE Displaced American while he is still pretending to be a government employee.
We in the military have a name for that.
I believe it is Stolen Valor if memory serves me correctly.
What follows is an email exchange we recently had, so don’t even try to cover this one up Obama, Perez and Ammar Campa-Najjar. because the Washington Post is NOT going to cover your butt this time.
Let’s talk — I want to get you a job. Can you send me your resume?
Sent from my iPhoneOn Nov 16, 2016, at 9:13 PM, Virgil Bierschwale <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:VA as in Veterans Affairs Hospital.Nothing against you and you seem like a nice guy, but this is why we don’t see things the same way.Case in point, you wrote this:-=-=-Think about it, we are the only civilization on earth ever to be founded on this defiant worldview: that our individual differences don’t outweigh our common humanity. In many ways, America is still ahead of its time.-=-=-=Yet this is how I see it, and probably how art sees it, and yes I realize that we are all a product of our environment-=-=life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birthBut if I can get the powers that be to put me to work straightening out this mess in washington dc that puts foreign born non-immigrant guest workers from india ahead of native born Americans like myself and naturalized citizens like yourself, then hell yeah, I will meet you and if I am working, it will be my treatOn Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 8:06 PM, ACN Strategies <email@example.com> wrote:Where in Virginia? I live in DC. Let’s meet.
Sent from my iPhoneOn Nov 16, 2016, at 8:36 PM, Virgil Bierschwale <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:We need jobs.I have over 30 years of technology experience where I have worn all hats in software from developer to project manager.I have now been unemployed for nearly six years and I have not had steady work since 2003.Art is one of the best programmers I have ever worked with and he too is experiencing the same things I am.There are millions of us.If you truly want to help, study the charts on this page and get me in touch with those that can put us back to work or use this material to convince them yourself.I will convince them what really is happening if you want me too.By them, I am referring to Trump, Sessions, Obama.People at that level.We are being destroyed out here.When we get forced out of software, nobody at the lower levels will hire us as we are overqualified and we’ve made too much money in the past and we won’t stay.Whether it is age discrimination, caste, or we simply have more people than we do jobs, I do not know, but the “foreign born” and “native born” charts support my statement.But I want to work as does Art, and we have the best skills out there.Since you are representing the DOL, look up the VRAP program.I am a graduate of that as well, and the DOL and the VA promised Employment Assistance yet none was offered as their employment assistance is to forward me to the Texas Workforce Commission who is as worthless as teats on a boar hog.Texas Workforce Commission approved me for unemployment assistance.The only thing I have left to my name is my land that I am buying with payments of $625.00 per month which I hoped I would be able to hold on until I get social security at 65, but I now owe the 29 October 2016 payment and november 29 is rapidly approaching and I will be totally destroyed if I lose that too.I have an appointment at the VA hospital tomorrow for my annual checkup, but I’m available anytime after that although you don’t need to call me unless you want too simply because I have laid everything out here.You have the ear of Mr. Perez.He believes things are fine.They are not.That is why I voted for Trump.I appreciate the donation as my old pickup was on fumes.I put 20 gas in the truck so I can make it to the VA tomorrow.And I used 50 to launch the website linked below because I believe it is immoral for our government agencies to use money that American Citizens have paid in to outsource their work to companies that refuse to hire Americans in America.If my truck makes it, and any money is left, I will treat myself to a decent meal as I’m sick of bologna and wienies (sure I have foodstamps, but it is a 40 mile round trip to the grocery store, so without gas, you are pretty well limited to the convenience store or family dollar.That is the state of America for American software developers who have been displaced by the H-1B scam.Respectfully,Virgil BierschwaleOn Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Ammar Najjar <email@example.com> wrote:This is Ammar, would love to speak with you on the phone. I understand you’re down on your luck, and I am sorry for that. I made a donation to your website, because while I don’t agree with the things you’ve said about me, I do agree that many including you have been left behind in an economic comeback you helped build with your tax dollars and hard work.My heart goes out to you and the millions of people who are struggling to get by. I promise to do whatever I can to support people like you wherever my career takes me, even if you can’t find reason to support people like me.Happy to talk more about how I find time to do what I do, and here about what I can do to help you.Best,Ammar