American sovereignty matters. American jobs matter. America’s best and brightest workers matter. Now, they’ll have a chance to demonstrate against the betrayals of Big Business and both political parties.
The upcoming protest in Chicago is all the more extraordinary given the costly repercussions many Americans face when exposing the systemic replacement of U.S. workers with lower-cost guest workers on H-1B, L-1, and B-1 visas. John and I tell the stories of American tech workers who have faced death threats, bullying, and blacklisting—like Infosys whistleblower Jay Palmer—for spreading the truth. That is why “dark veils will be available to conceal” attendees’ identities at the April 22 event at Flanagan’s Bar and Grill in North Chicago. Got to Sara Blackwell’s website, ProtectUSWorkers.Org, for more details about the protest. I will be doing everything in my power to be there and to support these brave Americans. So should you!
With friends like this in the White House, Americans don’t need any enemies…
President Obama’s Dismissive Response to Terminated American WorkerAn Abbott Lab employee who trained his replacement and is being fired APRIL 22ND wrote an emotional and informative letter to President Obama regarding the outsourcing and offshoring of American jobs. He expressed his concern for the loss of jobs in America and the security of American data. Please see President Obama’s response on White House letterhead:______Thank you for writing. Too many Americans aren’t yet feeling the benefits of our growing economy. There is more to do to ensure people across our country have a fair shot at getting ahead, and as long as I am President, I will keep fighting to restore the link between hard work and opportunity.Even though the unemployment rate has had its fastest two-year decline in thirty years, the long-term unemployment rate is still nearly twice its typical level, and many Americans are out of work or can’t find jobs through no fault of their own. We must encourage more companies to bring jobs home and make sure our economy works for everyone, because whether you are recently out of school or toward the end of a long career, you deserve the chance to earn a living. All Americans should be confident that if they put forth effort, they can find a job, care for themselves and their families, and retire with dignity.By partnering with communities and employers, and by investing in education and infrastructure, we can generate more opportunity and help striving Americans find jobs. My Administration has awarded millions of dollars in grants to partnerships between non-profits, local governments, and employers to match long-term unemployed job seekers with in-demand jobs. We have also called on businesses across the country to adopt best practices for hiring the long-term unemployed, and the Federal Government is leading by example.Losing your livelihood shouldn’t mean losing everything you have worked so hard to build. For many Americans who have been laid off, unemployment insurance is their only way to support their families while looking for a new job. That is why I have repeatedly called on Congress to extend unemployment insurance. And this year, I announced new proposals to provide workers with wage insurance, stronger unemployment insurance protections, and support for retraining to get their next job.You can access help finding a job or job training at www.FederalStudentAid.Ed.gov/Opportunity, www.JobCenter.USA.gov, and www.CareerOneStop.org. To find an employment center near you, visit www.DOL.gov/DOL/Location.htm. For help with health benefits, housing assistance, or other public resources, call 1-800-FED-INFO or visit www.USA.gov.Again, thank you for writing. Emails like yours inform everything I do, and they push me each day to keep reaching for a brighter tomorrow for all our people.Sincerely,Barack Obama
You should think about that Zaira,
Many of us software developers over 45 have been displaced here in America.
And you will see FWD.us do nothing to help us.
Yet they pretend to be your best friend so that they can use you as a pawn in this game of immigration which makes them richer and America poorer.
If FWD.us will not fight for American Citizens like myself,what makes you think FWD.us will fight for your parents once they become citizens?
Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about whether to unfreeze the President’s immigration executive actions, expanded DACA and DAPA.
This is a case about families like mine, who would directly benefit from the right to apply for protection from deportation and to gain work authorization.This is personal for me and for my family and we are anxiously awaiting the Court’s decision.
I was born and raised in Austin and am a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. My sisters and I are U.S. Citizens and, like millions of other mixed status families, have lived our entire lives with the fear and constant stress of the possibility of having our family torn apart.
Access to DAPA would give my father work authorization, ensuring that he would have access to workers’ rights. Additionally, my parents would be allowed to finally visit their extended family members.
So much is stake at the Supreme Court tomorrow and I hope that by sharing my story, I can show how important this case is to millions of families like mine.
Amazing, isn’t it?
Just as China forces our companies to give their trade secrets so that they can operate in China, India steals them.
And you want to tell me that Free Trade Agreements and NON Immigrant Guest Worker Hunting Licenses that put Americans out of work are good for America?
CHENNAI: A US Grand Jury has slapped a $940 million (`6,265.18 crore) fine in a trade secret lawsuit on two Tata Group firms — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Tata America International Corp.
TCS, however, claimed that there was no IP infringement and that it would appeal against the ruling in higher courts and “defend its position vigorously”.
The verdict was delivered by a US Federal Court Grand Jury in Wisconsin regarding a lawsuit filed in October 2014 by US healthcare software firm Epic Systems. The verdict also comes in the wake of discrimination on Indian IT firms in H-1B and L-1 visa fee.
Epic had accused TCS of “brazenly stealing the trade secrets, confidential information, documents and data”, while consulting for its customer Kaiser Permanente. The jury has asked both companies to pay $240 million (`1,599.62 crore) to Epic, along with $700 million (`4,665.56 crore) in punitive damages.
amazes me how many of these colleges have a double standard.
They tell our kids to go to college so you can get a good job.
And then they hire H-1B’s instead of Americans.
And when they hire H-1B’s, they find ways not to pay them what they would have had to pay the Americans.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
Using the money of the Silicon Valley Executives to destroy the very opportunity that illegal immigrants and non immigrant guest workers pursue.
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 birth.
Thanks to your actions and the money behind you, Americans are being denied the opportunity to compete for jobs in their own country.
And when these poor folks become American Citizens, they too will be denied the opportunity to compete for our technology jobs just like myself and so many others are being denied.
We are gearing up for a very big day – and I want you to know how you can take part, from wherever you are.
On Monday morning, the Supreme Court hears arguments about whether to unfreeze the President’s executive actions on immigration.
The stakes are incredibly high – 5 million undocumented immigrants would get the right to apply for protection from deportation and to gain work authorization. That’s millions of family members of U.S. citizens – and it’s simply one of the biggest days for our movement in decades.
So here’s what we’re asking from you:
2/ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, for an up-close look at everything that happens outside of the Court on Monday and stories of those who will be directly impacted by the Court’s decision.
3/ Share your story about why you are part of this movement – use the hashtag #FightForFamilies.
Monday is a very big day and we want you to be a part of it with us.
As for me, I don’t currently have a pit, but if I can ever get back on my feet, I’ve been looking at this guys work.