Researching EEO-1 Data
Click on the link above to download the spreadsheet with the non-immigrant guest worker visa totals.
It is a zipped file, so you will need to extract it to work with it.
Tell your story…
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.
Tell your story at: http://www.ihavetheskills.com/
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.
Give me a break.
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.
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…!
Asif Shah, why do you not join with me to fight the reason that your immigration status is in limbo?
As you say, India has a huge pool of applicants that want to come in.
Many more than the total number of employed people in America, I would wager as we only have about 150 million people working.
Yet you want to bring in more when we are not creating enough jobs for the American citizens in America as a simple first grade math calculation will show.
So the American citizens are demanding that their government make it possible so that they can provide for their families.
By denying people like yourself who I believe should be allowed to immigrate legally.
This is wrong.
But to deny me the opportunity to be all that I can be is wrong as well.
So I fight you.
The question is, will you join with me to fight the real problem which is Free Trade Agreements sending our jobs to other countries and a massive tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers…!
“India has a huge pool of applicants that come in, but there are only a limited number of green cards that are issued every year for every country,” Asif Shah said. Indians in the H-1B status who were eligible for permanent residency in 2008 are just now being allowed to apply for permanent resident status.
None of the doctors can establish their own medical practice because they don’t have permanent resident status. Kanthala is board certified in geriatrics and expressed frustration that he could not open his own practice in Rome to put that training to use.
“I can start a practice, bring jobs,” Kanthala said. But it’s at that point where his immigration status slams on the brakes.
Rather, I’m frustrated, because I know I’m part of a pattern: America is losing many very skilled workers because of its anti-immigrant sentiment, and while this is a disappointing blow to me and my classmates, it will also be a blow to the United States’ competitiveness in the global economy. Tech giants such as Google and Tesla were founded by immigrants.
I can’t make sense of why an administration that claims to want this country to be strong would be so eager to get rid of us. We are losing our dreams, and America is losing the value we bring.
As I make plans to go back to China, I find myself wondering: If I am not qualified to stay in the United States, then who is?
If Americans like myself were able to pursue our dreams, there would not be any anti-immigrant sentiment.
BUT, we are not being given the opportunity to pursue our dreams because of an overwhelming tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers.
Contrary to what the government says unemployment is, a simple look at the labor force participation rate, or first grade math where you divide the total nonfarm payroll numbers by the population for each year will rapidly show you that we have fewer people working now than we did in 2000.
Recent submission over at www.GuestWorkerTips.com
IBM hired my wife in India and send her to the client location in MN, USA via H1b visa. They made her sign an agreement that if she leaves she will have to serve 3 months notice or pay $10,000 to train her replacement. This ensure that she cannot apply to a different job because no company will wait for 3 months of notice period as the norm is generally two weeks.
Additionally, after working for the client for 3.5 years continuously, she requested to go back to India, IBM bosses said that they will not pay for her return trip and since the project is ongoing if she wants to go back she should pay for her return airfare to her home country.
This is unfair as my wife is not an immigrant but a non-immigrant who temporarily came to USA on assignment and company doesn’t want to pay for her return ticket.
As of the project, they have a long engagement with their client with multi year contracts and projects are 1-6 months in duration. This means that if she does not pay for her return fare, she will be in USA forever as long as IBM wants her without ever meeting her family in India. (New form of IT slavery).
One of her colleague in a similar situation resigned to go back to India and he had to pay for himself and his family return air ticket.
So, it is not just Indian outsourcing companies but American IT companies (giants like IBM) who are also abusing the H1b visa system.
He will listen to American workers and share the mission and plans of the USCIS. American workers: we have been asking for a chance to speak out. Now is the time. Please attend. Please invite everyone. We need to show that this issue matters.
If you cannot attend, please email a one page letter, anonymous or not, to email@example.com. I will share all the letters with the Director.
I cannot wait to see you there!!!!
A tip of the hat to Kumar for being able to accomplish something that I haven’t been able to accomplish…
For what it is worth, I would permanently hire Kumar if I had the funds to do so, and I would take his battle and mine globally because it is having a major impact on the lives of people all over our world.
On his channel, Kumar Exclusive, Kumar serves as an everyman narrator of the experience of recipients of the coveted H-1B skilled worker visa, which allows foreign workers to fill technical jobs in America. His dispatches offer both user-friendly how-tos (how to find a job, how to avoid scams, how to win at an American-style interview) and warnings (tales of abusive bosses, short-term contracts, employees faking resumes to win visas, and companies that use lies to tempt foreign workers to the West). On YouTube, he’s amassed a small group following, whose members regularly watch his dispatches to gain practical advice for securing their spots as technical workers abroad.
Please view this news that came out today. Outsourcing companies are abusing H1b rush processing service (premium processing) to bring foreign employees in 15 days timeline as h1b applications filed under premium processing are not vetted properly.
11/08/2017: House Judiciary Committee Hearing Today of Legislative Bill H.R. 170 Modifying Definition of ‘‘Exempt H–1B Nonimmigrant’’
The bill “Protect and Growth of American Jobs Act” was introduced in January 2017 by Rep ISSA of California to change the amount of offered H-1B salary from current $60,000 to $100,000, which amount should be adjusted to a higher wage every three years based on changes in the consumer price index to get exempt from dependent employer in H-1B proceeding. Should be this bill is enacted into a law, consulting businesses that depend on H-1B foreign workers will suffer in their businesses.
28 Sep 2017 – USCIS to Reinstate Premium Processing for All H1B Petitions by 03.Oct.17
Yesterday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informed the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) that it will resume the availability of premium-processing service for all H1B petitions by October 3, 2017. The USCIS is expected to issue an official announcement to this effect in the coming days.
Concerned IT Professional.
I believe this is a start.
And I would like to hear your thoughts.
Why does the Skilled Immigrants in America organization not speak up for Americans who have been displaced? @siia_us
Some high-skilled immigrants have entrepreneurial dreams to create a better future for themselves, their families, and the American families in the communities they live in and are a part of. And, then there are some high-skilled immigrants who want to pay it forward and help their communities and remote communities with access to proper healthcare. Such immigrants are truly the embodiment of the American spirit and values! Unfortunately no matter the noble cause or thoughts such high-skilled immigrants have, if you were born in India, you do not have access or pathways to realizing such dreams.
We extend our sincere gratitude to Dr. Tarun for coming forward with his story. His story represents the peril and issues well-qualified practicing immigrant physicians face in this country today. He, and thousands of physicians like him, are yet another casualty of a severely broken and antiquated immigration system that has put well-qualified, contributing immigrants into never ending green card backlogs just because they were born in India. Take a moment to listen to Dr. Tarun!
We hope this inspires you to do anything that you can to make your stories heard and make your friends, colleagues, and lawmakers aware about the issue of green card backlogs!
Don’t know where to get started? There are several ways:
– Share your stories with us. Send it to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
– Help us get mass awareness via social media – Get onto Twitter > Follow @siia_us > Retweet/Like messages we post around our immigration issues.
– Better yet, join us at our Advocacy Event in DC on October 23rd and 24th. Click here – https://goo.gl/forms/csOVd8GeRUM6gUDu2
We write our federal and state agencies.
Yet none of them speak for the Displaced Americans in America.
Displaced because we have more population than we have jobs.
Displaced because we have watched as our jobs were sent to other countries.
Displaced because of a massive tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers, illegal immigrants and even those born here through parents of these people.
Many of us have served our country in the Military.
Yet our own government prefers to hide behind employment numbers that do not count the long term unemployed.
And our media will tell the plight of these people, but not their own citizens.
Why is that?
These people helped me to understand what capitalism was doing to our World when it wasn’t controlled.
The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights has suspended operations.
After some 30 years, the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (formerly National Labor Committee) is closing its doors.
Our small organization has played a key role in exposing working conditions and human rights violations suffered by workers producing for U.S. and European multinational companies. We have accompanied and provided international visibility for workers in Central America, Bangladesh, Jordan, China and other developing countries as they organized and stood up for their rights.
Now there are others doing this work. It is time for Charlie to retire. After a lot of thought and careful assessment, our conclusion is that given the current political context it is time for us to let the Institute go.
We have had the honor of collaborating with unionists, people of faith, journalists, scholars, educators, students and everyday people from every corner of the U.S. and from all over the world. We are so proud of the work these activists have done and so grateful to the incredible support—in the form of time, creativity and money—that the Institute’s work has received.
We closed our doors over the summer. The last contributions that have come in have been used to help our staff and collaborators transition and to pay final bills.
We are sad to be leaving this work. But so thankful to have been part of it.
Please keep supporting workers who are fighting for their rights! Keep insisting that our companies assure the fundamental rights of workers who make our products.
Thank you so much for all you have done.
Charles Kernaghan, Barbara Briggs
Richard Trumka President, AFL-CIO, until you fight Free Trade Agreements and the tidal wave of NON-Immigrant guest workers, you will NOT have my vote
As you say, we are being destroyed.
I myself have been through 14 years of hell where our union leaders, our federal government, and our state governments have done NOTHING except say that unemployment is less than 5%.
You want my vote?
You damn well better confer with me so that I can educate you as to what is happening to the American Worker.
Working people from across the country are gathering together to set our priorities for the next four years. I am honored to have been re-elected as president of the AFL-CIO. It is an honor to serve this movement, and I am proud to tell you we’re going to go forward toward a better day for all working people.
Now is not the time for business as usual. Working people are under attack like never before, and now is a time to be bold and visionary about our future.
This year, our convention theme is Join Together, Fight Together, Win Together. Working people with a collective voice—in unions—are the strongest force for lifting wages, improving jobs and writing economic rules to benefit the majority, not just the rich and powerful.
I truly believe when we roll up our sleeves and work together, there is nothing we can’t do.