So we are paying Ammar Campa-Najjar somewhere between $128,082 to $160,300 to advocate Displacing Americans in America?

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?

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For those wondering what in the hell is a Schedule C employee, we need to turn to this page.

Federal Lobbying

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:

  1. The position involves making or approving substantive policy recommendations; or
  2. 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.

http://gov.iu.edu/policies/lobbying/schedule-c.shtml

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.

GS Grade Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
GS-1 $22,888 $23,653 $24,414 $25,172 $25,933 $26,378 $27,131 $27,890 $27,920 $28,626
GS-2 $25,733 $26,346 $27,198 $27,920 $28,236 $29,068 $29,899 $30,730 $31,561 $32,392
GS-3 $28,078 $29,014 $29,950 $30,886 $31,821 $32,757 $33,693 $34,629 $35,565 $36,501
GS-4 $31,521 $32,571 $33,622 $34,673 $35,723 $36,774 $37,825 $38,875 $39,926 $40,977
GS-5 $35,265 $36,441 $37,616 $38,792 $39,967 $41,142 $42,318 $43,493 $44,669 $45,844
GS-6 $39,311 $40,621 $41,931 $43,241 $44,551 $45,862 $47,172 $48,482 $49,792 $51,102
GS-7 $43,684 $45,140 $46,597 $48,053 $49,509 $50,965 $52,421 $53,878 $55,334 $56,790
GS-8 $48,378 $49,991 $51,603 $53,215 $54,827 $56,439 $58,051 $59,664 $61,276 $62,888
GS-9 $53,435 $55,215 $56,996 $58,776 $60,557 $62,338 $64,118 $65,899 $67,679 $69,460
GS-10 $58,844 $60,805 $62,767 $64,728 $66,690 $68,651 $70,613 $72,575 $74,536 $76,498
GS-11 $64,650 $66,805 $68,960 $71,115 $73,270 $75,425 $77,579 $79,734 $81,889 $84,044
GS-12 $77,490 $80,073 $82,656 $85,238 $87,821 $90,404 $92,987 $95,570 $98,153 $100,736
GS-13 $92,145 $95,217 $98,289 $101,361 $104,433 $107,505 $110,578 $113,650 $116,722 $119,794
GS-14 $108,887 $112,517 $116,146 $119,776 $123,406 $127,036 $130,666 $134,296 $137,926 $141,555
GS-15 $128,082 $132,352 $136,622 $140,892 $145,162 $149,432 $153,702 $157,971 $160,300* $160,300*

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?

Call Dori Henry at the Department of Labor and see if Ammar Campa-Najjar is a government employee like he says he is

Ammar Campa-Najjar, the Hispanic-Arab American son of immigrants who was born in San Diego, works for the U.S. government in Washington.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/11/19/i-am-a-hispanic-arab-american-who-loves-america-trump-wont-change-that/

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.

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I don’t see his name, do you?

This lady appears to be the one in charge.

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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 vbiersch@gmail.com

Why am I being so damned critical of this guy?

Here is his resume.

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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.

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On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 8:24 PM, ACN Strategies <ajnajjar89@gmail.com> wrote:

Let’s talk — I want to get you a job. Can you send me your resume?

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 16, 2016, at 9:13 PM, Virgil Bierschwale <vbiersch@gmail.com> 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:
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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.
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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
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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
But 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 treat

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 8:06 PM, ACN Strategies <ajnajjar89@gmail.com> wrote:

Where in Virginia? I live in DC. Let’s meet.

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 16, 2016, at 8:36 PM, Virgil Bierschwale <vbiersch@gmail.com> 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 Bierschwale

On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Ammar Najjar <ajnajjar89@gmail.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



Ammar Campa-Najjar
ACN Strategies | Communications & Media Consulting
AJNajjar89@Gmail.com |  |

 

David Z. Morris and Fortune Magazine, what Tech Growth? End the #h1b Now

If you would do your homework you would find that all industries have had very little growth, and yes, that includes the Tech Industry.

Show me the jobs that have been created by the tech industry or any industry.

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The non-immigrant guest worker visa was created in 1990.

If you were to draw a ruler across that chart from 1990 till present time, you would see that our job creation in America since 1990 has basically been flat when comparing against 1960 to 1990.

That alone is enough to open your eyes David Z. Morris, IF you are willing to look at it instead of spreading tech industry propaganda.

But where did the jobs created since 1990 go to?

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It is apparent that American Citizens and Naturalized Citizens did not get those jobs.

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And it is very apparent that non-immigrant guest workers got those jobs.

So in a nutshell, the tech industry is creating virtually zero jobs while displacing Americans in America.

Which is unacceptable to this Displaced American Software Developer.

Entrepreneurs say they need more, not fewer, foreign workers.

The U.S. tech sector was broadly opposed to the candidacy of Donald Trump, motivated by concerns from data privacy to telecom regulation. But the biggest concern may have been the potential impact of Trump’s immigration stance on tech staffing.

Trump essentially made his political name by broadly opposing immigration, from illegal migrants to Syrian refugees. But he has sent mixed messages about the issue most relevant for tech companies, the H-1B visa program for temporary foreign workers. The majority of H-1B workers are in technology fields, and the tech sector says it needs more workers than the program currently provides because there aren’t enough skilled Americans to fill those jobs.

http://fortune.com/2016/11/19/tech-industry-trump-immigration/

 

We too have our scumbags preying on non-immigrant guest workers #h1b

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 18, 2016

Florida Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking in Connection with Human Trafficking Scheme Targeting Foreign University Students

Defendant Used False and Fraudulent Promises to Recruit Foreign Students to Further a Prostitution and Erotic Massage Enterprise

Jeffrey Jason Cooper, 46, of Miami Beach, Florida, was convicted late yesterday on all 11 counts for organizing a scheme to lure foreign university students into the United States under false pretenses of legitimate summer jobs, only to advertise the students to customers of his prostitution and erotic massage enterprise.

Cooper was convicted of sex trafficking and attempted sex trafficking by fraud, wire fraud, importation of persons for prostitution or immoral purposes and use of a facility of interstate commerce to operate a prostitution enterprise.  A jury in the Southern District of Florida returned the verdict after four days of trial.

According to evidence presented in court, Cooper recruited foreign students from Kazakhstan through the State Department’s J-1 Summer Work Travel Program, using false and fraudulent promises of clerical jobs in a fictitious yoga studio in order to bring the students into the United States.  After the students arrived in Miami in May 2011, Cooper revealed that the yoga studio did not exist and that he expected the students to perform erotic massages and commercial sex acts as part of his prostitution and erotic massage enterprise.  According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, the students were advertised to customers from June 2011 until they were recovered by law enforcement in August 2011.

“Cooper preyed on students seeking to broaden their opportunities through an educational exchange program, using fraud and false promises to sell their bodies for his own profit,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.  “As this case demonstrates, the Civil Rights Division will continue to work vigorously with our Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team partners to bring traffickers to justice and vindicate the rights of vulnerable victims.”

“Jeffrey Cooper used deception to lure unsuspecting foreign university students across the globe, only to be exploited for the defendant’s own personal profit,” said U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida.  “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is fully committed to our international efforts to combat human trafficking – whether by fraud, force or otherwise.”

“This case is the perfect example of how victims can travel half way around the world in an effort to better themselves only to be defrauded and exploited sexually,” said Special Agent in Charge Mark Selby of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Miami.  “HSI along with our federal and international law enforcement partners will continue to work diligently to ensure that individuals like Cooper do not exploit educational work programs for their own profit.”

“Diplomatic Security is committed to using all of the tools at our disposal to prevent human trafficking,” said Director Bill A. Miller of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).  “Our global presence enables our agency to serve as a liaison between U.S. and foreign law enforcement counterparts assisting both in their efforts to stop those that would manipulate instruments of international travel in order to exploit international students in this way.”

Cooper faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, a fine of up to $2,750,000 and an order to pay mandatory restitution to the victims.  U.S. District Court Judge K. Michael Moore of the Southern District of Florida will sentence Cooper on Feb. 16, 2017.

The case was investigated by HSI and DSS, with assistance from the Prosecutor General’s Office in Kazakhstan; the FBI Legal Attaché Office in Astana, Kazakhstan; the Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs, the Miami Dade Police Department and the North Bay Village, Florida, Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth M. Schlessinger of the Southern District of Florida and Trial Attorney Matthew T. Grady of the Civil Rights Division’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.

The Southern District of Florida is one of six Phase I Pilot Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams (ACTeams) convened through an interagency collaboration of the Departments of Justice, Labor and Homeland Security to develop high-impact federal human trafficking investigations and prosecutions involving forced labor, international sex trafficking and sex trafficking of adults by force, fraud and coercion.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/florida-man-convicted-sex-trafficking-connection-human-trafficking-scheme-targeting-foreign

 

The only way to make sense of the historical success of protectionism is with a new theory of economics.

Let’s for argument’s sake simply assume the average Chinese factory worker makes $2 per hour and the average American factory worker makes $20 per hour to keep the math simple. As a result, $1 of worth of imports actually means it will displace $10 of American labor. As result, what appears to be $400 billion of imports, will actually displace $4 Trillion worth of American labor. In other words, instead of 2.5% GDP, we have 25% of GDP lost from China alone.

Let’s take it a step further.  Let’s consider the support structure that surrounds manufacturing.  Consider the deli who fed the workers, the truck drivers who delivered supplies, the accounting industry which supported the book keepers, and so on.  Would it be to much to suggest another 10% of GDP hinges on manufacturing.  Thus we have 35% of GDP that has been shell shocked.

https://rescuingeconomics.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/trade-deficit-delusions/

 

Why doesn’t Vanity Fare and MAYA KOSOFF realize that American Students and Parents will be able to work again to provide for their families?

While some tech C.E.O.s will likely seek ways to accommodate the incoming president, curtailing high-skilled immigration remains a nonstarter for the tech industry, which has dramatically scaled up its lobbying power in recent years. The vast majority of the Valley is actively opposed to a freeze or reform of the H-1B visa laws, which allow foreign students to stay and work in the U.S. after graduating from college. Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg and others in the tech community signed onto a briefsubmitted to the Supreme Court in favor of Obama’s executive actions, arguing that allowing the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country to contribute to the U.S. economy would benefit the tech industry and the country. “As I travel around the world, I see many nations turning inwards. I hear growing voices for building walls and distancing people labeled as ‘other,’” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post earlier this year. “Whether it’s refugees, undocumented immigrants, or under-represented minorities, I hope we have the wisdom to understand that the best path forward is always to bring people together, not divide them.” And if the Republican-led federal government decides it would rather drive would-be immigrants away? Beijing, Waterloo, Toronto, and Berlin are waiting with open arms.

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/11/could-trump-trigger-a-silicon-valley-brain-drain

I ask this question because of the headline of this article suggesting that Americans are not qualified for squat.

Folks, we are the ones that put rockets on the moon and built the infrastructure that makes America the country where everybody wants to be a citizen, Long Before the non-immigrant guest worker slavery program was implemented in 1990.

We can still do it IF people like zuckerberg and the publisher of Vanity Fare will simply give us the opportunity to compete.

Zuckerberg, are you really too stupid to realize that when you destroy the ability of the people to provide for their families, they turn to the people of their community and their country to stop the globalization that is destroying their lives like it did mine.

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This is happening world wide and it is happening via a game of musical countries that were created by Free Trade Agreements where we sent our citizens jobs to other countries, and via the purchasing of non-immigrant guest worker licenses to displace Americans in America from the remaining jobs.

It is this destruction that voted Trump in.

So tell me Vanity Fare, Maya Kosoff and Mark Zuckerberg.

Are you the type of leader that nurtures the people of our country so that we can provide opportunity for all of our citizens, whether they be native born or naturalized?

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Or are you the boss that only wants to hire illegal immigrants and non-immigrant guest workers as cheap, compliant slave labor that will do as you say, rather than offer them a way to build a decent future for their family?

Is that not enough money to hire American workers for a change? End the #h1b NOW

And Sessions has also been critical of tech giants in the realm of high-skilled immigration. While tech companies have said they face a shortage of workers in science, tech, engineering and math, or STEM, fields, Sessions has described efforts to boost the number of H-1B visas as a “tremendous threat” to Americans.

“It represents the obliviousness of Congress and some of these economic forces to the reality of what’s happening: Half of STEM graduates are not finding jobs in STEM fields,” he said in a November 2015 interview with Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News who will be serving as Trump’s chief strategist in the White House.

Sessions hasn’t been shy about confronting the titans of the tech industry on the issue. In 2014 he challenged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a major proponent of immigration reform. After slamming his lobbying effort, FWD.us, the senator charged: “So I would pose a question to Mr. Zuckerberg. I read in the news that Facebook is now worth more than $200 billion. Is that not enough money to hire American workers for a change?”

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/jeff-sessions-attorney-general-tech-industry-231616