The first map identifies 2,000 employers who “actively and publicly prefer alien workers for at least some jobs” to U.S. workers.
“The formal name for this group of employers sounds like it comes from the field of abnormal psychology: they are ‘H-1B dependent,’” said Bryan Griffith and David North, authors of the CIS study.
This is the definition of the term: an employer with 25 full-time workers or fewer, with eight or more of them H-1Bs; with 26-50 workers, there are 13 or more H-1Bs; and with 51 or more there are 15 percent or more H-1Bs. Most users of the H-1B visa, in general, are not H-1B dependent.
The CIS study also notes how companies are able to discriminate in their hiring practices under the H1-B program in ways they ordinarily could not.
“Under U.S. law an employer gets into trouble, appropriately, for discriminating against African-Americans in favor of whites, or Gentiles in preference to Jews, but it is perfectly okay under the law for the same employer to hire alien workers (through the H-1B program) in preference to resident ones,” the authors write. “And if the employer decides that what he really wants, as some do, are twenty-some-odd males from one nation in Asia, that’s okay.
“Many employers are attracted to these workers because they can be paid at below-market wages, and they are docile and less likely to seek better jobs than their American peers.
“The second map shows H-1B employers who are classed as debarred or willful violators. They have, at some point in the past, violated the H-1B rules and have been denied the use of H-1B workers for a period of time. As we pointed out in a report about two years ago the department is, unfortunately, extremely reluctant to put erring employers in either category.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/2000-u-s-companies-prefer-foreign-workers-over-americans/#C4C86TvHUDVret9l.99
Case in point
An Indian American hotelier in Michigan, Dipen Patel, 34, will be sentenced to jail after he admitted to using illegal chemicals he got from India to eliminate bed bugs in his guest rooms.
Got some bad news for you folks.
None of us have found jobs anywhere.
While I realize it is impossible to do as you need the money, the way to send a message is for everybody to walk out that has passwords, knowledge, etc and let their system grind to a halt so that the customers will realize something is happening and demand the CEO’s head on a platter.
Only then, will we begin to turn this tide.
This familiar IT story began a little differently. A few days before employees were notified in mid-October of their layoff, HCSC CEO Paula Steiner talked about future goals in an internal, company-wide video.
Steiner’s comments weren’t IT-department-specific, but the takeaway quote by one IT employee was this: “As full-time retiring baby boomers move on to their next chapter, the makeup of our organization will consist more of young and non-traditional workers, such as part-time workers or contractors,” said Steiner in the video.
What Steiner didn’t say in the employee broadcast is that some of the baby boomers moving “on to the next chapter” are being pushed out the door.
“Obviously not all of us are ‘retiring’ — a bunch of us are being thrown under the bus,” said one older employee, who requested anonymity. Employees contacted say many older workers are affected by the outsourcing decision, although they had no numbers.
Employees have known for several months that HCSC was moving work offshore. But until last month, they didn’t know their individual fates.
HCSC is defending the layoffs, scheduled in the first two quarters of next year. HCSC operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. It has 22,000 employees.
In the past year, the number of jobs held by recent immigrants (legal or otherwise) has increased more than five times faster than American-born workers. At rapid speed, companies are laying off American citizens and shipping jobs overseas — sometimes requiring American workers to train their foreign low-wage replacements before getting the axe.
Since late-2007, the number of jobs held by American-born workers has declined by 1.5 million, but jobs held by immigrants (legal or otherwise) are up by 2 million. Immigration has a downward pressure on wages for struggling minorities, especially high school dropouts. Expanded immigration also negatively affects the wages of skilled technicians and mid-level computer workers.
Hillary privately shares the views of her mega-donors, such as technology moguls who want expanded issuances of H-1B visas and green cards. They ultimately want completely open borders.
Infosys management routinely disparaged Americans, including Mrs. Awasthi, as not having “family values,” and stated that layoffs in America are good because the jobs will be outsourced.
Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating the American holiday of Thanksgiving, telling her that she should not celebrate Thanksgiving because she is Indian, and that therefore she must work on Thanksgiving Day.
Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthiâ€™s children for celebrating Thanksgiving, and called them “ABCD” short for “American-Born Confused Desi,” and “IBCD” short for “Indian-Born Confused Desi,” insulting terms used to criticize people of Indian ancestry who are Americanized.
Infosys management ridiculed Mrs. Awasthi for celebrating Christmas, saying that “we” do not celebrate Christmas, and that she should not celebrate Christmas. Infosys management repeatedly discussed the quality of Mrs. Awasthi`s work by explicitly commenting on their expectations for “a woman your age.”
We have this thing called EEOC here in America.
It guarantees people equal opportunity
We both know you do not practice equal opportunity here in America.
That is your achilles heel.
Sooner or later they are going to grow some balls like the FBI did.
And they are going to start forcing you to hire Americans in America or quit doing business in America.
The Americans Displaced by parasites like your company raping and pillaging our country are going to see to that.
I joined the navy on 13 Oct 76 at which time I became eligible for a VA Home Loan.
Sadly around that time our country began shipping jobs to other countries via Free Trade Agreements.
And in 1990 our country began importing non-immigrant guest workers to take the remaining jobs.
Which destroyed my future and my credit as you can see by this chart and because I can no longer find work that pays more than minimum wage, destroys my ability to even apply for a VA loan.
How do I know this?
I have applied to the Texas Veterans Land Board several times to buy my land and their rejection tells me that they do not believe that there are no jobs out there for 58 year old Displaced American Software Developers.
And to rub salt in my wound, today I receive this:
Colleagues and Fellow Veterans,
It’s been a while since I provided an update on the VA Home Loan program …. So here goes….
Since 1944, VA has backed over 22 million home loans for Veterans and their families. The program provides a guaranty for mortgage loans made by private lenders to eligible Veterans. The guaranty backing effectively eliminates the need for a down payment, helping Veterans afford homeownership. No other major no-down mortgage program exists in the market today, and typically around 90% of VA loans are obtained with no down payment. As of September 30, we reached the milestone of over 700,000 home loans guaranteed for the fiscal year 2016. That 700,000+ figure is the most home loans guaranteed in one fiscal year in the history of the program.
VA continues to modernize the program, reducing time spent in the loan approval process while also improving the accuracy of benefit delivery, Veteran outreach and communication. These improvements have allowed VA to maximize opportunities to promote the attractiveness of the program to lenders, builders, real estate agents and most importantly to our active duty Servicemembers, Veterans, and surviving spouses.
The VA Home Loan program benefit is not a one-time benefit– it’s reusable. VA loans can be obtained for up to the full appraised value of the home (100% loan-to-value). In addition, there is the potential for these loans to include up to $6,000 towards improvements for energy efficiency, AND the loan funding fee can be rolled right into the loan balance. VA waives that funding fee for Veterans who receive VA compensation benefits, those who are service-connected disabled, but serving on active-duty, or those drawing retirement pay. Some surviving spouses are also exempt from the funding fee.
We are proud to say that our VA Home Loan program can also help Veterans who are current homeowners. Many borrowers are now looking to take advantage of historically low interest rates to refinance their homes. Just 5 years ago, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 6%; today that same rate is around 3.5%. Veterans can reuse their VA benefit to streamline refinance an existing VA loan, often with no money out of pocket. On these streamline refinance loans, VA requires no appraisal and no credit underwriting, which can be of great assistance to Veterans who may have suffered a minor credit setback, or whose home values may have declined during these past few years. Last year, a streamline refinance decreased the average Veteran’s interest rate 1.4%, and saved $202 a month in mortgage payments. Cumulatively, our Veteran borrowers saved over $300M last year!
For Veterans with FHA or conventional loans, VA can also assist with the ‘regular’ refinance program. Since VA does not charge borrowers upfront or monthly mortgage insurance premiums, refinancing from an FHA loan into a VA loan can save Veteran borrowers a significant amount of money.
We encourage Veterans to seek the advice of a financial professional to determine what mortgage decisions are in their best interest, but wanted you to know that the VA Home Loan program stands ever-ready to serve them, providing the opportunity to purchase or refinance a home.
In addition, VA stands ready to assist Veterans who have already obtained a VA home loan. If you already have a VA loan and are facing financial difficulty, please call to speak to VA loan representatives at 877-827-3702. In FY16, of all loans that defaulted, 84% were saved from foreclosure.
Veterans may obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for their Home Loan Guaranty benefit online through eBenefits or through their lender:https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/
Learn more about Interest Rate Reduction Refinance (IRRRL) streamline refinance loans (on VA’s website here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/
VA information specific to the Home Loan Guaranty Funding Fees is here:
Information on the VA Home Loan Guaranty, directly from the Department of Veterans Affairs, is available at eBenefits. Key program facts can be found here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/
Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420
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