No truer words have been spoken.
Put yourself in my shoes.
Try and take care of your family when NOBODY will give you the time of day.
I have a Chinese-immigrant friend in that situation. She is thoroughly assimilated into American life, and has even held local political office. But Wednesday morning, she said that she was “grieving” over Trump’s election, and asked how people could possibly vote for such an evil man. I replied:
You should to try to understand why many of those who voted for Trump have been grieving for a long time. You have a job that you love and are very dedicated to. On top of that, you are a single mother, and need a job. Suppose one day your school informs you that you are being terminated, replaced by a cheaper foreign national on an H-1B work visa. (In fact, there are many H-1B teachers.) Moreover, you discover after losing your job that, in spite of the fact that you have much valuable experience, good recommendations from employers and so on, no one wants to hire you. In fact, very few employers even grant you interviews.
I know many people who have had exactly that experience. They are mad and frustrated, and feel that neither major political party cares about them one whit. Then someone like Trump comes along who has a written platform that promises to tighten up H-1B policy, and who even invites a displaced programmer to speak at one of his rallies, while Hillary has basically said she would make H-1B policy even more liberal, rather than tightening it. The vast majority of people I know like this voted for Trump. And by the way, they are a diverse, educated group, not the white males without college degrees that the media has portrayed them to be.
I now realize the caliber of people that were willing to destroy my future by sending my job to other countries or importing non-immigrant guest workers to take my job.
They were fine with that just as long as they got theirs.
And to think that they called us the Deplorables…
Numerous disgruntled Americans have taken to Twitter to encourage the murder of Donald Trump, echoing the reaction to Barack Obama’s 2008 election victory, albeit from a different side of the political spectrum.
- Take executive action to help fix the rampant abuse of the H-1B work visa and employment-based green cards. Each year, dole out the 85,000-visa H-1B allocation according to offered salary; those who wish to hire cheap labor will likely come up empty-handed. This simple step would go a long way to stemming the abuse of H-1Bs as cheap labor. Roll back Obama’s action to extend the Optional Practical Training time for foreign students. Order your National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health to give grant funding priority to graduate programs with higher percentages of domestic students. And again, listen to the IT workers who supported you, and whom you had speak at some of your rallies, rather than solely taking advice from Peter Thiel.
Myself, I’ve been unemployed since Aug 24, 2010.
And I haven’t seen steady work since Feb 2003.
The tech industry will tell you that they can’t find qualified people.
So I would like to make this challenge to them.
Hopefully President Trump will chime in and make it official.
I want the tech industry to create something like indeed.com where all unemployed american can post their resume.
And then, when somebody in the tech industry tells the media or President Trump that they can’t find qualified people, I want to give President Trump and the media the ability to pull up all resumes in that specific city for that specific Occupation Code.
Don’t know what I mean?
Put me in charge of that project and give me the resources and you will see.
But hell, the tech industry is the tech industry.
Surely they want to give Americans in America a fair chance to compete for their jobs?
So they should be willing to work together under the umbrella of FWD.us and make it happen.