Once the workers arrived at the defendants’ residences, Kartan and Barai forced them to work 18 hours a day with limited rest and nourishment.

Nothing but slave labor is what caste brings to our shores here in America.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

California Husband and Wife Indicted on Human Trafficking Charges Related to Forced Labor of Foreign Nationals

Satish Kartan, 43, and his wife, Sharmistha Barai, 38, of Stockton, California, were indicted by a grand jury today for forced labor and conspiracy to commit forced labor.  Kartan was also charged with fraud in contacting foreign labor and Barai was also charged with benefiting from forced labor.

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert of the Eastern District of California announced the indictment.

According to court documents, between Feb. 21, 2014, and Oct. 3, 2016, Kartan and Barai hired workers from overseas to perform domestic labor in their homes in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Stockton and elsewhere in the United States.  In advertisements seeking workers on the internet and India-based newspapers, the defendants made false claims regarding the wages and the duties of employment.  Once the workers arrived at the defendants’ residences, Kartan and Barai forced them to work 18 hours a day with limited rest and nourishment.  The defendants did not pay wages and used force, physical restraint and coercive conduct to get the workers to perform the labor and services.

The indictment alleges that Kartan and Barai struck one worker on multiple occasions, including one incident where Kartan grabbed her hands and caused them to be burned over the flames of a gas stove.  Moreover, the indictment alleges that the defendants failed to pay another worker and told her that they would call the police if she tried to leave.  When she was ultimately able to arrange to be picked up from the defendants’ house, Kartan refused to provide her with the access code to the gated community so that her ride could enter.

On Oct. 21, 2016, Kartan and Barai were arrested on a criminal complaint and were released on bond with special conditions that prohibit them from hiring any nonrelatives to perform domestic services or child care work for them.  The defendants are also prohibited from directly or indirectly contacting any of their prior domestic workers.  Kartan and Barai are scheduled to be arraigned on Nov. 21, 2016.

If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the FBI, the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service and the Stockton Police Department.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Josh Sigal and Assistant U.S. Attorney Nirav Desai of the Eastern District of California are prosecuting the case, with the assistance of the Civil Rights Division’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.

Sacramento is one of six districts designated through a competitive, nationwide selection process as a Phase II Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team, through the interagency ACTeam Initiative of the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Labor.  ACTeams focus on developing high-impact human trafficking investigations and prosecutions involving forced labor, international sex trafficking and sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion through interagency collaboration among federal prosecutors and federal investigative agencies.



China does not understand that technology professionals are not interested in communism or being denied things like youtube – End #h1b Now

“I read that an advisor to President-elect Donald Trump complained that three-quarters of engineers in Silicon Valley aren’t Americans,” Li, who heads China’s largest search engine, told the audience at China’s annual World Internet Conference in the historic town of Wuzhen. “So I myself hope that many of these engineers will come to China to work for us.”

The corporate luminaries who grace the government-organized assembly typically focus on talking up the potential of domestic markets and policy. It was inevitable however that the topic of Trump’s ascension surfaced at this year’s pow-wow.

Li was referring to Trump’s pledge to “end forever” the use of cheaper labor from the H-1B program — a lottery system that’s a principal source of visas for tech workers. In the two Silicon Valley counties of Santa Clara and San Mateo — home to Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp. — about two-thirds of people working in computing and mathematics fields are foreign-born, according to a study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley using 2014 government data. Many of those are now seriously weighing their options.

“Many engineers in Silicon Valley have expressed concern about the United States’ capabilities in innovation,” Li told the conference. “In the past, Chinese IT companies can only attract Chinese engineers from abroad. We would now like to hire more engineers from different backgrounds around the world, because China is the fastest growing major market, so let’s all work together.”



I believe Bob Hall would have loved to see Donald Trump be elected to be our President

In Memory of Bob, I believe it is time that I posted his work again as I lost it when I couldn’t afford to pay 20 bucks to keep this website going.




You really ought to read all of it.

And if you think you have what it would take to fill his shoes, I would love for you to continue his work here.


Matt O’Brien, did you graduate kindergarten before you went to work at the Washington Post?

having less of one means you need less of the other too.

Do what?

If I need exactly 24 pieces of lumber to build a wall, and I am going to use 12 pieces of “Foreign Born” and 12 pieces of “Native Born”, I can’t accomplish that task when I am denied the 12 pieces of “Foreign Born” unless I increase the “Native Born” to 24.

In a nutshell, it is like the project manager triangle where you have time, resources and scope.

Decrease any one and you must increase the others.

So lets revisit what Matt was saying here.

Not that he’d admit that. If his “alt-right” website Breitbartisanyguide, he’d probably say that tech companies abuse H-1B visas to replace native-born programmers with cheaper foreign-born ones. The only problem with that, as economists Giovanni Peri, Kevin Shih, and Chad Sparber found, is that it isn’t really the case. The opposite, actually. Tech companies that lost out on the H-1B lottery in 2007 and 2008 didn’t respond by hiring more native-born programmers, but by hiring fewer. That’s because high-skill immigrants and high-skill native-born workers can complement each other—having less of one means you need less of the other too.

But the biggest tell is that Bannon isn’t just worried about immigrants “stealing” jobs from Americans. He’s worried about immigrants creating jobs for Americans too. About people coming here and starting companies. Which means that he must have a problem with 40 percent of the Fortune 500. That’s how many of them have been founded by immigrants or the children of them. Companies like Apple, Google, and Oracle, just to name a few.


Where are these jobs they have created Matt?

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As for those economists, they will tell you the world is flat if you will pay their salary and provide a suitable office so that they can find ways to produce the data that will make possible your theory.

Myself, I prefer hard data over theory that is worth little more than a piece of used toilet paper.

Things like this that show where the few jobs that were created, went.

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As you can see by looking at that red line, the non-immigrant guest workers definitely got the gold mine.

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While the American born and naturalized citizen got the shaft.


So Matt O’Brien and the Washington Post do not have a clue how expensive the #h1b program is?

There’s no such thing as a free lunch in economics, but high-skilled immigration is at least a heavily-discounted one.

Which is to say that letting smart, hard-working people into the country is the closest thing there is to getting something for nothing. These are people who pay more in taxes than they get in benefits, who boost the economy enough that everyone else tends to make more as a result, and who launch a lot of our biggest businesses. Indeed, just over half of Silicon Valley’s current batch of billion-dollar startups have been founded by immigrants.

By this point, it’s become a cliché to say that we should staple green cards to the diplomas of foreign-born STEM grads. Barack Obama has said it. Mitt Romney has said it. Hillary Clinton has said it. Marco Rubio has said it. And Thomas Friedman has spent the better part of a decade repeatingitto anyone who will listen and even some who won’t. Heck, even Donald Trump all but endorsed this last year, as my colleagues David Fahrenthold and Frances Stead Sellers report, on his now-chief strategist Steve Bannon’s radio show.

About the only person, it seems, who disagrees is Bannon himself. “When two-thirds or three-quarters of the CEOs in Silicon Valley are from South Asia or from Asia, I think…” he replied before trailing off. “A country is more than an economy. We’re a civic society.”

It’s hard to imagine anything that would do more to keep America’s economy from being great than this kind of anti-immigrant sentiment. I can’t believe I have to say this, but here it is: It doesn’t matter if a lot of Asian-Americans are tech CEOs. Asian-Americans are Americans. Nor does it matter if a lot of immigrants are tech CEOs. Immigrants are Americans. Someone born in Mumbai or Shanghai or wherever else who gets their citizenship is just as much an American as someone born in Massachusetts who can trace their ancestry all the way back to the Mayflower. That’s what makes America America. It’s not about where you’re from, or a belief that some people are better than others. It’s about where you’re going, and a belief that all men and women are created equal.


I too believe that all men and women are created equal, but it takes all of us to grow the garden that exists here in America.

And when we send jobs to other countries while our population continues to grow, we increase the quantity of jobs that we need for Americans in America while decreasing the quantity of jobs that are available for the American born citizen, the naturalized citizen and even the non-immigrant guest workers.

And when we import non-immigrant guest workers to take the remaining jobs, our population continues to grow while our jobs available continue to grow fewer and fewer.

Our population, and even the belief that all men and women are created equal is our garden.

When we water the garden in China and India while neglecting the garden in America, we end up in a situation where we have created very few jobs above the quantity that we had before this recession at our high point in 2007.

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If Matt O’Brien would do his homework, he would realize that.

So tell me, if we want to grow this garden called opportunity for the citizens of America, how do we do it when we give all of the jobs that are created to non-immigrant guest workers?

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While letting our American Citizens and even Naturalized citizens eat cake?

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What are we accomplishing by doing this?

Perhaps Stephen Bannon knows substantially more than Matt O’Brien and the Washington Post know.

After all, I’m betting that Matt O’Brien and the Washington Post did not support Donald Trump either and where I come from, if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

And Stephen, as one sailor to another, you need to start discussing the charts I have shown you here, and if you don’t have time, perhaps it is time to re-enlist this old sailor and let me give them hell.

Oh Yes, and if that is not enough evidence, let me ask those CEO’s how many of their non-immigrant guest workers have done this?

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