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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Folks, we have reached a point in America where we need to decide which side of the fence we stand on.
Do we stand on the side where we continue the work that our ancestors did and make America the best damned country in the world for American Citizens?
Or, Do we stand on the side that advocates destroying the future of American citizens to enrich American companies who want to squeeze profit more than they want to build a country and a future for our children?
You know which side of the fence I’m on.
Which side are you on?
As befits a story important to the tech industry, there is a way to use data to get a sense which candidate might be best for the industry. The data-heavy political blog 538 this week looked at contributions from Silicon Valley to the two campaigns.
With 95 percent of the money from these donors, Clinton outdistances Trump by a huge margin. That might signal optimism about her policies on employment-based immigration.
Or it could mean something else entirely. After all, Silicon Valley is in the heart of ultra-blue California.
I ask myself that question every day.
I know how I would do it if I had the money.
I would target every government agency that is accepting bids.
And I would also expose every government agency that is awarding those contracts to companies that do not hire Americans.
There are those that have the money to make this a reality and I think they are missing out on the opportunity that exists for them to make substantially more money.
But I don’t know how to discuss this with them.
If you know how to put us in touch with each other, feel free to do so.
My personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my business email is virgil@KeepAmericaAtWork.com
You have destroyed my future with your policies.
Yesterday, two guys that do not have the money to give as they too have been out of work for the most part since 2003 just like me and Art, well they donated about ten bucks each which left them in dire straits just to help me get through this month so that I don’t lose my land.
My suspicion is that they too have lost everything so they know what I am going through.
If you think people like us are not pissed and wanting payback, then you better pull your head out of the sands of denial.
But Silicon Valley CEOs have also funded a large number of supposedly bipartisan “nonprofit groups,” such as FWD.us, that lobbies for “technology industry interests,” including open borders for undocumented immigrants and unlimited H-1B tech visas.