The draft executive order calls for “an investigation of the extent of any injury to U.S. workers caused by the employment in the United States of foreign workers admitted under the nonimmigrant visa programs,” which includes the H-1B program. An initial report will be due in nine months if the order is signed, and a final report in 18 months.
The financial damage can be found above.
To get back to work, I attended the VRAP program and graduated.
The VRAP Program
VRAP offered up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans who:
- Were at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
- Were unemployed on the date of application
- Received an other than dishonorable discharge
- Were not eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
- Were not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
- Were not enrolled in a federal or state job training program
To date, VA has received and processed more than 143,000 VRAP applications. Of over 126,000 approved applicants, more than 76,000 have enrolled in a training program. VA has paid more than $886,000,000 in VRAP benefits to unemployed Veterans, age 35-60.
VRAP provided training for programs of education that led to a high demand occupation, as determined by the Department of Labor. Click here to see a listing of high demand occupations.
It took some time but I eventually found somebody high up in the Department of Labor and let him know about it, and he said he would get me back to work.
Sadly, he has no honor as his word is not his bond.