Citizens: Think Twice Before You Become a Joint Sponsor on Form I-864

This post was originally published on this site The advice in the headline may be highly specialized, even in the immigration field, but ignoring it is creating what the military calls “collateral damage” in an alien-citizen marriage that has collapsed. The names have been changed, but this is a real story about a real marriage. … Read moreCitizens: Think Twice Before You Become a Joint Sponsor on Form I-864

EEOC Sues Goodwill Industries for Failure to Provide Disability

This post was originally published on this siteGoodwill Industries of New York and New Jersey, which provides job opportunities to people with disabilities, violated federal law when it failed to provide reasonable accommodations that would have allowed an employee to continue working as a janitor in New York City-owned buildings, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity … Read moreEEOC Sues Goodwill Industries for Failure to Provide Disability

EEOC Sues Goodwill Industries for Failure to Provide Disability Accommodations

This post was originally published on this siteGoodwill Industries of New York and New Jersey, which provides job opportunities to people with disabilities, violated federal law when it failed to provide reasonable accommodations that would have allowed an employee to continue working as a janitor in New York City-owned buildings, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity … Read moreEEOC Sues Goodwill Industries for Failure to Provide Disability Accommodations

Indian-American teen arrested for threatening with a knife-comb

This post was originally published on this siteNRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, March 25, 2019: University of Florida Police on Monday arrested and charged a 19-year-old Indian-American man with aggravated assault for threatening a student with a comb that had a knife blade concealed inside. Jay Patel of Summerfield was charged with aggravated assault … Read moreIndian-American teen arrested for threatening with a knife-comb

America’s physician shortage could touch 120k by 2030

This post was originally published on this siteNew York, March 25 (IANS) The practice of medicine in the US may well find itself in intensive care, with a deficit of 121,000 physicians projected for 2030, even as foreign-born doctors struggle to get licensed. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the deficit scenario could … Read moreAmerica’s physician shortage could touch 120k by 2030

CPA Honors Three American Trade Heroes at Annual Conference

This post was originally published on this siteAt its Annual Trade Conference, the Coalition for a Prosperous America recognized three leading political figures for their activities to improve US international trade, the economy, national security, and America’s global political standing with its annual American Trade Hero awards.

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Economia Minister Paulo Guedes Announce New U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum Members

This post was originally published on this siteSecretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Economia Minister Paulo Guedes Announce New U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum Members kcpullen@doc.gov Mon, 03/25/2019 – 14:00 Export and investment promotion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 25, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Last week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with … Read moreSecretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Economia Minister Paulo Guedes Announce New U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum Members

Im-Politic: Mueller, Barr, and Beyond

This post was originally published on this siteYesterday, Attorney General William P. Barr released his summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump presidential campaign’s “links and/or coordination” with the Russian government, and of related obstruction of justice charges. The big takeaways: In the Mueller report’s own words, the investigation “did not establish … Read moreIm-Politic: Mueller, Barr, and Beyond

Spotlight on Commerce: Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

This post was originally published on this siteSpotlight on Commerce: Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) March 25, 2019 kcpullen@doc.gov Mon, 03/25/2019 – 10:29 Intellectual property Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of … Read moreSpotlight on Commerce: Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Almost half of white Millennials say that discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities.


From an economic point of view, immigration is good because it encourages specialization and thus efficiency. In a low-immigration world, an American accountant might have to pay $25 or $30 an hour for yard services by American-born landscapers. At that price, she might choose to do the yard work herself. If higher immigration lowers the price of landscaping work to $10 to $12 an hour, she may hire a landscaper and devote her newfound free time to extra accounting work. Instead of leaving the office at 5 p.m. to cook dinner for her family, she can stay until 6 o’clock and order from Postmates as she drives home. Or she can buy more services than she otherwise would. A lower bid from an immigrant-employing contractor might allow her to renovate her kitchen this year rather than postponing it to next year.
But all of this only happens because lower-earning immigrants displace the Americans who used to do the work at higher costs. You may ask, “So what happens to those displaced Americans?” The economist’s answer is that, pressed by immigrant competition, displaced American workers are driven to “upskill.” Perhaps a former landscaper learns some Spanish, and thus can act as the foreman of a crew of immigrants. Perhaps he shifts to sales or design work. Either way, the economic models say, everybody is better off.


https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/david-frum-how-much-immigration-is-too-much/583252/?fbclid=IwAR3w6sx3OPL7UrHlV1RkG6DSzEw5NbAcHeqchGhAOfxFlGkNzgAUXAdro5Y

What happens to those at the top who cannot “upskill” and who are deemed overqualified by every position below their previous occupation?

I will tell you from 16 years of my own experience – you will not get hired, you will lose everything, and when you finally hit bottom, you may get hired as a janitor at your local VA Hospital if you were a vet, but you will not be given the opportunity to work your way back up the ladder simply because those who are making those decisions do not believe your stories about what is happening in the job market.

And who can blame them when they have not experienced it first hand.

Stop Ignoring the Crisis at the Border

This post was originally published on this site As the Washington Post makes clear, the problem at the border is getting harder and harder for Democrats to ignore. Maybe the paper has moved the ball a bit to force them to do so. Patrick McHugh March 25, 2019 – 8:57am When you’ve lost the Washington … Read moreStop Ignoring the Crisis at the Border

For employers who rely on foreign professionals to supplement their U.S. workforce, debarment can devastate the employer’s U.S. business.


For example, the DOL memo suggests that the employer may accomplish this by posting a hard-copy message in a conspicuous location at the worksite and point interested parties to the location of the notice on the employer’s website. The hard-copy at the worksite need not repeat the content of the notice but could simply provide enough information to identify the employer and location of the notice, such as a URL. Employers should label notices on their website by occupation and location to avoid potential major problems during a Department of Labor investigation.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2019/03/25/dol-memo-on-h-1b-visas-may-bring-employers-new-peril/#41cf6f9c5142

If you see one of these notices posted anywhere, take a picture with your phone and email it to me at vbiersch@gmail.com and I will post it here for the World to see.

India’s moon mission Chandrayaan 2 to carry NASA probe instrument

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, March 25 (IANS) India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan 2, scheduled for launch in April, would be carrying a NASA science probe, the media reported. Chandrayaan 2 will carry NASA-owned laser retroreflector arrays that allow scientists to make precise measurements of the distance to the Moon, the US space … Read moreIndia’s moon mission Chandrayaan 2 to carry NASA probe instrument

Former Head of Organization Backed by Chinese Energy Conglomerate Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for International Bribery and Money Laundering Offenses

This post was originally published on this siteChi Ping Patrick Ho, aka “Patrick C.P. Ho” and “He Zhiping,” was sentenced today to serve 36 months in prison for his role in a multi-year, multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe top officials of Chad and Uganda in exchange for business advantages for CEFC China Energy Company Limited (“CEFC … Read moreFormer Head of Organization Backed by Chinese Energy Conglomerate Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for International Bribery and Money Laundering Offenses

United States Files Lawsuit Against West Virginia Hospital, Its Management Company, and Its CEO Based on Kickbacks and Other Improper Payments to Physicians

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States filed a complaint under the False Claims Act against Wheeling Hospital Inc., R & V Associates Ltd. (R & V), and Ronald Violi in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Department of Justice announced today. The government has alleged that … Read moreUnited States Files Lawsuit Against West Virginia Hospital, Its Management Company, and Its CEO Based on Kickbacks and Other Improper Payments to Physicians

Pennsylvania Department of Education Agrees to Resolve Federal Civil Rights Investigation into Complaints About Alternative Education Programs

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania today announced a settlement agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to resolve a federal civil rights investigation into complaints about PDE’s statewide system of … Read morePennsylvania Department of Education Agrees to Resolve Federal Civil Rights Investigation into Complaints About Alternative Education Programs

Duke University Agrees to Pay U.S. $112.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Scientific Research Misconduct

This post was originally published on this siteDuke University has agreed to pay the government $112.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting applications and progress reports that contained falsified research on federal grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the … Read moreDuke University Agrees to Pay U.S. $112.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Scientific Research Misconduct