OVERWHELMED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM ENDANGERS AMERICA: 9/11 Commission warned “Border security is national security.”

This post was originally published on this site Hi Gang: On April 4, 2019 FrontPage published my latest article: OVERWHELMED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM ENDANGERS AMERICA: 9/11 Commission warned “Border security is national security.”  Kindly forward this e-mail to your senators and congressional representatives and to as many folks as you can and then ask that those … Read moreOVERWHELMED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM ENDANGERS AMERICA: 9/11 Commission warned “Border security is national security.”

Surge of Illegal Immigration ‘Undercutting’ U.S. Wage Hikes

This post was originally published on this site Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the flood of illegal immigrants arriving in the United States on a daily basis is “undercutting” President Trump’s “Hire American” economy by threatening to choke recent wage hikes for America’s blue collar and working class. Trump’s populist-nationalist agenda of … Read moreSurge of Illegal Immigration ‘Undercutting’ U.S. Wage Hikes

USCIS News: H1B Visa 2020 Cap Reached for Regular Quota

This post was originally published on this siteAs you all USCIS started accepting H1B 2020 petitions from April 1st. USCIS just announced a press release indicating that they have reached enough number of petitions for the regular quota (i.e. 65,000 ).  Let’s review the news summary by USCIS. Summary of USCIS News – H1B 2020 … Read moreUSCIS News: H1B Visa 2020 Cap Reached for Regular Quota

Axne Requests Funding for Specific Recovery Programs in Iowa

This post was originally published on this site  WASHINGTON – Following a request to House and Senate leadership to immediately pass a disaster supplemental appropriations bill, Rep. Axne called for funding for specific federal relief programs for Iowa. In a letter sent today to House appropriators, Rep. Axne identified specific programs to help Iowa recover … Read moreAxne Requests Funding for Specific Recovery Programs in Iowa

Secretary Ross Addresses White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

This post was originally published on this siteSecretary Ross Addresses White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council April 5, 2019 ASowah@doc.gov Fri, 04/05/2019 – 15:44 Investing in communities and workers Minority business growth   U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross participated in this week’s White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council meeting hosted by President Donald Trump. … Read moreSecretary Ross Addresses White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

Rep. Axne Urges Congressional Leadership to Immediately Act on Disaster Funding

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged House and Senate leadership to immediately pass a disaster relief bill that fully funds recovery programs for all affected areas, including Iowa. In a letter sent to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Speaker Nancy … Read moreRep. Axne Urges Congressional Leadership to Immediately Act on Disaster Funding

Des Moines Register: Cindy Axne: I'm holding Washington accountable for vital disaster aid for Iowans

This post was originally published on this siteDes Moines Register, Cindy Axne, April 5, 2019 I have never been more proud to call myself an Iowan than after seeing how our communities have come together to help one another recover from this devastating flood. In southwest Iowa, farmers have sent semis of hay, businesses have donated … Read moreDes Moines Register: Cindy Axne: I'm holding Washington accountable for vital disaster aid for Iowans

‘Immigration work permits’ may out-number new jobs each month

This post was originally published on this site Fri, Apr 5th 2019 @ 12:28 pm EDT  by  Roy Beck The government jobs report today estimated that 196,000 new ones were created in the U.S. during March. But how many lifetime and temporary work permits were given out at the same time for foreign workers? Please … Read more‘Immigration work permits’ may out-number new jobs each month

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Hold the Gloating on Tariffs and Manufacturing Jobs

This post was originally published on this site Even though today’s March U.S. jobs figures overall improved dramatically on their February counterparts, the employment story in domestic manufacturing remained remarkably similar: Generally speaking the results were dismal. But the internals still don’t reveal any connection with President Trump’s tariff-heavy trade policies. Let’s start by reviewing … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Hold the Gloating on Tariffs and Manufacturing Jobs

One Chart that Adds Context to the Border Meltdown

This post was originally published on this site I was recently on a chain e-mail with a number of immigration experts who had diverse points of view, discussing whether there really was a “crisis” at the border. One of those experts opined that it is actually a humanitarian tragedy, driven by aliens seeking to apply … Read moreOne Chart that Adds Context to the Border Meltdown

Uber Didn’t Give This Driver a Sign Up Bonus – Now He’s Suing

This post was originally published on this site What would you do if you didn’t get a promised sign up bonus? That’s a question one Uber driver was faced with recently, and what he found in pursuing his bonus might surprise you. RSG contributor Paula Gibbins shares this reader’s story of pursuing his sign up bonus. … Read moreUber Didn’t Give This Driver a Sign Up Bonus – Now He’s Suing

Thoughts on H.R. 1044

From time to time we get letters and I post them here because I believe everybody needs to have a say in what is happening.


Before President Clinton signed AC21 on October 17, 2000 – the H1-B visa was kind of temporary. A person on H-1B visa until that date, could apply for a green card. If during the 6 year time frame if they don’t get to the I-485 stage (also called adjustment of status), they have to just leave the country. It worked so well, and I have known several people at that time who left the country. This would have worked so well, there would be no backlogs anytime. If there are too many people applying for permanent residency, there won’t be enough room for everyone so people have to leave. The root cause of all problems is the AC21 act (section 104) signed into law on October 17, 2000. In 2002, the section 106 (signed into law) expanded some of the provisions of AC21. These provisions provided the necessary loop holes for anyone on H1-B visa (who applied for a green card) to continue to remain in the US indefinitely until visas were available and a decision on the permanent residency is made. The numbers continued to add up and resulted in an enormous backlog we see today as years continue to pass. Also Congress never originally anticipated the AC21 to be passed later on (after establishment H1-B) which thwarted the temporary intent of H1-B visas. Since the entire population of H1-B visas allotted every year end up applying for green cards (except for a very small percent may be), the backlog will continue to grow. In my view though country of origin should not be used for discrimination of any worker or skills, HR 1044 will introduce a glut of workers into the open labor market in a short of period of time, creating a chaos and unfairly displacing US workers. More people will follow on H1-B visas again creating an enormous backlog and displacement of US workers. This cannot and should not be a solution to resolving the backlog. One probable solution is to eliminate all the indefinite extensions of H1-B visas by passing a law that rolls back or annuls the AC21 (American Competitiveness 21st Century Act), which could be introduced as part of any other bi-partisan bill. This will revert the H1-B to a status quo ante (as of October 17, 2000) and keep the intent of the temporary nature of the program going forward. This will also help people in the future to maintain an orderly queue without causing inordinate delays in processing genuine applications for permanent residency. Unfortunately the American Competitiveness act of the 21st century has become a bane of the American worker in the 21st century. Please refer to the links below for more information: http://www.jackson-hertogs.com/jh/N0514.pdf

https://www.hooyou.com/h-1b/h1b_exten_6years.html

https://immigrationroad.com/green-card/ac21-h1b-extension-beyond-six-year-limit.php


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Racefor7: 7000 people in US and India run to beat 7,000 rare diseases

This post was originally published on this site BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, April 5, 2019: Over 7000 people across U.S states including Washington DC, South Carolina, Texas and California and nine locations in India including Kolkata, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Chennai, Mumbai, Mysuru, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and New Delhi joined together in the Racefor7 event held by … Read moreRacefor7: 7000 people in US and India run to beat 7,000 rare diseases

T.A.T. Awards: Sushmita Sen adds glitz to red carpet gala

This post was originally published on this site The event organizers. L to R: Pabs Raghava, Bhavana Anand and Lakshmi Thesam. BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vinod Devlia, Photography by Vinod Atlanta, GA, April 5, 2019: “Women don’t need to be empowered. They need to be supported and appreciated. We all know the best appreciation come … Read moreT.A.T. Awards: Sushmita Sen adds glitz to red carpet gala

Today in OpenGov: Under review.

This post was originally published on this site In today’s edition, reaching across party lines in Congress to support agency FOIA compliance, informing the public amid an evolving public transportation ecosystem, threatening potential leakers at the Department of Homeland Security, cracking down on corruption in Kenya, and more.  washington watch Image via Pixabay. The poll … Read moreToday in OpenGov: Under review.

Groundbreaking Court Ruling: Homeless People Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside

This post was originally published on this site The bitter cold of winter is finally starting to thaw. The approximated 554,000 homeless people in the United States can now shake the winter chill from their shoulders and perhaps begin anew. Seasons are changing. Not just in the air, … Continue reading → The post Groundbreaking … Read moreGroundbreaking Court Ruling: Homeless People Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside

Groundbreaking Legislation Passed: Homeless People Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside

This post was originally published on this site The bitter cold of winter is finally starting to thaw. The approximated 554,000 homeless people in the United States can now shake the winter chill from their shoulders and perhaps begin anew. Seasons are changing. Not just in the air, … Continue reading → The post Groundbreaking … Read moreGroundbreaking Legislation Passed: Homeless People Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside

Ninth Circuit Passes Groundbreaking Legislation

This post was originally published on this site  Homeless Cannot be Punished for Sleeping Outside The bitter cold of winter is finally starting to thaw. The approximated 554,000 homeless people in the United States can now shake the winter chill from their shoulders and perhaps begin anew. Seasons … Continue reading → The post Ninth … Read moreNinth Circuit Passes Groundbreaking Legislation

Building Blocks For A Successfully Blended Workforce

This post was originally published on this site If you have been keeping an eye on growing trends in the gig economy, you know that around a third of workers reportedly use contract or freelance gigs as their primary source of income, and that this number is only expected to grow in 2019 and beyond. … Read moreBuilding Blocks For A Successfully Blended Workforce

Sensation 2019: Shiv’s Institute of Dance students showcase talent

This post was originally published on this site BY JYOTHSNA HEGDEPhotos by Vakiti Creations Atlanta, GA, April 5, 2019: Shiv’s Institute of Dance presented Sensation 2019, a biennial event that showcases its students’ performances, at Lassiter High School auditorium on March 17,2019.  Designed and choreographed by its founder, Shiva Turlapati and his team, well over … Read moreSensation 2019: Shiv’s Institute of Dance students showcase talent

US disputes Indian claim of hitting Pakistan’s F-16

This post was originally published on this site Washington, April 5 (IANS) India’s claim that one of its pilots shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet in an aerial battle in February “appears to be wrong” as US personnel counted Islamabad’s F-16s and found none missing, a US news publication has reported citing military officials. Foreign … Read moreUS disputes Indian claim of hitting Pakistan’s F-16