US receives 2 lakh H-1B applications, recording 5% rise over previous year

This post was originally published on this siteThe last two years had shown a slight decline in the number of applications. The rise now reflected, even if minuscule, shows that despite the restrictive policies of the Trump administration, interest in this work visa has not waned, even though large Indian tech companies have over the … Read moreUS receives 2 lakh H-1B applications, recording 5% rise over previous year

Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime For Crossburning

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced that Louie Bernard Revette pleaded guilty to federal charges related to his commission of a crossburning on Oct. 24, 2017, in Seminary, Mississippi. Specifically, Revette, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of interference with housing rights, a federal civil rights violation, and … Read moreMississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime For Crossburning

Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Delivered Remarks on Disability Rights at the Site Where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was Assassinated

This post was originally published on this siteThe Lorraine Motel is the sight of one of the great tragedies in our history – the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  We are here at the Motel and the National Civil Rights Museum for an important purpose:  training about disability rights.  It is altogether appropriate … Read moreAssistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband Delivered Remarks on Disability Rights at the Site Where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was Assassinated

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Delivers Remarks At National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

This post was originally published on this siteThank you, Matt. I am grateful to you and Darlene for your leadership and your outstanding support of crime victims throughout the country. I also want to thank the staff of the Office for Victims of Crime for their hard work advancing the cause of victims’ rights and … Read moreDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Delivers Remarks At National Crime Victims’ Service Awards Ceremony

Medicare Advantage Provider to Pay $30 Million to Settle Alleged Overpayment of Medicare Advantage Funds

This post was originally published on this site“The Medicare Advantage Program provides benefits to a significant portion of federal health care beneficiaries,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice will help ensure that accurate information is supplied to the Medicare Advantage Program by plans and … Read moreMedicare Advantage Provider to Pay $30 Million to Settle Alleged Overpayment of Medicare Advantage Funds

Bureau of Prisons Tests Micro-Jamming Technology in South Carolina Prison to Prevent Contraband Cell Phones

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) conducted a pilot test of micro-jamming technology at the Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, S.C.  The test – the first collaboration of this kind in a state corrections facility – was conducted to determine if micro-jamming could prevent wireless … Read moreBureau of Prisons Tests Micro-Jamming Technology in South Carolina Prison to Prevent Contraband Cell Phones

General Electric Agrees to Pay $1.5 Billion Penalty for Alleged Misrepresentations Concerning Subprime Loans Included in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice today announced that General Electric (GE) will pay a civil penalty of $1.5 billion under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) to resolve claims involving subprime residential mortgage loans originated by WMC Mortgage (WMC), a GE subsidiary. WMC, GE, … Read moreGeneral Electric Agrees to Pay $1.5 Billion Penalty for Alleged Misrepresentations Concerning Subprime Loans Included in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

Uber cautions on profitability in IPO filing

This post was originally published on this siteThe filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed Uber had 91 million average monthly active users on its platforms, including for ride-hailing and Uber Eats, at the end of 2018. This is up 33.8 percent from 2017, but growth slowed from 51 percent a year earlier. … Read moreUber cautions on profitability in IPO filing

Manufacturing Constituents: The Push to End Country Caps

This post was originally published on this siteIndia will dominate the U.S. green card system for the next decade if legislation to end country caps passes. Right now, U.S. reps and senators are signing on as cosponsors of H.R. 1044 and S. 386. Well-monied interests, including the Business Roundtable, an association of some of America’s … Read moreManufacturing Constituents: The Push to End Country Caps

Bengaluru is largest office market in Asia-Pacific

This post was originally published on this siteIndia’s Silicon Valley absorbed 11.6 million sqft of office space last year on a net basis (taking account of vacated space), compared to Tokyo’s 7 million, Shanghai’s 6 million, Hong Kong’s 3 million and Beijing’s 2.5 million, according to estimates by property consultancy CBRE. Please follow and like … Read moreBengaluru is largest office market in Asia-Pacific

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue Leadership Dinner

This post was originally published on this siteRemarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue Leadership Dinner kcpullen@doc.gov Thu, 04/11/2019 – 21:07 Export and investment promotion AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Thursday, April 11, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Thank you, Fernando, for that kind introduction. … Read moreRemarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue Leadership Dinner

USCIS News: H1B 2020 Lottery Completed, Received 201,011 Petitions

This post was originally published on this siteUSCIS announced today, April 11th, 2019 that they completed H1B visa Lottery for 2020 quota. Below is the summary of the press release. Summary of USCIS Press release on H1B 2020 Lottery Completion : H1B 2020 Lottery Completed : USCIS mentioned that they have conducted H1B lottery on … Read moreUSCIS News: H1B 2020 Lottery Completed, Received 201,011 Petitions

RAISE Act would continue momentum of U.S. workers finally getting raises

This post was originally published on this siteThu, Apr 11th 2019 @ 7:59 pm EDT  by  Roy Beck The RAISE Act is exactly what a Congress would pass if it were committed to the idea of helping tens of millions of struggling Americans in stagnant jobs or outside the labor market altogether. Here is my … Read moreRAISE Act would continue momentum of U.S. workers finally getting raises

American computer programmers are much higher skilled than their Indian and Chinese counterparts celebrated in the Wall Street Journal blog.


I write this historical account so that you can appreciate the humor of a blog post on the Wall Street Journal website written by the former publisher of CIO Magazine.
The blog laments the drop in H-1B workers, celebrates the talent from India and China, and whines about a “widening skills gap”.
Yet it is the countries that supply H-1B workers that have the skills gap.
American computer programmers are much higher skilled than their Indian and Chinese counterparts celebrated in the Wall Street Journalblog. Employers can find higher skilled workers at average American schools than they can among the elite schools in India and China.


https://cis.org/Miano/Former-Publisher-CIO-Magazine-Still-Doesnt-Get-It-H1Bs
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S.Res.23

This post was originally published on this siteA resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Countering International Parental Child Abduction Month and expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress should raise awareness of the harm caused by international parental child abduction. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN138

This post was originally published on this siteDaniel N. Rosenblum, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Uzbekistan. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN392

This post was originally published on this siteDrew H. Wrigley, of North Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota for the term of four years, vice Timothy Q. Purdon, term expired. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN415

This post was originally published on this siteWing Chau, of Rhode Island, to be United States Marshal for the District of Rhode Island for the term of four years, vice Jamie A. Hainsworth, term expired. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN416

This post was originally published on this siteRamona L. Dohman, of Minnesota, to be United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota for the term of four years, vice Sharon Jeanette Lubinski, retired. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN418

This post was originally published on this siteNick Edward Proffitt, of Virginia, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years, vice Robert William Mathieson, term expired. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

S.Res.85

This post was originally published on this siteA resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the founding of Easterseals, a leading advocate and service provider for children and adults with disabilities, including veterans and older adults, and their caregivers and families. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN263

This post was originally published on this siteRobert K. Scott, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Malawi. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

Former Publisher of CIO Magazine Still Doesn’t Get It on H-1Bs

This post was originally published on this site In 1994, AIG became one of the first companies to replace a large number of Americans with H-1Bs. The finance and insurance giant boasted that this change was going to save them tens of millions of dollars a year. But things did not work out as planned. … Read moreFormer Publisher of CIO Magazine Still Doesn’t Get It on H-1Bs

Rs 5 packs a punch in fast-moving snacks

This post was originally published on this siteGrowing at a healthy double-digit rate, snacks has emerged as one of the fastest growing FMCG categories, with more than 7 million shops. As the market continues to attract new players, who are experimenting with fresh flavours to drive consumption, the magic price point of Rs 5 would … Read moreRs 5 packs a punch in fast-moving snacks

PN257

This post was originally published on this siteJoshua Wolson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, vice James Knoll Gardner, retired. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN223

This post was originally published on this siteAndrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, vice Mark E. Fuller, resigned. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PN150

This post was originally published on this siteGordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for a term of five years, vice W. Thomas Reeder, Jr., resigned. (04/11/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

PruittHealth-Raleigh to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

This post was originally published on this sitePruittHealth-Raleigh, LLC will pay $25,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC charged that PruittHealth violated Title VII when it denied a reasonable accommodation to a pregnant employee with a … Read morePruittHealth-Raleigh to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

When notes chase votes: Why campaign spending has started posing a serious question for India’s democracy

This post was originally published on this siteIndia began voting yesterday. TV psephologists have more or less predicted the return of a BJP-led government with BJP short of majority but not-so-short that Narendra Modi will face a leadership challenge. Only the partisan… Please follow and like us:

‘Governments have to invest in science long term … universities need continuity in grants to do research’

This post was originally published on this siteBernard Lucas Feringa, professor from University of Groningen, the Netherlands, was awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry in 2016 for his work on design and synthesis of molecular machines. In a conversation with Vishakha Chaman… Please follow and like us:

Why is it that the Information Technology Industry Council will not fight for American workers displaced by the likes of H-4 and H-1B non-immigrant guest workers?

Do highly qualified American workers not deserve the support of the Information Technology Industry Council, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers ?

There are millions of us out there.

We want to work too.

But these organisations will not give us the time of the day.


A group representing major Silicon Valley technology companies and global outsourcing firms has filed a court brief arguing that employment authorization for spouses of H-1B workers — which the Trump administration has promised to revoke — leads to economic growth and creates about as many jobs as it takes away.
But a lawyer on the other side argues that the claimed benefits are irrelevant to the case at hand, and that the work permission lets employers keep foreign employees under their thumbs.
The Information Technology Industry Council, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, filed a brief supporting employment for H-4 visa holders in a legal case against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by former IT workers who claim they were replaced with foreign H-1B holders. The workers argue that Homeland Security lacks the legal authority to allow H-1B spouses to work.


https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/04/11/h-1b-group-speaking-for-google-facebook-apple-outsourcers-fights-legal-move-to-strip-jobs-from-h-1b-spouses/
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