A local newspaper report on a multi-faith vigil at the site of the Sunnyvale crash, spoke to Muslim groups as well as an Armenian American from Jerusalem. Indian voices were conspicuous by their absence in the paper. While this may have been an oversight by the press, Indians in Silicon Valley are routinely quoted by American publications on issues that concern them, such as the crackdown on H-1B visas, the rate at which these visas are being rejected by immigration authorities, and Trump’s threats to revoke work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders, a threat that would largely target Indian women and render them jobless.
These are valid concerns, and Indians in America are more than justified in taking them up. However, it’s time the Indian community saw itself as part of the larger fabric of American society, and was more outspoken about an environment of rising violence, intolerance and hate, even if they don’t believe they’re the intended targets.
Indians in the US need to make it to the press for speaking out against the Muslim ban, the Mexico wall and the diatribe against a caravan of poor immigrants moving northwards from Latin America. It’s time NRIs in Silicon Valley associate with civil society groups, campaign against hate, and walk the streets preaching the gospel of peace and tolerance. While Silicon Valley engineers may not have been the most politically active group of Indian-Americans in the US, it’s never too late for the community to show its support for political candidates who work towards drawing American society together and not ripping it apart.
We need people like this that come here, and make our country a better place.
What I am against is the companies sending our jobs to other countries which DECREASES the total number of jobs available here in America for our fellow citizens.
And the companies importing non-immigrant guest workers to displace Americans in America after forcing their employees to train these replacements.
And the non-immigrant guest workers that work their way into a company and then make it so that American citizens can not be hired simply because they prefer to hire non-immigrant guest workers instead of our citizens that desperately need jobs to provide for their families.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, working alongside Homeland Security, secured the indictment of Kishore Dattapuram, 49, of Santa Clara, Santosh Giri, 42, of San Jose, and Kumar Aswapathi, 49, of Austin, Texas operated Nanosemantics, Inc., a Santa Clara-based consulting firm whose services included placing skilled foreign workers at software and technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
According to the indictment, the defendants worked together to submit fraudulent H-1B visa applications on behalf of foreign workers in order to gain a competitive advantage over competing firms.
Doe’s “claim that he will suffer irreparable harm if his current employer terminates him and does not sponsor him for an H-1B visa is undermined by plaintiff’s own delay in seeking injunctive relief until a few weeks before the H-1B filing deadline when his options for seeking another employer sponsor are harder to find,” Land wrote.