According to the plea documents, Claiborne, 63, began working as an Office Management Specialist for the Department of State in 1999. She served overseas at a number of posts, including embassies and consulates in Baghdad, Iraq, Khartoum, Sudan, and Beijing and Shanghai, China. As a condition of her employment, Claiborne maintained a TOP SECRET security clearance. Claiborne also was required to report any contacts with persons suspected of affiliation with a foreign intelligence agency as well as any gifts she received from foreign sources over a certain amount.
Despite such a requirement, Claiborne failed to report repeated contacts with two agents of the People’s Republic of China Intelligence Service, even though these agents provided tens of thousands of dollars in gifts and benefits to Claiborne and her family over five years. The gifts and benefits included cash wired to Claiborne’s USAA account, Chinese New Year’s gifts, international travel and vacations, tuition at a Chinese fashion school, a fully furnished apartment, a monthly stipend and numerous cash payments. Some of these gifts and benefits were provided directly to Claiborne, while others were provided to a close family member of Claiborne’s.
In exchange for these gifts and benefits, as stated in the plea documents, Claiborne provided copies of internal documents from the State Department on topics ranging from U.S. economic strategies to visits by dignitaries between the two countries.
Claiborne noted in her journal that she could “Generate 20k in 1 year” working with one of the PRC agents. That same agent at one point tasked her with providing internal U.S. Government analyses on a U.S.-Sino Strategic Economic Dialogue that had just concluded.
Claiborne, who confided to a co-conspirator that the PRC agents were “spies,” willfully misled State Department background investigators and FBI investigators about her contacts with those agents, the plea documents state. After the State Department and FBI investigators contacted her, Claiborne also instructed her co-conspirators to delete evidence connecting her to the PRC agents. She was arrested on March 28, 2017, following a law enforcement investigation.
Robert refuses to look at stuff like this.
Which is why I will probably end up voting for Trump again, unless somebody better comes along and says We are going to end free trade agreements and the tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers which is displacing American Citizens from our workforce and destroying their lives.
Muhammad Abdullah Asim shakes his head as he recalls all the jobs he’s applied for in preparation for his upcoming graduation.
After applying to about 70 companies, and spending almost 350 hours on applications alone, he’s heard back from one — which denied him. Asim, a senior mechanical engineering student from Islamabad, Pakistan, has been experiencing the difficulty of an international student deciding to stay in the U.S. after graduating from OU.
We never here back either.
They will tell you that they can’t find qualified candidates.
We will tell you that we can’t find jobs.
Somebody is lying.
And the evidence is overwhelming.
The Carter administration’s Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall best summed up the H-1B visa: “One of the best con jobs ever done on the American public and political systems…. H-1B pays below market rate. If you’ve got H-1B workers, you don’t have to do training or pay good wages.”
And yet, despite inarguable research, the beat goes on.
American job displacement occurred last year, ten years before that and, as long as the status quo remains, will continue ten years beyond today.
Silicon Valley has successfully kept itself unregulated, doing whatever it wants to do. The multibillion-dollar companies are, according to The New York Times, embedded on Capitol Hill where they flex their financial muscles to their own advantage.
Along with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., they toured the manufacturing center at Quinebaug Valley Community College, partook in a roundtable at the Montville American Job Center and did a closed-press tour of Electric Boat. Gov. Ned Lamont joined them for the roundtable.
“One of the things I think is unique about this program is the level of cooperation between Electric Boat and the community college system,” Acosta told reporters. “The educators are going to the employers, those that are hiring, and saying, ‘What do you need?'”
Acosta noted there are 7.1 million jobs open nationwide — outnumbering those who are seeking jobs by 1 million.
The Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative addresses the skills gap by providing free classes — such as design engineering, welding and pipefitting — that each run several hours every weekday for several weeks. The program has gotten federal, state and private funding.
To get into the program, one must be certified as unemployed or underemployed. EWIB President John Beauregard said this is because coordinators don’t want employers taking from one another, as that does nothing to help the supply chain.
How did I come up with 23,237,000?
Too often, writers seem to write stories only discussing one side of what is happening.
Today, we have a good example of that.
My name is Ananya, I’m 18 years old, and I’m a first-year student studying astrophysics. I was born in Hyderabad, India, and I lived there up until I was 6 years old. But my family moved to the US in 2007, right before my seventh birthday, and we lived in Brooklyn for three years and then moved to Connecticut, and I’ve lived in Connecticut ever since.
My parents are both physicians. In India, they had already completed their residency, but they decided to come to the United States for a better quality of life. My mom has always been on an H1-B visa. My dad is on an H-4 visa right now. That’s the visa that I have, but I don’t have an EAD [Employment Authorization Document], so I can’t work. I don’t have a Social Security number, but I have a tax-identification number, and I have a Connecticut driver’s license. Only spouses of H-1B visa holders are eligible for the EAD—they will not consider children in any way, even if the child is 18, 19, 20 years old.
But this same author will do nothing to tell the story of the Americans forced out of the STEM industry because of the things discussed in this article.
Why is that?
American citizens who can be trusted with your data are being forced out of the workforce and replaced with people that are not trustworthy.
You really need to think about that.
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.
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.
Immigrants and Natives Not in the Labor Force:In the fourth quarter of 2018, there were a total 47.6 million immigrants and natives ages 18 to 64 not in the labor force (all education levels), up from 42.1 million in 2007 and 36.6 million in 2000.
Of the 47.6 million currently not in the labor force, 37.7 million (79.4 percent) did not have a bachelor’s degree.
The above figures do not include the unemployed, who are considered to be part of the labor force because, although they are not working, they are looking for work. There were 5.8 million unemployed immigrants and natives in the fourth quarter of this year; more than three-fourths of the unemployed do not have a bachelor’s degree.
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.
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“It appears that the entire purpose of Chineselookingforjob.com is to provide false verifications of employment for Chinese nationals who are F-1 visa holders seeking to continue their stay in the United States via the OPT program,” writes a federal law enforcement officer in the criminal complaint. “Indeed, the website characterizes OPT affiliation as ‘pretend’ employment, and specifically indicates the intent to convince the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) that the individual’s status is ‘legal.’”
Chinese nationals seeking services from Chineselookingforjob.com, according to the complaint, would be told to list Findream as their employer on visa documents.
You would think that if our skills were needed as much as our employers say they can’t find people, that this would never happen.
Makes you think, doesn’t it?