Category: Food For Thought

Received from Hilarie Gamm just now:

H1Bs, OPT and L1 visa holders absolutely do take jobs from American citizens, they DO NOT create jobs, H1Bs are a MULTIPLIER, they accelerate the jobs loss of Americans. Combined with rampant outsourcing, white collar U.S. professionals continue to be displaced in every industry across the U.S. Capitalism and Globalism are a toxic combination for U.S. workers who are easily replaced by cheap foreign labor both inside and outside the U.S. Trump will lose the 2020 election if he loses the support of the millions of tech workers, engineers, accountants, architects, and educated professionals directly impacted by foreign labor.

It would appear that the backers of FWD.us want to see cop killers walking freely

I understand why the backers of FWD.us do nothing for the millions of technology workers that have been forced from the workforce.

After all, nobody among them wants to see people over 35 working in the technology industry, right Mark?

But so soon after an illegal immigrant killed a policeman, each of you are already footing the bill to advocate freeing people in jail who may or may not be here illegally, well isn’t that a bit cold and shameful on your part?

It is bad enough that Nancy Pelosi will not condemn this illegal immigrant.

But respected businessmen and women who put their hard earned money behind Mark Zuckerberg and FWD.us?

Virgil,

When our loved ones spend time in jail or prison, here’s what they miss:

Helping with homework. Cheering from the bleachers at the big game. Planning an anniversary surprise, blowing out their birthday candles, or saying their goodbyes at the funeral. Spending the holidays at home.

The United States’ incarceration crisis is the result of harmful criminal justice policies, which waste billions of taxpayer dollars while hurting our communities, our economy, and perhaps most of all, our families. People are losing family time while they’re locked up, and so are their loved ones at home. It’s time we can’t get back.

Anyone who cares about injustices in the immigration system that have locked too many out of the American dream for too long should care about failures in the criminal justice system, too. Our country is stronger when all of us have the opportunity to live up to our full potential.

We just released a powerful new video about families who are losing time to our nation’s incarceration crisis. Watch the video for a first-hand view of what so many will experience this holiday season:

Video: 1 in 2 adults in the United States has had an immediate family member incarcerated.Our new report, “Every Second: The Impact of the Incarceration Crisis on America’s Families,” reveals that nearly 1 in 2 adults in the United States has had an immediate family member incarcerated. That’s every second person. And that means millions of families are spending this holiday season without a parent, spouse, sibling, or child.

If we’re going to fix the failed systems that have locked too many families out of the American dream for too long, we need transformative changes to every aspect of the criminal justice system across the country. We need to keep building urgency in the fight to end this growing crisis.

Families are losing precious time to our incarceration crisis. But together, we can build more awareness of the problem in our communities and begin to fix it.

Watch our new video to see what it’s really like to endure the effects of having a loved one incarcerated.

Our country is stronger when families are stronger.

Thank you, and best wishes for the holiday season,

Todd Schulte
President, FWD.us

P.S. The nationwide response to our report has been incredible so far — and I know our powerful new video could move so many more people to join us in the fight to safely and securely reduce incarceration nationwide. I hope you’ll take a minute to listen to the stories of what families lose when a loved one is in jail or prison.

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Give em hell Kevin and Dudeski

Looks like HR392 chances are slim to none at the moment!

Posted by Neil Johnson on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Read another way, 203,462 U.S. workers have either lost their jobs, as employers like Disney, McDonald’s, New York Life, Google, Amazon, etc. ad infinitum, either replace American workers or don’t even provide them the opportunity to apply for open positions.

As a final indignity, qualified but displaced Americans are routinely forced to train their overseas replacements or lose their severance packages. Consequently, for decades now, those on H-1B visas and OPT participants have helped transform Silicon Valley’s tech workforce so that today only 29 percent are U.S. citizens. Remember that “practical training” means holding a job.

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/joe_guzzardi_displacement_of_tech_workers_continues_unabated_20181202

 

Yes, there is discrimination involved, but NOT on the basis of national origin.

Actually, I had warned Kotchen (he and I have served on a couple of panels together) that I’ve long believed that discrimination on the basis of national origin is the wrong grounds for a lawsuit, going way back to the Guy Santiglia case in 2002. Yes, there is discrimination involved, but NOT on the basis of national origin. Instead, it’s discrimination on the basis of immigration status (US citizens and green card holders vs. work visas)  He found my comment interesting but has proceeded anyway.

The H-1B-critic activists, notably including the immigration reform organizations, have viewed the Infosyses as the low-hanging fruit, the most obvious abusers. Now with this verdict endorsing TCS’ hiring practices, a JURY verdict mind you, the activists have shot themselves in the foot.

https://normsaysno.wordpress.com/2018/11/29/making-things-worse/

 

and more specifically the IT industry, uses to circumvent the 85,000 H-1B visa cap and to deny jobs to or displace U.S. tech workers.

Optional Practical Training (OPT), a temporary employment program for foreign undergraduate and grad students on F-1 visas, is the vehicle that corporate America, and more specifically the IT industry, uses to circumvent the 85,000 H-1B visa cap and to deny jobs to or displace U.S. tech workers. Its usage has reached an all-time high.

Recently, the Institute of International Education, an organization that, according to its website, believes education transcends borders, reported that during the 2017-2018 academic year, OPT permits hit a record 203,462. Read another way, 203,462 U.S. workers have either lost their jobs, as employers like Disney, McDonald’s, New York Life, Google, Amazon, etc.ad infinitum, either replace American workers or don’t even provide them the opportunity to apply for open positions.

As a final indignity, qualified but displaced Americans are routinely forced to train their overseas replacements or lose their severance packages. Consequently, for decades now, those on H-1B visas and OPT participants have helped transform Silicon Valley’s tech workforce so that today only 29 percent are U.S. citizens. Remember that “practical training” means holding a job.

https://www.ustechworkers.com/optional-practical-training-opt-hurts-us-graduates/?fbclid=IwAR33pMhuqUn8a8tQogXqrBfi9grHtONCQKGAm5wxa-Z-cetIUziJLAkQJWM