Cesar Sayoc Pleads Guilty to 65 Felonies for Mailing 16 Improvised Explosive Devices in Connection with October 2018 Domestic Terrorist Attack

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, a.k.a. “Cesar Randazzo,” “Cesar Altieri,” and “Cesar Altieri Randazzo,” pleaded guilty today to a 65-count Superseding Information in Manhattan federal court before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff. In connection with the guilty plea, Sayoc admitted to mailing 16 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to 13 victims throughout the country, including 11 current … Read moreCesar Sayoc Pleads Guilty to 65 Felonies for Mailing 16 Improvised Explosive Devices in Connection with October 2018 Domestic Terrorist Attack

Two Men Found Guilty in International Cyber-Fraud Scheme Involving Online Dating and Business Email Compromises

A citizen of Nigeria residing in Atlanta, and a citizen of Mexico residing in California, were convicted Wednesday after a seven-day trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on charges related to the part each played in an international cyber fraud scheme. Please follow and like us:

MedStar Health to Pay U.S. $35 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks to a Cardiology Group in Exchange for Referrals

“Kickbacks made in connection with the provision of medical services undermine the integrity of our health care system,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “We will take action against medical service providers who through unlawful conduct put their own financial interests ahead of the best interests of patients.” … Read moreMedStar Health to Pay U.S. $35 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks to a Cardiology Group in Exchange for Referrals

California Resident Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Over $1.6 Million of Taxpayer Money

Jacqueline Ramos, aka Jackie Acosta, of Salinas, California, was sentenced to 60 months in prison on conspiracy and bank fraud charges, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and United States Attorney David L. Anderson. Please follow and like us:

The 12 GOP Senators Who Voted Against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

As most readers know, enough Republican senators (12 of them, in a closely divided chamber in which they hold the majority by the tips of their fingers) voted with Democrats in both the House and Senate to force to President Trump’s desk for signature, a congressional measure whose effect would have been to eviscerate his … Read moreThe 12 GOP Senators Who Voted Against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

A university in Fremont found to have strikingly high numbers of foreign pupils has been hit with a warning from its accreditor for failing to place enough graduates in jobs.

Northwestern, which occupies two buildings in a business park, came under fire in 2016, when Buzzfeed News published the results of an investigation that alleged it was an “upmarket visa mill” that used “fake grades” to graduate foreign citizens into U.S. jobs. The school denied the claims, saying it provided a high-quality education. Last year, Republican U.S. Sen. … Read moreA university in Fremont found to have strikingly high numbers of foreign pupils has been hit with a warning from its accreditor for failing to place enough graduates in jobs.

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Politico’s Failed Takedown of Trump’s Auto Jobs Policies

Let’s all hope that Politico doesn’t start a new publication called “Economico.” Because its latest venture into economic policy reporting – yesterday’s examination of President Trump’s trade-centric approach to strengthening America’s automotive industry – had about as much in common with sound economic analysis as Beto O’Rourke’s current talking points have with the Gettysburg Address. … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Politico’s Failed Takedown of Trump’s Auto Jobs Policies

US immigration policy has employers eyeing Canada for job growth

Amazing isn’t it. Little white lies saying if you don’t let them come here, we will move our jobs there. All told by the same companies that sent jobs to other countries and imported non-immigrant guest workers at the expense of our Citizens who lost everything simply because we are not holding these employers accountable. … Read moreUS immigration policy has employers eyeing Canada for job growth

Elsewhere, outsourcing and consulting firms that handle H-1B visas are suing the government to open the floodgates.

Amazing isn’t it. Not one single American company or Billionaire is doing anything to help put displaced American Tech Workers back to work. Ole Gomer Pyle said it best: Shame, Shame, Shame Envoy Global, a company focused on helping companies sponsor and manage work visas globally, recently published a study showing 66 percent of queried … Read moreElsewhere, outsourcing and consulting firms that handle H-1B visas are suing the government to open the floodgates.

Leaders Representing Industries and Associations Join EEOC for Roundtable Discussion on Harassment Prevention

Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) convened an “Industry Leaders Roundtable Discussion on Harassment Prevention.” The Roundtable continues the EEOC’s efforts to lead harassment prevention efforts, including two Commission meetings and a Reconvening of the Select Task Force in the wake of the #MeToo movement. The roundtable will inform strategies for the next … Read moreLeaders Representing Industries and Associations Join EEOC for Roundtable Discussion on Harassment Prevention

Most Americans probably think it is illegal to lay off an U.S. worker and replace him with a temporary foreign worker.

Most Americans probably think it is illegal to lay off an U.S. worker and replace him with a temporary foreign worker. Yet Prof. Ron Hira and several other witnesses testified that this is not just a common practice, it is the primary use of the H-1B visa program. (Hira points out that most of the top 10 … Read moreMost Americans probably think it is illegal to lay off an U.S. worker and replace him with a temporary foreign worker.

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the FirstNet/University of Mississippi Medical Center MOU Signing

Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the FirstNet/University of Mississippi Medical Center MOU Signing kcpullen@doc.gov Wed, 03/20/2019 – 11:57 First responder network AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Thank you, Governor Bryant, for your kind words and your leadership on the important … Read moreRemarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the FirstNet/University of Mississippi Medical Center MOU Signing

Council of Economic Advisors Undermines Employer Claims of Worker Shortage in U.S.

Wed, Mar 20th 2019 @ 10:03 am EDT With the economy improving and the labor market tightening, employers have ratcheted up their call for an increase in foreign labor. President Trump has even said that there are not enough workers to fill open jobs. The President’s own Council of Economic Advisors makes clear in its … Read moreCouncil of Economic Advisors Undermines Employer Claims of Worker Shortage in U.S.

Shadow of Dynamex Creeps Over Uber’s Proposed $20M Million Settlement

Last week, we shared with you the news of Uber’s proposed $20 million settlement to resolve a long-running misclassification claim – the parties agreed to the deal, and they just needed the approval of a federal court judge (read the entire post here). Of course, nothing is finalized until it’s signed, and the parties to … Read moreShadow of Dynamex Creeps Over Uber’s Proposed $20M Million Settlement

The most frustrating part is that I have experience and skills that Texas employers need.

That headline could be written about me or any of the other American citizens that have been forced out of the job market and go uncounted or underemployed. But its not. It is written about people that are not even American citizens who are taking jobs away from American citizens, but nothing is written about … Read moreThe most frustrating part is that I have experience and skills that Texas employers need.

It is easy to have higher earnings when you have forced the American citizens out of a job

A new paper by AAF’s Jacqueline Varas makes an important point about those H-4 visa holders, finding that they are more highly educated and have higher earnings on average than the overall U.S. working population. They also tend to be concentrated in software developer occupations and in the professional, scientific, and technical services industry. She estimates that H-4 workers contribute an estimated … Read moreIt is easy to have higher earnings when you have forced the American citizens out of a job

Imagine a guestworker program with looser rules, less oversight and enforcement, and far less transparency

“Imagine a guestworker program with looser rules, less oversight and enforcement, and far less transparency” than the H-1B visa program, Howard University professor Ron Hira said. “You don’t have to imagine—we have one—it’s the easily exploitable” optional practical training program, he said in an email. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/foreign-student-training-program-gets-little-notice-from-trump There are a lot of American citizens with decades … Read moreImagine a guestworker program with looser rules, less oversight and enforcement, and far less transparency

Beto O’Rourke, in NH, predicts he could take Texas in the general election

KEENE, N.H. — Beto O’Rourke predicts that if he wins the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, he’ll take his native state of Texas in the general election. The former congressman from El Paso also said he would “absolutely” support his campaign staff if they wanted to unionize. He also would consider lowering the federal voting age to 16, … Read moreBeto O’Rourke, in NH, predicts he could take Texas in the general election