Chairman Takano Delivers Opening Remarks before Hearing Assessing Key IT Solution Implementation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) delivered opening remarks before the full committee oversight hearing entitled “MISSION Critical: Assessing the Technology to Support Community Care.” Below is a link to the video of the Chairman’s opening statement and his remarks as prepared:   [[{“fid”:”49″,”view_mode”:”full”,”fields”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:false,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:false},”link_text”:null,”type”:”media”,”field_deltas”:{“1”:{“format”:”full”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:false,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:false}},”attributes”:{“style”:”height: 351px; width: 500px;”,”class”:”media-element file-full”,”data-delta”:”1″}}]]   … Read moreChairman Takano Delivers Opening Remarks before Hearing Assessing Key IT Solution Implementation

New York Man Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 20 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide and Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Adam Raishani, aka “Saddam Mohamed Raishani,” 32, of the Bronx, New York, was sentenced to 20 years in prison to be followed by 20 years of supervised release for attempting to provide and conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Please follow and … Read moreNew York Man Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 20 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide and Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Michigan Fish Dealer Sentenced for Unlawful Trafficking in Michigan Lake Trout

“Purchasing illegally caught fish for interstate sale and then covering up the source of those fish by falsifying records is cheating, plain and simple — and where discovered, the Justice Department will seek to punish such conduct,” said Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark. “For three years, Cross Fisheries harmed law-abiding competitors and the American … Read moreMichigan Fish Dealer Sentenced for Unlawful Trafficking in Michigan Lake Trout

Former Congressional Staffer Sentenced to Prison for Extensive Fraud and Election Crimes Scheme

A former congressional staffer was sentenced today to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $564,718.65 in restitution and $156,855.29 in forfeiture, for participating in a multi-year scheme to defraud charitable donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars and secretly funnel the proceeds to pay for personal … Read moreFormer Congressional Staffer Sentenced to Prison for Extensive Fraud and Election Crimes Scheme

The Founder and Chairman of a Multinational Investment Company, a Company Consultant and Two North Carolina Political Figures are Charged with Public Corruption and Bribery

A federal criminal indictment unsealed today in the Western District of North Carolina charges the founder and Chairman of a multinational investment company, a company consultant and two North Carolina political figures with public corruption and bribery, for their alleged participation in a bribery scheme involving independent expenditure accounts and improper campaign contributions. Please follow … Read moreThe Founder and Chairman of a Multinational Investment Company, a Company Consultant and Two North Carolina Political Figures are Charged with Public Corruption and Bribery

Administration Takes a (Commendable) Baby Step Toward Taxing Aliens

Deep in the fine print in the president’s budget message there is a deficit-offsetting proposal that would collect about half-a-billion dollars from the immigration system; it calls for a 10 percent surcharge on all the fees paid by aliens (legal and illegal), citizens, and corporations when they are seeking benefits from USCIS. While the fees … Read moreAdministration Takes a (Commendable) Baby Step Toward Taxing Aliens

Rep. Axne Announces the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced the first day to submit artwork for the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition. Each Spring, the Congressional Art Institute sponsors the Artistic Discovery Contest to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation. High school students throughout the Third District are invited to submit … Read moreRep. Axne Announces the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition

Two Indian-origin men, 7 cops indicted in U-visa fraud & drug charges

NRI Pulse Staff Report Atlanta, GA, April 1, 2019: Officials say nine individuals, including two men of Indian origin and seven South Carolina seven law enforcement officers, have been indicted in federal court on visa fraud and drug charges. One of the schemes alleged in the indictment involved fraudulent U Nonimmigrant Visas (“U-Visas”), which are … Read moreTwo Indian-origin men, 7 cops indicted in U-visa fraud & drug charges

Im-Politic: After Mueller/Barr, Can Trump Be Trump?

A week ago, I posted on the likely political impact of the end of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of what have become known as the Trump-Russia scandals and of the release of Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of its principal conclusions – which appear to put these charges and the threat of presidential … Read moreIm-Politic: After Mueller/Barr, Can Trump Be Trump?

Luis Gutierrez: ‘There Should Be Welcoming Centers All Across America’ for Migrants

Former Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) over the weekend called on mayors of major U.S. cities to open “welcoming centers” for caravan migrants. Appearing on CNN, Gutierrez, who is now a senior policy adviser for the National Partnership of New Americans (NPNA), urged Democrats leading major U.S. cities like Chicago and Los Angeles to “invite” caravan migrants … Read moreLuis Gutierrez: ‘There Should Be Welcoming Centers All Across America’ for Migrants

Luis Gutierrez: ‘There Should Be Welcoming Centers All Across America’ for Migrants

published 2019-04-01 09:16:57 by Tony Lee Former Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) over the weekend called on mayors of major U.S. cities to open “welcoming centers” for caravan migrants. Appearing on CNN, Gutierrez, who is now a senior policy adviser for the National Partnership of New Americans (NPNA), urged Democrats leading major U.S. cities like Chicago and … Read moreLuis Gutierrez: ‘There Should Be Welcoming Centers All Across America’ for Migrants

USCIS Launches H1B Data Hub – Check Employers Denials, Approvals

USCIS launched H1B Data Hub today as part of their transparency efforts to make H1B Program data available to public. In the past, we only had H1B LCA data that was published by DOL, but USCIS data was not fully published by employer with full details. As part of their transparency efforts, they indicated in … Read moreUSCIS Launches H1B Data Hub – Check Employers Denials, Approvals

Rep. Axne Requests USDA Authorize Disaster Recovery Programs to Help Iowa Farmers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to authorize emergency relief programs to assist Iowa farmers impacted by the severe flood. President Trump’s disaster declaration allowed for the USDA to authorize specific recovery programs, including Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program and the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), which … Read moreRep. Axne Requests USDA Authorize Disaster Recovery Programs to Help Iowa Farmers

Report on California’s Sanctuary Law Bemoans Noncompliance

The primary complaint of a new report on implementation of California’s sanctuary state law, SB 54, is that many local law enforcement agencies are using a loophole in the law to make sure federal authorities know when illegal-alien criminals are set to be released, so they can take them into custody. Patrick McHugh April 1, … Read moreReport on California’s Sanctuary Law Bemoans Noncompliance

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program under the Trump Administration

Major changes have been made to the refugee resettlement program since President Trump ordered its review two years ago, including lower admission ceilings, reallocation of resources to address the asylum backlog, and enhanced security vetting measures. Patrick McHugh April 1, 2019 – 10:15am Nayla Rush Please follow and like us:

Homeless Surveillance Systems: Privacy Breach, Possible Solution, or Both?

We are such a sophisticated society in so many ways. You’d think if we could manage to create 3D printers that concoct vegetarian steak, we could solve the crisis of homelessness once and for all. There are many nonprofit organizations … Continue reading → The post Homeless Surveillance Systems: Privacy Breach, Possible Solution, or Both? … Read moreHomeless Surveillance Systems: Privacy Breach, Possible Solution, or Both?

America would run out of avocados in weeks if Trump shuts border with Mexico, grower warns

If President Trump follows through with his threat to close the Southern Border with Mexico this week, say goodbye to your avocado toast. A top distributor and grower of avocados has warned that the U.S. would run out of the fruit in three weeks if imports from Mexico are halted amid any possible border shutdown. … Read moreAmerica would run out of avocados in weeks if Trump shuts border with Mexico, grower warns

Questions about Family Units Raised by TRAC

On March 18, 2019, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) issued a report captioned “Newly Arriving Families Not Main Reason for Immigration Court’s Growing Backlog”. That report raises significant questions about the capability of the U.S. immigration system to process the flood of so-called “family units”, parents and guardians entering illegally with children across the … Read moreQuestions about Family Units Raised by TRAC

US-returned techie activist to take on PM Modi in Varanasi

BY SUPRIYA D G Atlanta, GA, April 1, 2019: A former software engineer from Seattle, Washington has decided to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Claiming to be “a man with passion to serve his homeland,” Jalagam Sudheer, a native of Kodad, Suryapet district of Telangana will contest the … Read moreUS-returned techie activist to take on PM Modi in Varanasi

My Driving Strategy for Beating Uber’s New Flat Rate Surge

Recently, Uber and Lyft made changes in some cities to how surge is calculated and paid out. Many of you emailed RSG, wondering if these new changes were good for drivers or not. Senior RSG contributor Will Preston investigated the new surge rates and compared them to old surge – here’s what he found. Once … Read moreMy Driving Strategy for Beating Uber’s New Flat Rate Surge

Why is the Wall Street Journal and CompTIA allowed to destroy the future of American citizens with propaganda like this?

Click on the menu option at the top that says “H-1B”.

Watch those 3 short videos.

Explain to me where the jobs and the demand is at after doing your math and realizing on average we are only creating about 79,000 more computer and mathematical jobs than we had in the previous year.


Nor is the drop off rooted in less demand for technology workers. CompTIA, a U.S. industry trade group, says there are currently 732,000 unfilled information technology jobs in the United States. Gartner warned in January 2019 that “talent” is now the top emerging threat for C-level executives.
The imbalance created by the demand for, and supply of, talent has created a widening skills gap which now poses “one of the greatest threats to our nation’s long-term economic prosperity,” according to Johnny Taylor, CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management.


https://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2019/04/01/current-h-1b-visa-policies-darken-it-talent-outlook/
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Today in OpenGov: Grilling season.

In today’s edition, following a day off on Friday, we share a load of links including a grilling for President Trump’s nominee for Interior Secretary, lobbyists failing to disclose their political contributions, good news and bad news out of Gambia, and more.  washington watch Image via Pixabay.  The 2020 Democratic presidential contenders are torn about … Read moreToday in OpenGov: Grilling season.