H-1B visa: Why US needs more of India’s and China’s best and brightest

In the tempestuous debates about immigration policy, the humble H-1B temporary visa tends to be overlooked. Streams of desperate Central Americans marching toward the border tend to evoke strong emotions on all sides, while tech professionals from India working in Silicon Valley elicit fewer objections. But H-1B workers are important to national prosperity, and the … Read moreH-1B visa: Why US needs more of India’s and China’s best and brightest

India’s Visa Workers Raise Funds to Launch Attack Ads on U.S. Politicians

India’s contract workers in the United States are raising funds to run attack ads against the Democrat Senator who is blocking their demand for fast-track green cards. The fundraising campaign is being run by an Indian-run group titled Immigration Voice, and it is targeting Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin. Durbin is being targeted because he … Read moreIndia’s Visa Workers Raise Funds to Launch Attack Ads on U.S. Politicians

Lobbyist for India’s Outsourcing Industry May Take Over DHS

A former lobbyist for India’s huge job-outsourcing industry is a top candidate to take over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Chad Wolf worked as a lobbyist for NASSCOM in 2016 but may be picked by President Donald Trump to replace departing chief Kevin McAleenan, sources told Breitbart News. For a reported price of $60,000, … Read moreLobbyist for India’s Outsourcing Industry May Take Over DHS

WSJ: Trump Is Converting GOP to Populist, Pro-Employee Party | Breitbart

President Donald Trump is converting the former “country club” GOP to the party of blue-collar Americans, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Trump accelerated the movement of working-class voters into the Republican Party, creating a GOP that now represents more middle- and lower-income Americans … He has reframed much of the Republican agenda … Read moreWSJ: Trump Is Converting GOP to Populist, Pro-Employee Party | Breitbart

Uber Lays Off 400 U.S. Employees, Imports Hundreds of Foreign Workers

Uber Technologies Inc. is laying off 400 American employees at its California offices while seeking to import hundreds of foreign workers through the H-1B visa program. As detailed by the Mercury News, Uber laid off 88 U.S. employees in August and is laying off about 320 U.S. employees this month at its San Francisco and … Read moreUber Lays Off 400 U.S. Employees, Imports Hundreds of Foreign Workers

Mike Lee to India Visa-Workers: Keep Pressuring U.S. Senators | Breitbart

A GOP Senator met with more than 100 Indian contract workers in Congress and publicly urged them to lobby U.S. Senators for passage of his legislation to give citizenship to more Indian workers who push middle-class Americans out of college-graduate jobs. Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) made the request on Thursday, shortly his fourth bid … Read moreMike Lee to India Visa-Workers: Keep Pressuring U.S. Senators | Breitbart

Ken Cuccinelli Gains in Race to Replace Departing DHS Chief | Breitbart

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff told reporters that acting Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services  chief Ken Cuccinelli would make a good leader for the Department of Homeland Security, following the imminent departure of Kevin McAleenan. Chief of Staff Mike Mulvaney gave Cuccinelli the nod during an afternoon press conference when he was … Read moreKen Cuccinelli Gains in Race to Replace Departing DHS Chief | Breitbart

Apple’s Tim Cook Begs for Mike Lee’s Green Card Giveaway to Big Tech

Apple CEO Tim Cook is begging the Senate to pass Sen. Mike Lee’s green card giveaway plan to reward multinational tech corporations after years of them importing foreign visa workers to take American jobs. On Thursday, Lee failed for the fourth time to get his legislation, S. 386, passed out of the Senate. The legislation, … Read moreApple’s Tim Cook Begs for Mike Lee’s Green Card Giveaway to Big Tech

GOP Sen. Kennedy Blocks Bill to Import More Indian Graduates

Lousiana GOP Sen. John Kennedy has blocked a bill drafted by a top Democratic Senator that would accelerate the flow of Indian visa workers and immigrants into Americans’ office jobs. “The American people deserve an immigration system that looks like somebody designed it on purpose,” Kennedy told Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin during a polite conversation on the Senate floor. He said: I … Read moreGOP Sen. Kennedy Blocks Bill to Import More Indian Graduates

Democrats Silent on Wages as Donald Trump Touts Pay Raises

CNN, the New York Times, and the Democrat candidates at Tuesday’s Democrat debate ignored the huge issue of Americans’ flat wages and stalled salaries. But President Donald Trump’s staff used the Democrat debate to tout the rising blue-collar wages in his economy. The questioners from CNN and the New York Times asked about trade, abortion, … Read moreDemocrats Silent on Wages as Donald Trump Touts Pay Raises

Fact Check: Kamala Harris Is Being Funded by Big Pharma and Big Tech

During the CNN and New York Times Democrat debate on Tuesday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) suggested that politicians cannot pretend to take on Big Tech and big pharmaceutical corporations after taking their donations — something Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has continued to do throughout her run for president. After Harris demanded that tech corporations … Read moreFact Check: Kamala Harris Is Being Funded by Big Pharma and Big Tech

Trump’s Lawyers Support Obama’s DACA Work Permits for Illegals

The Department of Justice is backing President Barack Obama’s award of work permits to roughly 800,000 ‘DACA’ illegal immigrants. The government buried its support for Obama’s DACA work permits on page 15a of the legal brief submitted to the Supreme Court last November by Solicitor General Noel Francisco. The plea says that work permits for … Read moreTrump’s Lawyers Support Obama’s DACA Work Permits for Illegals

Indian H-1B Visa Workers Protest Senator, Demand More Green Cards

Indian H-1B visa workers are pressuring Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin to quit his opposition to a bill that gives fast-track green cards and citizenship to Indians who agree to take jobs from American college graduates. The H-1B visa workers in the United States are not citizens or even green card holders, but they are … Read moreIndian H-1B Visa Workers Protest Senator, Demand More Green Cards

Leading 2020 Dems Unified to Turn Red States Blue with More Immigration

Despite efforts to draw distinctions between each other, the leading 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidates are unified to bring more immigration, and thus more labor market competition for American workers, to the United States if elected. Though polling among all U.S. voters, and particularly with swing voters, finds campaigning for immigration, illegal and legal, is … Read moreLeading 2020 Dems Unified to Turn Red States Blue with More Immigration

Elite M.B.A. Programs Report Steep Drop in Applications

Applications to some of America’s most elite business schools fell at a steeper rate this year, as universities struggled to attract international students amid changes to immigration policies and political tensions between the U.S. and China. The declines affected some of the nation’s top-rated programs, with Harvard University, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of … Read moreElite M.B.A. Programs Report Steep Drop in Applications

Reuters: Immigration Enforcement Fattens Wages of American Workers

Oil companies in New Mexico are raising more Americans’ wages because President Donald Trump has tightened immigration enforcement, says a complaint from Reuters news service. Companies are meeting the labor demands “by paying overtime and shipping [distant American] workers in and out,” says the Reuters article written by Andrew Hay under the headline “‘Broken system’ … Read moreReuters: Immigration Enforcement Fattens Wages of American Workers

President Trump Introduces Health Insurance Requirement for Immigrant Visa Applicants

According to a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump on October 4, 2019, the U.S. Department of State will begin issuing immigrant visas only to those foreign nationals who will have health insurance once admitted to the United States, or who can prove that they have the financial means to cover their own medical expenses. Details about … Read morePresident Trump Introduces Health Insurance Requirement for Immigrant Visa Applicants

October 2019 Immigration Alert

Thursday, October 10, 2019 On October 8, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that will no longer accept previous editions of the following forms if filed on or after October 15, 2019: Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status Form … Read moreOctober 2019 Immigration Alert

GOP Politicians Draft Farm Sector Amnesty with Democrats

Republican legislators are working with Democrats to pass an amnesty for roughly one million illegal migrant farm laborers, according to a top Democrat staffer. “We have been working on on a package that both provides a good legalization program for undocumented farmworkers to come out of the shadows,” said David Shahoulian, a top staffer on the … Read moreGOP Politicians Draft Farm Sector Amnesty with Democrats

Elizabeth Warren’s Workers Plan Will Provide Back Pay to Illegal Aliens

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a leading 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate, is vowing to “fight” for back pay for illegal aliens. As part of Warren’s “Empowering American Workers and Raising Wages” plan, illegal aliens who have worked illegally in the United States — sometimes by stealing Americans’ identities and Social Security numbers — would become … Read moreElizabeth Warren’s Workers Plan Will Provide Back Pay to Illegal Aliens

Jorge Ramos: Mexico Should Help Migrants Get to the United States

The Mexican government must stop helping to enforce Americans’ immigration laws and must instead help poor migrants travel to the U.S. border, says Mexican immigrant and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos. “The country itself has become the wall,” Ramos complained in an October 7th op-ed. “This has to change.” Ramos objects to the anti-migration cooperation between … Read moreJorge Ramos: Mexico Should Help Migrants Get to the United States

PFIR Response to WaPo Story of ‘Indians Stranded in India’

PFIR’s Excecutive Director responds to the Oct. 3, 2019, WaPo article, “A D.C. family stranded in India by our dysfunctional immigration system,” by Petula Dvorak. Response immediately below; WaPo article below response: Dear Petula: I read with great interest your article entitled “A D.C. family stranded in India by our dysfunctional immigration system.” I was … Read morePFIR Response to WaPo Story of ‘Indians Stranded in India’

Beto O’Rourke Scolds Woman for Calling Amnesty ‘Slap in the Face’ to Legal Immigrants | Breitbart

Democrat Beto O’Rourke publicly scolded a woman for asking why he favors illegal immigrants over legal immigrants. “I want those asylum seekers here in this country… Stop trafficking in those lies,” he told her. A woman told me undocumented immigrants are a “slap in the face” to “legal immigrants.” I told her it’s a slap … Read moreBeto O’Rourke Scolds Woman for Calling Amnesty ‘Slap in the Face’ to Legal Immigrants | Breitbart

Ex-CEO of IT Staffing Companies Guilty of H-1B Visa Fraud

A federal judge has sentenced Pradyumna Kumar Samal to more than seven years in prison, fined him $10,000, and ordered him to pay restitution for the taxes he stole. United States of America v. Samal, No. 2:18-cr-00214 (W.D. Wash. Sept. 20, 2019). Samal, the ex-CEO of two IT staffing companies, was investigated for visa fraud by … Read moreEx-CEO of IT Staffing Companies Guilty of H-1B Visa Fraud

Congress to U.S. Tech Workers: Eat Cake!

For much of the summer, the House of Representatives obsessed over the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (HR 1044), a bad bill that would eliminate the traditional 7 percent country caps imposed on employment-based visas, largely H-1Bs. By so doing, the bill would ensure that the overwhelming majority of those coveted employment-based visas would go … Read moreCongress to U.S. Tech Workers: Eat Cake!

Business: Ending DACA Amnesty Will Boost Americans’ Wages

Business groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the DACA amnesty for 650,000 illegals — but their plea to the court cites two studies that predict Americans’ wages will rise if the DACA illegals are sent home. “History confirms that forcing Dreamers out of the workforce will reduce job growth and harm the U.S. … Read moreBusiness: Ending DACA Amnesty Will Boost Americans’ Wages

Ivanka Trump Thanks Google for Signing Jobs Pledge | Breitbart

Ivanka Trump thanked Google for signing a pledge to create 250,000 new job training opportunities in the tech sector for America’s workers. The President’s daughter and White House senior adviser posted her praise for the tech giant on Instagram, alongside a photo of herself and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. “Thank you @Google and @sundarpichai for … Read moreIvanka Trump Thanks Google for Signing Jobs Pledge | Breitbart

Report: Justice Drafts Plan to Shrink ‘UAC’ Child-Smuggling Pipeline

Justice Department officials are drafting plans to fast-track the asylum claims by the huge wave of migrant youths who claim to be “unaccompanied,” according to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed reported: A Department of Justice draft regulation would put a two-month deadline for unaccompanied children to apply for asylum with US Citizenship and Immigration Services officials — a … Read moreReport: Justice Drafts Plan to Shrink ‘UAC’ Child-Smuggling Pipeline

Increasing the Number of Green Cards will not Solve the Backlog

Last month, rumors swirled that, on Thursday, Sept. 26, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) would make a second pass at seeking unanimous consent for S. 386, the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act.” Previously, in July, Sen. Lee made an unsuccessful attempt to seek unanimous consent for the bill. It was a surprise, then, that Lee’s second … Read moreIncreasing the Number of Green Cards will not Solve the Backlog

Apple’s Tim Cook: DACA Illegals ‘Are as American as Any of Us’ | Breitbart

Apple Inc. should be allowed to hire ‘DACA’ illegal migrants because they are good for the company’s shareholders, according to a legal plea sent to the Supreme Court. “They, and [legal] immigrants like them, are vital to Apple’s success,” said the plea by CEO Tim Cook and by the company’s human resources chief, Deirdre O’Brien. “They … Read moreApple’s Tim Cook: DACA Illegals ‘Are as American as Any of Us’ | Breitbart

Mike Lee Defends Indian Outsourcing Giveaway from Claimed ‘Fake News’

GOP Sen. Mike Lee is defending his S.386 green-card giveaway bill by arguing that it will not increase the number of H-1B visas for foreign temporary workers. “In light of the fake news going around regarding S.386 I wanted to provide the facts and set the record straight,” Lee said in a tweet announcing his … Read moreMike Lee Defends Indian Outsourcing Giveaway from Claimed ‘Fake News’

Census: Indian Visa Workers Drive Americans Out of Middle-Class Jobs

Census data shows that one-in-seven software developers in Hudson County, New York, were born in the United States, down from a six-in-seven share in 1980. This wholescale replacement of American software experts by foreigners — mostly by Indian visa workers — is repeated in many counties across the United States, according to 2017 federal census … Read moreCensus: Indian Visa Workers Drive Americans Out of Middle-Class Jobs

The New H-1B Cap Registration Process: How It’s Going to Look

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a mandatory Internet-based electronic registration process for employers seeking to file H-1B petitions for beneficiaries that may be counted under the regular cap or advanced degree exception. The new regulations, as proposed in January 2019, will go into effect for the 2021 Fiscal … Read moreThe New H-1B Cap Registration Process: How It’s Going to Look

Lawsuit: Intel’s Indian Managers Discriminated Against American | Breitbart

A Korean immigrant is suing chip-maker Intel Corp. for allegedly allowing its imported Indian managers to illegally favor the hiring and promotion of Indian job seekers. Hoseong Ryu is a Korean who became a U.S. citizen in 2009, and “throughout the course of his employment, Ryu has worked in an environment with management that favors … Read moreLawsuit: Intel’s Indian Managers Discriminated Against American | Breitbart

No relief for aged-out kids in US: F-1 visa, deportation their only option

The US Senate blocking the S386 bill is not just bad news for Indian green card applicants but also for Indian families whose children have aged out (turned 21) or are in the process of ageing out. In US, once the children of H-1B work visa holders turn 21, they can no longer continue with … Read moreNo relief for aged-out kids in US: F-1 visa, deportation their only option

Investor Lobbyists, Senators Demand More Imported Workers

Business groups and cheap labor advocates are denouncing President Donald Trump’s plan to shrink the inflow of invited refugees down to 18,000 in 2020. “Slashing the refugee program goes against both our national values and our economic interests,” said John Feinblatt, the president of billionaire-backed New American Economy advocacy group. “Refugees help reverse population decline, start … Read moreInvestor Lobbyists, Senators Demand More Imported Workers

PM Modi’s meet with Trump failed to meet India’s expectations: Congress

The Congress party on Sunday stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session has failed to meet India’s expectations. “Congress Party notes with disappointment that the much-hyped meeting of Prime Minister Modi with US President Trump has failed to meet India’s expectations despite … Read morePM Modi’s meet with Trump failed to meet India’s expectations: Congress

The Fairness for High-Skilled Workers Act May Endanger Economy

Friday, September 27, 2019 The Fairness for High-Skilled Workers Act has passed the House of Representatives, and is pending before the Senate where it may pass by unanimous consent (i.e., with no actual vote or hearing). On its face, the Fairness Act seems fair. By eliminating the 7% per country cap, Indian nationals and Chinese nationals … Read moreThe Fairness for High-Skilled Workers Act May Endanger Economy