Apr 01

Bush and Gutierrez Will Speak at Pro-Amnesty Convention

GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush will be a keynote speaker at the pro-amnesty Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference’s annual meeting at the end of this month. Another keynote speaker will be Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), the most vocal advocate of amnesty in the House. Gutierrez once stated, “I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community.”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Mar 31

Ted Kennedy’s Legacy of Transforming the U.S. Through Immigration

On Monday, President Obama gave a speech commemorating the $79 million replica of the Senate chamber at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Boston, praising the late senator for his belief in big government and role in transforming America through immigration.  

It has been fifty years since Kennedy spearheaded the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that fundamentally changed America’s immigration policy from preserving national unity and protecting Americans by limiting immigration, to a policy of “family unification” that serves the interests of foreigners first.

Read more here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/30/ted-kennedys-real-legacy-50-years-of-ruinous-immigration-law/

Posted 3/31/15 by Andrew Lewis

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Mar 29

H-1B Program Rife with Fraud

Congress Told H-1B Program Rife with Fraud

by Jim Gillespie

Jay B. Palmer, the out-of-work former employee who sued InfoSys and won, testified this month before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary about systematic fraud in the H-1B and B-1 visa programs.

Palmer told the committee, “H-1B workers that are replacing the U.S. workers have minimal skills and little to no business knowledge.” The often-repeated complaint that H-1B visa holders possess special skills that cannot be obtained domestically is a deliberate lie, he says. “[M]ost of these workers have only a bachelor’s degree: how is this specialized talent?” Employers, such as Cisco and Microsoft, seek them out and recruitment companies like InfoSys provide them for one reason only: they come cheap.

“Some workers are being paid (on average) $2.00 an hour,” Palmer testified. The average worker is paid what he might be paid in India–around $5,000.00 per year.

B-1 vs H-1B

Jay Palmer revealed in his testimony how the B-1 visa has been used by InfoSys and other offshore recruiters to circumvent H1-B caps, always a thorn in the side of the cheap labor lobby. B-1 visas, which have no cap, are intended for foreign nationals coming to the United States for a specific and limited time for the purpose of attending conferences, negotiating deals, meeting with colleagues, and the like. B-1 holders are not expected and are not legally entitled to be working at jobs while in the U.S. The B-1 program is the visa program most susceptible to fraud, according to Palmer, because these visas are cheap ($500) and are comparatively easy to get. Once in America, the B-1 recipients–like many foreign students–are apt to simply disappear from sight, often seeking employment as “1099” contractors and are thus able to circumvent E-Verify restrictions.

InfoSys began to use the B-1 program extensively in 2009-2010 when its H-1B allotment was cut. Palmer documents InfoSys’ carefully planned scheme to fraudulently leverage the B-1 program, which has little monitoring, to get thousands of Asian workers into the United States and thereby reap huge corporate earnings. According to Palmer, InfoSys stock rose from $21 a share in March 2009 to $71 per share in January 2011. The company’s profitability has continued. It currently has more than 15,000 foreign nationals working in the U.S. from which it earns more than $3.5 billion every year.

“H-1B workers that are replacing the U.S. workers have minimal skills and little to no business knowledge. Companies will not invest in the American worker but [instead] bring in cheap labor.”

Effects

The effects of packing the American workforce with foreign-born workers to improve the bottom lines of U.S. corporations and service companies such as InfoSys are disastrous. As Palmer notes, often the foreign workers’ “living conditions…are horrific. Many times 6-8 people are living in a hotel room or 1 bed apartment.” The picture he paints is one of indentured servitude at best and at worst little more than outright slavery.

Yet it is the displaced American worker, deprived of any livelihood whatever, who suffers most. Palmer cites an example from only one month of his tenure at InfoSys–January 2009–when he witnessed 7000 Home Depot employees forced to train their foreign-born replacements, after which all 7000 were laid off.

Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said in his own statement:

Then there are stories about how U.S. workers are treated. Time and again, we hear about how U.S. workers are being laid off and forced to hire their replacements, many of whom are not truly skilled. This is the case with Southern California Edison, a utility company that started laying off 500 American workers from its “IT” department last August. The company replaced them with foreign H-1B workers. The company opted to lay off Americans and instead contract that work out to two overseas-based IT consulting companies, which also happen to be some of the largest users of H-1B visas. In 2013, one of the two IT companies paid $34 million in a civil settlement after allegations of systemic visa fraud and abuse, but was not prohibited from continuing to petition for H-1B workers.

This displacement  is merely a prelude, Grassley says, to the eventual offshoring of Edison’s workforce altogether:

 [M]ost of the 500 jobs that had been held by Americans at Southern California Edison will eventually just move overseas. According to the Los Angeles Times, Edison admits that eventually about 70% of the work will shift overseas permanently.

 


Meanwhile, the demand for more and more cheap foreign labor continues unabated. The Big Money lobby is as determined and as well funded as they come. Without a Congress strong enough to resist it, the fraud and the displacement of American workers will go on.

(Download Jay Palmer’s testimonySenator Grassley’s statement)

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Mar 28

Rep. Gutierrez Creates ‘Family Defender Toolkit’ for Illegals

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), has prepared a pamphlet and “emergency card” for illegal aliens to help them prepare for Obama’s executive amnesty and avoid deportation while they wait to apply.

Read more here:  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/27/rep-gutierrez-unveils-do-not-deport-me-cards-encourages-illegal-immigrants-to-prep-for-exec-amnesty/

Posted 3/28/15 by Andrew Lewis

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Mar 27

Walker Switches Again on Citizenship for Illegal Aliens?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker reportedly shifted his stance again on amnesty and citizenship for illegal aliens. Walker for a long time endorsed a pathway to citizenship for them. Recently, with much fanfare, he switched to opposing legalization and citizenship. But The Wall Street Journal reports that he reversed himself again in favor of amnesty and citizenship, at a private Republican dinner held two weeks ago. A spokeswoman for Walker denies that he did so.

Read more at breitbart.com and newsmax.com.

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Mar 26

North American Passport Would Subvert U.S. Sovereignty

In recognition of our shared destiny, the three countries [The United States, Mexico and Canada] should create a North American passport that would, over time, allow their citizens to travel, work, and innovate anywhere in North America. . . . In the North American context, much like within the European Union, our economies and societies are far more integrated than our immigration system recognizes. . . . Moreover, Americans on this side of the Rio Grande must acknowledge the “Mexicanness” in the United States and treat Mexicans living with the dignity and respect they deserve.” We have more than 10 million undocumented immigrants in this country because we didn’t create a realistic, legal avenue for the Mexicans who would—and should . . . come to the United States over time. – CNN, 2/4/15, Why We Need a North American Passport, Andres Martinez and Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Fact Check: We have 10 million illegal [not undocumented] immigrants, mainly from Mexico, because we did not effectively enforce our immigration laws—and that’s the only reason. The writers claim that if we had let these 10 million people in legally, they eventually would have returned home. They allege that our immigration law enforcement “trapped them” in the U.S. and kept them from moving back and forth across the border.

But they offer no proof that our lax immigration law enforcement in recent decades could “trap” or restrain anyone, particularly during the Obama years. Indeed, the only things “trapping” them here are jobs (which many Americans would like to have), public benefits, and little fear they will be arrested and deported.

The CNN article suggests that we simply do away with immigration restrictions, give everyone a “North American passport,” and let people move wherever they please. The writers cite the example of the European Union as to how this would work.

In reality, the European Union (EU) is an excellent argument against such an arrangement. The EU with its open border policies basically undermines the national sovereignty of European counties and crushes their diversity with one size fits all regulations. Those countries are losing the right to control their economies and their cultural identities. More and more, the EU government headquartered in Brussels is exercising dictatorial power over its member states.

This certainly isn’t a path we should wish to follow. What these writers are suggesting is suspiciously similar to the North American Union proposal that was floating around a few years ago. It advocated more or less open borders in preparation for merging the U.S., Mexico, and Canada into something like the EU. That would threaten our national sovereignty, which we have good reason to maintain.

We have no reason to embrace “Mexicanness.” Mexico is a country with a considerably different cultural profile from ours. It has a government significantly influenced by cartel gangsters; a heritage of corruption and bribery; and a legal system that presumes defendants guilty until proven innocent. Its lower economic standard of living means that many of its citizens will want to come here, despite the negative impact this has on our job market, our public assistance, and our infrastructure and resources.

Canada has much more in common with the U.S., but also has features we would not find agreeable. One example is not upholding the rights guaranteed by our Bill of Rights. Canada is very restrictive of gun ownership and does not respect freedom of speech as we do. If a Canadian makes a politically incorrect statement—such as one deemed offensive about immigrants—he can be heavily fined or even imprisoned.

Certainly, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico can engage in mutually beneficial trade, while striving together for common goals and objectives. They can accomplish these things while remaining separate and sovereign countries.

 

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Mar 25

Tech Companies Face Uphill Fight for More Foreign Workers

Tech companies are seeking legislation to increase the number of foreign workers they can bring in on temporary visas. They claim that there are not enough qualified Americans available to do the work. The legislation faces an uphill battle for several reasons, one of which is a growing awareness that there really isn’t a shortage of American tech workers.

Read more at bizjournals.com.

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Mar 24

New Wave of Illegal Minors Welcomed

New government statistics show an increase in illegal Central American teens crossing the border, but the Obama administration is only sending home one-in-six.

Read more here:  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/12509-illegal-kids-already-over-border-in-second-wave-just-1-in-6-returned/article/2561883

Posted 3/24/15 by Andrew Lewis

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Mar 23

Amnesty Edict Recipients Would Cost $l.3 Trillion

Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation calculates that recipients of President Obama most recent amnesty would cost about $1.3 trillion dollars during the course of their lifetimes. Rector provided this information in testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Mar 21

Obama DREAMer Suspect in ‘Top Model’ Killing

The illegal alien charged with killing an “America’s Next Top Model” contestant was only in the U.S. because he received amnesty under President Obama’s 2012 “DREAMer” amnesty edict, two senators revealed Friday.  Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez had pending drug charges that were dismissed when the Obama administration approved him for amnesty in 2013, said Sens. Chuck Grassley and Thom Tillis.  The suspect has been charged in four murders.

Read more here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/mar/20/suspect-top-model-killing-approved-obamy-amnesty/

Posted 3/21/15 by Andrew Lewis

 

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