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Thread: Why the H-1B Visa Racket Should Be Abolished, Not Reformed

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    On a potentially related note, this is some dedication if it is not fakenews:

    Indian man who fasted for four days ‘to pray for Trump’s coronavirus recovery’ dies of cardiac arrest

    Mon, October 12, 2020

    Trump has a keen following in India, particularly among supporters of prime minister Narendra Modi (Getty)A 38-year-old man from the Indian state of Telangana has died after fasting for four days to pray for Donald Trump’s recovery from Covid-19.

    According to his family, Bussa Krishna Raju worshipped the US president like a god, and was shocked and disturbed to find out about his coronavirus diagnosis.

    Mr Raju refused food and started praying for Mr Trump’s recovery when he found out about his infection last week. Mr Trump tested positive on Thursday 1 October, and was treated at the Walter Reed Medical Center for several days.
    Mr Raju’s family told the Times of India that he collapsed on Sunday while having tea at his relative’s residence in the village of Toopran in Medak district. He was taken to hospital where doctors declared him dead.
    A close family member told the Times of India: "He was upset when he learnt about Trump testing positive for coronavirus. He spent sleepless nights, starved and prayed for the US president's recovery for the past three-four days. He died of cardiac arrest today around noon."
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  4. #183
    Quote Originally Posted by kahless View Post
    Why even post that in this thead?
    Because he is an insane troll.

    Here is an actually relevant post:

    The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday to sharply limit visas for skilled workers from overseas, a move officials said was a priority amid job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor officials said new rules for what’s known as the H1-B program will restrict who can obtain a work visa and will impose additional salary requirements on companies seeking to hire foreign workers.

    Acting Deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said about one-third of the people who have applied for H1-B visas in recent years would be denied under the new rules, which also will include limits on the number of specialty occupations available under the program.

    President Donald Trump in June issued an order temporarily suspending the H-1B program until the end of the year.

    The new rules reflect a broader effort by his administration to curb both legal and illegal immigration, an issue important to Trump’s base even if it’s less prominent in his campaign this year than in 2016.

    A new requirement that employers pay higher prevailing wages to foreign workers will take effect in the coming days, reflecting the need to help the job market recover from the coronavirus shutdown, said Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella.

    “With millions of Americans looking for work, as the economy continues its recovery, immediate action is needed to guard against the risk lower-cost foreign labor can pose to the well-being of U.S. workers,” Pizzella said.

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    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    Biden admin appears to be charting a different course compared to last maga administration:

    Biden’s promised expansion of H1B visas rife with challenges
    Observer Research Foundation

    US issues more H-1B visas in 2021
    Aug 25, 2021
    Approval rates for H-1B visas in the quarter to June and in the first three quarters of the US financial year were 98.1% and 97% respectively, compared to about 84% in 2018 and 2019 during the previous Donald Trump administration.

    US Lawmakers Seek Permanent Residence For H1B Visa Holders
    01 September 2021
    Under the current system, individuals from countries with large populations -- such as India and China -- face decades-long wait times to achieve lawful permanent resident status.

    In a move that will help a significant number of Indians, a group of US lawmakers have sought path to permanent residence for people in the employment-based green card backlog, most of whom are H-1B visa holders.
    A group of 40 US lawmakers led by Indian-American Raja Krishnamoorthi have written a letter to Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer seeking a path to meet this.

    There are reportedly 1.2 million people in the employment-based green card backlog. A significant majority of them are from India.
    Under the current system, no more than seven percent of employment-based green cards are available to individuals from a single country. As a result, individuals from countries with large populations -- such as India and China -- face decades-long wait times to achieve lawful permanent resident status.
    US Chambers seeks to double H-1B quota
    Jun 24, 2021
    The powerful US Chambers of Commerce has launched a massive campaign to address the acute shortage of skilled and professional workforce in America, prominent among which includes urging the Biden administration and Congress to double the number of H-1B visas and eliminate per-country quota for the Green Card.
    The most sought-after H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.


    India may urge Joe Biden administration to revoke new rules on H1B visas
    Jan 17, 2021

    Indian PM 'endorses Trump for 2020 in breach of diplomatic convention'

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump attend the "Howdy, Modi!" rally at NRG Stadium in Houston Sunday. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

    US approves more H-1B visas this year

    Oct 14, 2019

    • US has approved a higher number of H-1B applications this year
    • 3.89 lakh applications were approved for the fiscal 2019, up from last year's 3.35 lakh
    • In past years, more than 70% of the aggregate H-1B visa applications for new jobs and visa extensions given to those born in India

    Biden's request for $6.4 billion in funding to resettle Afghan refugee sparks conservative fears of 'unlimited green cards'

    Biden administration's request would allow green cards for Afghans who arrived as late as Sept. 2022

    Sep 10, 2021
    The Biden administration this week made a request for $6.4 billion in funding for Afghan refugee resettlement and language that would allow for the tens of thousands of Afghans being brought in to quickly apply for permanent U.S. residency -- sparking conservative fears of "unlimited green cards" for those arriving into late 2022.
    The language was included in a request for a continuing resolution (CR) to allow for lawmakers to pass a budget for fiscal year 2022, which also includes a $14 billion request for disaster relief.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Some of them are useful idiots but others may be in the pay of the "Integrity Initiative":

    Major Psy-Op In Europe Exposed: UK Government Tramples On Values It Vowed To Protect

    Covert British Military-Smear Machine Moving Into US
    Be interesting to see how these stories impact things being dsicussed in this thread.

  8. #186
    While we're at it, let's abolish all visas.
    There is nothing to fear from globalism, free trade and a single worldwide currency, but a globalism where free trade is competitively subsidized by each nation, a continuous trade war is dictated by the WTO, and the single currency is pure fiat, fear is justified. That type of globalism is destined to collapse into economic despair, inflationism and protectionism and managed by resurgent militant nationalism.
    Ron Paul
    Congressional Record (March 13, 2001)

  9. #187
    That might be too extreme.

    In other news:

    Sep 17, 2021

    Judge Kills The Last Trump H-1B Visa Rule Left Standing

    Stuart AndersonSenior Contributor
    Leadership Strategy
    I write about globalization, business, technology and immigration.

    Senior Advisor to the President for Policy Stephen Miller talks to reporters about immigration at ... [+]

    Getty Images A federal judge has ended a Trump administration regulation designed to make it difficult for international students to gain H-1B status. The ruling is the latest judicial decision to stop a Trump administration H-1B rule, leaving in tatters the legacy pursued by Trump aide Stephen Miller and others.
    Between 2017 and 2021, Trump administration officials increased H-1B denial rates by issuing memos and policies that judges determined to be unlawful. Once those policies ended, H-1B denial rates returned to pre-Trump levels, according to a National Foundation for American Policy analysis. Today, the most significant H-1B restriction is the same one in place before Donald Trump took office—the 85,000 annual limit on new H-1B petitions for companies.

  10. #188
    That's amazing display of political skills by Tulsi Gabbard supported so called 'hanging chad' of Netanyahu who was banned from entering US just few years ago over genocide charges:


    Indian PM 'endorses Trump for 2020 in breach of diplomatic convention'

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump attend the "Howdy, Modi!" rally at NRG Stadium in Houston Sunday.


    Indian PM Modi raises issue of H-1B visas with President Biden: Foreign Secretary Shringla

    Sep 25, 2021

    The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Joe Biden meets in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Washington.

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first-ever in-person meeting with President Joe Biden raised a number of issues involving the Indian community in America, including access for Indian professionals in the US and speaking about the H-1B visas, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.
    A fact sheet issued by the White House later said that the United States was proud to have issued a record 62,000 visas to Indian students so far in 2021.
    USAID looks forward to working with the Indian government on establishing the US-India Gandhi-King Development Foundation to promote initiatives and exchanges that honor both visionary leaders, it added.

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