7. LEGAL IMMIGRANTS:
Each year, millions immigrate to the United States legally,
meeting all the requirements established by our government,
and to meet the immigrant’s criminal history, and “health requirements”.
They are welcomed to join us, and to become “legal citizens”
they meet the requirements at the end of the 5 years period of time.
If at the end of Five years they have not qualified to become citizens,
and do not want to become citizens,
they will be asked to leave, or be deported.
Join us, or leave.
I will realize that some are guests for certain employment in the United States;
that will still be allowed.
Certain people, as employees of some foreign company,
sports figures, actors/actress’s etc.
I want to re-establish the requirement that these immigrants
be limited from obtaining any Welfare, or other assistance
for at least 10 years, as was originally established by our government for immigrants.
We offer them a chance to become citizens, but not a free handout.
Someone must sponsor these immigrants again,
so they do not become a burden on our country.
How many immigrants shall we allow to enter our nation?
Well everyone agrees immigrants are just trying to find a better life,
so why should we keep people out.
We are told that it’s the right thing to do,
since there are many people living such terrible lives
that the best thing we can do is let everyone come here.
I figure there are only about 4 Billion poor people in other nations that need our help.
Come one, come all. Is that OK with you?
Move over Americans, and get
(sorry the immigrants will need your jobs), taxes are going to go up,
to support that many people.
We have told Congress there must be limits, but do they listen to us? NO.
You wouldn’t want to stop the aliens to get jobs would you?
That would be cruel and unusual punishment.
Just take them in to your home, and share your good fortune,
and food with them.
Out numbered? Hey 4 Billion versus .3 billion Americans, what’s to worry.
However, now we have another problem,
we have allowed businesses to import temporary workers
from foreign countries, under the H-1b
Guest Worker Program.
Then paying them the wages
they would never have received in their home country,
cheaper than hiring Americans. This is WRONG.
The American Dream is:
Come to America, work hard, educate yourself,
and enjoy your new life,
that was better than anywhere else in the world.
That use to be our creed,
but now you work hard, trying to get ahead,
and where are the jobs? Overseas.
We must turn this around.
You are finally seeing this happen,
30 Million Americans unemployed.
Employers claim they have to hire non-citizens
because they can’t find citizens with the education needed to fill the job.
What they really mean is that they can’t find an American citizen
that will work for what they want to pay,
so they want to bring in non-citizens to work for less money.
If our citizens are not getting the education in our schools,
we need to make sure education is available in every community to get this education.
“If” there are no Americans able to fill the position,
then we need better education in this country
so there are citizens qualified to fill these jobs at American wages.
In 2007 in just two days, there were 133,000 applicants for H-1b Visa’s,
for alien’s that will work for less money than American citizens.
This again is wrong.
That is 133,000 American’s not working
to earn a living wage at American standards of living.
That’s most likely 133,000 families without the income to support their family.
In 2008, there were 808,000 Visas accepted, so foreigners
can do the job you don’t know how to do.
You are out of work,
while they allow these foreign workers to take your job?
I will see to it that not ONE H-1b Visa is issued,
“hire Americans or else”.
That includes Microsoft’s Bill Gates:
who is now opening a company office in Vancouver, Canada
to hire more alien programmers.
Don’t bring the results of that office in to America, Bill.
Do you wonder why Mr. Gates is worth at least $80 Billion?
and Mr. Gates wants to lay off 5000 Americans,
but not one H-1b immigrant.
On TV recently was the video of a company instructing employers
how to beat the Federal requirements of hiring an American for job offers.
Giving Them Hell: John Miano on the H-1B Visa
By James Maguire IT Management, December 5, 2007
You might call John Miano the “Lou Dobbs of the tech industry.”
Miano, a onetime programmer who’s now a lawyer,
is a fierce advocate for American software developers
against what he sees as the encroaching tide
of low-cost foreign software developers.
The H-1B visa program, which allows skilled foreign workers to work in the U.S.
is “a complete and total mess,” he says.
The program is the ultimate managerial tactic
to drive down wages,
by his account: it provides lower cost, lower skilled workers
who displace American IT professionals.
In the never-ending battle between management and labor,
the H-1B visa is management’s sharpest tool.
In short, Miano’s not happy. And he’s doing something about it.
One of his chief thrusts is a campaign of legal action
taken in partnership with the Programmer’s Guild.
As he tells it, many U.S. tech companies strongly favor H-1B workers
over American workers, knowing that pay levels for
H-1B workers are lower.
Miano launches legal action for American workers
who claim they’ve been discriminated against in the hiring process.
It’s illegal to discriminate based on immigration
“They tell me they’ve applied for a job.
At the end, the company writes back to them.
‘Oh, I didn’t realize we couldn’t hire U.S. citizens for this job.’
It’s quite flagrant.
I have thousands of these ads.
It’s quite open what’s going on here.”
Before hiring an H-1B worker,
American firms must make a good faith effort to hire a U.S. worker.
Yet! Apparently this doesn’t always happen.
The Programmer’s Guild (Miano is a board member) links to a controversial
“You Tube” video that allegedly reveals how U.S. firms go through the motions
of considering American workers – placing ads, even interviewing
– yet actually are only willing to hire foreign workers.
(The company depicted in the video disputes the Guild’s interpretation,
saying its footage has been misused.)
The results of Mr. Miano’s legal action
vary based on how egregious the violation is.
In most cases,
“They tend to settle,” he says.
He claims that about 100 firms have had to change their hiring practices
in response to suits he’s filed.
“At one time we had 300 [lawsuits] in the queue.
And we started filing them and at one point the
government said, ‘Please stop.’”
So far, Mr. Miano’s suites have only been against smaller companies,
firms he refers to as “H-1B body shops.”
These are firms who hire low-cost H1-B workers,
then turn around and sub-contract them out to larger
These larger firms are complicit in H-1B abuse, he claims.
These bigger companies use preferred vendors lists
(which in itself is a common industry practice that is not illegal).
Yet when hiring contract workers,
some companies limit their preferred vendors lists to firms
that only hire H-1B workers, the so-called “H-1B body
These larger firms might find themselves in legal hot water,
Miano says. “You know that when we do discovery on them,
we’re going to find some email from somebody who says,
How come you guys are only sending us people from companies
that are sending us H-1B workers?”
Apart from the legal issues, Miano says that the preferred vendor list system
has become highly constrictive, establishing a near-stranglehold on contract IT hiring
a large part of
the tech industry.
“Sometimes when a manager knows somebody, they will say, ‘Okay,
– I’d like to hire you, but you have to go over to this company,
– and then work through them,’” he says.
– “And they’re the ones who support the H-1B workers.
– They kind of wink and nod that they don’t do it.”
– But the effect is to block U.S. tech talent.
“We’re starting to get evidence against companies
– that are using preferred vendors lists to limit the
hiring though H-1B body shops.”
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