get a job.”
It’s Time To Finally Cut Off The Jobs Magnet For Illegal Immigrants
By Robert Law
TheHill.com, August 18, 2017
E-Verify takes the guesswork out of the hiring process and puts all employers on a level playing field. Electronic verification would render counterfeit and stolen documents useless while offering employers an easy tool for ensuring the legality of workers. Although any employer can voluntarily participate now, few do because they either want to hire illegal aliens, or are forced to by the government’s refusal to crack down on competitors that blatantly favor illegal aliens over qualified Americans.
A recent report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) demonstrated the benefits of E-Verify. The study examined 14 states that have created or expanded E-Verify laws since 2009, the year the nation began to bounce back from the last big recession. Those states experienced a much quicker labor market recovery than the nation as a whole.
Why? Because E-Verify ensures that only authorized workers are hired, which not only helps America’s struggling middle and blue collar classes but also injects much-needed revenues into the local tax base as well. Jobs taken by illegal immigrants are most often off the books, with zero payroll taxes collected by local and federal governments.
Trump’s Dumb Dance on Immigration
He will almost certainly let his restrictionist fans down.
By Michael Brendan Dougherty
National Review Online, August 23, 2017
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It is almost certain that Trump will fall far short of the expectations of his restrictionist fans now. He told you he wasn’t serious. He practically mocked his supporters and admitted that the wall was just to get their juices flowing: “If it gets a little boring . . . I just say, ‘We will build the wall!’” You can’t say that you weren’t told.
Time To Clean Up The H-1B Visa Mill
The Tuscaloosa News, August 16, 2017
Employers and some economists are at odds over the extent to which companies face a shortage of American workers to fill tech and other skilled jobs. A frequently cited figure of 500,000 unfilled positions may be somewhat inflated, but there is no doubt that U.S. colleges and universities cannot keep up with the demand for graduates, especially with advanced and highly specialized degrees.
Hence the importance of the H-1B program, which grants 85,000 visas annually to guest workers, nearly three-quarters of them from India -- a fraction of the overall applications. Of that number, many have only bachelor’s degrees and are chosen by lottery; just 20,000 are foreign graduates of U.S. universities with advanced degrees.
Reforms are needed on several fronts. For starters, H-1B visa holders already in the country should be allowed to change jobs to prevent their exploitation by employers. More fundamentally, the program should be retooled to ensure that genuinely high-skilled labor is prioritized, not that of entry- level programmers. That may disadvantage the big Indian outsourcing firms that flood the system with applications; so be it.
Fixing the Great Immigration Swindle: The Battle for Merit Based Immigration Reform
By Mike Scruggs
TheTribunepapers.com, August 10, 2017
The bottom line of our immigration policy is that the small $54.2 Billion economic gain attributed to immigration is heavily outweighed by net government fiscal costs of approximately $172 Billion to support immigrant labor. The economic benefit itself results from an annual $493.9 Billion swindle of American workers, so businesses can boost their profits by importing cheaper foreign labor. Furthermore, the annual $172 Billion fiscal deficit is essentially a transfer of income from taxpayers to governments to benefit businesses that use cheap foreign labor. It is essentially an outrageous business subsidy to hire foreign workers instead of American workers. This is both fiscally and morally irresponsible and an insult to every patriotic American.
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Silicon Valley is Using H-1B Visas to Crowd Out American Minorities
By Tom Broadwater
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 23, 2017
Silicon Valley's highly publicized campaign to hire minorities and women has failed. Black and Hispanic employees combined represent just 5 percent of the tech workforce, and women are outnumbered three to one, according to a new study from the software firm Atlassian.
One reason for this glaring gap between perception and reality? The sector's prolific use of H-1B guest worker visas. Silicon Valley has grossly abused this visa program to take advantage of cheap foreign labor and paper over its diversity problem. Meanwhile, American workers -- especially those of color -- find themselves crowded out of the tech job market.
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Millions of children go hungry as the super- rich gorge themselves and ILLEGALS SUCK IN BILLIONS IN WELFARE!
"The top 10 percent of Americans now own roughly three-quarters of all household wealth."
"While telling workers there is “not enough money” for wage increases, or to fund social programs, both parties hailed the recent construction of the U.S.S. Gerald Ford, a massive aircraft carrier that cost $13 billion to build, stuffing the pockets of numerous contractors and war profiteers."
several months documenting rising mortality rates
among US workers due to drug addiction and
suicide, high rates of infant mortality, an overall
leveling off of life expectancy, and a growing gap
between the life expectancy of the bottom rung of
income earners compared to those at the top.”