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Ben Powell promotes Red Card plan, H1Bs using shaky economics (immigration, Forbes) - 10/19/13

... excerpt: ...The problem with the (H1B) system is that it's arbitrary and doesn't meet the needs of employers, as our recent research confirmed. In each of the last 10 years, we found, employer demand has exceeded the supply of H1-B visas for high-skill workers. The visas become available on April 1 for the following fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1. In fiscal 2013, the government ran out of H1-B...

Ted Cruz wants to legalize most illegal aliens, double legal immigration, increase H1B cap to 325,000 - 09/29/13

... immigration Ted Cruz wants to increase the H1B cap five times to 325,000 Legalizing illegal aliens but not putting them on the "path to citizenship" will not work as expected. As discussed here going back years, the Democratic Party will work night and day to put those former illegal aliens on the "path to citizenship". The same dynamic that leads to the GOP supporting legalization will lead to...

Rep. Suzan DelBene serves on Committee overseeing H1B visas despite having deep links to Microsoft - 03/03/13

... position on the issue - more H1B workers, and faster - isn't in any way rare for Washington DC. However, the chance that she'd take the position of American tech workers is very slim due to her links to a top H1B supporter. 12/30/13 UPDATE: Her husband Kurt has left Microsoft and now works at the White House heading the effort to fix HealthCare . gov.

Gary Locke, Carlos Gutierrez mislead; support braindraining the world with skilled immigration - 07/17/11

... visas, and "strengthening" the H1B program (which undoubtedly means increasing the current limits). In case anyone needs reminding (and obviously some do), all of this occurs as millions of Americans are unemployed, including large numbers of engineers. While a small number of those skilled immigrants might start companies that end up employing some number of Americans, most of the immigrants...

NFAP misleads on skilled immigration (Stuart Anderson, Frank Sharry, National Foundation for American Policy) - 05/25/11

Stuart Anderson of the National Foundation for American Policy offers "The Impact of the Children of Immigrants on Scientific Achievements in America" [1], which comes to a highly misleading conclusion based on a very small sample. It's also promoted by Frank Sharry's AmericasVoice [2]. See the second link for more on the NAFP. Based only on the fact that 70% of the finalists at the 2011 Intel...

Top Microsoft lawyer: MS "now actively engaged with immigration reform more than any other company" - 06/11/10

From this: "We have probably been now actively engaged with immigration reform more than any other company," [Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel and senior vice president for legal and corporate affairs] said, noting that two years ago it was the company's No. 1 policy focus. "We remain very supportive of comprehensive immigration reform." The Puget Sound region's diversity could make it an...

Why is Ed Morrissey promoting a skilled immigration edge case, and will HotAir take a fall on amnesty? - 12/16/09

... Romanian gym coach came here on an H1B visa and applied for a green card; the visa was renewed once but not a second time. In the meantime, his wife has started a business and apparently due to his efforts the school where he teaches has increased their membership. It sounds like he has some friends to help him out: actor Adam Baldwin recommended the case to Morrissey and Chris Shays has written...

Janet Napolitano falsely says she needs immigration "reform" to do her job; says border more secure; sounds like Chertoff - 11/13/09

... high-tech visa limits (aka the H1B program). That was after she "held a forum where [she] heard from technology executives in Silicon Valley". Obviously, Napolitano is great at only hearing one side of the story: she also referenced meetings she's held across the U.S. with "stakeholders", saying that "all [at the meetings] reach[ed] the same conclusion: we need reform". Napolitano, someone...

Carly Fiorina supports massive skilled immigration ("There is no job that is America’s God-given right anymore") - 11/06/09

... where they trade increases in H1B caps and the like in exchange for giving the Democrats a legalization program. They're willing to give the Democrats even more power in exchange for short-term profits, and that's not exactly a wise move. Here are some strong warning signs about her candidacy:

Doug Hoffman's immigration position, Part 2 - 11/02/09

... that means something like the H1B program. Partial transcript follows:

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords considers pushing H-1B increase even as millions of Americans without work - 10/27/09

... double or triple the number of H1B visas; those are usually used by high tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, and many others to obtain lower-wage, pliable foreign workers. Now, despite the fact that millions of Americans are unemployed, Giffords is considering bringing her bill back. Per this October 21 post: The Giffords bill is not on Thomas.gov yet. I called her office to ask what the...

Gordon Crovitz /WSJ: millions of Americans are unemployed, so let's ramp up immigration - 04/27/09

Former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz offers "We Need an Immigration Stimulus/A recession is exactly when we want innovative outsiders" (link). Bracketed by various absurdities, he offers the following stats: Companies founded by immigrants include Yahoo, eBay and Google. Half of Silicon Valley start-ups were founded by immigrants, up from 25% a decade ago. Some 40% of patents in...

Matt Richtel /NYT helps Google, Silicon Valley promote H-1B visas - 04/11/09

Matt Richtel of the New York Times offers "A Google Whiz Searches for His Place on Earth" (link), part of that paper's "Remade in America: A series about the newest immigrants and their impact on American institutions". It's a true multimedia edutainment spectacular including audio, a slideshow, and even interactive features. And, as it happens, our ticky-tack laws and ticky-tack native-borns are...

Dallas School District laid off Americans while seeking H-1B workers (DISD) - 03/30/09

From this: About 50 [Texas] companies, along with [the Dallas Independent School District], applied for H-1B visas for jobs in Texas last year and then announced layoffs of thousands of workers in the state, a Dallas Morning News review of government databases shows... DISD had the most filings of any North Texas entity, with 380 requests for H-1B visas and five for permanent visas... "We're...

Josh Marshall /TPMTV misleads about Michelle Bachmann - 03/24/09

It's apparently open season on Michelle Bachmann [1], so TPM TV - run by Josh Marshall [2] - offers the attached misleading video entitled "The Bachmann Effect". Leaving the other two segments aside, the middle segment takes her comments out of context and shows how little Marshall/TPM understand about immigration issues. The middle segment features part of a debate she conducted with Elwyn...

Thomas Friedman/NYT's anti-American, anti-Indian ad for H-1Bs - 02/11/09

... It's basically an ad for the H1B program. Rather than having a life-changing conversation with an Egyptian cab driver, this time the "slightly tongue-in-cheek" words of wisdom are offered by an Indian newspaper editor, who offers this alternative stimulus plan: "All you need to do is grant visas to two million Indians, Chinese and Koreans... We will buy up all the subprime homes. We will work 18...

Microsoft lobbied Obama for H-1B increase shortly before laying off workers - 02/02/09

From this: Microsoft urged the government to "remove caps that bar entry into the U.S. by high-skilled immigrants," about three weeks before announcing its first companywide layoff, according to a report in BusinessWeek. The request, part of a policy brief written in June 2008 and posted to the Obama-Biden Transition Project Web site in early January, does not represent a new stance for the...

Bailout: banks wanted thousands of foreign workers as they laid-off Americans (H-1B) - 02/01/09

From this: Major U.S. banks sought government permission to bring thousands of foreign workers into the country for high-paying jobs even as the system was melting down last year and Americans were getting laid off, according to an Associated Press review of visa applications. The dozen banks now receiving the biggest rescue packages, totaling more than $150 billion, requested visas for more...

Will Dick Durbin block immigration "reform" (aka a massive amnesty)? - 03/27/07

Could Senator Dick Durbin - an illegal immigration supporting hack who refered to himself and illegal aliens as "we" as in "we can win" - block immigration "reform" by trying to push for business-unfriendly H-1B related worker protections? From this: ...Durbin is considering the tougher standards for companies that want to bring temporary foreign workers into the country under the H-1B visa...

"Sens. Cornyn, Kyl Prepare Massive Guestworker Plan" - 05/27/05

Paul Egan of FAIR reports on a Senate immigration hearing attended by John Cornyn (R-TX) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Those two worthies are preparing their own massive guest worker plan/amnesty (not to be confused with the McCain-Kennedy Open Borders, Open Wallets bill.) According to Egan the meeting was one-sided in favor of Open Borders types: ...Deputy labor secretary Stephen Law proposed a wide-...
 
 
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