2019 Jul 10, 9:28pm
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GOP legislators (140) voted for a bill drafted by business groups and Democrats which provides a green card giveaway to 300,000 Indian contract workers and dramatically increases the incentives for more Indian graduates to take college graduate jobs in the United States.The 365- to-65 vote means the bill moves to the Senate, where GOP Senators are pushing a matching giveaway bill which is backed by Democrat Senator and presidential hopeful, Sen. Kamala Harris. Only 57 of 197 GOP legislators — and only eight Democrats — present voted against the giveaway. The GOP’s House leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, voted for the giveaway to Indian outsourcing workers. The bill also helps U.S. real-estate investors by extending the green-card giveaway to the Chinese leaders who use the EB-5 program to buy green cards for their families.White House officials may also argue the bill has nothing to do with immigration and amnesties, but only deals with visa workers who are supposedly needed by high-tech companies. In practice, there is no shortage of high tech workers– only a shortage of CEOs and investors willing to spend the money needed to hire some of the many American professionals employed at other companies. In the Senate, GOP leaders may choose to block the giveaway bill, in part, because it is being pushed by Sen. Kamala Harris, who may be the Democrats’ challenger in 2020.The Democrats’ giveaway bill was also by a new wave of groups created by Americans who say their incomes have been slashed by companies’ use of the green card system to attract and pay cheap white-collar labor from India. During the last year, these professionals have organized into several groups, including the American Workers Coalition, doctorswithoutjobs.com, ProUSworkers, No on H.R. 1044, and The Multinational Coalition Against H.R. 1044/S. 386. In 2018, these American opponents of the green card giveaway bill helped defeat Kansas GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder, who supported a prior version of the legislation.
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I predict he will refuse to put this bill on the floor.
Yah Indian universities have got to be an utter joke.
Indians here also try to pull "Bombay Bazaar" type crap - they think that everything, including their grades (irrespective of performance) is negotiable.
300,000 visas. That's one for every thousand Americans, isn't that entire industry basically?
HR 3564 eliminates the Optional Practical Training (OPT) OPT is a jobs program that allows foreign F-1 (student) visa holders to get tax-free jobs for 1 or 3 years (STEM graduates) and remain in the U.S. indefinitely OPT was created by regulation and expanded to meet the needs of Bill Gates and Big Tech. Congress never approved the OPT program. American Grads are getting passed over for jobs because of OPT OPT has grown 400% -- now bigger than H1B Neither the employer nor F-1 visa holder pay FICA (Medicare & Social Security) taxes Gives OPTs a 15.3% tax saving advantage over American grads FICA (Medicare & Social Security) funds lose $2 billion each year due to OPT No limit on the number of OPT work authorizations, No restrictions on where OPTs work Americans are losing coveted college slots and scholarships to foreign students Job ads with OPT and CPT only discriminating against Americans
Trump needs to veto this bullshit If he wants to win a second term. This is make or break.
McConnell knows this and his reaction will show whether he wants Trump again. I predict he will refuse to put this bill on the floor.
I want to reiterate before the backlash I’m guessing I’ll receive. Illegal immigration should not be tolerated, at ALL.
FortWayneIndiana says300,000 visas. That's one for every thousand Americans, isn't that entire industry basically?They are not all evenly distributed. The 'lottery' is rigged, too.But Trump put in his own people to run the agencies that administer these visas. And they have been changing how this shit goes down. One of the changes pending is to eliminate the lottery and use another system. The lottery was set up orginally by administrative fiat, not Congress. Which is why this bill is being pushed, I think. It references the lottery so I bet it codifies that is how it will be by the Will of Fucking Globalist Congress, thus preventing Trump from doing what I just said.That's just a guess on my part, as I have not looked up the particulars. But it is a well-educated guess based upon who these congressional fuckers operate.
Maybe instead we should complain we don't import more doctors too.
Heraclitusstudent saysMaybe instead we should complain we don't import more doctors too.We should import CEO's
Why do you want to import CEOs when you can make some here by giving green cards to hard working people?
Please know the difference between visa and a green card....I don't know what other pork is in this bill but the green card rule is good for American worker.
They also seem to be super social climbers, need everyone to recognize them as elite status, better than you anyway. I surmise that this attitude comes from the caste system culture, where how you are born matters tremendously, and those who are born to higher castes just KNOW they are better than anyone lower caste or foreigners who are casteless and thus lowest caste in their minds.
Why haven't Rep/Cons put a stop to visas?
WookieMan saysI want to reiterate before the backlash I’m guessing I’ll receive. Illegal immigration should not be tolerated, at ALL. But H1-B and green cards are for LEGAL immigration, are they not? Whatever you say about Indian universities, an Indian engineer is more educated than the average Joe Schmoe in middle America, even if they don't match American trained engineers. This is immigration of higher IQ individuals.
an Indian engineer is more educated than the average Joe Schmoe in middle America
WookieMan says an Indian engineer is more educated than the average Joe Schmoe in middle AmericaBut not more educated or even the same as your average American engineer.
OccasionalCortex saysWookieMan says an Indian engineer is more educated than the average Joe Schmoe in middle AmericaBut not more educated or even the same as your average American engineer.And given the level of corruption in India who's to say he didn't outright buy his diploma?
This, this is a much more impactful issue on GOOD wages (which I know you’ve mentioned in the past) I’d argue when compared to the illegal immigrant problem. These Indians will send cash back home at a much higher volume over all versus an illegal just based on the higher incomes they’ll get here. If they walk off the plane and will take $50k for what currently is a $70k job that is statistically a major shift.
Enjoy your beer, football, worship of sports stars and celebrities and keep denigrating other cultures as inferior to your own.
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