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  •  Yup. My number one issue is high unemployment (4+ / 0-)
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    and the displacement of the U.S workforce.  

    •  which is why you advocate (5+ / 0-)

      for keynesian stimulus? tax incentives for businesses that bring jobs back home?

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 08:59:31 PM PST

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    •  nothing wrong with that (5+ / 0-)

      I wonder if you are so fixated on this issue because it effects you personally? People are "suspicious" because they see a narrow agenda.

      Sometimes people have a narrow agenda because an issue is a thorn in their side in their daily life. Is it?
       If it is maybe tell people about your personal experience and it's  negative effects on you and why you are frustrated by it.

      •  It is better to spread the word. (4+ / 0-)
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        Many people find it hard to believe that the government they elected could actually enact policies  the following wording:

        United States Department of Labor Strategic Plan
        Fiiscal Years 2006--2011

        H-1B workers may be hired even when a qualified U.S. worker wants the job, and a U.S. worker can be displaced
        from the job in favor of the foreign worker.

        Additionally, the importation of the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers.

        No other country on earth would do this to it's citizens.

        I held out hope when the Obama administration removed the link to this document on it's website, but I wonder if there has been any change in policy from the Bush DOL.

        •  are you able to link to the document with (1+ / 0-)
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          that above wording?

          it's your whole diary. Just the short paragraphs in the above box, with the middle paragraph highlighted.
          (if it's in your diary and I dont' remember sorry about that)

          I wanted to defend you because I don't like how people label people trolls so quickly here. Makes me afraid to post a diary...but I've only been on about six months.

          hava good night (late here)

        •  American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: (1+ / 0-)
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          Section 1661 of the ARRA incorporates the Employ American Workers Act (“EAWA”) limit certain banks and other financial institutions from hiring H-1B workers unless they had offered positions to equally or better-qualified US workers, and to prevent banks from hiring H-1B workers in occupations they had laid off US workers from. These restrictions include:

          The employer must, prior to filing the H-1B petition, takes good-faith steps to recruit US workers for the position for which the H-1B worker is sought, offering a wage at least as high as what the law requires for the H-1B worker. The employer must also attest that, in connection with this recruitment, it has offered the job to any US worker who applies who is equally or better qualified for the position.

          The employer must not have laid off, and will not lay off, any US worker in a job essentially equivalent to the H-1B position in the area of intended employment of the H-1B worker within the period beginning 90 days prior to the filing of the H-1B petition and ending 90 days after its filing.[32]


          I voted for the human beings.

          by denig on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:13:31 AM PST

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          •  More evidence that Obama admin is concerned (2+ / 0-)
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            the US workforce, contrary to the statements in this diary:

            H-2B Revised Rules

            The H-2B program has long been used by many kinds of seasonal, mostly small, businesses, including seafood fishermen and processors, amusement parks and hotels and landscapers.

            Under the new rules, the Labor Department will create a nationwide electronic registry where employers must post all jobs they are seeking to fill with H-2B workers. Also, the recruitment period of Americans is expanded, requiring employers to hire any qualified local worker who applies up to three weeks before the start of an H-2B contract.

            The Labor Department also ended a labor market certification process that allowed employers to simply assert that they had searched for American workers. Now employers will have to consult formally with State Workforce Agencies to demonstrate that they could not find Americans for the jobs.

            I voted for the human beings.

            by denig on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:38:36 AM PST

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