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The court agrees that Dibon Solutions conspired to induce illegal immigration for financial gain.

D.O.J, keep prosecuting and punishing businesses that don't obey American laws.  Cracking down on these despicable employers restores our faith in the American Way - that right overcomes might and common decency prevails.

U.S. Citizens and green card holders should have the right to compete for jobs on U.S. soil.

Wanna see the house that H1-b fraud built?

http://brightfuturejobs.nationbuilder.com/...

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I found the court documents on Dibon Solutions!

Now I'll explain why DOJ charged them with Conspiracy to Induce Illegal Immigration for Financial Gain.

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The Texas Department of Justice has just revealed another secret the American public doesn't know--American temp agencies use visa programs like the H1-b to warehouse unemployed foreign citizens and then sell them to larger American companies and your local government.  The American public is led to believe that H1-bs are working, but that's not true.

How does this happen?

Because these temp staffing agencies don't have to seek Americans first, they promise jobs to people in other countries, lie on the H1-b application stating that they have a job opening, and then don't pay these foreign citizens until the staffing agency finds them work.  The Texas division of the DOJ just indicted Dibon Solutions for doing just so.

In this case, Dibon would be company 1, crying to the U.S. government that they have jobs to fill at Dibbon headquarters and cannot find any U.S. workers, company 2 and 3 would be your local government office, 7-11, Intel and many companies choosing to bypass the U.S. workforce with plausible deniability of their actions.

In related news, on March 5, 2013, there was yet another petition by corporations to increase the number of indentured workers from abroad leading to a congressional hearing to increase guest worker importation.

In his opening statements, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), chairman of the immigration subcommittee, noted that "stories still abound about American workers being laid off and replaced by H-1B workers, even being forced to train their replacements." Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) also asked the panel of witnesses—who all advocated for high-skilled immigration reform—whether the H-1B visa program will lead to lower salaries for immigrant and American workers.
As expected, the corporate lobbyists are adamant that they be the deciders on which foreigners get to join the U.S. workforce. No independent skill criteria will be acceptable.
When Gowdy asked whether implementing a point system would help with the high-skilled immigration problem, the witnesses largely voiced opposition to such a proposal.

"I think the point system will bring more bureaucracy to an already complicated and broken process, so I wouldn't' support that," Garfield said.

 

Hopefully Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and other democrats will not be bullied by these corporations thirst for cheap labor and wanton bypassing of the available U.S. workforce.

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Should we trust corporations to decide who gets to immigrate to the U.S. and participate in our workforce?

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When we embrace laws encouraging companies to bypass the U.S. workforce by keeping a stable of indentured foreign workers at the ready to deploy to any available job aross the U.S., why is it a mystery that wages are low and profits are high?

In related news, today, March 5, 2013, there is yet another congressional hearing to increase guest worker importation.  

At this hearing, notably absent are any affected workers.  There are industry reps and reps from firms that want to have access to young workers such that they can continue to bypass the U.S. workforce, especially workers over 40.

A few years ago, the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer informed hundreds of tech workers at its Connecticut R&D facilities that they'd soon be laid off. Before getting their final paychecks, however, they'd need to train their replacements: guest workers from India who'd come to the United States on H-1B visas. "It's a very, very stressful work environment," one soon-to-be-axed worker told Connecticut's The Day newspaper. "I haven't been able to sleep in weeks."

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Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 08:58 AM PST

Obama's DOJ catches a thief!

by IT Professional

The department of Justice caught an american company, Avant Healthcare discriminating against Americans on an american job portal for hundreds of federal job openings across America.

CHICAGO (February 20, 2013)--The Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement with Avant Healthcare, a federal government contractor, for posting over 100 discriminatory want ads excluding Americans, as a result of a tip sent by Bright Future Jobs. Avant’s ads, posted on an American job portal, targeted foreign nationals for job openings in the U.S. and contained offers of H1-b visas and green cards.
Here is one of hundreds of examples found and presented to the Department of Justice:
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Should U.S. citizens and green card holders be excluded from the U.S. job market?

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Democrats are the supposed to be the party of labor, and exploitative hiring destroys labor.

Flooding the market with imported labor from around the world reduces the bargaining power of U.S. workers.  Workers will not be able to organize if they become too easily replaceable due to sheer numbers of available indentured workers.

In 2011, the GAO completed a study for Congress that concluded a mere 6% of H-1B visa recipients are "Fully Competent" with 54% of H-1B visa recipients being "Entry Level" workers. Tragically many disenfranchised US workers, as their last official duty of being an employed US worker, had to train their replacement in order to receive a severance package.

The GAO has found that the H-1B program has only unenforceable and laughably easy to circumvent U.S. worker protections.

Why are Democrat elected officials, including our president, cheering proposals to expand this program which clearly is detrimental to the voters who entrusted them to look out for the best interest of U.S. citizens.  It is baffling!

bipartisan I-Squared bill would allow 300,000 H-1B visas every year

Obama backs immigration reform for skilled tech workers

Government Accountability Office Report - PDF

With this GAO report at their disposal, why are so many democratic representatives in Washington, including the president pushing for an expansion of this awful H-1B visa program to replace and bypass U.S. skilled tech workers?

bipartisan I-Squared bill would allow 300,000 H-1B visas every year

Obama backs immigration reform for skilled tech workers

I can see the Republican party fighting to bring in cheap indentured labor to benefit the business community to the detriment of U.S. workers, but with this report at their disposal, why are so many Democrats doing the same.  Isn't the Democratic party supposed to be the party of labor?  Why are we helping the GOP destroy the U.S. middle class?

Unlike some other temporary visa programs, the H-1B program does not
require employers to provide evidence that they have first “tested” the U.S.
labor market by trying to hire a U.S. worker.

 In the H-1B program, only those employers that are designated as H-1B-dependent or willful violators are subject to any type of labor market test. However, these employers need only attest, rather than demonstrate, that they took good faith steps to hire a U.S. worker.

Yes, just mark this checkbox saying you can't find U.S. workers, then you are free to replace as many U.S. workers as you want with imported indentured workers!

Among the top H-1B-hiring employers—those approved for large numbers
of H-1B workers—are employers that function as “staffing companies,” (i.e., employers that apply for H-1B workers but ultimately place these workers at the worksites of other employers as part of their business model, many of which also outsource work overseas). Some foreign owned information technology (IT) services firms have publicly stated that  their ability to provide IT services to U.S. customers depends in part on access to significant numbers of H-1B and L-1 visa workers. Ultimately, the prevalence of these employers participating in the H-1B visa program is difficult to know because there are no disclosure requirements and Homeland Security does not track such information.
Does anyone notice that the U.S.worker plays no part in these staffing companies business model.  We will not even know that the job opportunity exists.
Several executives at IT staffing firms we interviewed noted that, since
issuance of a January 2010 Homeland Security memo,44 Homeland Security is more aggressively enforcing a requirement that staffing firms be able to provide evidence of an employer-employee relationship with the H-1B worker they sponsor by, for example, having a contract with their clients in place. Executives from staffing firms told us they often cannot have a contract in place because they provide labor on short notice to their client firms. As a result of the increased enforcement of this provision, executives at one staffing firm told us that they no longer hired H-1Bs for their staffing business, and executives at several other staffing firms reported that they had ceased hiring new H-1B workers, hiring instead only foreign nationals already in the country with a current H-1B visa.

Executives at some companies who already had an offshore location reported expanding the portion of their work conducted overseas, and others reported that they had either opened an offshore location to access labor from overseas or were considering doing so.

Does anyone notice, from the above GAO observation, that these staffing companies, many with the exclusive contracts to provide staff to our major government agencies and well known companies, will find any way to avoid hiring U.S. workers?
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In a report presented to congress, the Government Accountability Office concluded that 94% of foreign worker H-1B visa recipients are not "Fully Competent."

This indicates that they are entry level workers gaining experience.  Many of these  opportunities U.S. college graduates are not even allowed to compete for.  They don't even know about the opportunity.

DKOS parents and relatives of students in college, how do you feel about the fact that your students are never even going to know they have been excluded for consideration for jobs in their own country.  Do you not care about this issue?  Is it OK with you that it is completely legal for corporations to bring in foreign workers while your graduates and unemployed highly skilled neighbors don't even know these jobs exist?

In 2011, the GAO completed a study for Congress that concluded a mere 6% of H-1B visa recipients are "Fully Competent" with 54% of H-1B visa recipients being "Entry Level" workers. Tragically many disenfranchised US STEM workers, as their last official duty of being an employed US STEM worker, had to train their replacement in order to receive a severance package.

With this GAO report at their disposal, why are so many democratic representatives in Washington, including the president pushing for an expansion of this awful H-1B visa program to replace and bypass U.S. workers?

I can see the Republican party fighting to bring in cheap indentured labor to benefit the business community to the detriment of the workers, but with this report at their disposal, why are so many Democrats doing the same.  Isn't the Democratic party supposed to be the party of labor?  The silence is deafening.

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"Fixing" the employer sponsored immigration would be like asking Lincoln to "fix" slavery.

In the Midwest, concern about the H-1B

With the prospect of a deal on immigration, the tech industry is in overdrive in pushing for an H-1B cap increase. Its efforts include supporting fluffy organizations to write boilerplate letters in support of a virtually unrestricted H-1B cap.  

The latest, called inSPIRE STEM, is co-chaired by former U.S. Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) and Maria Cardona, whose resume includes working as an advisor to Hillary Clinton in her 2008 campaign. It is urging U.S. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to include the provisions of the Immigration Innovation Act (I-Squared) in its bipartisan negotiations on a comprehensive immigration bill. That bill will allow the H-1B cap to rise to 300,000.

Computerworld's analysis of government data shows that a major share of H-1B visas are going to offshore outsourcing firms.

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I am still reeling and taken aback by the white house fact sheet  on comprehensive immigration reform.

Nowhere in the proposal is any concern shown for the battered U.S. work force.
In fact, the shocking proposal talks of making it easier for employers to bypass the U.S. workforce by allowing companies to sponsor an even larger number of  indentured H-1B work visas. 

One disturbing proposal is this one:

Cut Red Tape for Employers.  The proposal also eliminates the backlog for employment-sponsored immigration by eliminating annual country caps and adding additional visas to the system.  Outdated legal immigration programs are reformed to meet current and future demands by exempting certain categories from annual visa limitations.
This proposal looks as if it was presented in whole by the corporate lobby as a method of thumbing their noses at the U.S. workforce.  Corporations prefer to have a docile and complacent worker.  One that never has to be offered a raise and will never request a promotion, or complain about working conditions, or unpaid long hours, and will accept a position well below their education level in order to get a chance at the prize of a U.S. green card after ten to fifteen years.  

There is currently no requirement for a corporation to first seek qualified U.S. workers before recruiting indentured foreign workers.  No such requirement seems forthcoming.  Companies are currently legally free to force their employees to train their foreign visa workers before being laid off themselves.  

The only reason many U.S. workers still are hanging on to their jobs is because there is a cap of 85,000 visas per year.  Now it looks like this thread to survival will soon be severed with an unlimited flow of indentured workers.

Corporations are salivating.

Bill Gates recently laid off 5000 technology workers, now I hear he is about to make the talk show rounds to cry about having 5000 jobs he can't fill with U.S. workers.

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It is with great disappointment that I read that the whitehouse has swallowed the corporate lobby that there are not enough educated workers in the U.S.

The reason I know he has been misinformed is the genuine shock he showed when it was pointed out to him that highly trained U.S. engineers are having trouble finding work in their field.

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It is with great disappointment that I read that the whitehouse has swallowed the corporate lobby that there are not enough educated workers in the U.S.

The reason I know he has been misinformed is the genuine shock he showed when it was pointed out to him that highly trained U.S. engineers are having trouble finding work in their field.

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So many are ignoring the elephant in the room, which is the biggest side effect of the Dream Act.

The DREAM act will give the legal right to work in the U.S. for additional unknown millions of adults, who currently cannot join the U.S. workfore legally, and are not currently counted in the unemployment statistics.

No other effect of the Dream Act compares to this one.

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One way to spur  manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is to make Chinese Imports cost more on the U.S. market. Because China has the advantage of cheap labor and few labor laws, U.S. manufacturers were not able to compete on an equal footing.

Obama is doing something about that!

Obama has decided to enforce the US International Trade Commission's (USITC) recommendation that he impose tariffs on Chinese goods, starting with tires.

The U.S. economy is under attack by countries engaging in unfair trade. In the past decade, we’ve lost 40,000 manufacturing facilities. In just the 21 months since the Great Recession began, more than 2 million manufacturing workers have lost their jobs, making their unemployment rate 11.8 percent, significantly higher than the 9.7 percent rate for the average worker.

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