Meanwhile – Trump Administration Suspends Expedited H-1B Visa Approvals for Foreign Workers…

President Donald Trump has continued to remind everyone his intended “America First” economic policy means: made in America, by American Workers…  This announcement by the Trump administration is a good first step in ensuring American workers and graduates come first.

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WASHINGTON DC – Foreigners aiming for temporary jobs at high-tech U.S. companies will undergo a longer visa approval process after the Trump administration announced it will temporarily suspend expedited applications for H-1B visas.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said on Friday that starting April 3 it will suspend “premium processing” for up to six months. Under this expedited procedure, applicants can be eligible for visa approvals within 15 days, instead of a regular review period that can last for up to a few months.  (read more)

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158 Responses to Meanwhile – Trump Administration Suspends Expedited H-1B Visa Approvals for Foreign Workers…

  1. Martin says:

    Not bad

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    • A great start. I can hear the howls of pain from Silicon Valley already.

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      • filia.aurea says:

        Not a bad start, but not good enough for the long haul. The annual cap is still too high considering the 3+3 year potential residency time; to say nothing of the accompanying spouse visas, which are also granted with employment authorization. More than enough time to procreate an “anchor” offspring, which virtually guarantees Green card status for the parents.

        For some time, the H1B has represented two things, cheap labor for industry and a complete bypass of immigration laws for visa holders. More needs to be done to further encourage U.S. citizens to enter STEM fields, with confidence of earning enough to pay off college debt when they graduate. This is clearly dependent on finding appropriately compensated positions in the job market.

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        • JoAnn Leichliter says:

          I wuestion whether any child born to H-1B parents would be a citizen, since neither parent is really under the care, custody and control of the U.S.–rather like a diplomat or visitor from a foreign country.

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          • filia.aurea says:

            Clearly, they should not be considered citizens. But think about the contemporary rhetoric, “they were born here, so they’re Americans”. (e.g. Rubio, Jindal) Complete B.S., the 14th Amendment must be repealed.

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            • If 14th Amendment cannot be overturned, which I don’t believe will happen, a legislative ruling from SCOTUS is necessary to settle this once and for all. Hopefully, this can be held off until we have 2 more Constitutional judges at least on the court.

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              • Al Hart says:

                The 14th Amendment CAN be overturned; it has been done before. The 18th Amendment was repealed by the 21st Amendment. See below:

                U.S. Constitution – Amendment 18

                Amendment 18 – Liquor Abolished

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                1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

                2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

                3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

                ———————————————————————-

                U.S. Constitution – Amendment 21

                Amendment 21 – 18th Amendment Repealed

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                1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

                2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.

                3. The article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.

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                • Yes, I know. There are a bunch of amendments that should be eliminated or voided and the missing 13th that should be re-established. You see how rarely that happens, tho. So, it is far more likely that this Amendment gets properly clarified and precedence set via SCOTUS, IMO.

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              • mimbler says:

                I am not a lawyer, but I’ve read legal interpretations that say the 14th amendment is not as broad as congress has made regulations for foreign born children.

                So congress could put some bounds on citizenship i.e. no citizenship for children of those not here legally, etc. without getting rid of the amendment.

                This would undoubtedly be appealed, but then the SCOTUS could make the ruling. Probably best to wait till we get another reasonable judge or two on the SCOTUS before taking this tack,
                Mike

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                • Yes, it is clear based on testimony given on the Senate floor when this amendment was being debated that it was STRICTLY targeted towards the freed slaves only. It is also clear in the Constitution with the phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof,” IMO. Therefore, a couple more originalists on the court should make this a slam-dunk. ‘Course, President Trump also needs to get those over 100 judicial positions filled in order to be ready for the secondary lawsuits that will be filed against such a ruling by Soros et al.

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              • filia.aurea says:

                Yes, the interpretation is all wrong. I believe PDJT will get the three he needs in the first term. 1 down 2 to go – Kennedy, Ginsberg.

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          • mdt123 says:

            The NBC interpretation is now so skewed that even child born to illegals or birth tourist is deemed NBC. Let alone H1Bs which are almost considered equal or just step below green card holders.

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          • wizzum says:

            I think a H1-B visa holders child has a much greater claim to citizenship than an illegal or tourists and that happens all the time.
            I don’t believe the numbers are right for how many are bought in to keep IT jobs underpaid but these are the people we want, smart educated and go getters.

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        • Kroesus says:

          as a graduate of a “STEM” field degree I can tell you there are PLENTY of available workers in the disciplines…..American colleges and universities annually educate more than twice the persons necessary for the job openings and only 23% of such educated work IN their field according to BLS.gov…..H1b and its recent expansion are thinly veiled government excuses to replace American workers put in place by CoC stooges in government

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          • Beenthere says:

            Thank you for reminding people there has been a glut of American STEM workers. And I can tell you it has been that way since the 1990s.

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          • barton2016 says:

            As a fellow STEM graduate I can say with confidence there’s absolutely no job these Indians are hired for that high school grads couldn’t be trained to do over a period of time. But they’d rather invest nothing in their employees and get an immobile work force (slaves) who will work 80+ hrs a week.

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            • NJ Transplant says:

              The Indians also enjoy affirmative action. I worked in a government job where Indian immigrants received jobs before Americans due to affirmative action. They would run to the affirmative action office when they wanted different jobs or promotions, whether they were qualified or not. No wonder the rest of the world thinks we are morons. We take care of everyone but our own citizens.

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          • filia.aurea says:

            Yes, it’s all B.S. Republicans/CoC are to blame. Trump needs to totally revamp foreign worker visas. Pause all until the system is fixed.

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        • Matthew Musson says:

          H4’s are much worse. H4’s were given across the board to spouses of H1-B holders. But, while the H1-B requires $5,000 of application paperwork – the H4 requires none. And, H4 holders will work for 30% or even 50% less and cost staffing companies less to employ.

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          • NJ Transplant says:

            The absolute worst is the Hi-B abuse in the Turkish charter schools. They all use immigration attorneys and claim that they can’t find any math and science teachers in the US so they have to import them from Turkey. It is not confined to math and science. I have seen administrators, guidance counselors and I even saw a “custodial engineer” who came on an H1-B visa to work in an urban center. They couldn’t find any custodians in the US? Since they are charter schools, everything is paid with taxpayer funds. If you say anything about it, they accuse you of racism and hatred of Muslims. The founder of them is Methulah Gulen, who the Turkish government wants us to return for conspiring to overthrow the president of Turkey. Gulen received a green card from us for being such a great educator, but he denies any involvement with the charter schools. That really needs to be stopped.

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          • filia.aurea says:

            Agreed. Most of the problem originates with the H1B.

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        • thetinfoilhatsociety says:

          Lots of graduates in STEM fields. Problem is no jobs, because they’re often held by H1B visa holders who get paid about $20K less on average and the employers get about a $20K incentive PLUS tax breaks for hiring them preferentially over citizens. This is even true in health care. Huge population of Filipino nurses here in AZ with H1B. Which is bad because patients can’t even understand what they’re saying half the time.

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          • Rodney Plonker says:

            The other thing with H1B is that their condition of working in the US is tied to 1 employer. That employer can treat them like a slave knowing if they are fired, they are screwed. It is not until that H1B gets created to a green card, does that employee get flexibility.

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          • filia.aurea says:

            Yes. It’s a big problem. I know of many unfortunate patient experiences due to the Phillipines export of nurses, including death.

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        • seventhndr says:

          Great comment.

          I’d add one other byproduct of the H-1B visa program. While many seek to stay here longer and bypass our immigration system (takes one baby), those that go back, go back with knowledge and experience they cannot get in their home country. There they compete with us for literal pennies on the dollar for a similar skill set. There are many highly skilled engineers in many fields in India today, thanks to this visa program.

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          • mimbler says:

            Yes, and people may not realize that our stem jobs are being outsourced out of the country. In aerospace where I worked a lot of the design and analysis work is outsourced to India and other foreign countries.

            Modern communications and internet makes this a fairly easy outsource issue.

            Personally, I did not see that the company got the same quality of work as they did from their US talent, but the beancounters have no visibility into that level of detail,
            Mike

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          • filia.aurea says:

            Yes, this is a broader issue. Unfortunately, U.S. money-grubbing higher learning institutions are addicted to the tuition money. I’ve known Chinese Prof with U.S. funded research grant, pay his Chinese graduate students while directing and tailoring research output to match product requirements of the motherland, they pass home. Quite the racket.

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      • rorschach says:

        It’s not just Silicon Valley. Take a drive through the neighborhoods surrounding the home office of San Antonio’s largest private employer. It’s like driving through a whole different country now.

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  2. Trumpstumper says:

    I ain’t no ways tard (of winning!)

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  3. Trump raising the limits for minimum income requirement for H1B, or lowering the number of H1B visas allowed is something the tech industry is really looking forward to. And I mean nearly all the IT workers I’ve spoken to as it directly hurts their wages in a significant manner. Only their managers love H1Bs.

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  4. Minnie says:

    Another campaign promise on it’s way to being fulfilled.

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  5. Bull Durham says:

    I worked with Pakis who were here on H-IBs. They were like slaves held by the corporation who controlled them. They couldn’t ask for a raise, or buy a home or do normal things because their destiny was in the hands of the company that they were connected with.

    And they undercut everyone’s salaries or wages because they work dirt cheap.

    It’s Elitist manipulation of the market for high tech talent. It creates a ceiling and controls talent so it can’t be poached.

    UnAmerican on every count.

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    • Texian says:

      How can the government allow corporations to bring in foreigners to undercut and disadvantage it’s own indigenous population? How can a Country allow this to happen to its own population? Their excuse that they can’t find qualified people in-country is a flat out lie. The Trump Administration needs to bring the hammer down on this H1B visa crap! Charge corporations at least an additional 20% “tariff” federal annual salary tax on every single H1B visa human import.. then watch the corporations suddenly have an epiphany and find enough qualified Americans to hire!

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      • filia.aurea says:

        Yes. Because truth be known, these poor H1B visa holders have devised numerous ways of breaking free from the corporations that ‘hold them hostage’. They have reached a critical mass in some areas, and have their moves all planned prior to expiration of their 3 year visas. Why would temporary visa holders, earning below market salaries, expect to purchase a house anyway? The abuse of H1B’s has to stop, I hope the President’s order is the first small step in that direction.

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      • oldtoenail says:

        I think a 40% “tariff” would do more good. The employers have been falsifying the hiring under the H1B and other programs for years. Maybe an investigation and a 10 million dollar fine for each employee where they falsified the application is in order. The application for hiring a H1B or other foreigner is based on the fact that the skill could not be found in the US. That is most likely a lie in at least 98% of the hiring. This would make a good payment towards the Obama deficit.

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    • Been going on since Clinton.

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    • Black_Knight_Rides says:

      Step 1: No expedited H1-B Visa authorizations until HSA resources have completed extreme-vetting ALL Obama-admitted Immigrants and Refugees.

      Step 2: Require every H1-B Visa Holder to train a concurrently-hired full-time American-Citizen apprentice, compensated at 80% of the Visa Holder, who will replace the Visa Holder to end the American “talent gap”.

      Step 3: Limit H1-B Visa duration to 6 months or when the apprentice has been fully trained, whichever ends first, with ZERO H1-B Visas renewals.

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    • Marc says:

      It’s those “free market Libertarians” that we see on Fox that love open borders and H1-B VISAs. They want a caste system of sorts for America. They at the top and the servile immigrants and low income blacks and whites at the bottom to serve them. I cringe anytime I hear pricks like John Tamny or Jonathon Hoenig say we need a “free flow of people”. The conservative movement doesn’t need anyone that doesn’t look out for the interests of Americans first and foremost with a preference of concern towards working class people. We don’t need another elitist party like we have with the Dems.

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  6. MK Wood says:

    It’s a start. Need to make it permanent.

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    • deanbrh says:

      MK Wood, making it permanent suggests we will ALWAYS have H1B visa holders when ending H1B visas is the ultimate goal. Every year the length of time to approve should be lengthened and the time the visa is good for should be shortened. If companies have a hard time finding Americans for certain jobs, they should get involved with making sure Americans get educated for those jobs. As it stands, companies have no incentive to hire American.

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      • filia.aurea says:

        And visa holders have every incentive to accept lower than market salaries because it enables them to bypass all immigration laws.

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      • Rex Brocki says:

        Deanbrh, once upon a time, in the memory of this treeper, U.S. Companies went as low as SIX GRADE graduations to publicize and offer scholarships to students interested in what we now call “STEM” fields and other areas. I remember testing out in the top five percent of my junior high and feeling a little miffed as representatives of Union Carbide, Ford Motor Company, and IBM passed us by and went to talk to the larger “top twenty” group… until reps from Harvard, Yale, Boston Latin, and MIT came to talk to US! (this happened back east in a Boston suburb). I remember being severely tempted by Boston Latin! (LOL).
        The point is that back before H-1B visas, both companies and universities actively recruited talented young people… may it be so again!
        …and Trump’s just the man to do it.

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        • You are so right about that Rex.

          I remember the same thing.

          Being noticed as having a “knack” for math in junior high I was placed in advanced classes.

          I also was offered scholarships to several different universities.

          Companies do still recruit, or they did up to about ten years ago or so.

          Four of my five kids have engineering degrees and they were looked at by several companies.

          My 5th is a CPA and had no trouble finding a place at a good company.

          Maybe things have changed in the last five years or so since they were job hunting.

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          • camulla says:

            It is difficult to get a job in accounting or finance now. Immigrants are taking those jobs, and the competition is intense to get jobs that college graduates used to get without an issue.

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      • trapper says:

        Right. Eliminate the program altogether. You can’t tell me that American engineering and computer science departments aren’t graduating enough new graduates each year to fully supply the needs of the tech market. My guess is a good number of them, are baristas because the jobs they should have gotten are given to H1b’s. End the program. Kick them out.

        http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-uc-visas-20170108-story.html

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        • mdt123 says:

          A good number of them are foreign F1 visa holders. That’s why the problem starts, right at the source.

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        • deanbrh says:

          Interesting The L.A. Times requires one white list them before reading the story you cite. They are so crooked, I was afraid to White list them. But I agree, kick ALL H1B out and kill the program.

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  7. Trump has such an incredible work ethic, tireless mentality and strength, so many HOT irons in the fire, all at the same time. You gotta figure heads are exploding on the bad guys side from exhaustion, amomg other things!!😉 No way any of them can keep up or match our Lion!

    You gotta figure at some point the swamp media and those tryin to cover their swamp a$$’s, will just throw in the towel and cry uncle from sheer exhaustion. Trump/Trump45 has and always will out pace, out work and out smart them all! MAGA You Master Swamp Drainer!

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    • Minnie says:

      Indeed!

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    • Fe says:

      Im hoping those media losers will be crying uncle by summer. Furthermore, swamp rats will begin to turn on each other by ‘fessing up swamp secrets to Trump Admin with amnesty as a carrot to encourage this. 😎

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      • Oooo i love your comment! Did u listen to the Feb 27, 2017 latest update by Mark Taylor that Muffyroberts posted a couple weeks ago? He is the firemen who wrote the Prophecy in April 2011 that Trump would become President!!! He wrote it in 2011!!! Really interesting!

        Anywho, his latest prophetic word was there would be crazy and difficult times for next few months but things would calm down by Summer!😊

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        • Fe says:

          Yes I sure did!!!! I was so excited that there was an update. I have you to thank for posting the video of his 2011 prophecy. I made my husband watch and I watched again, taking notes. Everything came to pass just as he prophesied. Therefore, that makes Mark Taylor the first modern day prophet that I am aware of that is for real. I used to watch the 700 Club and every year Pat Robertson would makes these claims of what ” God told him” would happen in the coming year. Not one thing he said came to pass. To me, that makes him a false prophet and false teacher. I will only learn from people who teach TRUTH. I’m very careful about that.

          #NOfear
          #TrustGOD

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          • Fe says:

            I don’t watch 700 Club anymore, haven’t for years. There is good in the show but Robertson is still a false teacher in my book. It’s just my opinion. 🙂

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          • Amen, sister Amen! And without referencing directly i know you mean Truth can be found here at the Treehouse! We are Mightily, Mightily blessed.

            When I look to the Heavens and tell God I Trust Him, and I thank Him, and tell Him I Trust He is protecting Trump45, First Lady Melania, the family, his surragates et al, the biggest smile justs wraps me in His Love😊

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          • Oooooo! Listening to songs i downloaded to my phone and this one started playing as I typed!
            Sorry Treepers, just had to post it just made me happy! God Bless President Donald Trump, our Overcomer, our Fighter! Bless Him every day Lord, I Trust You do & You have. Amen

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          • Fe thght u wld enjoy this if u didnt see it listed while watching the other prophecies…i cldnt remember if this one or muffy’s talked about the 501c 3 charities which are holding the churches captive. But Mark talks about this issue in this Aug 2016 interview.

            What i love is that becuz of the churches failing their people and the land God has annointed Trump to do what the church has failed at…paraphrasing but its VERY interesting. Im listening to it again now.

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  8. Disgusted says:

    Has any mention of WHY Rubio was seen leaving Air Force One with the Trump family Friday? I hope it might just be he hitched a ride, nothing official!

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  9. anthonydog says:

    TRUMPED! Glory be..Thank you Lord.

    We need to dismantle The New America Foundation next.

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  10. BabyBoomer says:

    I worked H1Bs for a few years while employed with USCIS. The government’s time line (unreasonale IMHO) was heavy and we worked many hours OT as well as 7 days per weeks on end just to meet the SOP and deadlines imposed. The overwhelming number submitted gives short shrift being given and many mistakes made…”haste makes waste.” I applaud the slowdown on processing so that proper attention and lawful consideration is paid to each request.

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  11. linea birgit says:

    yes!!

    american citizens and naturalized american citizens (who follow the law and often give up their birth citizenship) are being displaced by h1b visa workers who drive down wages. where i work, there is a whole floor of QA and data entry persons with h1b visas. companies could provide a two-week course to ANY american high school graduate to do those jobs.

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  12. Will this affect the Elbonians?

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  13. Gil says:

    Saw this earlier. Falls in line with slowing down other visas as well. The best thing is to end it for a while, but slowing everything down at least gives our people a chance. Isnt it just the most unbelievable thing that we had to elect a president to fight for us to have jobs in our own country?

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  14. Pam says:

    It’s a good start.

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  15. Summer says:

    A lot of the cheap labor is telecommuting from Thirdworldistan, though.

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  16. wheatietoo says:

    The whole H1-B program should be abolished.

    We hear of all these stories of employees being forced to ‘train their H1-B replacements’.
    This is abuse of the whole program!

    It was created because businesses claimed that they “couldn’t find” US citizens to fill some jobs.
    Right?
    That’s what they still claim, too.
    But…if they already *have* a citizen doing that job, then why do they bring in an H1-B visa-holder to replace that citizen?!

    The whole program should be abolished because it has been abused so badly.

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    • Cheap Labor Express, otherwise known as the Chamber of Congress with payoffs to Congress.

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    • BabyBoomer says:

      I agree with your angst over the H1B program, but it is not in our best interest to discontinue this program. We need to enforce the laws, already in place) concerning who & how foreign nationals are allowed in. Employers are REQUIRED to seek US citizens with the right qualifications for the job and are prohibited from bringing in foreign nationals to fill any position that an American Citizen can fill.

      There are many foreign nationals who are highly desirable and those positions are NOT able to be filled from the labor pool within our nation. Think of scientists of specialized knowledge (space program, cancer research, cardiologists, forensics, etc.) Often we have too few US citizens for positions available to hospitals, universities, drug companies. There are other of lesser importance within the entertainment industry….models, actors and actresses, etc. I could give many examples for many types of necessary workers from outside our country.

      I have worked, for several years, H1B and am knowledgeable on this issue. (There are several other similar programs in addition to the H1B) We must remain vigilant of abuses and manipulations. We must educate each new generation in the jobs and careers in areas of cutting edge professionals and encourage continuing education so that we can fill our work force in these areas for the years ahead.

      Currently, the H1B program is abused and manipulated to obtain foreign workers who are paid less that the “going rate” (salaries paid are also covered by our laws.) Trump is spot on for slowing down the approval of the H1Bs with exceptions for emergency situations.

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  17. The liberal excuse for H-1B visas is that there are not enough skilled American workers to fill tech positions… But isn’t that an indictment of the liberal American education system? I mean if our school system was adequately preparing students for the workforce then why would there be a shortage in workers?

    Stupid liberals trying to have it both ways again…

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  18. DL says:

    How long before the 9th circuit steps in and imposes its own immigration policy?

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  19. R-C says:

    If I remember correctly, this is the program that Candidate Rafael Cruz intended to increase by 500%–right?

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  20. Silicon Valley found a way to huge profits for itself and investors. Subvert-the educated American worker by bringing in Indian, Pakistani tech workers to deprive American career seekers of their ability to repay college debt. This is globalization, don’t you love it?

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    • filia.aurea says:

      Not really, shopping in my local Sam’s Club I get transported to Islamabad.

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      • Fe says:

        We see the same thing in our CostCo. Every time I see a hijab thingy in my line of vision, the Wolverine within starts a low menacing growl.

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        • filia.aurea says:

          Yeah. Costco the same thing, drives me crazy. The entire family goes shopping, including grandpa, cousins, kids, etc.

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          • Jmkny says:

            It’s not just these H1B Visa holders taking jobs and suppressing wages. They’re draining the safety net too. They take the lower wages to get the foothold and bypass immigration laws. They bring their elderly parents with them and put them on Social Security. They apply for food stamps and housing assistance (can’t support thee extended family on the lower wage, of course) -the abuses of the system cascade from there. The taxpayers are subsidizing these companies “cheap” labor in multiple ways.

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  21. There is no problem with that decision. But, the foreigners that have become citizens, and brainy foreigners should also be given preference so that America can continue to be great. Thanks!

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    • KBR says:

      Brainy foreigners seeking jobs should never be given preference over brainy US citizens.
      And I will never believe that a Pakistani education is superior to a US education in any case.

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      • I am not saying they should be preferred to Brainy American citizens, but that they should be considered, and given their own fractional space and place. Thanks!

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        • KBR says:

          “Fractional space and place?”

          They already have a space and place: the countries of their births. However fractional it might be…

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          • Don’t we have Americans living in other countries? I love great America!

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            • JohnPaulJohnes says:

              Too much abuse now. Should be suspended.
              No preference to foreigners should be considered under any circumstance.
              If a gap, then gap should be filled, preference given to citizens, then look elsewhere.
              There is not much gap, only greed.

              A foreigner great in America would not be great person in their country? – Sad.
              Foreigner should be proud to be great in their own country.

              Why the hate for own country?
              Maybe fix own country to get rid of the hate, that would make own country great again. Maybe foreigners want own county to continue to be bad, to encourage everyone to leave.
              Some foreigners don’t like some of their own people?
              Want them to leave their country for themselves? Greedy!

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              • You are right to some extent! Though the great America was built from the scratch, notwithstanding, if foreigners are allowed, it is a kind of help to those countries, if they prosper (not all foreigners are prosperous in america), then they should go back home to build their country. Don’t forget America is a World leader, then American president with some other great countries are President of the world. Don’t forget that please?

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                • JohnPaulJohnes says:

                  Too many American’s out of work now due to many reasons. Some are current visa policies of American companies.

                  Suspend all H1b, sending needed message to American companies.

                  Maybe master degree mills in America shuts down and foreigners get paid for what their worth, not cheated out by greedy American companies.

                  Maybe foreigners chose to work for companies in their country, competing against American companies. Pride in their own companies and country.

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        • camulla says:

          I disagree. I would love to halt all or most immigration for a short time but understand that’s not realistic. The situation here for jobs is dire, and we need the tens of millions of Americans who are out of work to have some room to breathe and get jobs first prior to looking at bringing in visa holders to take jobs that Americans need and can’t get.

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  22. Marc says:

    1. Cut legal immigration by half for at least the nest 5 years or until a demand for labor necessitates an increase in immigration
    2. Return the H1B VISA program to what it was before the 90s, a temporary work VISA that never allowed a recipient to achieve citizenship.
    3. Use a merit based system. Those with the means to thrive in the US will be prioritized, those with the skills to succeed will be preferred. Family connection will no longer be a priority.
    4. Bar new immigrants from receiving welfare benefits for at least one year upon entry to the US. Those that can’t make it will go back home.
    5. Adjust immigration allowances from year to year based on known(and projected) population growth.
    6. Refugees will have an exemption from the welfare ban but if they commit any felony offenses while in the US, they will be immediately deported back to their home country.
    7. Reinstate the English proficiency requirement for citizenship. An immigrant that can’t speak and read in English in America has very little chance of upward mobility.
    8. All immigrants will undergo a probationary period of 5 years upon entering the US. If they commit a felony within that time period, deportation will occur.

    Any more anyone can think of?

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    • KBR says:

      Eliminate H1B until all educated US citizens are fully employed.

      Eliminate foreign student visas until all deserving US citizens are educated.

      America first.

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    • Jmkny says:

      No citizenship at all. Make a condition of any visa that children born while here on visa are not granted automatic citizenship.
      Visas by their nature are a permission slip to visit for a limited time. No welfare, no bringing of extended family. You either are self supporting or you don’t get to be here.

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  23. Wend says:

    No chain mig

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  24. TrumpFanFLA says:

    The “globalist” corporations, which were founded, grew, & became wealthy in the USA, are traitors to their fellow Americans, their country, its economy & culture, whether by IMporting via H1Bs or whether via OUTsourcing. I say outlaw BOTH avenues, period!

    I have no direct experience with H1Bs job-wise, so appreciated all the knowledgable & first-hand comments! This entire page should be copied & sent to POTUS Trump so he can know the “ground current” stories. Or he should have one person in charge of reading all comments from this site all the time as they are always excellent!

    What I DO know & remember very well were the 1990s + forward when “something changed” & I had no idea what was happening nor why; ie, examples:

    –Phone Company (landline)! It used to be a PLEASURE to call them in the 1980s-1990s re whatever issue & chat with the All-American white ladies who spoke perfect English. They were pleasant, friendly, & always fixed whatever problem. Fast Forward into the 2000s, their whole system had gone haywire. No more local/USA perfect-English All-American ladies at the other end of the line!

    –Major ISP year 2000: SUPER nice white guys in the Mac Dept., whether Tier 1-2-3 or Top Dog. They were fun & friendly, a JOY to chat with on the phone to solve whatever internet-to-old-Mac problem. But within a FEW short years thereafter, their whole system also went haywire. Now only unintelligible foreigners answered the calls, ugh!

    –Banks & Credit Card companies, big stores, little stores, book clubs, whatever, any #800, etc., DITTO. In the “old days” I never minded having to call ANY of these companies re whatever, but when the entire American framework (via calling such companies) went haywire, calling any of them became a total MISERY. It wasn’t until circa mid-2000s I finally learned the name for this nightmare was called “OUTSOURCING.” I began avoiding any interaction, as much as possible, with any/all of them, in revolt. I’d rather do without than go through the hassles.

    It is not “racist” nor “abnormal” to prefer speaking with others who speak your language. Trying to dump “Language Guilt” on me won’t work. This is not Cuba, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Germany, Italy, etc. Make english the one & only official American Language & require any foreigners who want citizenship to learn English, spoken & enunciated & written & read.

    And Outlaw American-based companies from using “overseas [third worlder foreign-language] call centers”! Hire Here, Speak Here, Write Here, Buy Here!

    That’s my “rant” & I’m sticking to it. I want my country back!

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  25. This is a good first step 👍

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  26. TrumpFanFLA says:

    A little off-topic: This is not re H1Bs, but IS re Silicon Valley + PLUS Hollyweird Moguls joining together with those Tech Titans to go against POTUS Trump. It’s a recent “on the ground” report by a guy who was invited as a date to a Venture Capitalist luncheon. Good read re at least three of the “strategies” the bad guys are using in their hope of thwarting the Trump presidency:

    2/28/17: “Why Tech Titans Hate Trump” – guest post by Danny L.:
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2017/02/Trump-threatens=tech-boondoggle.html

    ~~~

    “…for we are not ignorant of his [Satan’s] devices…” (2nd Cor. 2:11)

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  27. jeans2nd says:

    This suspension will give time to build and implement the visa tracking system so that visa overstays will be stopped and these visa people will be sent home when their visa expires. Most excellent.

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  28. wasntme says:

    We need to take the same attitude Spain has, and probably others. When I have gone to work there I have to write a letter to the government explaining why the work cannot be performed by a Spaniard. Only then will they give you authorization to work in their country.

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  29. As Trump works to de-rail the Establishment gravy train the GOPe turns up the heat with bogus stories like the Nothing Burger with Russian dressing.

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  30. GSR says:

    a good start but more is needed. The IT field now belongs to Indians here on H-1B visas. American young people gave a hard time getting into it anymore.

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  31. Trumpeter says:

    If you lost your job to a H1-B visa, gather up as many pf your fellows as you can and start screaming. Now is your time to get this addressed.

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  32. Weather Watcher says:

    In 11/15 – Qualcomm in So. Cal. Layed-off 1400 white, over 50 employees, 20+ yrs w/Qualcomm and replaced with H1-B visa employees PLUS new foreign graduates. It was such a culture reversal that the cafeteria overnight changed the menu to reflect Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern foods!

    The US needs to STOP bringing in ALL the foreigners to go to OUR colleges- let our kids get first choice where they want to go to school. If you notice Most of snowflakes are the foreigners – entitilment.

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  33. Weather Watcher says:

    Yes, my family member had to TRAIN the replacement!

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  34. barton2016 says:

    Yes! Sick and tired of the Indian booger eaters taking our jobs and working for peanuts for jobs that cost the rest of us $80,000 in student loans.

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  35. Virgo says:

    In the eighties, I came to this country on an h1 visa. My wife couldn’t work on the SS number she had. We went back after 18 months. At that time, as a resident alien, you couldn’t leave the country without a “sailing permit” from the IRS (proving you owed no taxes). We didn’t buy a house. We understood that our presence was temporary, all contingent on the company sponsor and immigration policy.

    Some years after that, I came back, again on an h1b visa. This is a “non immigrant” visa and the process of converting it involved first, proving that no American could fill the job and changing status to “permanent resident” while still in the country. Normally, you should go back home and apply there. Depending on which country, that could take years, so no corporation could sponsor someone in that situation.

    In the eighties, there was a tech boom in the North East, but I couldn’t say if the hib program hurt Americans at the time. I had American colleagues switching jobs every six months for a better position.

    Some parts of the country process that first step, labor certification, very quickly, but the whole process took me about 3 years, legally. We had to have medical exams, X-ray, fingerprinting, interviews, everything. All the while we knew it was a risk. The sponsor could change their minds, the rules could change.

    Putting these things in perspective, I acknowledge the questionable policy of the h1b program, especially with qualified Americans out of work, but let’s not confuse this with the larger immigration security issue – the fact that the US had been allowing indigents, criminals and enemies of the state to enter the country without any documentation at all. The h1b program is not the cause of that mayhem. For that we must thank leftists and feckless Republicans for not upholding the laws of the United States.

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  36. BibleBullet says:

    YESSSSS!

    As a STEM worker, this makes me happy. We still have a long way to go to arm wrestling Congress for lowering of visa caps and raising of minimum wages for visa STEM workers, but it’s a start. Trump once again shows that he cares.

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  37. Les says:

    Now Disney will have to give all those Americans their jobs back!

    This area of Texas has several call centers. These call centers pay a livable wage and are willing to hire people who have criminal convictions. Keeping this kind of work at home enables people who have messed up a chance to earn a living. This should be the rule in this country, not the exception.

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  38. Willy says:

    It may have already been mentioned.. but what about that company I remember seeing a video of which was training businesses how to fool the visa process and hire foreigners?

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  39. Janeka says:

    The current H1-B visa is currently used to extend the F-1 Visa beyond the extra 36 month extension.. Making the whole program a 9 year entitlement foot hold for citizenship.. The F-1 Visa currently provides for a 36 month visa extension, beyond the initial 48 month F-1 student Visa.. This extension allows for a paid 36 month internship for all foreign STEM students.. This program denies the US citizen STEM graduate any jobs, internship or otherwise.. It also provides the employer a $10,000 tax break per foreign hire.. My daughter was a victim of this hiring exclusion.. She has degrees in Biology & Physics with a minor in Chemistry and could not get a job.. She joined the USAF became a linguist with TS clearance.. Team Trump should find her and pick her brain..

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  40. wizzum says:

    Respectfully Treepers, while there is a lot of abuse of H1B visa’s and this needs to be stopped! I worked for a company that did exploit polacks, chinese and indians, These people are law abiding, hard working GOOD people that speak our local language. I would much rather have them than the illiterate MS13 and La Raza gang members that are infiltrating from our south at 10X the rate

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    • camulla says:

      Tens of millions of Americans have been out of work. I would know because I graduated from college during the recession and couldn’t get a job (not even a fast food or retail job). Visa holders are taking not just jobs in technical fields but now jobs in business, etc., and we need ALL the Americans who want to work to get jobs prior to letting more visa holders come here and continue taking jobs from Americans.

      I agree that Asians follow our laws, but that isn’t enough when we have millions of people who can’t even get fast food jobs because the job market is awful. We need things to be different, and I would love a pause on visa programs. Please have compassion for Americans who have been suffering for decades and who no longer have opportunities in our own nation.

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  41. Tchhht!!! says:

    A few years back, a friend in IT was told he would be laid off in favor of an H1-B worker, and that he would be required to train said worker. Refusal to train would result in denial of unemployment insurance he was told. This is what American IT workers have been faced with for a good ten years now. Screw the H1-B program.

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  42. Kaco says:

    Any STEM worker in the U.S. should not have to compete with foreigners for a job. We should be educating our children and workforce for these needs anyway. This is a good start and a hope for my sons’ futures.

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