300,000 jobs sucked out of America !!!!!!
These people are NOT Americans and they won’t be. India is booming and their workers are paid only slightly less and sometimes more, because they are not paying in to Social Security or Health – then the company can actually pay MORE. THEY are the PRIVILEGED elite in this country and the ONLY ones even MORE elite are ILLEGALs.
I am a TRUMP supporter but this is UN – AMERICAN !!!
@realDonaldTrump is allowing TECH companies to NOT only take our SERVICE JOBS, but they are now SO HUGE that they are the new GLOBAL plantation MASTERS. They are as big as some cities. THEY ARE THE CITIES. THEY are building “MIXED USE” cities. From 1984 to the MATRIX. #WAKEUP
TECH solutions of TOMORROW -coming soon and in progress-TECH CITIES
AND before you can complete the new PLANTATIONS that create dreams instead of REAL things
The solution will be to be MORE efficient yourself – but the only way to do that will be to plug in to a POD, but don’t worry your still you. Right?
US House passes Bill removing country cap on Green Cards; Indians to benefit
A Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in the US.
, ET Bureau|
PUNE: Almost 300,000 Indians living in the US are expected to benefit from the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act or HR1044 that was passed by the US House of Representatives yesterday. The act seeks to lift the seven per cent country cap on Greencards and INdians would be the biggest beneficiaries of such a move. The bill on the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act or HR 1044 increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from seven per cent of the total number of visas available that year to 15 per cent and eliminates the seven per cent cap for employment-based immigrant visas. The bill, which was supported by both Republicans and Democrats still needs to be passed by the Senate before President Donald Trump can sign it into law.
“Prima facie, it may seem like a positive decision for Indian tech workers as it will reduce the waiting period for those with pending green card applications. However, the long-term impact will be negligible.
Indian IT companies face H-1B rejection rate of 20%-40% compared to 1% for American companies. The ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy has resulted in numerous legal and administrative changes aimed at discouraging Indian tech workers’ immigration,” said Vivek Tandon, founder, E5 BRICS.
In a statement, the Centre for Immigration Studies said, “Under current rules, citizens of India are getting about 25% of all the professional employment green cards each year. If this bill becomes law citizens of India will get more than 90% of the professional employment green cards, according to USCIS – for at least the next 10 years. Green cards would be unavailable to applicants from all other parts of the world (and many other occupations) for at least a decade.”
The bill also establishes transition rules for employment-based visas from FY 2020-22 by reserving a percentage of EB-2 (workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability), EB-3 (skilled and other workers), and EB-5 (investors) visas for individuals not from the two countries with the largest number of recipients of such visas.