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Media Terrified of…Canada

By Chris Chmielenski

Canada has created a visa program specifically catering to American H-1B visa holders. The program allows H-1B holders in the United States to apply for up to 10,000 Canadian visas to work for any employer that will hire them. The visa only lasts for three years with no extension possible. This small-scale, temporary policy has … Continued

Wherefore Art Thou, Labor Shortage?

By Chris Chmielenski

According to the Wall Street Journal, there were 171,000 fewer Information Technology (IT)-related jobs across companies in the United States in June. This caused a .3% increase in the IT unemployment rate in just one month. IT job postings on employment site Indeed are down 61 percent from the same time last year. This follows … Continued

Biden Administration Signals Another Gift for Big Tech

By Chris Chmielenski

It isn’t even Christmas in July yet, but the Biden Administration is making a list and checking it twice. Too bad they want to reward the naughty, not the nice. Reading the smoke signals, it appears Biden is shelving the Trump era rule tying H-1B visa allocation to the petitions offering the highest wages, rather … Continued

Cognizant Technology Solutions Sued for Replacing American Workers

By Chris Chmielenski

Cognizant Technology Solutions, an IT consulting and business process outsourcing company, is being sued by American workers in a class action lawsuit that alleges they have a bias in “benching” Americans for South Asian H-1B replacements, primarily from India. Cognizant also recently reached a settlement with shareholders for $95 million in a lawsuit over bribes … Continued

Tech Visa Applications Break Records Amid Mass Tech Layoffs

By Chris Chmielenski

The business community is trying to have it both ways. They continuously claim there is a labor shortage and at the same time layoffs have increased five-fold this year. Amid these layoffs, the Big Business and the media call for ever more immigration to solve inflation, worker shortages, and our national fiscal problems. This cognitive … Continued

IT Firm Settles $4.65 Million Case Alleging Discrimination Against U.S. Workers

By Chris Chmielenski

Welcome back to the song that doesn’t end. Yes it goes on and on, my friends. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd (LTI) agreed to a settlement in a case that alleged they had policies to maximize their visa-holding workers while bypassing American workers. The company claimed in the settlement that they were simply trying to … Continued

H-1Bs, Hiring Freezes and Hurricanes

By Lisa Irving

Some Congressional Leaders Still Want Cheap Labor Amid Slowing Economy Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer this week called for amnesty for at least 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., stating that “Now more than ever, we’re short of workers…“ Schumer’s claim of a workers shortage is particularly dubious as economists point to a slowed-down … Continued

“The H-1B is easier, I need the body count”

By Jeremy Beck

In “Biden Is Caught Between Big Tech and Black Voters,” Rachel Rosenthal analyzes and provides ample data about the limited opportunities for Black Americans in tech. “HBCUs, community colleges and other minority-serving institutions have been ignored at both ends,” Rosenthal reports. “As a result, many Black computer science and engineering graduates have ended up working … Continued

American Competitiveness Legislation Should Help Not Hinder Americans in STEM

By Lisa Irving

Immigration and the USICA and COMPETES Act Conference The House and Senate selected conferees earlier this month to resolve the differences between the texts of the Senate’s United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and House of Representatives’ America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act. Both bills are aimed … Continued