Howard University public policy professor, Ron Hira, released a study that found that U.S. tech firms are using the H-1B visa system to replace American workers with low wage foreign workers.
The study used FY13 H-1B data, acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request, and reveals new details about how firms are using the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program.
Pew Research Center/USA Today, December 3-7, 2014
On Obama's executive action that expands the number of illegal immigrants allowed to stay and work:
USA Today Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Nov. 13-16, 2014
Should President Obama act this year to take executive action to deal with illegal immigration in the United States, or should he wait until January for the new Republican Congress to pass legislation on the issue?
Act this year: 42%
Wait until January: 46%
Refused to answer: 2%
The immigration issue and Pres. Obama's threats to act alone on immigration contributed to his party suffering massive losses in the 2014 mid-term elections. Three-quarters of those who voted this year (74%) say President Obama should work with Congress rather than around Congress on immigration and separately, 80% want new jobs created by the economy to go to American workers and legal immigrants already in the country.
The number of Unaccompanied Alien Children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014 more than doubled from the 2013, but instead of sending the children back home, the Obama Administration has relocated tens of thousands of children to communities across the country. Here's a state-by-state breakdown of where they're being sent.
Relocations from January 1, 2014 to July 7, 2014.
65% of Americans disapprove of Pres. Obama's handling of immigration, according to a June 2014 Gallup poll. It's one of the highest disapproval ratings since Gallup starting taking the pulse of Americans on the issue in 2010. There is a wide gap between the opinions of Republicans and Democrats with only 8% of Republicans approving and 65% of Democrats. Independents are more closely aligned with Republicans with only 25% supporting his handling of the issue.
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, dove into the world of political activism last year by launching the pro-amnesty group FWD.us. Investing millions of his own personal fortune, Zuckerberg joined dozens of other leaders in the tech industry who have a vested interest in suppressing wages for tech workers through increased legal immigration and granting legalization and work permits to millions of illegal aliens.