Corruptus in Extremis
Senate bill allows universities to start "selling" green cards
While millions of Americans are unemployed, both parties act to flood
the US with millions of new foreign workers
Corruption - Democrats and Republicans in Congress are joining together to fuck American citizens and import millions of new foreign workers to depress wages and save money for the big corporations. All of this was negotiated in unconstitutional secret meetings out of view of the American public and packaged as immigration "reform".
The big business Silicon Valley tech companies for years have urged Congress to "staple a green card" to every master's degree or Ph.D that a foreign student earns in science, technology, engineering or math at a U.S. university.
The giant immigration overhaul now moving through the Senate Judiciary Committee would do just that, with the intention of attracting the world's "best and brightest" to U.S. shores.
But like many past changes to immigration law, this one could have unforeseen consequences, critics warned, potentially turning U.S. universities into "green card mills" and providing a large new pipeline to permanent residency for foreign graduate students, at the same time discouraging Americans from entering the very fields where they are claimed to be in short supply reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
"What it's going to do is induce universities to start selling green cards through their master's programs," said Ron Hira, an associate professor of public policy at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. "A master's program could be as short as 12 months. What you actually end up doing, I think, is creating very large flows of people who see a master's as a fairly inexpensive way to basically buy a green card."
"The universities can make money off this, so you're basically putting them in charge as the gatekeepers for selling green cards," Hira said. "It creates conflict of interest."
The bill sets no cap on the number of these potential new green cards. It sets no quality standards for the degrees or for the universities and colleges that would grant them. It bypasses the usual requirements that employers seeking green cards for their workers demonstrate that they have sought U.S. workers first.
The green-card proposal has drawn far less media attention than the bill's plan to nearly double, and potentially triple, the number of H-1B temporary visas for skilled workers, a controversial proposal that divides both parties and is the subject of intense maneuvering behind the scenes.
Norman Matloff, a professor of computer science at UC Davis and longtime critic of H-1B visas on grounds they depress wages and employment for U.S. tech workers, called the green-card provisions "the scary part," because they are virtually unlimited and would not necessarily attract only the "best and brightest."
Foreign graduate students would have to have a job offer, "but it could be a clerk at Radio Shack," Matloff said.
Skilled foreign workers would no longer be locked in to their job at one employer under the bill, an aspect Matloff praised. But with a potential flood of new workers in the so-called STEM fields, he argued that wages in those fields would fall, hurting workers and creating a "terrible disincentive" for young Americans who might want to study science, technology, engineering or math.
He said the covered fields could be quite broad.
"You're talking about people in zoology, you're talking about people in quasi-STEM things, of which there are many," Matloff said. "When you add up all those people, it's a ton of people."
A bill by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, that passed the House last year but died in the Senate had a similar provision on green cards for foreign graduate students. That bill capped the number at 55,000 who would then compete with American workers for jobs.
The current Senate bill has no cap. That means unlimited numbers can enter the U.S.
Big Business hiring cheap Foreign Workers at the expense of Canadians workers
Business in Canada is doing the same thing to their citizens.
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I don't remember anywhere in the Constitution that legislation was to
be written in secret by a self-appointed political Elite.
Why did the US Import 577,298 Foreign
Tech Workers in 2012?
There are 4.4 million technology jobs in America. In October, 2012 the nation reached a milestone – it imported the four millionth H-1B worker. Jareed Chatawajarakatti from Bengal India was the lucky recipient. Jareed attended the fake university in Bengal where in two weeks he received a masters degree in computer science. Jareed had no bachelors degree.
A placement agency for a fee of two thousand US dollars agreed to get him a bench job in the USA – that is a job where the person literally sits on a bench waiting for work like an unemployed person. They will try to contract him out at 30 dollars an hour and the host company will put 20 of that in their own pocket. Jareed will pay no income taxes as he will be paid in “expenses” while in America and upon his return be given a lump sum payment that has been sitting in an offshore account. (planet.infowars.com/economics)