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Foreign Nationals Now the Majority in Silicon Valley Jobs | Nov 22 2017

Report: Foreign Nationals Outnumber Americans in High-Paying, White-Collar Silicon Valley Jobs

|| Breitbart

“Foreign nationals now outnumber Americans in high-paying, high-skilled, white-collar jobs in Silicon Valley, California – the hub of the United States tech industry.

Silicon Valley Leadership Group President Carl Guardino touted the statistic in a report, revealing that 57 out of every 100 jobs in Silicon Valley that require at least a bachelor’s degree are taken by a foreign-born resident.

The revelation comes as President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has led an initiative to increase educational funding of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields while ignoring the issue of mass immigration and multiple visa programs that have led to Americans being replaced by foreign nationals.

For instance, Ivanka helped secure $200 million of the Department of Education’s grant funds towards STEM fields, Breitbart News reported.

At the same time, Ivanka endorsed a plan to give amnesty to illegal aliens who have been shielded under a President Obama-created temporary amnesty program. Such an amnesty would have the potential to lead to a chain migration whereby between 9.9 million and 19 million foreign nationals enter the U.S. over the next few decades, further crowding out Americans from the workforce.

The growing foreign-born population taking jobs in Silicon Valley comes as nearly 500,000 Americans graduate in the STEM fields every year who are forced to compete with a booming foreign-born population in the U.S. and foreign workers who are imported by outsourcing firms and major tech conglomerates.

For example, the H-1B visa, which brings more than 100,000 foreign workers to the U.S. every year, has been used quietly by tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to import a cheaper, foreign workforce, as Breitbart News reported. The H-1B visa allows for Americans to be displaced from their white-collar jobs, and sometimes they are even forced to train their foreign replacements as a stipulation of their severance.

Every year, more than 1.5 million illegal and legal immigrants are admitted to the U.S., with the current foreign-born population booming to an unprecedented high of roughly 44 million individuals. Mass immigration to the U.S. has been at the expense of American workers in the working and middle-class who have been forced to compete with foreign labor while their wages have remained stagnant.”

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Dem Congressman Who Oversees Sexual Harassment Settlements is Under FBI Investigation

|| theGatewayPundit

“It turns out that the Democrat swamp creature who oversees Congressional sexual harassment settlements is under FBI investigation.

Democrat Congressman Bob Brady of Pennsylvania is under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, Newsweek reported.

Brady is apparently Congress’ most trusted man to oversee sexual harassment cases. Amazing.

Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady, who oversees the settlements paid by Congress for sexual discrimination complaints, is under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, documents showed Tuesday.

Brady, a Democrat, is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, which gives him power over settlement payments with taxpayer dollars. The office also works to prevent sexual harassment in Congress.

The FBI obtained a search warrant for Brady’s emails.

There is probable cause to believe that Brady and his associates “were involved in the commission of several crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, producing false records, false campaign contribution reports, and violating limits on campaign contributions and expenditures,” the court papers say. “Brady’s email account is likely to contain evidence of these crimes.”

Brady’s campaign associates were also indicted last month.

A man like Bob Brady can easily be bribed or blackmailed since he is compromised. He is not fit to be in a position of power over other men who are desperate to make their sexual harassment cases disappear. This dynamic further stacks up against female victims who are abused and intimidated by powerful men in DC.”

….Continue more @ TGP

Sen Feinstein Calls for Investigation of Loretta Lynch based on Comey testimony | June 12, 2017

Dianne Feinstein Calls For Investigation Into Whether Loretta Lynch Gave Hillary “Cover” During The Election

|| The Gateway Pundit

“Former Attorney General, Loretta Lynch was exposed by James Comey during his Senate testimony when he revealed the former AG directed him to call the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server — a “matter.”

Looks like the admission set off alarm bells within the Democrat party, with high ranking Senator Dianne Feinstein calling for an investigation into whether or not Lynch tried to help Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election.”

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Feinstein Calls for Investigation Into Whether Loretta Lynch Provided Cover for Hillary Clinton

|| TownHall

“When Democrats were calling for James Comey to testify before Congress, a number of Republicans warned them to be careful what they wished for. After all, this is the man they blame (when it’s convenient) for Hillary Clinton’s election loss.

Comey’s comments about Loretta Lynch and the Hillary Clinton “matter” have raised a few eyebrows on Capitol Hill, including those of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Feinstein was unnerved by Comey’s characterization of Lynch’s conduct and is now calling for an investigation into whether there was an obstruction of justice.

Feinstein made the comment when was asked about that section of Comey’s testimony on Sunday’s “State of the Union” with Briana Keilar:”

Here is the portion of Comey’s testimony she’s referencing:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), appearing on “Face the Nation,” said he’d also like Lynch to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Also Sunday, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said more investigation into Lynch’s directive to Comey was needed. Gohmert characterized Lynch’s action as “at best an attempt to manipulate the election” and that “the FBI is not allowed to look into matters, it’s got to be an investigation.”

King believes Comey should also be asked “Very important [questions] to … try and figure out why he didn’t take memos, prepared memos, in his dealings” with her, if what she asked him to do gave him a queasy feeling. It’s extremely illogical that Comey would feel compelled to take detailed notes of his meetings with Trump because he felt Trump might later lie about the meetings, but didn’t think about documenting a meeting with Lynch that spurred him to take solo action because he was concerned about the FBI’s credibility? ”

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Microsoft, Cisco Hide H-1B Hires Through Indian Outsourcing Firms, Says Report

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“A number of the largest tech corporations in Silicon Valley hide their hiring of foreign workers through the H-1B visa by contracting them through India-based outsourcing firms, a report states.

In a revealing report by Bloomberg News, Cisco, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others are using outsourcing firms to obtain hundreds, and sometimes thousands of H-1B staff, often replacing Americans.

For instance, when outsourcing firms applied for foreign H-1B workers on Cisco’s behalf, the average salary for those jobs being outsourced were about 25 percent lower than the average salary for foreign worker that the company had directly requested.

In other words, Cisco hides its usage of the H-1B visa by contracting foreign workers through an outsourcing firm and pays them less than when they hire foreign workers directly. The revelation is in-step with critics’ frustration with the H-1B visa, which they describe as a cheap labor avenue:

Cisco’s use of the visa program has been the subject of public attention over the years, as its executives have lobbied for its expansion even while conducting multiple rounds of layoffs. The company eliminated 940 jobs at its headquarters in 2016, and 390 more so far this year.

Not every application resulted in a new job at Cisco — fewer than a third of the applications for all industries in 2016 were accepted. Still, taken as a whole, the applications show that Cisco is both more reliant on the H-1B program than previously acknowledged, and that the company uses it in a way that has not been fully understood. The contractors were not applying for visas covering the type of senior-level positions that Cisco sought for itself. Instead, almost all of these visa requests were for jobs requiring little or no specialized knowledge. The average salaries for those positions were about 25 percent lower than the jobs Cisco applied for directly.

Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the U.S. through the visa, Americans are often fired and forced to their foreign replacement.

Additionally, other giant American tech companies are using the same model as Cisco. PayPal, for example, partnered with an outsourcing firm between 2015 and 2016 that applied for half of the foreign H-1B staff the tech giant was requesting. The other half were applied for directly by PayPal.

At the Microsoft Corporation’s headquarters, 43 percent of the foreign H-1B workers were applied for through an outsourcing outfit, as well as 29 percent at eBay and 12 percent at Facebook’s respective home bases.”

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