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There are two ways to destroy the jobs of United States Citizens. NAFTA is used to ship jobs to other countries and allows Canadian and Mexican citizens to work in the United States. H-1B is used to import foreign indentured workers here to take jobs that American employers claim can't be filled in the "tight American labor market".Your professional career is being undermined by our own government and rich corporate lobbyists.
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H-1B Horror Stories
Grassroots effort wages Net war against H-1B increases
By Terry Costlow
(06/12/00, 4:24 p.m. EDT)
CHICAGO As the U.S. Senate debates legislation that would nearly double the number of H-1B temporary visas granted to foreign workers annually through fiscal 2003, grassroots opposition to the visa program is growing, in a campaign that is largely being conducted over the Internet. But given the big guns lined up to defend the bill, its opponents fear passage is all but guaranteed.
"We're in a fight we don't have a chance to win," said Richard Tax, vice president of the American Engineering Association. "We're going into this fight with slingshots and arrows. But I still can't understand why a U.S. congressman would vote for something that is so much against American workers." Lobbying efforts supporting the bill revved into overdrive this past week as officials from various industry organizations signed a joint letter urging passage by the end of the month of S.2045, the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act. The proposed legislation would raise the ceiling on H-1B visas to 200,000 in fiscal years 2001 through 2003. This year, the limit is 115,000.
Signing their names were the presidents of the American Electronics Association; Computer and Communications Industry Association; Consumer Electronics Association; Electronic Components, Assemblies and Materials Association; Electronic Industries Association; Government Electronics and Information Technology Association; Information Technology Association of America; Information Technology Industry Council; Semiconductor Industry Association; Software and Information Industry Association; and TechNet.
Lined up against that army is a sparingly funded, loosely organized militia that is leveraging the Net to get the word out. Late last month, four people led by a mathematician established a Web site at zazona.com. The site, supported by the American Engineering Association and the Programmer Guild, is circulating a petition asking Congress to abolish the H-1B program and curtail immigration.
The group claims that the "shocking state of American job markets in science and engineering is already causing the rising generation of Americans to avoid the noble professions of science and technology altogether."
Organizer Damon Scott became interested in immigration when he was a math professor at Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, N.C.). He was laid off from that job and is currently pursuing graduate work. As signed paper petitions come in via mail, Scott is forwarding copies to members of Congress. The numbers were small at press time, seven days after the site was set up.
"This effort just kind of evolved," Scott said. "Lots of people are doing little things, and this is my contribution to saving American jobs."
NumbersUSA.com (Arlington, Va.), which works to decrease immigration overall, has also targeted H-1B. The group has begun forwarding names to Congress to prevent the passage of bills that would raise H-1B immigration quotas.
"We want to help people get their views to Congress," said Roy Beck, director of NumbersUSA.com. "We know American workers don't have much of a voice in Congress. The people who hold sway have large amounts of money."
McCain's Finance Reform Speech
It's Your Country Take it Back....he says
John McCain says one thing and DOES ANOTHER!!
Campaign Finance Reform
Senator John McCain
United States Senate
October 14, 1999
Mr. President, let me repeat in response to the Senator from Utah, the argument I make both on my web site and here today is that I believe -I believe - that part of the problem, indeed, a "key ingredient" of wasteful spending and special interest tax breaks is the affect of soft money on the legislative process. Not that every bit of pork a member secures is caused by soft money, but that in the aggregate wasteful spending is caused by, among other things, soft money.
"Mr. President, let me offer my colleagues a definition of corruption from Webster's dictionary: 'corruption - the impairment of integrity, virtue or moral principle.'
"Note, Mr. President, this definition does not say that corruption occurs only when laws are broken. I have already cited, as has the Senator from Wisconsin, the large amount of soft money given to both parties by various industries and the aggregate amount of tax breaks those industries received. I believe, even if some of my colleagues do not, that these amounts have impaired our integrity. I believe that as strongly as I believe anything. Unlimited amounts of money given to political campaigns have impaired our integrity as political parties and as a legislative institution.
"As the Senator from Wisconsin has noted, we are not accusing members of violating federal bribery statutes. No, Mr. President, we are here because there no longer is a law controlling the vast amounts of money that I believe are impairing our integrity. In the immortal words of the Vice President - 'there is no controlling legal authority.'
"I watched very closely as the 1996 Telecommunications Deregulation bill became every thing but deregulatory, and led to far less competition than it was intended to engender, and the consequent increase in cable rates, telephone rates, etc. I believe that soft money played some role in that. Again, not in a way that fits within a legal definition of bribery, but in the way that the majority -- the vast majority - of Americans believe -- as an impairment of our integrity. And I include myself in that indictment.
"That is the problem I am trying to address with this legislation, and no attack, no amount of head-in-the-sand pretense that soft money doesn't affect legislation will cause me to desist in my efforts. And I would close with one observation - if special interests did not believe that their millions of dollars in donations buy them special consideration in the legislative process, then, Mr. President, those special interests - who have a fiduciary responsibility to their stockholders -- wouldn't give us that money, would they?
"Those interests enjoy greater influence here than the working men and women who cannot afford to buy our attention but who are affected, sometimes adversely, by the laws we pass. For me, Mr. President, that seems to be a good working definition of an impairment of our integrity, which is, as I noted, Webster's definition of corruption.
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Layoffffs & Downsizing
. . Joe Smith started the day early, having set
his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 am . . .
While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking . . .
he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG).
He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA),
designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE),
and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).
After cooking breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA),
He sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO),
to see how much he could spend today.
After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN),
to the radio (MADE IN INDIA),
he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY),
and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB !!!
At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day,
Joe decided to relax for a while.
He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL),
poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE),
and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA),
and wondered why he can't find a good paying job
( in AMERICA) !!!
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