Sunday, April 5, 2020

MixedTimes - Neil Munro

Trump's DHS Starts to Import 85,000 H-1B Graduate Gig Workers

Trump's DHS Starts to Import 85,000 H-1B Graduate Gig Workers

President Donald Trump's deputies announced Friday that they had begun the process of importing 85,000 H-1B gig workers to take white-collar jobs that will be needed after October by the millions of American graduates who are now losing jobs in the coronavirus crash.

DHS Changes Rule to Import More H-1B Foreign Workers in Economic Meltdown

DHS Changes Rule to Import More H-1B Foreign Workers in Economic Meltdown

President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security quietly adopted a second tactic to speed the inflow of foreign H-1B workers into U.S. jobs -- even though hundreds of thousands of American graduates are expected to lose their jobs in the next few weeks.

DHS to Accelerate Award of H-1B Visas amid Disease Shutdown

DHS to Accelerate Award of H-1B Visas amid Disease Shutdown

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying to accelerate the delivery of H-1B foreign workers to U.S. and Indian companies — despite the crashing economy and abundant evidence that many American graduates are facing discrimination and exclusion from software jobs.

Chelsea Manning Ordered to Be Released from Prison

Chelsea Manning Ordered to Be Released from Prison

A judge has ordered the release of former soldier Chelsea Manning because federal officials no longer need Manning's evidence for the investigation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Donald Trump: No Visitors to Retirement Homes

Donald Trump: No Visitors to Retirement Homes

President Donald Trump urged Americans to carefully shield old people from the expanding number of people who are infected with the Chinese coronavirus that has already killed more than ten residents in an elderly facility in Washington State.

Politico: Lindsey Graham Touts DACA Amnesty to Trump

Politico: Lindsey Graham Touts DACA Amnesty to Trump

Sen. Lindsey Graham is meeting with President Donald Trump to talk about amnesty for DACA migrants if the Supreme Court cancels Barack Obama's unilateral award of work permits to roughly 800,000 young foreign migrants, says a report in Politico.

Judges Freeze Their Decision to Expand Asylum at Border

Judges Freeze Their Decision to Expand Asylum at Border

Judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California have suspended their decision to knock down two policies that have dramatically cut the flow of migrants over the southern border.

NYTimes: Import More Workers to Expand the Economy

NYTimes: Import More Workers to Expand the Economy

The supply of extra workers doesn't have much effect on wages, so the government should import the foreign workers demanded by investors, says a February 27New York Times article, titled "Why a Top Trump Aide Said ‘We Are Desperate’ for More Immigrants.

India's Illegal Population Spikes in U.S.

India's Illegal Population Spikes in U.S.

The population of illegal migrants from India has jumped to 619,000, up almost 70 percent from 2010 to 2018, according to a report in the New York Times.

DHS Chad Wolf: Extra H-2B Work Visas Coming Soon

DHS Chad Wolf: Extra H-2B Work Visas Coming Soon

Chad Wolf, the acting chief of the Homeland Security Agency, said Tuesday he is talking with the Secretary of Labor to decide how many extra H-2B visa workers they will provide to employers in 2020.

Donald Trump Dodges Indian Pressure for More H-1B Outsourcing

Donald Trump Dodges Indian Pressure for More H-1B Outsourcing

President Donald Trump blatantly dodged public pressure by Indians for more H-1B visas, so indicating that he is concerned that his administration's support for white-collar visa workers will alienate the U.S.

Bernie Sanders: Illegal Immigrants Are 'Our People'

Bernie Sanders: Illegal Immigrants Are 'Our People'

All illegal migrants who get into the United States are "our people," says Sen. Bernie Sanders, as he compaigns for the Democrat nomination for president of the United States.

GOP Rep. Pushes Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill in Georgia

GOP Rep. Pushes Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill in Georgia

A GOP legislator and 19 co-sponsors are pushing legislation to bar sanctuary cities in Georgia. "I'm very hopeful," said state Rep. Philip Singleton, who flew AH-64 attack helicopters in Afghanistan and Iraq.

WSJ: Wages Are Rising, so Government Must Quickly Expand Immigration

WSJ: Wages Are Rising, so Government Must Quickly Expand Immigration

President Donald Trump's 'Hire American,' low-immigration policy is giving Americans employees a larger share of company profits, so the federal government should raise the supply of foreign workers, according to a mournful editorial column in the Wall Street Journal.

Pete Buttigieg Promises Extra Housing -- and Extra Migrants

Pete Buttigieg Promises Extra Housing -- and Extra Migrants

Mayor Pete Buttigieg's housing plan promises to help city councils replace suburban houses with apartment buildings -- but his immigration plan would fill up those extra suburban apartments with more economic migrants.

Amnesty: Amy Klobuchar Promises Welcome for World's Migrants

Amnesty: Amy Klobuchar Promises Welcome for World's Migrants

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is promising to tear down President Donald Trump's border reforms which have almost stopped the northward flood of poor migrants into Americans' workplaces, neighborhoods, and schools, and which have also raised wages and opened opportunities for sidelined Americans.

Women Dunk Transgender Ideology amid Antifa Siege

Women Dunk Transgender Ideology amid Antifa Siege

Pro-transgender protesters tried and failed to block a Seattle debate by "gender critical" feminists who argue that women's rights and status will be lost if men can switch legal sexes whenever they wish.

Donald Trump's Speech: A Pitch for Black Votes in 2020

Donald Trump's Speech: A Pitch for Black Votes in 2020

President Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union speech was a sustained, full-court press to win over some of the millions of African-Americans voters who are enjoying his lower-migration, higher-wage "Blue-Collar Boom.

Donald Trump Downplays Immigration Reform in Speech

Donald Trump Downplays Immigration Reform in Speech

President Donald Trump downplayed the goal of pro-American immigration reform in his 2020 State of the Union speech by providing only a sketch of a much-touted 2021 reform push.

Forbes Magazine: 'Public Charge' Immigration Rule Is Bad for Economic Growth

Forbes Magazine: 'Public Charge' Immigration Rule Is Bad for Economic Growth

President Donald Trump's "Public Charge" reform to exclude legal but unskilled and unhealthy migrants is being denounced by progressives and business groups as a damaging change in federal economic policy -- amid evidence it will nudge wages upward for most Americans.