H1-B(etrayal) VISAs – Diaspora Communities – Oxymoron: “Free Trade” – KPMG (Foreign Firm) Employer of H1-B VISA Holders – US$534 Billion Removed From American Economy – War Without Bullets
Source: Channeling Reality
In the first part of this continuing report, I exposed the State Department’s program of aid and comfort to insurgent communities of people who are being imported into the United States from around the world. They are called Diaspora communities. They say the program began in 2011, but that’s not true. It actually began before 1998, but in 1998, the U.S. Congress massively increased the number of H-1B visas to allow U.S. corporations to import foreign workers to take jobs from American software and engineering professionals. It should be noted that this wasn’t the bill number that actually passed but the legislation was incorporated into another bill that did pass. A brief legislative history on the H1-B(etrayal) of the American professionals can be found HERE.
S.1723 (notice how deceptive the description of the Act is)
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to assist the United States to remain competitive by increasing the access of United States firms and institutions of higher education to skilled personnel and by expanding educational and training opportunities for American students and workers.
American Competitiveness Act – Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish an H1-C nonimmigrant category of nonphysician health care workers. (Removes such aliens from the H-1B skilled worker category.)
Increases H1-B visa levels through FY 2002, and makes available to such category a certain number of unused visas from specified other temporary visa categories. Establishes an annual H1-C visa allocation beginning with FY 1999.
(Sec. 4) Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide State grants for low-income students in higher education programs of mathematics, computer science, or engineering.
(Sec. 5) Revises and increases penalties for violations of the H1-B or H1-C programs. Transfers labor condition application authority from the Secretary to the Attorney General. Provides for: (1) probationary period employer spot checks; and (2) U.S. worker layoff protection. Sets forth prevailing wage criteria for professional athlete and academic or research institute employee categories.
Prohibits approval of an H1-B visa employer petition if such employer has knowledge or reasonable cause to know that assistance is being provided for nuclear weapons development in India or any other country.
(Sec. 6) Directs the Attorney General to submit specified quarterly and annual H1-B visa reports.
(Sec. 7) Directs the National Science Foundation to oversee a study and report on high-technology labor market needs.
(Sec. 8) Exempts employment-based immigrants from per country limitations if unused visas are available during a calendar quarter.
Authorizes nonimmigrant status extension for certain aliens who: (1) have petitions pending for employment-based immigrant status adjustment; and (2) are subject to per country limitations.
(Sec. 9) Authorizes H1-B aliens to accept academic honorarium payments for services on behalf of an institution of higher education or other nonprofit entity.
(Sec. 10) Provides special immigrant status for certain North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) civilian employees and their dependents.
(Sec. 11) Provides: (1) whistleblower protection for an H1-B alien who files a labor violation complaint against an employer; and (2) that a successful complainant shall be allowed to seek other employment for the rest of his or her authorized stay.
(Sec. 12) Amends Federal law to require parental signatures on passport applications for children under the age of 16.
(Sec. 13) Requires the Secretary of Labor to provide job training demonstration programs under the Job Training Partnership Act for private industry councils or regional consortia.
“Shortages” was and is still to this day, THE BIG LIE used to cover the treason of economic warfare on the American people. Our lives and our jobs were put on the global market in exchange for market access for American financial services and American Technology companies like Microsoft, Intel, CISCO, IBM, etc. Three months out of a job in the IT business is a career death sentence.
It should go without saying, but the white collar professionals in any country are the pillars of the economic system. Globalization and the corporate profit motivations translated as foreign policy knocked those pillars out from our economic system with the rippling effect of mortgage defaults, bankruptcies, destroyed lives, destroyed communities and the rippling effect through our entire economy. But worse than that, is that they destroyed the ladders of career paths for American youth. Rather than hiring and training American youth for professional positions, corporations can and are simply importing foreigners using visa programs to destroy opportunities for Americans as well as to drive the price of labor down in a system of global labor arbitrage.
More important than the cost of wages is the fact that American software professionals that worked on government and corporate systems brought with them, a cultural knowledge and concern for the sensitivity of the data they worked with, the need for security of that data as well as legality and appropriate use of the data in their charge that imported foreign workers did not. That is an intangible and rarely mentioned aspect of importing foreign workers for professional positions in the United States. In some of my earlier research, I captured a tech blog that should give you some interesting insights not available elsewhere: Markle Foundation – Font of Evil.
In the brief legislation history link above, the following is the entry for 1999:
The INS approved 21,888 H-1B petitions in excess of the fiscal year 1999 cap. The problem was swept under the rug by passing legislation called “AC 21” which implemented a retroactive increase for 1999 to cover all petitions approved by the INS. KPMG was hired to improve the accounting of this mess. It’s not known if the INS was aware that KPMG was a major employer of H-1Bs.
There was a glut of students on F-1 and J-1 visas waiting to convert to H-1Bs. They were working for employers who were using the “practical training” part of those visas to allow these students to hold jobs. Since the cap was reached the students couldn’t get H-1B visas. The foreign students were granted automatic extensions so they could keep their jobs until they got H-1B visas.
What my friend at the ZaZona website didn’t say in that paragraph is that KPMG is a foreign firm doing business in the United States. They are headquartered in the Netherlands.
In 2005, KPMG admitted to wrongdoing in the United States and they agreed to pay $456 million in fines, restitution and penalties to avoid prosecution for engineering fraudulent tax shelters and schemes. But they are still here in the United States doing business as if nothing happened. Also, $456 million is petty cash to a firm like KPMG and I have no doubt whatsoever that it doesn’t even come close to covering the losses – both public and private that were incurred by KPMG’s criminal activities. And you should notice that their strategic “partners” are all tech firms and interestingly Thompson Reuters.
As I explained in a report titled, Digital Opportunities, the labor arbitrage against American professionals was a program of the G8 – Genoa Summit Plan of Action See Page 21. That’s really all you need to know about the H1-B(etrayal) visa program. Everything you hear and read in the mainstream media about “shortages”, need for “highly skilled workers”, etc. are simply lies to cover up the corporate sponsored foreign policy for national suicide.
Anderson Consulting (now Accenture after the Enron high-tech robbery) working with UNDP
Markle Foundation – A Global Strategy to Bridge the Digital Divide
Markle Foundation – Program Highlights 1999-2004
World Economic Forum – Global Agenda Initiatives
On the State Department’s website, they have a section devoted to their involvement and encouragement of the so-called Diaspora Communities that were formed as a result of the foreign student and foreign worker visa programs. The $534 billion they mention was money taken OUT OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY from jobs held BY FOREIGNERS!
In 2012 alone, this global diaspora sent over $534 billion to their friends and families in developing countries. The United States has the largest number of global diaspora members of any country in the world.
The Alliance (against the American people)
To unleash this potential, the Secretary of State’s Global Partnership Initiative in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) at the Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum on May 17, 2011. IdEA harnesses the global connections of diaspora communities to promote sustainable development in their countries of heritage. By supporting partnerships around entrepreneurship, volunteerism, philanthropy, and innovation, the Alliance provides a platform for capacity-building and a forum for collaboration across sectors to expand efforts and to improve lives in countries of origin.
And as if that weren’t bad enough, the State Department is bringing them in to work in government which explains why when you hear people speak who do work for the government, there are an uncomfortable percentage that have foreign accents and that’s not just the State Department and in fact, it is rarely State Department employees that you hear with foreign accents. They are being inserted in other departments of government as well in a kind of reverse colonization program.
This is a program of balkanization of the United States being carried out by agencies of government involved in the international arena with the full support of corresponding committees in Congress. Obviously, there are no benefits whatsoever to the American people to carry out programs that displace, demoralize and denigrate the American people and destroy the future for their children. Until now, it has been a covert program of injecting insurgents into our local communities using the cover story of ‘immigrant comes to the U.S., starts a small business and achieves the American Dream – while the lazy, stupid and slothful American watches football’.
These Diaspora Communities have obtained such wealth and power in the United States that they have their own representatives in Congress. For example, the India Caucus.
And you can bet that there are caucuses that represent other “communities” of foreigners as well. I just haven’t looked for them because I have to watch my blood pressure.
The mainstream media always gives the impression that immigration reform is about legalizing the status of Jose and Maria, migrant farm workers from Mexico. That’s not true. Jose and Maria have no more representation in Congress than the American people do. The lobbying force behind immigration legislation are the State Department’s (USAID) Diaspora Communities that were brought into the country initially by stealth, then by massive increases in foreign worker and student visas and who just didn’t bother to leave and while they can’t vote (yet), they surely can and do contribute campaign funds to Quislings.
October 20, 2013