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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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More Angst over Trump Administration's Improved Vetting of H-1B Applications

A new op-ed in the News India Times highlights the growing angst in India over the Trump Administration's improved vetting of H-1B visa applications. The purpose of the new vetting procedures is to reduce some of the abuses within the program that allow foreign workers to fill jobs that could instead go to high-skilled American workers.

The op-ed's author, Sujeet Rajan, is one of the publication's leading columnists. He writes that the Administration's effort on H-1Bs "threatens to upend and dismantle the work visa program that benefits Indian workers the most, without any reforms."

Reports say that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now delaying issuing the H-1B visa in the tens of thousands, to not only those who got through the lottery system for the 85,000 annual visas, but also to those who have filed for extension of the visa.

The result is panic amongst foreign workers and American companies alike.

As a result of President Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" executive order, the Administration has taken steps to:
  • make it easier for American workers to report fraud within the H-1B program by establishing an email and toll-free number;
  • begin re-screening renewal applications instead of automatically approving them, and in some cases, re-interviewing visa holders;
  • detect vague or missing information on H-1B visa applications and return them to the applicant for additional verification; and
  • consider an end to an Obama-era rule that allows the spouses of H-1B workers on the H-4 visa to obtain work permits

Rajan obviously sees it differently, but he advocates on behalf of Indian tech workers and the businesses that rely on them to keep wages low and boost profits. Anyone who believes that immigration policy should put the interests of American workers first believes that the steps taken by the Administration thus far are steps in the right direction.

Rajan calls the Trump Administration's policies an "assault" on the H-1B visa, but that's exactly what American tech-workers need. For too long, they've faced increased job competition and age discrimination as a result of...

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Fox News) – An illegal immigrant from Vietnam faces life in prison after being convicted Monday in the 2012 hammer-killing of a family of five after losing money at a casino earlier in the evening.

Binh Thai Luc, who had a violent criminal history and was supposed to be deported in 2006, was found guilty in the murders of a family of Chinese immigrants. He was also found guilty of five counts of attempted robbery and two counts of burglary.

Luc, who was in debt and served an eviction notice, killed the family during a robbery after he lost money at a casino on March 23, 2012.

Prosecutors said the family kept thousands of dollars in cash in the San Francisco home. Luc had more than $6,500 with him during his arrest. The jury was told that Luc settled his debt after the killings.

“This was a very gruesome, brutal murder, and we’re pleased we’re getting some accountability for the family and for...

Liberals Love Lynch Mob ‘Justice’

Apparently, you can’t teach an old dog a new trick. This is why, in every era of history, the elites who run the Democratic Party have always promoted and exploited lynch mob “justice” for political gain.

No matter how many times Republicans have stressed the importance of due process, the rule of law, and not rushing to condemn people based on their skin color or gender (e.g., by abolishing slavery, championing women’s right to voteand terminating the Democrats’ reign of racial segregation and terror known as Jim Crow), Democratic elites always find new ways to manipulate voters by appealing to their emotions and playing the race (or gender) card. The recent, cynical maneuvering of Democratic politicians in response to unproven allegations of “groping” or sexual misconduct provide yet another example of how Democrats rush to make judgments based on emotions — and the race and/or gender of the accused — instead of respecting the hallowed principle that everyone should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

Last week, Democrats forced two of their own (Senator Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers) to walk the plank in response to mere allegations of wrongdoing, in a transparent attempt to position their party to try to score political pointsagainst President Trump and the GOP. In neither case did a court of law determine that the two politicians had engaged in wrongdoing. Nor did a congressional ethics panel take testimony, gather evidence or make findings. Instead, to appease the appetites of a rabid liberal mob (and out of political expediency), Democrats stripped two of their colleagues of their right to a fair hearing and forced them to resign under a cloud of shame.

Now, I admit to enjoying a feeling of schadenfreude while watching the pretentious Al Franken get knifed in the back by...

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The 90 Miles Mystery Box: Episode #104

You have come across a mystery box. But what is inside? 
It could be literally anything from the serene to the horrific, 
from the beautiful to the repugnant, 
from the mysterious to the familiar.

If you decide to open it, you could be disappointed, 
you could be inspired, you could be appalled. 

This is not for the faint of heart or the easily offended. 
You have been warned.

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