China and India – not Mexico – are now sending us the most “legal” immigrants to take our very best jobs and lower all wages

No country has sent more of its nationals to the United States over the last decade than China, according to the Census Bureau.

In 2006, 350,000 Mexican nationals legally arrived in the U.S., which was more than Chinese, Indians, and Canadians combined. A dozen years later, it was China that supplied the most foreign-born immigrants to the U.S. — surpassing India, Mexico, and Canada in 2018.

Since 2010, China has dominated foreign-born legal immigration, as both corporations and universities competed to offer visas and other incentives that displaced American workers and scholars, reducing wages and opportunities for U.S. citizens.

The population of Chinese immigrants in the United States has zoomed nearly 700% since 1980, reaching 2.5 million in 2018. Some 1.2 million legal immigrants from all nations are imported into our country every year.

Click here to view an interactive map that shows where immigrants (not born in the U.S.) from China and other countries have settled in the U.S.

Issuing employment visas to China and India harshly impacts our technical and professional fields. These work permits go to U.S. firms that claim no Americans exist to do high-paying jobs. It is a ridiculous claim, considering, for example, the current median H-1B salary is $90,000 for software engineers.

While corporate America is maintaining there are no qualified citizen applicants for these jobs, millions of STEM grads work outside their specialties.

Another population factor is that China leads the world in sending international students to the United States. In just the 2018-19 school year, close to 377,000 students from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau were enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions, according to the Institute of International Education. They accounted for about one-third of the 1 million international students studying in the United States.

One benefit to China is that it receives a booming growth of remittances from their citizens working here – now more than $70 billion a year. Another benefit is that China dominates our STEM advanced degree programs, and their leaders have easy access to U.S. corporate and military technology.

Tom Psillas

Tom Psillas is one of the Americans hit by the increase in hiring foreigners, especially from China and India:

The H-1B Visa program is definitely a big issue for most of us software developers born and raised in the US. Over 65% of us have been replaced with H-1B Visa workers, only because companies are getting away with it and the laws are not being enforced enough.

Psillas said that 20 years ago Silicon Valley had some Chinese and Indian workers, who were “educated and well-trained.”

Now that the H-1B Visa program has grown too big, we have issues with the large Indian firms dumping H-1B Visa workers in almost all large corporations in America; many times replacing older American workers.

The American worker, me included, was forced to train these H-1B workers, who were our replacements. Do you think we could train them to do everything we learned over many years? Absolutely not.

The end result is sub-standard work, incompetence (not due to lack of effort), and lack of direction from management, who fear for their own job.

Most H-1B workers work hard, Psillas explained, “but after a while, when they see the attitude of management in corporate America and they start caring less about the job.”

Who wouldn’t, given the conditions they are forced to work under. The Indian recruiting firms exploit them, making things even worse.

It is not their fault. It is the fault of corporate CEOs, who care about making their big bonus by cutting expenses and propping up stocks for their investors. They don’t care about the American worker, who lost their job, any more than they care about the H-1B Visa workers being exploited.

…most American software developers in their 60s are out of work, at a time when we should be making the most and spending the most, helping our economy. Instead, we are not eating out anymore, not buying anything, losing our homes or not remodeling them, and not spending money on imports from China.

The following H-1B major occupations and total employed by foreign workers:

The U.S. H-1B is issued for three years, but can be renewed for another three years if approved by the government and employer.

After graduation with a Masters or Doctor’s degrees, Chinese international students generally return home to use their skills there.

Republican Mike Lee and Democrat Kamala Harris in bed together for plot against American workers

Talk about two, very strange bedfellows!

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) might be described as Ying and Yang in their public political positions, but when it comes to destroying jobs for Americans, they are as inseparable as Ding and Dong.

This odd couple is co-sponsoring the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, a bill that would remove per-country caps for employment-based green cards, and give India a huge advantage in exporting their workers here to take Americans’ jobs.

Harris’ mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, immigrated to the United States from Madras, India in 1960. Her father, Donald Harris, emigrated from Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at University of California. She is Jamaican-Indian-American for those who like hyphenations.

Lee is a Mormon from Utah, who has earned a 100% rating from the Club for Growth and 99% from the Koch Brothers-supported Heritage Society. He wants the age for Social Security retirement hiked three years to 70, cuts in benefit payments to those retired, and a host of policies that mirror the John Birch Society’s pro-corporate, anti-public design for society. He is of English, Swiss, and Danish descent

Harris wants Medicare for All, is rated seven percent by the National Rifle Association (NRA), and believes companies should provide contraception under ObamaCare. She even posted some 3,600 different Facebook ads against Brett Kavanaugh, whom Lee supported for Supreme Court Justice.

Yet, when it comes to the so-called “Fairness” act, Harris and Lee join ranks with organizations including: Immigration Voice, Compete America Coalition, the Information Technology Industry Council, Google, Microsoft, The Heritage Foundation and La Raza. The giant technology companies are especially anxious to get this bill passed, so they can import hundreds of thousands of software techs and engineers from India.

Both six-year-term Senators spout the usual propaganda about why we don’t need jobs for talented Americans.

Immigrants should not be penalized due to their country of origin,” Lee said.

Treating people fairly and equally is part of our founding creed and the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act reflects that belief. Immigration is often a contentious issue, but we should not delay progress in areas where there is bipartisan consensus just because we have differences in a other areas.

“Ours is a nation of immigrants, and our strength has always come from our diversity and our unity,” Harris said.

We must do more to eliminate discriminatory backlogs and facilitate family unity so that high-skilled immigrants are not vulnerable to exploitation and can stay in the U.S. and continue to contribute to the economy. I’m proud to join with Senator Lee on this bipartisan legislation to ensure that our country remains vibrant and dynamic.

The Harris-Lee bill works by lifting the current “country cap” immigration rules, which say that people from one country can receive up to seven percent of the 140,000 green cards sponsored by employers each year. This forces diversity to companies’ hiring of foreign workers.

In practice, loopholes allow Indians to double their inflow, with roughly 14 percent of the annual allotment each year. That 14 percent provides green cards to roughly 23,000 Indian workers, spouses, and children each year.

But that annual supply of 23,000 cards is too small for all the Indian workers who have been sponsored for green cards by U.S. and Indian outsourcing firms. The result is that roughly 630,000 Indian visa workers, spouses, and children are slowly moving through the line for green cards.

The huge population of temporary workers is made possible by Congress, which allows H-1B visa-workers to continuously extend their six-year stay in the United States, once their company sponsors them for green cards. That extension law has been used by the Indian outsourcing companies to greatly expand their “temporary” H-1B workforce already in the U.S. to nearly 700,000 workers.

Harris and Lee are proposing to end “country caps” and allow visa workers to get their green cards on a first come, first served basis. The Indian-run, middle-class outsourcing industry is so large that Indian visa workers will receive nearly all of the green cards for the next several years. A smaller group of workers will come from China, the Philippines, and other nations.

Michelle Malkin, whose parents were in the U.S. on employer-sponsored visas when she was born a citizen in Philadelphia, is a severe critic of the GOP’s pro-visa programs, and went after Republicans at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC):

It’s interesting because in sort of the mainstream establishment of the conservative movement, the kind that is essentially ruled at CPAC for year after year after year, there’s been — in my mind — not as much progress on (fixing) legal immigration issues, Malkin said.

And you hear it with this talking point, this platitude from many sort of defensive virtue signalers that ‘I’m against illegal immigration but for legal immigration. What does that mean? What numbers? How much? And who?

Asking the questions and answering them is so necessary, especially in this environment where the donor class and the establishment Republican ruling class don’t want those questions asked,” Malkin added.

In the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) latest research, Malkin said the supposed “highly skilled” H-1B visa foreign workers that are imported by big business and tech giants are not, in fact, highly educated:

The idea, for example, that these thousands and thousands and tens of thousands of people with H-1B visas are the ‘best and the brightest’ simply isn’t borne out by the data. And the data is the data. The data is not racist, the data is not xenophobic or discriminatory and it’s not picking and choosing. The data is the data.

And the data show that by and large, the vast majority of people with H-1B visas are journeymen and they are of average skill.

They are not the best and the brightest. They are not starting world shaking companies. They are not earning hundreds and thousands of patents that no American can secure and innovations that no American can come up with.”

Unlimited visa advocates and companies claim there is a shortage of high skill workers, but tests show that immigrants with foreign college degree score far lower than Americans graduates.

Michael S. Teitelbaum, vice president of the Sloan Foundation, said there is no shortage of American-born scientists and engineers.

Teitelbaum said there is evidence suggesting surpluses. He explained that there are significantly more science and engineering graduates in the United States than attractive positions available in the workforce. Similarly, B. Lindsay Lowell and Harold Salzman also pointed out the disproportionate percentage of bachelor’s degree holders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) were not employed in those occupations.

Looking at the STEM labor market, Salzman said that, for every two students graduating with a U.S. STEM degree, only one is employed in STEM, because of a lack of suitable jobs.

For many, the salaries are too low, forcing them into other fields not infiltrated by visa hires. In 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 74 percent of those who had a bachelor’s degree in a STEM major were not employed in STEM occupations.

The argument goes that foreign workers are more talented or better educated, but CIS researcher Jason Richwine found that among those surveyed with at least a college degree, native-born Americans scored at the 74th percentile in literacy, while U.S.-educated legal immigrants scored at the 66th percentile. Trailing behind, foreign-educated legal immigrants, brought to the U.S. to take high-paying American jobs, scored at the 42nd percentile in literacy.

A good example of how unfair our visa programs have become is Jay Palmer, a software expert who was forced to train his Indian replacement, after he was terminated from his Florida job at Disney Corporation:

The federal offer of green cards to foreign workers tilts the field decisively by providing huge government-funded prizes — work permits, green cards, and citizenship – to foreign workers, who agree to take Americans’ jobs at lower wages, work longer hours, live in overcrowded apartments, move from city to city, and complain less, Palmer said.

Indian managers rationally exclude young American graduates from new jobs, and instead hire Indian visa workers, he explained.

Indians only hire Indians because they can manipulate them, exploit them, and the young workers just take it because [any job in the United States] is better than being back in a poverty-stricken nation…they’ll work 70 to 80 hours a week … and they won’t complain.

Worse, many American firms rely on Indian subcontractors to do introductory jobs, such as software testing and maintenance. The result is that few Americans get starter jobs in the technology sector, Palmer said.

Many Americans are talented but they have little hope of getting a job in the tech fields because they will ask for fair wages.

The Harris-Lee Senate bill is additionally cosponsored by

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Jim Moran (R-KS)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ)
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ)

The companion House bill is sponsored by all these Republicans:

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., Rep. Any Barr, R-Ky, Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla, Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind, Rep. Ken Calvert, Ken, R-Calif., Rep. Ken Calvert, Ken, R-Calif., Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-P.R.,  Rep. Michael Guest, R-Miss., Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky., Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah., Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.,  Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Rep. Ron Estes, R-Kan., Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio., Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas., Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio., Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kans., Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa.,  Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., Rep. David Roe, R-Tenn., Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., Rep. Elise, Stefanik, R-N.Y., Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah., Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Rep. Don Young, R-Ak., Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Minn., Rep. David Schweikert, R-Az.,  Rep. Steven Watkins, R-Kan., Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah., Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas., Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Rep. David Rouzer, R-N.C., Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas., Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa.,

And all these Democrats:

Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Rep. Donald McEachin, D-Va., Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisc., Rep. Joseph Morelle, D-N.Y., Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine., Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J., Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., Rep. Dina Titus, D-N.V., Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., Rep. Yvette Clarke,  D-N.Y., Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Rep. James Comer, D-Ky., Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn., Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., Rep. T.J. Cox, D-Calif., Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pa., Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., Rep. Bill Foster, D-Il., Rep. Vincente Gonzalez, D-Texas.,Rep. Josh Harder, D-Calif., Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas., Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Rep. Eddie Johnson, D-Texas., Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Rep. Ann Kuster, D-N.H., Rep. James Langevin, D-R.I., Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., Rep. Norma Torres, D-Calif., Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Rep. Susan Wild, D-Pa., Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Ca., Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Calif., Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Rep. Mary Scanlon, D-Pa., Rep. John Garamendi, D-Ga., Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine., Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas., Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., Rep. Bradley Schneider, D-Ill., Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., Rep. Sean Patrick, D-N.Y., Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., Rep. Derek Kilmer,  D-Wash.

It is amazing how “bipartisan” our crooked Congress has become, when it has the opportunity to cut wages of the American middle class, satisfy corporate greed, and ensure future campaign contributions, personal gifts and secret payoffs.

American teachers competing for jobs against J-1 foreigners, who get low wages, pay no FICA taxes

Glendale, known as “Arizona’s Antique Capital” and home to the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, has a problem.

The city doesn’t like paying its elementary public school teachers a decent wage.

With a Master’s degree annual teacher’s base pay is only $41,007. Ph.Ds earn just $1,000 more!

Boasting a  median family income of $51,162, Glendale is no inner city ghetto facing falling taxes and urban rot, but its Pendergast Elementary School District in 2014 decided to pay its teachers about $10,000 a year less than the national average, despite the high local cost of living. Continue reading “American teachers competing for jobs against J-1 foreigners, who get low wages, pay no FICA taxes”

Make American workers poor again with H-2Bs; Trump bows to business buddies and hotel honchos

During his Saturday campaign rally in Washington, Michigan, the “Hire America” President Donald Trump said that the U.S.A. unemployment numbers were so good that it was now possible to allow many more guest workers into the country to work the fields and take millions of other jobs. The audience gasped and then was silent.

FDR-PROGRSS-PROVIDE-FOR-POORIt reminded voters, some who vigorously supported Barack Obama, of how that progressive candidate promised to reform the finance cartel, but then appointed nearly everyone from Wall Street to the Cabinet and highest councils.

And many may have recalled the first George Bush’s lip-reading campaign promise of “no new taxes.”

Or FDR’s pledge in the 1940 election to not send “our boys” into a European War.

I always thought it was a choice of two scenarios: some Presidents change their mind and some lie. But now there is the third possibility – that the President doesn’t have a clue about what he is saying. Mr. Trump, are you listening carefully? Continue reading “Make American workers poor again with H-2Bs; Trump bows to business buddies and hotel honchos”

India lobbies, Congress listens, we lose our jobs

An adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales has revealed the depth and danger of lobbying by India to end jobs for Americans and replace them with H-1B holders.In an interview Ashok Sharma said lobbying has not diminished under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump, who campaigned against H1B visas. In fact, the opposite seems true, as Sharma explained:

Since Modi’s arrival and reactivation of Indian lobbying in the post-nuclear deal phase, H-1B visas is the first major issue to show its strength and effectiveness. Indian lobbying has suddenly become active, especially to tackle the US move to curb H-1B visas.

It has also evolved in strength and strategy since its inception phase in the 1990s. It’s now well-organized, coordinated and more focused in its approach. But they will need to focus on individuals and officials who are influential in the Trump administration.

Sharma said that a multi-pronged approach will allow Indians to take Continue reading “India lobbies, Congress listens, we lose our jobs”

Iranians, Syrians okay, but American dentist can’t serve country, because his mother lives in Israel

UPDATE: 2/22/2018: The leaders of Russia, Iran and Syria are colluding to eliminate U.S. influence in the Middle East and continue their three dictatorships with all the economic and political inequality absolute authority guarantees. Bush, Obama and Trump have judged other world leaders by American fear of conflict against enemies with stated absolute conviction. These foes will never change their mind without force or fear of it. Forget peace in our time, or you will find our time in pieces.

  – my WAPO comment on Syrian atrocities


December 19, 2015

His Excellency Mohammad Javad Zarif
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Dear Mr. Minister:

Thanks for a constructive meeting yesterday. I wanted to get back to you in response to your inquiry about amendments to our Visa Waiver Program. First, I want to confirm to you that we remain fully committed to the sanctions lifting provided for under the JCPOA. We will adhere to the full measure of our commitments, per the agreement. Our team is working hard to be prepared and as soon as we reach implementation day we will lift appropriate sanctions.

I am also confident that the recent changes in visa requirements passed in Congress, which the Administration has the authority to waive, will not in any way prevent us from meeting our JCPOA commitments, and that we will implement them so as not to interfere with legitimate business interests of Iran. To this end, we have a number of potential tools available to us, including multiple entry ten-year business visas, programs for expediting business visas, and the waiver authority provided under the new legislation. I am happy to discuss this further and provide any additional clarification.

Secretary of State John Kerry

Most Americans don’t realize that “Kerry” Continue reading “Iranians, Syrians okay, but American dentist can’t serve country, because his mother lives in Israel”