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Administrator2
11-05-2015, 06:53 PM
Link to the YouTube video from earlier today at DHS Ombudsman:
https://youtu.be/Eu7bat3S3EI

This video represents the collective anguish of the skilled Immigrants stuck in green card backlog who have very few rights and are victims of a corrupt system protected by a syndicate of employers, immigration lawyers and government officials. This syndicate functions as a mafia whose purpose is to ensure the status quo so the system continues to bring in immigrant workers with fewer rights into US and ensures that those workers continue to have fewer rights so companies can have more control over immigrants workers to displace Americans.

The system feeds off the work of very little job mobility for Immigrants. The way the real system works, immigrants with fewer rights are more attractive to the employers over equivalent American workers, resulting in the displacement of American workers. This is the real reason for instances of American losing job to temporary visa holders in companies like Disney, Southern California Edison and hundreds of other companies across the country. So the system ensures that immigrants are exploited and Americans are discriminated against. This is not an exception, this is the norm and this is how the real system works.

DHS Ombudsman’s Annual report shows a graph for L1B RFE rate. Immigration Voice wants to know, why the Ombudsman/DHS/USCIS has never EVER published any report showing number of Americans displaced by H1 & L1 visa programs – Americans who lost their jobs because their replacement had fewer rights, or, immigrants who were exploited by employers.

I just sat through a day’s worth of nonsensical commentary about how to bring in more Immigrants into the country and to ensure that they have fewer rights. There was not a peep about the rights of immigrant workers. No one asked obvious questions about the many elephants in the room. Why DHS/Ombudsman Annual event has only immigration lawyers or company representatives as the only “stakeholders”. Why common immigrants or Americans are not considered “stakeholders”? Are common people not allowed to participate in public debate? And when I tried to speak up that throughout the event, no one in the room brought up “displacement of American worker”, “exploitation and abuses of immigrants” or that “immigrants have fewer rights”, DHS officials tried to shut me down even though they would let some immigration lawyer break the rule set by moderator and ask 3-4 questions.

EAD for I140 rule will give some ability for immigrants with approved immigrant petition to change jobs. But we see that immigration lawyers and companies are trying to kill or water down this fix. What are the authorities going to do to help the One Million plus people stuck in Green Card backlogs – people with fewer rights – hanging in there – in great emotional and financial stress – costing American jobs? What has the USCIS being doing for the last 10 plus years while this human tragedy has been unfolding? Don’t they read the letters we send them? Why are Immigration Lawyers asking questions designed to get USCIS/DHS to say that an Immigration Petition does not belong to the Immigrant? Why is the I-140 EAD rule taking so long?

After sitting through a day of immigration lawyers, employers and the government pat each other on the back for their success in exploiting the system – these were my thoughts and questions to the Panel and the Audience.

This is the real reason why Americans are fed-up with the government because handful of corrupt government officials are trading changes to the system to ensure immigrants have fewer rights so these corrupt government officials will get a cushy private sector job someday.

bennyd20
11-05-2015, 07:27 PM
Thank you IV for speaking on our behalf.

Greally appreciate all your efforts!!

testman
11-05-2015, 07:33 PM
Proud of you, Aman!

I wish we could all tell our stories and let them see how much we are getting exploited by these employers. I wish I had known about this slavery before I came to US 10 years back.

GC2022
11-05-2015, 07:35 PM
*claps*

pin drop silence. wtf.

Bhishma
11-05-2015, 07:56 PM
All Sepoys/Chamchas/Chelas/SuperDuperModerators,

Here are a points for you to consider leaving as 'comments' to this thread

Why did Aman speak at this conference?
Why did Aman not send a private email to DHS Ombundsman and the panel?
Did Aman really leave his EGO and represent the entire backlogged Skilled immigrant
community?
What did Aman achieve from his question today when it was clearly tweeted by our
honorable, respected, deemed immigration lawyers?
Why did DHS Ombundsman or the panel 'block' Aman when he was asking the right questions?
Why did Aman speakup at this conference, he could have clearly tweeted or blogged with all his questions?
Why did Aman speak about 'Displacement' when he could have used his time to get more H1Bs?
What are immigrant rights? Why did Aman talk about rights when he could have clearly asked for EAD?
What was it that Aman mentioned about 'I-140 Immigrant worker petition'?
Why did Aman side track the discussion about 'Immigrant worker petition' when our beloved lawyers clearly told us that it is Employer property and they will not be sharing it with us
Why did Aman not speak about Skills Act when it clearly increases 55K visas?
Who paid for Aman's expenses? Is it all accounted for? Does IV have receipts?
Why did Aman represent all immigrants when 5 or 6 of us have a different outfit?

I am working hard guys. Please help me help you. Post me any points that I missed and my apologies

bikram_das_in
11-05-2015, 08:10 PM
Salute IV and Aman Kapur. Does not matter what the outcome is, sometimes one has to speak up and speak loud and clear, the whole truth and nothing but truth.

DMX17
11-05-2015, 08:42 PM
All Sepoys/Chamchas/Chelas/SuperDuperModerators,



I guess a reminder to everyone….. or an effort to bring to their attention for the first time in case their vision has been covered by the dust from twitter lies and forum hallucinations.

The group (IV) that other forum is not supposed to describe by name is the only one that pushed for this I-140 fix with the agenda of providing job flexibility to everyone of us. Again the intent was to provide job flexibility and the VB was also based on the same idea. As they said in the conference, the intent of AC21 was to provide job flexibility, but reality is very different as can be seen by the backlog condition we are all living. 15 year ago, they used the job flexibility disguise to create a system that does not really provide job flexibility in an easy way that does not put in money in their pockets. Here, by they, I mean all of them mentioned in Admin2’s pot: Lawyers, Employers, Government Officials

So we would not be talking about this unless IV had worked hard since last year. Now that we heard the same man (Aman) from IV talk about the fix which they put in EO in the first, I cannot comment if there are still people out there questioning IV’s credibility (as it was famously twitted by the #1 lawyer on the internet).

Reading Admin2’s post, I have a feeling that this fix is not going to be easy.

Confident
11-05-2015, 09:39 PM
All Sepoys/Chamchas/Chelas/SuperDuperModerators,

Here are a points for you to consider leaving as 'comments' to this thread

Why did Aman speak at this conference?
Why did Aman not send a private email to DHS Ombundsman and the panel?
Did Aman really leave his EGO and represent the entire backlogged Skilled immigrant
community?
What did Aman achieve from his question today when it was clearly tweeted by our
honorable, respected, deemed immigration lawyers?
Why did DHS Ombundsman or the panel 'block' Aman when he was asking the right questions?
Why did Aman speakup at this conference, he could have clearly tweeted or blogged with all his questions?
Why did Aman speak about 'Displacement' when he could have used his time to get more H1Bs?
What are immigrant rights? Why did Aman talk about rights when he could have clearly asked for EAD?
What was it that Aman mentioned about 'I-140 Immigrant worker petition'?
Why did Aman side track the discussion about 'Immigrant worker petition' when our beloved lawyers clearly told us that it is Employer property and they will not be sharing it with us
Why did Aman not speak about Skills Act when it clearly increases 55K visas?
Who paid for Aman's expenses? Is it all accounted for? Does IV have receipts?
Why did Aman represent all immigrants when 5 or 6 of us have a different outfit?

I am working hard guys. Please help me help you. Post me any points that I missed and my apologies
Let me take this Opportunity to thank Aman first. He will be remembered lifelong for what he has done today. I could not resist but to comment for the first time though. I regularly visit both the forums. Such was the impact of Aman's voice that senior members in lawyers forum came to the front and appreciated Aman which shows the charm by itself. s-Gan,santy,soopergirl and some others fought with their own members to thank and appreciate Aman.

greenappletx
11-05-2015, 10:59 PM
Thanks IV & Aman, I felt really happy after listening to Aman, gr8 work.

checklaw
11-05-2015, 11:24 PM
No words adequate to describe my profound respect.... !!!

panchi2131
11-06-2015, 03:28 AM
Hope this video becomes viral via twitter and facebook,and some news channels pick it up ..

rupen
11-06-2015, 07:02 AM
If people had doubts, this video should clear them up in knowing whose side IV is on. Talk is cheap. Actions matter. If people have realized IV's intentions and know that it has been around for a decade and know that it is doing right things, they should join IV rather than engaging in discussions online in different forums and fighting with each other.

Administrator2
11-06-2015, 08:11 AM
Reading Admin2’s post, I have a feeling that this fix is not going to be easy.

Which is fine because nothing is easy. These rights comes from creator, including the right to live free (meaning change employer at free will). But companies, immigration lawyers and bureaucrats have ensured that people in backlogs cannot live free and change jobs. They seem to pretend and make it look like as if they are having this decades long intellectual discussion about whether to let immigrants change jobs or whom does I-140 belong. No where in the law does it say that immigrants should not be allowed to change jobs during green card process. The only requirement in the law is that immigrants wait for 180 days after filing AOS. But law doesn't say that immigrants cannot change jobs before filing AOS or 180 days after filing AOS.

There is a system of corruption where in companies and immigration lawyers control the system. The system is designed to ensure that some how immigrants are denied rights for long time and then immigrants with fewer rights are used as tools to displace Americans in the job market and to keep wages low. This corrupt system works great for small handful of employers but it hurts Americans and immigrants alike.

jsd123
11-06-2015, 09:57 AM
Link to the YouTube video from earlier today at DHS Ombudsman:
https://youtu.be/Eu7bat3S3EI

This video represents the collective anguish of the skilled Immigrants stuck in green card backlog who have very few rights and are victims of a corrupt system protected by a syndicate of employers, immigration lawyers and government officials. This syndicate functions as a mafia whose purpose is to ensure the status quo so the system continues to bring in immigrant workers with fewer rights into US and ensures that those workers continue to have fewer rights so companies can have more control over immigrants workers to displace Americans.

The system feeds off the work of very little job mobility for Immigrants. The way the real system works, immigrants with fewer rights are more attractive to the employers over equivalent American workers, resulting in the displacement of American workers. This is the real reason for instances of American losing job to temporary visa holders in companies like Disney, Southern California Edison and hundreds of other companies across the country. So the system ensures that immigrants are exploited and Americans are discriminated against. This is not an exception, this is the norm and this is how the real system works.

DHS Ombudsman’s Annual report shows a graph for L1B RFE rate. Immigration Voice wants to know, why the Ombudsman/DHS/USCIS has never EVER published any report showing number of Americans displaced by H1 & L1 visa programs – Americans who lost their jobs because their replacement had fewer rights, or, immigrants who were exploited by employers.

I just sat through a day’s worth of nonsensical commentary about how to bring in more Immigrants into the country and to ensure that they have fewer rights. There was not a peep about the rights of immigrant workers. No one asked obvious questions about the many elephants in the room. Why DHS/Ombudsman Annual event has only immigration lawyers or company representatives as the only “stakeholders”. Why common immigrants or Americans are not considered “stakeholders”? Are common people not allowed to participate in public debate? And when I tried to speak up that throughout the event, no one in the room brought up “displacement of American worker”, “exploitation and abuses of immigrants” or that “immigrants have fewer rights”, DHS officials tried to shut me down even though they would let some immigration lawyer break the rule set by moderator and ask 3-4 questions.

EAD for I140 rule will give some ability for immigrants with approved immigrant petition to change jobs. But we see that immigration lawyers and companies are trying to kill or water down this fix. What are the authorities going to do to help the One Million plus people stuck in Green Card backlogs – people with fewer rights – hanging in there – in great emotional and financial stress – costing American jobs? What has the USCIS being doing for the last 10 plus years while this human tragedy has been unfolding? Don’t they read the letters we send them? Why are Immigration Lawyers asking questions designed to get USCIS/DHS to say that an Immigration Petition does not belong to the Immigrant? Why is the I-140 EAD rule taking so long?

After sitting through a day of immigration lawyers, employers and the government pat each other on the back for their success in exploiting the system – these were my thoughts and questions to the Panel and the Audience.

This is the real reason why Americans are fed-up with the government because handful of corrupt government officials are trading changes to the system to ensure immigrants have fewer rights so these corrupt government officials will get a cushy private sector job someday.

Thank You Aman !!
Kudos to your courage for speaking the TRUTH !!

rahdirs
11-06-2015, 10:03 AM
Thanks Aman for saying aloud what we all wanted to say! I truly hope this brings change for us "slaves".

foia
11-06-2015, 12:21 PM
Thanks Aman for being Legal Immigrants voice. God bless you.

john_jony
11-06-2015, 02:06 PM
That represented the exact frustrations felt by millions of legal immigrants in ironically this land of immigrants.

gten
11-06-2015, 02:40 PM
Well done, Sir!

DMX17
11-06-2015, 03:58 PM
Which is fine because nothing is easy. These rights comes from creator, including the right to live free (meaning change employer at free will). But companies, immigration lawyers and bureaucrats have ensured that people in backlogs cannot live free and change jobs. They seem to pretend and make it look like as if they are having this decades long intellectual discussion about whether to let immigrants change jobs or whom does I-140 belong. No where in the law does it say that immigrants should not be allowed to change jobs during green card process. The only requirement in the law is that immigrants wait for 180 days after filing AOS. But law doesn't say that immigrants cannot change jobs before filing AOS or 180 days after filing AOS.

There is a system of corruption where in companies and immigration lawyers control the system. The system is designed to ensure that some how immigrants are denied rights for long time and then immigrants with fewer rights are used as tools to displace Americans in the job market and to keep wages low. This corrupt system works great for small handful of employers but it hurts Americans and immigrants alike.

The reason I said that was because after searching the non-government panelists yesterday, I thought to that the money interest is very powerful compared to us. Just re-stating what you have said it that EVERYONE is trying to get us.

I checked the esteemed panelists who were invited as “employer’s representatives”. The lady is a lawyer from a law firm in CA and is also an AILA Chairperson and liaison at USCIS CSC. The guy, who was asked to talk about VB reversal, is from Deloitte in NY. We all know Deloitte files huge numbers (total of more than 10,000 H-1Bs in FY2015). Here is one company where many many immigrant employees will leave on the next opportunity, which I think the guy mentioned in his comment. Deliotte’s own report on turn over calls it “resume tsunami”.

As the adage in consulting goes “If you are not part of the solution, there is good money to be made by prolonging the problem”. Since it is not their problem, I do not expect them to talk in our favor but there is definitely very good chance that they are all in for prolonging the problem.

Waiting for action items!!!

saturn12
11-07-2015, 12:00 PM
Saw the Video great job,lets see if these people do some changes.

Thanks to all the members and Aman for the good work.

Raj:)

max4438
11-07-2015, 01:22 PM
The reason I said that was because after searching the non-government panelists yesterday, I thought to that the money interest is very powerful compared to us. Just re-stating what you have said it that EVERYONE is trying to get us.

I checked the esteemed panelists who were invited as “employer’s representatives”. The lady is a lawyer from a law firm in CA and is also an AILA Chairperson and liaison at USCIS CSC. The guy, who was asked to talk about VB reversal, is from Deloitte in NY. We all know Deloitte files huge numbers (total of more than 10,000 H-1Bs in FY2015). Here is one company where many many immigrant employees will leave on the next opportunity, which I think the guy mentioned in his comment. Deliotte’s own report on turn over calls it “resume tsunami”.

As the adage in consulting goes “If you are not part of the solution, there is good money to be made by prolonging the problem”. Since it is not their problem, I do not expect them to talk in our favor but there is definitely very good chance that they are all in for prolonging the problem.

Waiting for action items!!!

Out of curiosity - who are the panelists on the stage?

DMX17
11-07-2015, 01:38 PM
Out of curiosity - who are the panelists on the stage?

Check the agenda here:
2015 Fifth Annual Conference | Homeland Security (http://www.dhs.gov/topic/save-date-fifth-annual-conference)

rsr_am
11-07-2015, 02:03 PM
Out of curiosity - who are the panelists on the stage?

The day is not far when we start seeing workers (IV) as one of the panelists. If employers/lawyers can have 2 panelists, so should employees....

The moderator then will be forced to ask opinions of how the employees/workers see a particular question/scenario/regulation, not just listening to employers pains and their difficulties..

DMX17
11-07-2015, 02:22 PM
The day is not far when we start seeing workers (IV) as one of the panelists. If employers/lawyers can have 2 panelists, so should employees....

The moderator then will be forced to ask opinions of how the employees/workers see a particular question/scenario/regulation, not just listening to employers pains and their difficulties..

Hope your wish comes true.

Enough of this shit: employer claiming to represent us without heart and lawyers worshiping their masters (employers). Beurocrats agreeing to both to get their next high paying job at employers or lawyers. It's a game about us but we are not in it (except on various forms)

max4438
11-07-2015, 03:37 PM
I am absolutely disgusted to find Deloitte as one the panelists. Does anyone think that they will ever allow EAD l140? Now the watering down of the executive action- special cases and 1 yr wait etc starts making sense.

Let's make this video viral, forward it to all friends/family who have been impacted or know someone who is affected. Let's stop living in delusion that if we wait long enough our turn will come, this is about perversion of policy and displacement of workers to benefit a few individuals. No company in their right mind will ever give up this steady supply of bonded laborers.

Even if I become a citizen I will be worried because this perversed immigration policy will lower down my salary and get me and my kids out of job because I can never compete with a bonded labor willing to work at half the salary for 10 years for a chance at GC. Let's make sure all Americans know of this not just legal bonded immigrants.

GC2022
11-08-2015, 09:58 AM
Elissa McGovern - the one who was chairing this - U.S. Department of Labor. Ms. McGovern is the Chief of the Policy Division for the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification. She was formerly Of Counsel to the firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP, focusing on legislative and agency advocacy on immigration issues affecting employers in the global marketplace. Ms. McGovern is the former Associate Director of Liaison for the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association and a past Chair of the AILA Greater Washington, D.C., Chapter, as well as a former member of the steering committee of Compete America - She was fine untill aman asked her to stop laughing, thats when she was like - OK shit is getting serious lets shut this guy up before it hits the fan. Alright Aman - thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. please. please. thank you.

Peter Schiron - The dude who was taking notes constanly as if he gave a shit, Works at the same place i work ( Deloitte LLP) he is an assistant general councel. Aman gave this guy the wee wees. Hence the vigorous note taking.

Frederick Troncone - The french beard who acknowl.../understands our situation is the CISOmbudsman. I just wrote to his Office to make this full video available publicly. Lets see what they say. they made the damn thing private.

Sharvari Dalal-Dheini (USCIS) - Ex lawyer - now with USCIS. SHe was also taking notes for some reason, considering she knows exactly what aman was talking about.

Alexandra P. Haskell - USCIS

Kevin Cummings - Our hero who cannot comment till rule is actually proposed. He also chose not to answer why it took so long for Same or similar and why we have a one year wait time as well.

Jambo
11-08-2015, 02:15 PM
Elissa McGovern - the one who was chairing this - U.S. Department of Labor. Ms. McGovern is the Chief of the Policy Division for the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification. She was formerly Of Counsel to the firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP, focusing on legislative and agency advocacy on immigration issues affecting employers in the global marketplace. Ms. McGovern is the former Associate Director of Liaison for the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association and a past Chair of the AILA Greater Washington, D.C., Chapter, as well as a former member of the steering committee of Compete America - She was fine untill aman asked her to stop laughing, thats when she was like - OK shit is getting serious lets shut this guy up before it hits the fan. Alright Aman - thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. please. please. thank you.

Peter Schiron - The dude who was taking notes constanly as if he gave a shit, Works at the same place i work ( Deloitte LLP) he is an assistant general councel. Aman gave this guy the wee wees. Hence the vigorous note taking.

Frederick Troncone - The french beard who acknowl.../understands our situation is the CISOmbudsman. I just wrote to his Office to make this full video available publicly. Lets see what they say. they made the damn thing private.

Sharvari Dalal-Dheini (USCIS) - Ex lawyer - now with USCIS. SHe was also taking notes for some reason, considering she knows exactly what aman was talking about.

Alexandra P. Haskell - USCIS

Kevin Cummings - Our hero who cannot comment till rule is actually proposed. He also chose not to answer why it took so long for Same or similar and why we have a one year wait time as well.

So it looks like Kevin Cummings is one of our true heroes and proponents. Who are the other folks on the panel that are on our side, and who are the ones that would like to see continued indentured servitude?

eastindia
11-08-2015, 05:00 PM
I have a very important question I am hoping someone could answer.

Whenever someting on immigration happens many immigration blogs post the news and updates. Aman's video is a watershed event on immigration. It is a first time public outside the closed negotitiation rooms saw how Immigration Voice leadership speaks with powers that be. While some IV volunteers already know much much IV pushes and argues to talk about our interests, public at large never knew this.

But I am amazed none of the popular immigration blogs, business, websites, trackers that people quote every day have reported or published this video on their website. Why?

Is it far to think that these popular websites do not support Immigrant rights and EAD for I140?

I am just trying to put 2 and 2 together. Please help me understand this.

Bhishma
11-08-2015, 05:40 PM
[B]I am just trying to put 2 and 2 together. Please help me understand this.

Dude,

What Aman is doing is 'service' to backlogged skilled immigrant community and the rest you mentioned are doing is 'business'.
Supporting Aman's efforts or quoting him will conflict with their business interests. I am glad you finally noticed and many thousands are yet to notice/learn this bitter truth

Again, it is important that know your friends

sengs
11-08-2015, 06:40 PM
I have a very important question I am hoping someone could answer.

Whenever someting on immigration happens many immigration blogs post the news and updates. Aman's video is a watershed event on immigration. It is a first time public outside the closed negotitiation rooms saw how Immigration Voice leadership speaks with powers that be. While some IV volunteers already know much much IV pushes and argues to talk about our interests, public at large never knew this.

But I am amazed none of the popular immigration blogs, business, websites, trackers that people quote every day have reported or published this video on their website. Why?

Is it far to think that these popular websites do not support Immigrant rights and EAD for I140?

I am just trying to put 2 and 2 together. Please help me understand this.

In one way it is good that they are not posting anything in support of EAD/AP for I140. If anything these groups / websites will post, will give a false sense of security to the high-skilled folks, those who follow those websites, and they will stop the little fluttering they are doing after Aman's monologue. As you already understand by now that in reality these groups, always and I mean all the time advocate against relief to the backlog, even if they come out with a letter of support or a blog full of lies.

Toadie
11-08-2015, 09:05 PM
You could see the sentiment, anger and hopelessness in Aman's voice. Great to see someone let the frustration out and be heard. But I have started saying the same thing about US that I used to say for India.. "Sala is desh ka kuch nahi ho sakta"

Jambo
11-09-2015, 03:32 AM
You could see the sentiment, anger and hopelessness in Aman's voice. Great to see someone let the frustration out and be heard. But I have started saying the same thing about US that I used to say for India.. "Sala is desh ka kuch nahi ho sakta"

Can you please translate this? Not all of us on here grew up in India.

wetfeet80
11-09-2015, 08:48 AM
He used that phrase to express frustration and hopelessness with the country, and is worried that it is going the same path as India.

Can you please translate this? Not all of us on here grew up in India.

kishorda
11-09-2015, 09:32 AM
It is my pledge to at-least ensure that 100 friends and family members will comment on the rule. I am going to ensure that all my friends are aware about the rule and they comment on it. There is no way government official can ignore comments from 10,000+ people and do what they want. AILA may be powerful in terms of money but we have strength of numbers.

Toadie
11-09-2015, 10:01 AM
It is my pledge to at-least ensure that 100 friends and family members will comment on the rule. I am going to ensure that all my friends are aware about the rule and they comment on it. There is no way government official can ignore comments from 10,000+ people and do what they want. AILA may be powerful in terms of money but we have strength of numbers.
We have huge number of people who are followers. Ray of hope is all it would take.

DMX17
11-09-2015, 10:19 AM
I am absolutely disgusted to find Deloitte as one the panelists. Does anyone think that they will ever allow EAD l140? Now the watering down of the executive action- special cases and 1 yr wait etc starts making sense.

Let's make this video viral, forward it to all friends/family who have been impacted or know someone who is affected. Let's stop living in delusion that if we wait long enough our turn will come, this is about perversion of policy and displacement of workers to benefit a few individuals. No company in their right mind will ever give up this steady supply of bonded laborers.

Even if I become a citizen I will be worried because this perversed immigration policy will lower down my salary and get me and my kids out of job because I can never compete with a bonded labor willing to work at half the salary for 10 years for a chance at GC. Let's make sure all Americans know of this not just legal bonded immigrants.

I thought you might be interested (but even more disgusted) to know that Deloitte is the #1 H-1B LCA filer. 120,000 H-1B LCAs in one year! Wow! Total employees 225,000. I guess they are maximizing the chances of H-1B lottery.

http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/pdf/H-1B_Selected_Statistics_FY2015_Q4.pdf

gccommando
11-09-2015, 02:22 PM
did you speak all this in the conference or you are texting all this to us...i hope you spoke all this at the conference

abcdgc
11-09-2015, 02:55 PM
did you speak all this in the conference or you are texting all this to us...i hope you spoke all this at the conference

this is what was spoken at the conference
https://youtu.be/Eu7bat3S3EI

Padala
11-09-2015, 08:02 PM
Here is 7hrs video

Some other gentle man also suggested an early AOS filing, Its exactly at 2 hrs 50 seconds of the record. His name was not mentioned.

Is he also from some organisation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUh-VO9k15E&feature=youtu.be

abhayjo
11-09-2015, 09:50 PM
I am short of words after hearing Aman's observations and questions. If that doesn't convey frustration and agony (to DHS ) then one has to be deaf and blind. The video is the epitome of the Immigration Voice. Take a bow !

vikastaneja
11-09-2015, 10:51 PM
Here is 7hrs video

Some other gentle man also suggested an early AOS filing, Its exactly at 2 hrs 50 seconds of the record. His name was not mentioned.

Is he also from some organisation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUh-VO9k15E&feature=youtu.be

I think he is trying to make up for the dates that were re-published. This is all BS. :mad:

hil3182
11-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Good morning, here is something to read with your coffee: Immigrant Confronts DHS On Disregard For American Workers | The Daily Caller (http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/09/dhs-panel-confronted-anybody-here-who-represents-american-workers/)

eadeadead
11-10-2015, 07:38 AM
Hi Friends

First of all I want to thank Aman for giving a great speech at the meeting. I have watched the video more than ten times to see the courage and daring of this guy.

I was trying to analyze what was said and body language of the panelists. In my view Aman did not present the frustration, instead he presented the upcoming possible kill of this executive action. If I may remember in all the previous times, IV has always been appreciative of admin until after VB fiasco. This seems to be serious issue now as I would say that this was the attempt to rescue dead from alive.

Now lets look at panelists, most of them were trying to avoid confrontation and were taking notes and were hoping that this guy stops talking and let us go home. But also implies that we have done damage now nothing can be changed.

Overall it was a great try to do CPR but constant ventilator and Epinephrine is required to rescue i140 ead unless the prognosis seems to be grave.

namitxyz
11-10-2015, 09:42 AM
Hi Friends
I was trying to analyze what was said and body language of the panelists. In my view Aman did not present the frustration, instead he presented the upcoming possible kill of this executive action. If I may remember in all the previous times, IV has always been appreciative of admin until after VB fiasco. This seems to be serious issue now as I would say that this was the attempt to rescue dead from alive.

Let me give you a piece of advice. Trust your leader or get the hell out of here and become a f'ing lobbyist yourself and fix this issue. :)

max4438
11-10-2015, 09:57 AM
Another piece on H1B gaming and how the big Indian IT companies game it on NYT - http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/11/us/large-companies-game-h-1b-visa-program-leaving-smaller-ones-in-the-cold.html

When will everyone realize that big companies addiction to bonded labor will never go away. The only pragmatic way to make all these issues go away is to reduce the attractiveness of H1B workers by making sure they are not bonded laborers. Can someone contact the NYT reporter and make them aware of this issue?

The article talks about people not able to get H1B due to big companies gaming the lottery. But no one talks about what happens when they do get an H1B? After 8 years of no increase in salary, no job mobility they become frustrated and post on IV forums. Will NYT do a piece on that?

wetfeet80
11-10-2015, 10:02 AM
Made my day. Now I can enjoy my coffee.:D

Good morning, here is something to read with your coffee: Immigrant Confronts DHS On Disregard For American Workers | The Daily Caller (http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/09/dhs-panel-confronted-anybody-here-who-represents-american-workers/)

max4438
11-10-2015, 10:09 AM
Actually, instead of ranting, let me add something useful I saw on the NYT piece that perhaps Admins can use.

NYT has done some very nice data collection that shows majority of H1B workers are from India and are working on below market rate salaries.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/06/us/outsourcing-companies-dominate-h1b-visas.html


The graphs even break down the below market rate salaries by companies.

We should get NYT to do an article about why this is the case. Its because Indian IT workers are stuck in decade long backlogs and the only practical way to fix this is to address the GC issue. I don't think in any other place in the world will an employer be able to hold the employee for more than 10 years at the relatively the same salary and position.

By the way such type of H1B pieces appear in the media every 8 months and always stop short of addressing the problem.

Maybe IV members can also comment on the article, upvote positive ones to highlight the real issue.

sengs
11-10-2015, 10:12 AM
IMO, we dont have to comment on Julia Preston's articles in NYT. She knows exactly what she is doing. After all she's the one who exposed the Disney and SCB. Sit back, relax and enjoy.



Actually, instead of ranting, let me add something useful I saw on the NYT piece that perhaps Admins can use.

NYT has done some very nice data collection that shows majority of H1B workers are from India and are working on below market rate salaries.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/06/us/outsourcing-companies-dominate-h1b-visas.html


The graphs even break down the below market rate salaries by companies.

We should get NYT to do an article about why this is the case. Its because Indian IT workers are stuck in decade long backlogs and the only practical way to fix this is to address the GC issue. I don't think in any other place in the world will an employer be able to hold the employee for more than 10 years at the relatively the same salary and position.

By the way such type of H1B pieces appear in the media every 8 months and always stop short of addressing the problem.

Maybe IV members can also comment on the article, upvote positive ones to highlight the real issue.

aj0858
11-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Thanks Aman and IV for being a voice for all of us, and your dedication and time commitment to our cause.

eastindia
11-10-2015, 04:15 PM
Did anyone see this

Immigrant Confronts DHS On Disregard For American Workers | The Daily Caller (http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/09/dhs-panel-confronted-anybody-here-who-represents-american-workers/)