S.744 - Human Trafficking Reporting Act of 2013

A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. view all titles (34)

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  • Short: Human Trafficking Reporting Act of 2013 as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act as introduced.
  • Short: Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2013 as introduced.
  • Short: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2013 as introduced.
  • Short: DREAM Act 2013 as introduced.
  • Short: Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act of 2013 as introduced.
  • Short: JOLT Act of 2013 as introduced.
  • Short: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act as reported to senate.
  • Short: Child Trafficking Victims Protection Act as reported to senate.
  • Short: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2013 as reported to senate.
  • Short: DREAM Act 2013 as reported to senate.
  • Short: Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act as reported to senate.
  • Short: HELP Separated Children Act as reported to senate.
  • Short: Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act as reported to senate.
  • Short: Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act of 2013 as reported to senate.
  • Short: JOLT Act of 2013 as reported to senate.
  • Short: Student Visa Integrity Act as reported to senate.
  • Short: Tibetan Refugee Assistance Act of 2013 as reported to senate.
  • Short: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2013 as passed senate.
  • Short: American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2013 as passed senate.
  • Short: Child Trafficking Victims Protection Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2013 as passed senate.
  • Short: DREAM Act 2013 as passed senate.
  • Short: Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Frank R. Lautenberg Asylum and Refugee Reform Act as passed senate.
  • Short: HELP Separated Children Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Human Trafficking Reporting Act of 2013 as passed senate.
  • Short: Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act of 2013 as passed senate.
  • Short: JOLT Act of 2013 as passed senate.
  • Short: Student Visa Integrity Act as passed senate.
  • Short: Tibetan Refugee Assistance Act of 2013 as passed senate.

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emcee 12/10/2014 2:20pm

For investigative reporters: The approx $500B swindle through the H-1B visas shown above is the amount “looted just from the US tech workers”. If you add societal losses such as downstream wage loss (workers who rely on US tech worker spending), federal income tax losses, FICA tax losses, property tax losses, sales tax losses etc., , it should be close to $750B dollars. This amount has been siphoned off from the middle class to the donor class through just a few lines in the legislation!

emcee 12/10/2014 11:20am

Citizens: Your friendly legislator is writing laws which has siphoned off approx $500 billion from middle class to the donor class with a few lines in the legislation already.
But they want to transfer even more and hence this (and other) legislation on H-1B (See Title IV, Subtitle A, SEC 4101, clauses (9)(A) and (9)(B)) in this bill) which will transfer “an additional” $50 billion or more “every year” from the middle class to the donor class.

emcee 12/10/2014 11:15am

For investigative reporters: Upper bound estimates

Lower bound estimate = $270 billion so far.

The H-1B candidate is a slave driver who drives slaves in other poor countries, so usually 2 additional US workers are laid off (sometimes with a few months lag so that the US workers can transfer knowledge before they are laid off) for each H-1B visa issued(one H-1B visa holder usually will “manage” around 10 engineers in “poor countries” and work will be transferred out of US “forever”). The H-1B visa holder is imported into the US precisely for this reason.

Approx. Loss from 2 additional US tech workers laid off per year for every H-1B visa issued
= 100,000 visas * $200,000 (wages of 2 additional US workers laid off/visa/year) = $20 billion/year
Additional loss over last 15 years = 15 years * $20 billion/year = $300 billion

Upper bound loss = $270 billion + $300 billion = $570 billion

H-1B visa scam = $270 billion to $570 billion or more

emcee 12/10/2014 11:06am

For investigative reporters: Most people don’t recognize the extent of the scam with H-1B visa, here is the lower bound estimate:

Assumptions:

  1. of H-1B visas issued = approx 100,000 visas/year “every year for last 15 years”
    Assumed wage of a US STEM worker = $100,000 / year
    Difference in wages (less wages) paid to each of the above H-1B visa holder = $30,000/visa/year

Total Loss:
$30K below market wages for slave labor
= 100,000 visas/year * $30,000 /visa/year = $3 billion/year

Loss from exactly one US tech worker laid off for each H-1B
= 100,000 visas/year * $100,000 /US worker laid off/year = $10 billion/year

Loss from overall wage reductions to US workers (assume $5000/worker/year) due to excessive H-1B
= 1 million US worker * $5,000 per US worker per year = $5 billion/year

Lowe bound estimate for total Loss for tech workers in the US “per year” = $18 billion

Lower bound total Loss for tech workers “over the last 15 years”

= 15 years * $18 billion/year = $270 billion

emcee 12/10/2014 10:51am

Citizens: See if you can download some mobile app such as “Buycott” and add the names of the firms supporting this slave labor bill and avoid buying the products made by these firms. In fact, since tech products are optional for your life, I would suggest completely boycotting all tech products (unless it is a necessity). The 20th video game, 4th TV, 10th mobile phone etc., are NOT necessities. Based on all of the above postings, you should know that the tech industry CEOs employ (and heavily lobby for even more) slave labor, so there should be no need to buy these products. By buying the products made by these firms which support this bill, you are unwittingly encouraging slave labor in the US.

emcee 12/03/2014 3:09pm

For investigative reporters: Is there a real shortage of tech workers? Labor market research, BLS data and all objective data indicate that the claim is absurd. So who benefits by this legislation?

More links for detailed analysis:

BLS data:
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm

Research document from American Enterprise Institute:
http://www.epi.org/publication/bp359-guestworkers-high-skill-labor-market-analysis/

Research document from Economic Policy Institute:
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/events/2011/2/07%20immigration/0207_immigration_hira

News articles:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/07/27/bill-gates-tech-worker-wages-reforms-employment-column/13243305/

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/the-bogus-high-tech-worker-sho/

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-11-24/the-tech-worker-shortage-doesnt-really-exist

emcee 12/03/2014 2:57pm

For investigative reporters: See the following job growth projections from BLS
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_104.htm

In the above table, see the growth projections for software developer jobs. BLS projects only a TOTAL growth of 140K jobs in this field till year 2022. Let us be generous and go crazy and double this number and round it and we come up with around 300K extra jobs until year 2022. Also we will assume that tech industry is a nirvana and there will be no recession which will affect tech industry or tech jobs until that time. Now see the number of visas issued in this bill EVERY YEAR (Title IV, Subtitle A, SEC 4101, clauses (9)(A) and (9)(B)). So why would tech industry lobby for such a large # of visas by crying wolf of false labor shortages? So what is the real objective here?

emcee 12/03/2014 2:42pm

For investigative reporters: A simple logical question will drive your investigation. There are at least 200,000 tech workers working on temporary contracts (with BS, MS and Phd in STEM fields) in the US. If there is a real shortage of tech workers and tech firms cannot find workers, why would ANY tech worker agree to work on temporary jobs with no/bad benefits. That will help expose the H-1B visa scam (in this bill see Title IV, Subtitle A, SEC 4101, clauses (9)(A) and (9)(B) ) and its scope.

By my calculations, H-1B visa is the second biggest scam (so far in dollar amounts)after the investment bank scam in the 21st century, so you will be well rewarded for your investigative journalism. There is already some good leg work done by Center for Investigative Reporting and by DOJ, so you can attack the “contract labor in tech industry” question. You can also see what is happening in the state legislatures by FWD.us. The state legislatures are even scarier, since nobody pays attention.

emcee 12/03/2014 2:23pm

For investigative reporters: There is never a single cockroach in the kitchen and the tech industry hiring practice is a roach infestation (see the slave labor with H-1B visas by the Center for Investigative Reporting).

To see how wage theft, collusion and anti-competitive practices in tech industry works, see the following articles and the antitrust civil case currently in California courts. DOJ as usual buried this with out of court settlement.

http://pando.com/2014/07/07/revealed-court-docs-show-role-of-pixar-and-dreamworks-animation-in-silicon-valley-wage-fixing-cartel/

http://pando.com/2014/01/23/the-techtopus-how-silicon-valleys-most-celebrated-ceos-conspired-to-drive-down-100000-tech-engineers-wages/

Ongoing civil suit on this wage theft issue (based on the evidence collected by DOJ).

Civil Case ID:
In Re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California 11-cv-2509.
http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/lhk/hightechemployee

emcee 11/20/2014 2:13pm

A very good work by Center For Investigative Reporting.

https://beta.cironline.org/investigations/techsploitation/

This is required reading for all US citizens to see how slave labor system in the US is setup (yet again) through legislation by capturing the legislative body, one industry at a time.

I hope more of the US press engages in independent thinking and produces articles like this on the massive scam which is the “H-1B visa” running unchecked for the last 15 years. For a functioning democracy, a critical and free thinking press is a must. Unfortunately, the US press is decimated by the web. But investigative reporting is a specialized field and requires hard work and cannot be competed away by web, so please ProPublica, Frontline, McClatchy and other specialized entities etc., see if you can help bring this issue to light.

emcee 11/20/2014 2:02pm

Check out this gem:

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-11-19/obama-said-to-include-tech-visas-expansion-in-immigration-plan

The best item in the above article is this: Unlike the H-1B visa program, companies aren’t required to pay prevailing industry wages to foreign workers employed through the temporary training program.

Legislative body and Executive branch are being used to perpetuate the slave labor system again in the 21st century.

plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

emcee 03/30/2014 9:07pm

Now, let us do a lifetime “yield” of a single H-1B worker and get an idea of the whole scam, shall we?

Assuming that the indentured worker a.k.a. H-1B holder, gets up to “portability stage (where he/she can switch jobs)” in 6 years, what is the lifetime yield of each H-1B visa employee? During these 6 years, the H-1B holder is screwed.

Now let us calculate…
For each H-1B employee, the lifetime yield:
1 H-1B visa holder * 6 years till portability * 30,000 in reduced wages/ year = $180K.

For 1 million H-1B holders (“conservative estimate” of visas issued over last 15 years):
1 million H-1B * 6 years till portability * 30,000 in reduced wages/ year = $180 BILLION!!

Now, that is what you call a gravy train :) Each H-1B holder approximately yields $200K for the middlemen and “STEM worker shortage wolf criers a.k.a tech firms” (thru reduced wages).

Sad to think that this is how slaves were quantified not long ago in this country. Tragic.

emcee 03/30/2014 7:59pm

In case the links above gets removed from the above sites (they WILL BE REMOVED/REWORDED as soon as the scams are found out :)), here is the jist … but then again, since there is no investigative journalism in the USA/no one is looking/it is all a big SELL OUT, it is here for your viewing pleasure..

Country : US

Location : New Jersey

Industry : IT

Process : H1B

Desired Profile

The candidate should have excellent communication skill and the clients Will be like …

We will charge Candidate $2000 for Visa Processing .

emcee 03/30/2014 7:51pm

This is another job posting for H-1B where the fee for H-1B visa processing will be paid by the employee:) Good one for laughs. Well these fees were paid by the employer of H-1B candidates because they cannot find candidates in the USA, Yes/No ?? Tragic.

http://jobsearch.naukri.com/job-listings-US-Calling-IT-Professionals-for-H1B-Pinnacle-Technology-United-States-U-S—2-to-7-050314000754?xz=1_0_3&xo=&xp=1&xid=139622287748383600&qjt=&qp=H-1B+2000&id=&f=-050314000754

Abuse like this has been happening EVERY DAY and EVERY YEAR for the last 15 years (since the H-1B visa was introduced) and the response has been: Nothing to look here, move along bozo, we have STEM worker shortages in USA :)

There are more H-1B visas issued over the last 15 years (100K H-1B visas * 15 years = 1.5 Million) than the TOTAL NUMBER OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERS IN THE USA!!

If it weren’t for the fact that this is so tragic and how it has affected people’s lives, this would be laughable.

emcee 03/30/2014 6:44pm

Even more fun stuff where salary is advertised in local currencies (which have many zeroes to confuse people and hopefully the DOL :))

http://jobsearch.naukri.com/job-listings-BIW-Engineer-US-with-H1B-visa-only-Apply-V-Accurate-Management-Services-United-States-U-S—3-to-8-110314004062?xz=1_0_5&xo=&xp=35&xid=139621718112694100&qjt=&qp=H-1B&id=&f=-110314004062

Again the conversion rate of this currency to US dollar is 1 to 60. So it is job which pays, wait for it, drum roll please, $10K to $25K US dollars per year in the US!!. This is BELOW POVERTY WAGES FOR H-1B.

So had your fill of BEST AND BRIGHTEST YET? How can there be no fraud in this system? nvestigative jouralism in the US is dead, reporters just parrot whatever everyone says instead of digging into data. When you do, you find stinkers like this.

emcee 03/30/2014 6:26pm

For your viewing pleasure (These reports were filed by leading reporter many years back, but the lobbying is so strong, it is all dismissed and US STEM workers SOLD OUT)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y8P8CUEZPo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeoBWzIRuic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdhIR1-s8Mg

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/04/09/144558/texas-engineer-who-sent-obama.html

emcee 03/30/2014 6:22pm

So H-1B jobs are for the best and brightest eh.,
Look at the job post below and look at the wages and weep.
The wages advertised below are 50K to 60K for an experienced Software Engineer.
Wait a minute, I thought US firms were having difficulty finding people and hence the need for H-1B candidates.. So the best and brightest in the US will come to US on H-1B and will be paid 50K/year. Hmm.. What is that smell?
It is $25/hour job (assuming the engineer only works 2000 hours per year) for BEST AND BRIGHTEST

http://jobsearch.naukri.com/job-listings-USA-Company-Looking-to-Sponsor-H1B-Visa-Immediately-PACE-Solutions-Inc-United-States-U-S—5-to-10-020314000082?xz=1_20_5&xo=&xp=5&xid=139621718112694100&qjt=&qp=H-1B&id=&f=-020314000082

You can also go to
http://www.naukri.com/

and then enter “H-1B” in the search field and read the pay rates and weep.

Even more worst things (and lower wages around $10/hour to $20/hour) can be seen at
http://jobsearch.naukri.com/h-dash-1b-jobs

emcee 03/30/2014 6:16pm
in reply to molonlabe Jan 25, 2014 11:11pm

I have read major portions of it and commented on it. This is a job killer bill. See comment sin Section 4101.

molonlabe 01/25/2014 11:11pm

1200 pages is way too long for any legislation. How could anyone read this monstrosity?

emcee 01/11/2014 12:02pm

In order to justify this US STEM worker sellout through H-1B visas, a spin doctor “who is not good at math or statistics but will look so due to his credentials” is brought out. This spin doctor will argue that around “30% of tech firms formed in the last 10 years were started by H-1B immigrants”. Now use logic, math and statistics and see what is wrong with the above argument. Let us say 10,000 US tech firms were created in the last 10 years, and 3,000 of those has an H-1B immigrant founder (30%). Now, Wait for it….
What this means is that 3000 immigrants out of 1 million (100K H-1B visas/year * Last 10 years = 1 Million tech H-1B visas in last 10 years) have started a firm in the US. So, 3000/1 Million IS NOT 30%, but ONLY 0.3%. I am pretty sure the ratio of US citizens who start their own business is comparable or higher to this percentage. H-1B is a Superb money siphoning trick from US STEM workers to the top 1%. By my calculation atleast $30B per YEAR.

emcee 01/11/2014 11:40am

It is VERY hard to create a single STEM job (not just in US but in any country). PLEASE THINK AS A BUSINESSMAN. If you need to create a US STEM worker job which pays around $100K/year, that employee would have to produce valuable stuff worth around $150K/year and then taking out the expenses, the company will make a profit of around 20% (avg US computer industry net profit margin). Producing $150K/year worth of valuable stuff is pretty hard to do. Instead of encouraging US students, politicians have decided to “sell out US STEM workers” by giving out STEM jobs like candies with H-1B. It is truly pathetic. Will a drug company invest in R&D and produce life saving drugs if there was no patent protection? Will top US students take up STEM profession if the jobs and wages are destroyed by H-1B visas due to artificial shortage cries from tech firms? This is the reason why top US students DO NOT want to pursue STEM fields. STEM is the 21st century Manufacturing industry. ALL GONE FROM US!

emcee 01/11/2014 11:12am

Of course when the US STEM workers in the US are replaced with H-1Bs, this is bound to happen.

http://news.yahoo.com/infosys-lifts-outlook-improving-outsourcing-demand-101732504—sector.html

emcee 01/11/2014 10:54am

The biggest joke (and the tragedy unleashed on US STEM workers) of this bill will be seen when you look at just one tech firm in the US, Hewlett Packard (which is part of the Information Technology Industry Council, now wait for it… is a supporter of this bill, which should be no surprise to people who can think on their own). Just in 2013, this single firm laid off 40K full time employees. As every one in US knows, usually the lay off of contractors in these firms will be even more. So taking 60K contractors as an approx #, this firm has laid off approx. 100K people from its US STEM workforce in just one year (2013) and is trying to bring in more people on H-1B so that they can lay off their entire US STEM workforce. Truly sadistic bunch.

emcee 12/24/2013 12:37am

Not just this party, all political parties in US, as long as they can get reelected and get 175K/year with indexed pension and healthcare for their families :) The job that this bozo (and all bozos do in Congress) can be outsourced for way less money, may be we should have a CONGRESS-1B visa, how about that.

emcee 12/24/2013 12:34am

And again, this party is selling out your kids’ future (Yes, the kidwho is in top 10% or 5% of his/her class, works hard, tries to make something of him/her self (in any country for that matter, since u cannot get into CS or EE program without being in the top 10% of any class in any country, it is just hard work)) for campaign contribution saying that firms can’t find qualified candidates while resumes from US citizens are piling up in the company servers… May be this site should be named “closedcongress.org”. I sincerely hope google indexes this site so that the lazy US citizen bozos will find this on their “google search”.

emcee 12/24/2013 12:18am

May be I wasn’t clear, Yes, one BOZO making MORE THAN 5 times the US median FAMILY income (again, these are not very qualified people), you can outsource this whole lot for MUCH cheaper and they would do a MUCH BETTER job.

emcee 12/24/2013 12:14am

You American Citzen Bozos, WAKE UP!! These guys are making $175K outsourcing ur jobs to 3rd world countries and ur just happy to watch reality TV shows and get ObamaCare :) (The bills in congress are where the 4 horseman of the apocalypse converge (and loot everyone else), the congressmen, the WallStreet, the Insurance Mafia and the Doctor Mafia). Everyone of those 4 horsemen make 5 times more than the median income of the the US family (yes, One person making MORE than the ENTIRE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME in US)

emcee 12/08/2013 8:33pm

How about we propose H-1B for doctors in US? Since we have a shortage of doctors, let us import some H-1B Doctors who are slave drivers? Many people have seen US citizens go bankrupt ‘cos of medical bills ’cos the doctors in us ARE WAY OVERPAID. NO US CITIZEN that I know of has gone bankrupt ’cos of high price of Software, But this won’t happen ‘cos AMA (American Medical association, i.e., Doctor’s Union) is WAY TOO POWERFUL. There are WAY TOO MANY of these members in the top 1%, so the “siphon wealth from chumps” game will continue in medical field. So the congress strategy is “choose poor victims who cannot fight back”, put in euphemism like “best and brightest” (wages are ALL < 100K for the H-1B visa candidates who are the “best and brightest”), while no doctor would even look at you for less than $200 bucks for 10 mins. Yes, the game will go on..

emcee 12/08/2013 8:24pm

If ur wondering why TPP is all “behind closed doors” this is a reason. No one can even find out what is in it :)

emcee 12/08/2013 8:21pm

One more bill for investigative journalists:
H.R.459 – STEM Visa Act of 2013

This bill seems to be cleverly written. Taken care to avoid using the term “H-1B” or other keywords to find what is going on. Looks like Sec 3 is the “goods (and profit) delivery and US Citizen STEM worker sellout” section. Someone should count the total # of visas which are being “re-purposed” by counting the visas which are being “re-purposed” and see what that number comes out to.
That number/year * 4 WILL BE => # of US citizen STEM worker job loss/year

Investigative journalism in America seems to be dead, but if u have the time, please find this. Why lobbyists win: ’cos a few people will make excessive amounts thru H-1B, so they spend a lot of time and effort trying to get “free money”, but the loss is distributed over a large segment of US population.


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