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  • Latest Action: Apr 23, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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  • 88% of users support S.887

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    • On July 06, 2009, by debug - Americans need this bill passed. With Millions of Americans unemployed, this would make the playing field even for Americans against cheap foreign labor. In fact we need to send these temporary guest workers home since there is no labor shortage.

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      As noted by debug, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 06, 2009, "Americans need this bill passed. With Millions of Americans unemployed, this would make the playing field even for Americans against cheap foreign labor. In fact we need to send these temporary guest workers home since there is no labor shortage. "
    • On July 07, 2009, by KevinFlanagan - - The H-1B and L-1 visa programs give companies the legal authority to discriminate against American workers. - American I.T. pros demand the right to compete for High-Tech Jobs. - Indian, Inc. , Desi Bodyshops, and American tech companies have been using the visas to BYPASS American workers. - S.887 will require American companies to allow AMERICANS to compete for high-tech jobs. - American corporations have been using the visa laws to recruit visa workers in favor of Americans. - The DOJ is pursuing CRIMINAL charges against the Vision Systems bodyshop, and Desi recruiters will face JAIL TIME. Maybe some CIOs will go to jail once the DOJ and DOL find out about all the IMMIGRATION SCAMS and EEOC violations that have been going on in I.T. in this whole outsourcing/offshoring/onshoring/hire-anybody-but-an-American wave.

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      As noted by KevinFlanagan, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 07, 2009, "- The H-1B and L-1 visa programs give companies the legal authority to discriminate against American workers. - American I.T. pros demand the right to compete for High-Tech Jobs. - Indian, Inc. , Desi Bodyshops, and American tech companies have been using the visas to BYPASS American workers. - S.887 will require American companies to allow AMERICANS to compete for high-tech jobs. - American corporations have been using the visa laws to recruit visa workers in favor of Americans. - The DOJ is pursuing CRIMINAL charges against the Vision Systems bodyshop, and Desi recruiters will face JAIL TIME. Maybe some CIOs will go to jail once the DOJ and DOL find out about all the IMMIGRATION SCAMS and EEOC violations that have been going on in I.T. in this whole outsourcing/offshoring/onshoring/hire-anybody-but-an-American wave. "
    • On July 17, 2009, by itprousa - Kevin is spot on. The h1 and l1 programs have been exploited for nearly ten years. This program is exploited by greedy un-American big business to displace american IT workers with cheap "3rd world labor soldiers" who often live 8 to 10 to a 1 bedroom apartment. These guest worker programs have provided corporate America a tool to butcher the careers and prosperity of many American IT pro citizens. American Citizens need jobs and prosperity more than ever! Send all these guest workers home and take care of the American Workers for a change. Horrible policy has favored the rich long enough! How about fair immigration law that doesn't destroy American IT pro career prosperity for a change?!?!?

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      As noted by itprousa, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 17, 2009, "Kevin is spot on. The h1 and l1 programs have been exploited for nearly ten years. This program is exploited by greedy un-American big business to displace american IT workers with cheap "3rd world labor soldiers" who often live 8 to 10 to a 1 bedroom apartment. These guest worker programs have provided corporate America a tool to butcher the careers and prosperity of many American IT pro citizens. American Citizens need jobs and prosperity more than ever! Send all these guest workers home and take care of the American Workers for a change. Horrible policy has favored the rich long enough! How about fair immigration law that doesn't destroy American IT pro career prosperity for a change?!?!?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • faphotora: moto guzzi quota 1100 es - June 23, 2011 by Nirvikalpa - Far from protecting the US workforce, the Durbin bill (S.887) will give us a chance to compete for job openings in our own country, thus preventing these corporate crimes. * It's the responsibilty of the federal government to .... 2000 Moto Guzzi Quota

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      As noted by Nirvikalpa on June 23, 2011, "Far from protecting the US workforce, the Durbin bill (S.887) will give us a chance to compete for job openings in our own country, thus preventing these corporate crimes. * It's the responsibilty of the federal government to .... 2000 Moto Guzzi Quota" (http://faphotora.blogspot.com/2011/06/moto-guzzi-quota-1100-es.html)
    • S.887: CDBG Public Services Flexibility Act of 2011 ... - OpenCongress - May 03, 2011 by opencongress.org - S.887 - CDBG Public Services Flexibility Act of 2011. A bill to increase the portion of community block grants that may be used to provide public services, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 03, 2011, "S.887 - CDBG Public Services Flexibility Act of 2011. A bill to increase the portion of community block grants that may be used to provide public services, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s887/show)
    • AFL-CIO NOW BLOG | New Budget Blueprint a 'Voice of Reason,' Says ... - November 28, 2010 by AFL-CIO NOW BLOG - S.887 will end this legal employment discrimination, end the practice of forcing us to train our foreign replacements, and end the trafficking of unemployed Indian tech workers stuck in guest houses that are little more than unemployed ...

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      As noted by AFL-CIO NOW BLOG on November 28, 2010, "S.887 will end this legal employment discrimination, end the practice of forcing us to train our foreign replacements, and end the trafficking of unemployed Indian tech workers stuck in guest houses that are little more than unemployed ..." (http://blog.aflcio.org/2010/11/29/new-budget-blueprint-a-voice-of-reason-says-trumka/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • New H-1B hiring bill takes aim at tech firms - November 19, 2009 by NetworkWorld - ...unlikely to pass. Grassley and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) introduced the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2009 earlier this year (S.887) that would set a number of restrictions on H-1B use, including the so-called 50-50 provision that would prohibit a

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      As noted by NetworkWorld on November 19, 2009, "...unlikely to pass. Grassley and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) introduced the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2009 earlier this year (S.887) that would set a number of restrictions on H-1B use, including the so-called 50-50 provision that would prohibit a" (http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/112009-new-h-1b-hiring-bill-takes.html)
    • Analysis: If N.J. sees H-1B use driving down wages, will Congress? - June 03, 2009 by ComputerWorld - ...play a role if a bill co-sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, (R-Iowa), and Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.) -- the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act (S.887) -- advances to a hearing. This bill sets a number of provisions that are aimed at clamping down on H-1B use. For

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      As noted by ComputerWorld on June 03, 2009, "...play a role if a bill co-sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, (R-Iowa), and Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.) -- the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act (S.887) -- advances to a hearing. This bill sets a number of provisions that are aimed at clamping down on H-1B use. For" (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9133957&source=rss_news)
    • DHS secretary, asked about H-1B, says 'top obligation' is to U.S. workers - May 06, 2009 by ComputerWorld - ...has introduced legislation, along with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), called the H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse Protections Act (S.887). The 37-page reform bill includes a number of restrictions and enforcement provisions, including audits of employers. Durb

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      As noted by ComputerWorld on May 06, 2009, "...has introduced legislation, along with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), called the H-1B Visa Fraud and Abuse Protections Act (S.887). The 37-page reform bill includes a number of restrictions and enforcement provisions, including audits of employers. Durb" (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9132658&source=rss_null14)
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