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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Lawsuit Exposes Deep Corruption in H-1B Job Outsourcing Program
[Breitbart] The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is holding a third lottery for H-1B visas this year after U.S.-based Indian managers corruptly sold multiple tickets to fellow Indians, according to a lawsuit by Asian job seekers.

“There is literally no [DHS] follow up to fake filings that we can ascertain, and no effort is made by [DHS to] weed out folks who have filed multiple applications with multiple employers,” said Charles Kuck, an Atlanta lawyer who helped file the lawsuit.

“This is a giant loophole and one which is clearly subject to manipulation at the expense of legitimate applicants,” including his Asian clients, he told Breitbart News.

A November 22 legal filing said the agency:

…selects different registrations during each round of selection, but keeps selecting [duplicative applications from] the same individuals. This, in turn, leads to the need for [DHS] to conduct supplemental rounds of selections in order to meet the annual [85,000] limitations.

The third lottery was announced on November 19 by DHS’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency.

The fraud is being conducted by U.S.-based Indian companies who work with Indian graduates to bundle multiple fraudulent visa applications into the job lottery, according to the June lawsuit by hundreds of Asians who are also trying to get U.S. college-graduate jobs and valuable green cards vis the H-B outsourcing program.

“Brazenly, these entities advertised all over social media and H-1B forums on the internet, pitching to prospective H-1B applicants that the odds would be in their favor with multiple registrations,” the lawsuit said. It continued:

For example, one entity, which calls itself “Fluxtek Solutions,” advertised that they “will place you on H-1 lottery from multiple companies so that the probability of picking cap process is high.” … Fluxtek Solutions was also promising its customers “100% job Guaranteed with H1B Visa Sponsorship.”

Fluxtek did not respond to a call from Breitbart News.

DHS chief Alejandro Mayorkas suggested November 4 he would rewrite some of the rules for the H-1B Program.

I find some of the highest skilled processes to be in dire need of re-engineering. The random lottery [for H-1B visas] to me is not an optimal way of serving the market needs. And … we’ve got to do a really good job of developing homegrown high skilled talent.

Nearly all of the visa reforms that were slowly imposed by President Donald Trump have been reversed by Mayorkas and his allies. But Mayorkas is defending a Trump rule that would allocate new H-1B visas to companies that offer the highest pay.

The H-1B and other visa programs allow Fortune 500 companies and their subcontractors to import low-wage, mid-skill foreign professionals use in a very wide variety of jobs needed by American graduates, including in science, Silicon Valley, journalism, fashion, and healthcare.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/24/2021 09:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm borrowing Sarah Hoyt's shocked face.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/24/2021 12:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Fashion?

We have talent developed on-shore. We even have technologies that require fewer developers to build and maintain. But managers like empire-building, don't like paying for high-skill employees, and importing talent and off-shoring gives them everything they want.

But doesn't necessarily build the software the company needs.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/24/2021 19:20 Comments || Top||

#3  If they are truly needed, why not use a green card? Get rid of H1B, its indentured servitude that hurts resident workers in the US.
Posted by: Chealing Chomotle4158 || 11/24/2021 19:53 Comments || Top||

-Great Cultural Revolution
Nancy Pelosi just went into contract to buy a Florida oceanfront mansion. Will it be under the ocean soon with GW?

Posted by: 3dc || 11/24/2021 09:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  no personal income tax in Florida vs yuge tax in CA
Posted by: Lord Garth || 11/24/2021 10:38 Comments || Top||

#2  ..tax evader. When the rats desert the ship...

OK, add to Constitution V.2 the requirement that representatives and senators must remain in their home district/state for 10 years after retiring.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/24/2021 10:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Florida is where people go to retire so this might be a sign of something good.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/24/2021 11:32 Comments || Top||

#4  She just bought it so that some immigrant and refugee families would have a place to live. Pictures and directions should be handed out to folks crossing the southern border. A problem is that they would have to cross state lines to get there.
Posted by: Matt || 11/24/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#5  I think "crossing state lines" is going to be the new "states' rights" dog whistle. they brought it on themselves...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 11:52 Comments || Top||

#6  /\ Upvote for #1 and #2. "Let others pay!" Pelosi will say.
Posted by: magpie || 11/24/2021 12:54 Comments || Top||

Government Corruption
Milwaukee County DA admits it was a mistake to grant $1,000 bail to SUV-driving felon days before he smashed into Xmas parade
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] The shamefaced Milwaukee District Attorney's Office admitted on Monday it was 'inappropriate' for convicted felon Darrell Brooks to be allowed out of jail on a $1,000 bond three weeks ago after trying to run over his ex-girlfriend, as he was charged with five counts of murder for the lives he took at the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Sunday night. Brooks, 39, was taken into custody in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday night after police found his red Ford SUV parked neatly in a driveway five blocks from where he drove through crowds of kids and elderly dancing groups.

The amateur rapper has a long criminal history dating back to 1999 with more than 15 arrests in the state of Wisconsin alone for charges including possession of drugs, strangulation and suffocation, battery, illegally possessing firearms as a convicted felon and resisting arrest.

On Sunday, he was fleeing the scene of a domestic dispute when he crashed into the crowds after smashing through safety barriers and breezing past cops. One officer tried to stop him by shooting at his car but he stopped because there were too many people around for him to safely fire his weapon.

Police had just arrived at the home that Brooks had fled when he plowed into the parade crowds, killing five adults. The victims have been identified as Dancing Grannies Virginia Sorenson, 79, Leanna Owens, 71 and Tamara Durand, 52, Citizen Bank employee Jane Kulich, 52, and 82-year-old Wilhelm Hospel, the husband of one of the grannies. The Waukesha Police Department have now arrested Brooks on five murder charges.

On November 2, he was arrested on domestic violence charges after trying to 'run over' his ex, the mother of his child, at a gas station. His bond was set at $1,000 and he posted it on November 11th.

Courtesy of Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843: Meet the 'progressive' prosecutor who gave Waukesha parade suspect Darrell Brooks 'inappropriately low' bail
Posted by: Fred || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One of the injured children has since died. Death toll is now at 6.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 11/24/2021 0:59 Comments || Top||

#2  I expect the Brooks' legal defense team to move for a change of venue, most likely to Milwaukee county.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 11/24/2021 0:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Could they sue the DA for reckless endangerment?
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/24/2021 1:42 Comments || Top||

#4  The families hurt need to find some way to sue that DA and anybody who donated money for his election... all the way to poverty.
Posted by: 3dc || 11/24/2021 1:51 Comments || Top||

#5  DA Chisholm knew and predicted that this kind of low cash bail would cause innocents to be slaughtered.

This is not the first time.

Here's his logic in defending his lax policies in 2007 in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - these policies resulted in a violent heroin addict's release after which the addict killed a woman:

"Is there going to be an individual I divert, or I put into treatment program, who's going to go out and kill somebody?" Chisholm said in a 2007 interview with the Journal Sentinel. "You bet. Guaranteed. It's guaranteed to happen. It does not invalidate the overall approach."
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/24/2021 2:03 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ So, in some situations, "If it saves just one life" isn't the operative excuse argument.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 7:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Soros Prosecutor Logic: The life of the victim is not worth as much as the inconvenience of the criminal.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/24/2021 9:09 Comments || Top||

#8  And yet you still have your job, doncha?
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/24/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||

#9  A mistake is when I think I will get the dishwasher loaded right this time.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/24/2021 11:08 Comments || Top||

#10  So the males are all child fuckers and the females raised by single mothers.

Here is the fruit from which they gather their seeds.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/24/2021 12:45 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
AOC sparks fury by demanding reform of NYC's 'excessive' bail laws
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Sandy Ocasio-Cortez
    Dem Congressgirl from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details. She was the inventor of the Green New Deal, though she doesn't talk about it much anymore...
    were blasted on social media

  • Two 'squad' members touted criminal justice reform measures on Monday

  • AOC lamented 'excessive bail' imposed by prosecutors in New York City

  • Rashida Tlaib said she supported proposal to close federal prisons within 10 years

  • Comments by lawmakers were made a day after Waukesha, Wisconsin tragedy

  • Police said Darrell Brooks Jr, 39, mowed down scores of paradegoers on Sunday

  • Five people died and 48 others were injured in the horrific tragedy in Wisconsin

  • Brooks was out on $1,000 bail at the time of the parade tragedy in Waukesha
Posted by: Fred || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Would someone in NYC please recall this idiotic girl in a woman's body; She is an embarrassment to thinking woman everywhere.
Posted by: Gomez Peacock1554 || 11/24/2021 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Does she have to file an 'in kind' contribution donation to the Trunk party when she does this?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/24/2021 6:54 Comments || Top||

#3  The dumbest bartender in America
Posted by: Frank G || 11/24/2021 7:06 Comments || Top||

#4  The dumbest bartender in America

That seems a bit harsh. After all, she did earn a degree in economics so she could make change.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/24/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#5  *slow clap*

Palosi moving out of the San Pillage area and child fucking terrorists out to murder, this is on her mind.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/24/2021 11:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Pelosi just purchased a $25 million mansion in Florida. She must anticipate that SF is becoming a dangerous garbage dump in which to live. Is she planning to move to a red state which is safer? Is she going to claim residency in a state with far lower taxes?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/24/2021 12:37 Comments || Top||

#7  Fine. Let us require an Liability Insurance Policy before release.
Posted by: magpie || 11/24/2021 12:56 Comments || Top||

#8  So, AOC just personally guarantees the bail bonds for these innocent folks arrested by the NYPD for no good reason. Problem solved.
Posted by: Matt || 11/24/2021 13:13 Comments || Top||

#9  "I'll tell you how I keep AOC in line, see this finger, I use it to poke her in the eye. She has fallen for it three times. AOC is not very smart you know" --- Nancy Pelosi

Posted by: Menhadden Whomort8615 || 11/24/2021 16:58 Comments || Top||

#10  As long as AOC allows all those rapist, murders, etc.. to stay at her house until their day in court. but I don't expect she will do that.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/24/2021 17:09 Comments || Top||

#11  AOC, Omar, Pressley, Tlaib are no longer "The Squad", instead please refer to them as,
"The Potomac Witches" or TPW.

Any members of the press, government operatives elected or appointed, including bureaucrat congress or executive woman may qualify for inclusion to the group. Nominations are now open.

Think of them as Potomac Swamp Creatures, heretofore largely unnoticed in the Potomac Swamp until the "New World Order" emerged Socialist, Communist, Antifa, and BLM orientated here in America.
Posted by: Menhadden Whomort8615 || 11/24/2021 17:28 Comments || Top||

#12  They are meant to be lightning rods while the rest of the dems do what they're gonna do anyway.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 17:29 Comments || Top||

#13  I have read that as many as 30% of the Donk Party is actually Communist/Socialist members taking cover as/in the Democratic Party. - Lightening Rod - No, I don't perceive that, I posit their true to their beliefs and genuinely expect to influence legislation to meld it to their goal, ushering in Communist/Socialist objectives into the American System.
Posted by: Menhadden Whomort8615 || 11/24/2021 18:22 Comments || Top||

Illinois Dem fired over 'reprehensible' tweets calling Waukesha Christmas parade 'karma'
[NYPOST] The Illinois Democratic social media director who called the deadly Christmas parade rampage in Wisconsin "karma" for the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse has been fired over her "callous and reprehensible posts."

Mary Lemanski sparked outrage with posts suggesting the Waukesha killer drove his SUV through paraders Sunday — killing five and injuring dozens — because he "probably felt threatened" like teen gunman Rittenhouse had during the state’s riots last year in Kenosha.

"It was probably just self-defense," she also tweeted on her since-deleted page, suggesting the suspect — a convicted pedophile with a lengthy rap sheet — "came to help people," again like Rittenhouse testified he had done.

"You reap what you sow," she wrote, saying, "I just believe in Karma and this came around quick on the citizens of Wisconsin."
Posted by: Fred || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dem fired? It would appear hell has frozen over.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/24/2021 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  "You made us look bad by telling everyone what we really think! We can't cheat the deplorables like that!"
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 11/24/2021 4:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Looked her up. She is really quite a self centered little bitch. She whines about people not liking the music she both plays and composes too. She can't understand why even Democrats are now threatening her life... on her cellphone.
Posted by: 3dc || 11/24/2021 5:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Oh and something is wrong with all people that they don't love her music.
Posted by: 3dc || 11/24/2021 5:45 Comments || Top||

#5  More children in adult bodies
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/24/2021 6:55 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Frank G || 11/24/2021 7:08 Comments || Top||

#7  This guy beats her up pretty good...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 8:41 Comments || Top||

#8  I find her comment about Karma sweetly ironic as it just kicked her in the Labia.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 11/24/2021 8:48 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ Like all the worst things about communism, leftists think nothing bad will ever happen to them. Until it does.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 8:49 Comments || Top||

#10  She's finding out what karma is now.
Posted by: Chris || 11/24/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

#11  She got fired for letting the mask slip.
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/24/2021 10:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Interferes with the propaganda operative.

Straight up terrorism attack, skipping all the escalation steps and right to killing children.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/24/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#13  /\ Echoing #9: Leftists never believe they will face the firing squad.
Posted by: magpie || 11/24/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||

#14  All leftists believe they will be rulers in the new order. I call it "commissar syndrome."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 13:01 Comments || Top||

#15  #9 ...And leftists tend to think nothing in their fault; it's always someone else's fault. They are always the victim in their minds.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/24/2021 14:03 Comments || Top||

NYC may soon let 800,000 non-US citizens vote
[FoxNews] Bill calls for allowing legal residents and others to vote in city elections.
So what's the difference between a citizen and a non-citizen? Apparently nothing.
New York City may soon permit hundreds of thousands of noncitizens to vote in municipal elections, while Mayor Bill de Blasio and his successor, Eric Adams, feel differently about the prospect.

The bill aims to amend the city's charter by including a new chapter with provisions for allowing green card holders and those with work authorization to register to vote and take part in citywide elections through the creation of a separate municipal voter registration. Adams supported the concept when he was campaigning for mayor earlier this year.

"We cannot be a beacon to the world and continue to attract the global talent, energy and entrepreneurship that has allowed our city to thrive for centuries if we do not give immigrants a vote in how this city is run and what our priorities are for the future," Adams said in February, according to the New York Daily News.

De Blasio, meanwhile, said on "The Brian Lehrer Show" in September that there are "two problems" with the bill.

"One, I don't believe it is legal. Our law department is very clear on this," the mayor said. "I really believe this has to be decided at the state level, according to state law."

The other issue, he said, is that it undermines efforts to get people to become citizens.

"I think there's a real set of mixed feelings it generates in me about what's the right way to approach this issue," he said.

The New York Times reports that the bill would allow an estimated 808,000 noncitizens to vote.

The bill says residents must be living in the city for at least 30 days prior to an election. It also specifies that it only applies to municipal elections and calls for a separate form of voter registration to reflect that.

"Nothing in this chapter shall be construed so as to confer upon municipal voters the right to vote for any state or federal office or on any state or federal ballot question," the bill says.

That difference is what leads Anu Joshi, the vice president of policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, to believe the bill would stand up to a legal challenge, despite de Blasio's concerns.

"Any restrictions that are currently on the books really only apply to federal and state elections," Joshi told the Times.

The bill is next scheduled for a vote by the city council on Dec. 9.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Mob Rule

#1  Four Amendments About Who Can Vote." Is NYC not a part of the USA?

The Constitution specifically states you must to a citizen to vote. If allowed, it will set a dangerous precedent. I see fraud. What's to prevent these non-residents from "moving" into NYC specifically to vote. It seems like it would be easy for some Soros organization to recruit these non-citizens to put down an address 30 days prior to an election just to vote. Who is going to check this?

For crying-out-loud, doesn't NYC have more significant issues at hand. How's crime in the city? How's the budget? Corruption? Pandemic? Garbage?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/24/2021 12:30 Comments || Top||

#2  So what's the difference between a citizen and a non-citizen? Apparently nothing

Being male and a citizen means you are automatically a member of the federal militia, with the implied obligations.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/24/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

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