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Contact your Senators to Oppose Senate Bills S386, S2091, S328, S1744 and any similar bills. Make sure they mark down the numbers, along with your opposition. Contact the Immigration Subcommittee chairs and ask for a fair hearing and debate. The House sneaked its version (HR1044) through in 3 days with virtually no debate: https://www.senate.gov/senators/How_to_correspond_senators.htm
Schedule links here to help follow status: https://www.senate.gov/reference/Index/Calendars_schedules.htm https://www.senate.gov/legislative/calendars.htm
Immigration Subcommittee on the Judiciary: https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/subcommittees/subcommittee-on-border-security-and-immigration Another way to track: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s386
A link showing committee meetings: https://www.senate.gov/committees/hearings_meetings.htm
If your Senator is a sponsor, ask why, while expressing your opposition! Chances are your response will be in a BS form letter. However, it’s fun to ask!
After calling your Senators, spread the word to your family and friends; tweet, and write! But, first call your two Senators, and the subcommittee chairs!
Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS @RepGosar
“Last night the House passed a Green Card Giveaway gift wrapped for #BigTech at the expense of American workers. We should be putting American workers first, not consolidating green cards to two countries.” 1:41 PM · Jul 11, 2019 https://archive.li/cHgd5
SENATE BILL 386 LIFTS COUNTRY CAPS ON GREEN CARDS; DOUBLES COUNTRY CAP FOR FAMILY JOINING The bill S386 is even worse than we realized. Not only does it eliminate Green Card Country Caps, which means most immigration will be from the countries with the most people, especially India, which has over 17% of the world population and the biggest backlog. It actually increases family joining green card caps per country from 7% to 15%, as well. Don’t think for a second that Trump will veto it. The Republican Hindu coalition head was a big supporter of Trump.
SENATE BILL 2091 LIFTS COUNTRY CAPS, INCREASES GREEN CARD RECIPIENTS BY THE MILLIONS INCLUDING A DACA LIKE POLICY OF GREEN CARDS FOR KIDS OF TEMPORARY WORKERS IN THE UNITED STATES
Rand Paul’s S2091 is even worse! It lifts country caps, increases employment based green cards from 140,000 per year to 270,000. However, with green cards for spouses and kids this will be an additional over 1 million new permanent residents (soon citizens) per year. Since that’s not bad enough, he wants the kids of temporary workers to get green cards, which means we are looking at millions. We would have to find estimates of temp workers per year to guess how many millions this would be. And, it’s retroactive. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/2091/text
How many people live in your town or city? Already the US has been creating around a million new citizens per year, and not all people with green cards (legal permanent residents) are citizens.
Already, in 2017, 42.8 million US residents, i.e. 12.5% US residents, were post 1990 immigrants or their offspring! S386 will make these figures less diverse. S2091 will make them skyrocket so that native born Americans will soon be a minority. Policies matter. https://www.numbersusa.com/news/cis-study-immigration-has-added-43-million-us-1990
Homeland Security opposes this Bill, according to several news reports, though we never found the original, it was found in articles supporting the bill, among others: “The Department of Homeland Security does not support S. 386. The bill would do nothing to move the current employer-sponsored system toward a more merit-based system. The adverse effect on immigrant visa wait times for nationals of countries currently with lesser demand would be an obstacle to any potential plan to promote or increase immigration from countries who immigrants present reduced risk, such as Visa Waiver Program countries, or any other class of countries which the Administration may desire to provide preferential treatment (e.g., countries with which the U.S. has negotiated favorable trade deals). Joseph Joh, Assistant Director and Senior Adviser for the Office of Legislative Affairs at DHS.
Our earlier post on the topic was, by all appearances, screened out by Google until we reblogged with a complaint. The post could be found near the top of page one for the previous week on Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo, but not Google. The CEO for Google is a Tamil Brahmin from the area of Chennai (Madras). The CEO of Microsoft (Bing) is a Brahmin from another part of India, but Microsoft appears to have an overall more diverse leadership team. Yahoo is owned by Verizon, whose CEO is from Sweden.
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/07/23/bipartisan-sellout-of-the-usa-house-passed-bill-to-turn-us-into-colony-of-india-by-ending-green-card-country-cap-thus-favoring-green-cards-for-india-call-us-senate-to-oppose-senate-bill-386 Finally the reblog was found on Google. However, what if the voting had occurred in the interim? Since we continued to receive other visits via Google, it apparently wasn’t a block of this blog per se. Rather, Google was apparently screening out opposition to S386. This points to the importance of diversity in the Tech sector, other sectors, and US green cards – so that one group doesn’t hide information with which it disagrees, and so that one foreign group doesn’t define and control the future of the United States.
The House version of the bill (HR 1044) was sneaked through and not put on the agenda until Friday July 5th ca 3 pm, and was put to a vote, with virtually no discussion on Wednesday July 10th. The House reportedly spent only around 20 minutes discussing this bill which will kill immigration diversity and turn the United States into a colony of India, over time. In stark contrast they wasted at least 8 hours debating Trump’s “go home” tweet.
Related bills to oppose, include Senate Bills S328 and S1744. S1744 is essentially buying a green card (permanent residency) and ultimately citizenship by going to a US university. STOP: S. 1744: Keep STEM Talent Act of 2019 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s1744
Another similar bad bill is S328: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/328/text
They don’t bother to even provide summaries, except for S386.
Summary of the Senate Bill: S.386
“This bill increases the per-country cap on family-based immigrant visas from 7% of the total number of such visas available that year to 15%, and eliminates the 7% cap for employment-based immigrant visas. It also removes an offset that reduced the number of visas for individuals from China.
The bill also establishes transition rules for employment-based visas from FY2020-FY2022, by reserving a percentage of EB-2 (workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability) and EB-3 (skilled and other workers) visas for individuals not from the two countries with the largest number of recipients of such visas. Of the unreserved visas, not more than 85% shall be allotted to immigrants from any single country. ” Summary: S.386 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
WE PREDICT THAT UNLESS PEOPLE START PROTESTING, WE WILL GET A MIX OF THE WORST OF ALL OF THESE BILLS.
Disclaimer: The above is our understanding of the bills. The bills are available at the links. We found the Congressional office workers totally clueless about the bills. As long as you get the Senate Bill numbers right and the topics right, it’s good enough. The final bill may be a mix and match.
No to removing per country green card caps; No to increasing per country family joining green card caps; No to increasing green card numbers, whether by tens of thousands or millions.
No more growth machine, pyramid scheme immigration policies!
Current law which they aim to change:
“Per Country Limit
The maximum number of family-sponsored and employment-based preference visas that can be issued to citizens of any country in a fiscal year. The limits are calculated each fiscal year depending on the total number of family-sponsored and employment-based visas available. No more than 7 percent of the visas may be issued to natives of any one independent country in a fiscal year; no more than 2 percent may issued to any one dependency of any independent country. The per-country limit does not indicate, however, that a country is entitled to the maximum number of visas each year, just that it cannot receive more than that number. Because of the combined workings of the preference system and per-country limits, most countries do not reach this level of visa issuance.”https://www.uscis.gov/tools/glossary/country-limit
Excerpt from the Congressional Research Office:
“The INA [Immigration and Naturalization Act] limits worldwide permanent immigration [aka Green Cards] to 675,000 persons annually: 480,000 family-sponsored immigrants, made up of family-sponsored immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (immediate relatives),8 and a set of four ordered family-sponsored preference immigrant categories (“preference immigrants”); 140,000 employment-based immigrants comprised of a set of five preference immigrant categories and 55,000 diversity visa immigrants.9 This worldwide limit, however, is referred to as a “permeable cap” because immediate relatives are exempt from numerical limits placed on family-sponsored immigration and thereby represent the flexible component of the 675,000 worldwide limit.10 Consequently, the actual total of foreign nationals receiving LPR status each year (including immigrants, refugees, and asylees) has averaged roughly 1 million persons during the past decade.11” https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R45447
“Bipartisan Sellout of the USA: House Passed Bill to Turn US into Colony of India by Ending Green Card Country Cap, Thus Favoring Green Cards For India; Call US Senate To Oppose Senate Bill 386 ” https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/bipartisan-sellout-of-the-usa-house-voted-bill-to-turn-us-into-colony-of-india-by-ending-immigration-per-country-cap-favoring-green-cards-for-india-call-us-senate-to-oppose-senate-bill-386/
The bill is categorized under Judiciary: https://www.senate.gov/committees/hearings_meetings.htm
The chart, below, shows numbers currently becoming US citizens. It shows that what the so-called Department of Homeland Security calls a flow is a flood without precedent historically; it is environmentally unsustainable and unfair to Americans. Over 1 million people per year is the equivalent of one large city per year. There is no equivalent chart for green cards, but citizenship is generally the next step. The green card statistics are here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/trump-wants-study-of-how-to-give-best-jobs-to-immigrants-using-h1b-o-visas-exist-for-the-talented-h1b-is-an-unneeded-backdoor-to-green-cards-citizenship-and-to-lower-american-wages/
“5 Disturbing Highlights From A Rally For Hindu Supporters Of Trump” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/5-disturbing-highlights-from-a-rally-for-hindu-supporters-of-trump_n_58051126e4b0162c043d64db