2.6 Million H-1B Foreign Workers Approved to Enter US in Last Decade… 1 Million Illegal Immigrants To Have California Driver’s License By 2018
More than 2.6 million H-1B foreign guest worker visas have been approved by the U.S. federal government over the last decade, new data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reveals.
Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa. Most recently, that number ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the U.S. through the visa, American workers are often fired and forced to train their foreign replacement.
The USCIS data shows that between 2007 and 2017, the H-1B visa, which imports foreign workers to take American jobs, the program has grown exponentially. The vast majority of visa-holders are from India.
In the last decade, U.S. companies tried to outsource nearly 3.5 million American jobs to foreign workers through the H-1B visa. Of those, officials in the U.S. government approved 2.63 million applications for foreign workers to come to this country.
In 2016 alone, former President Obama’s last full year in office, almost 350,000 foreign workers were approved to be imported to take American jobs. In the process, U.S. workers, who have spoken to Breitbart Texas in the past, were replaced.
More than 905,000 illegal immigrants have a California driver’s license at this point, and that number could rise to more than a million by January of 2018.
By the end of June 2017, more than 900,000 drivers have been registered under California Assembly Bill 60, which requires only proof of identity and residency, not immigration status, in order to receive a license to drive a car.
AB 60 made California the tenth state in the United States to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a drivers license. The law’s passage initially elicited a flood of applications that were double the state’s expectations.
Advocacy Groups Say Senators Should Have One Word for Trump Immigration Pick: ‘No.’
More than 300 immigration advocacy groups urge senators to oppose the nomination of Lee Francis Cissna to head the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, citing ProPublica’s scrutiny of his record.
As President Trump’s pick to lead the agency that approves immigration petitions heads towards likely confirmation, more than 300 advocacy organizations are urging the Senate to oppose it, citing ProPublica’s examination of the nominee’s record.
Lee Francis Cissna, a veteran policymaker, was nominated in February to lead the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the sprawling agency that handles applications for green cards, citizenship, visas, asylum and the controversial deportation protections known as DACA, which benefit 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
In a letter sent Monday to all Senate members, the groups noted that Cissna had volunteered for the Trump campaign and later provided “technical assistance” for Trump’s executive orders on immigration. The letter also referenced a story by ProPublica that showed Cissna helped draft dozens of letters under the letterhead of Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, between 2015 and 2016. Cissna had worked for Grassley’s office while on loan from his longtime employer, the Department of Homeland Security.
“Mr. Cissna … contributed to a slew of letters criticizing USCIS for implementing various humanitarian programs and initiatives,” the letter read, citing ProPublica. “These include initiatives that reunited families and protected children facing violence, provided young people with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals the opportunity to obtain travel documents, and assisted victims of crime, including those affected by domestic and sexual violence.”
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5.7 million noncitizens may have cast illegal votes
A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates.
As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.
The research organization Just Facts, a widely cited, independent think tank led by self-described conservatives and libertarians, revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration.
Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote.
Just Facts’ conclusions confront both sides in the illegal voting debate: those who say it happens a lot and those who say the problem nonexistent.
In one camp, there are groundbreaking studies by professors at Old Dominion University in Virginia who attempted to compile scientifically derived illegal voting numbers using the Harvard data, called the Cooperative Congressional Election Study.