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Administrator2 11-05-2015 06:53 PM

Stream of conscience
 
Link to the YouTube video from earlier today at DHS Ombudsman:
https://youtu.be/Eu7bat3S3EI

This video represents the collective anguish of the skilled Immigrants stuck in green card backlog who have very few rights and are victims of a corrupt system protected by a syndicate of employers, immigration lawyers and government officials. This syndicate functions as a mafia whose purpose is to ensure the status quo so the system continues to bring in immigrant workers with fewer rights into US and ensures that those workers continue to have fewer rights so companies can have more control over immigrants workers to displace Americans.

The system feeds off the work of very little job mobility for Immigrants. The way the real system works, immigrants with fewer rights are more attractive to the employers over equivalent American workers, resulting in the displacement of American workers. This is the real reason for instances of American losing job to temporary visa holders in companies like Disney, Southern California Edison and hundreds of other companies across the country. So the system ensures that immigrants are exploited and Americans are discriminated against. This is not an exception, this is the norm and this is how the real system works.

DHS Ombudsman’s Annual report shows a graph for L1B RFE rate. Immigration Voice wants to know, why the Ombudsman/DHS/USCIS has never EVER published any report showing number of Americans displaced by H1 & L1 visa programs – Americans who lost their jobs because their replacement had fewer rights, or, immigrants who were exploited by employers.

I just sat through a day’s worth of nonsensical commentary about how to bring in more Immigrants into the country and to ensure that they have fewer rights. There was not a peep about the rights of immigrant workers. No one asked obvious questions about the many elephants in the room. Why DHS/Ombudsman Annual event has only immigration lawyers or company representatives as the only “stakeholders”. Why common immigrants or Americans are not considered “stakeholders”? Are common people not allowed to participate in public debate? And when I tried to speak up that throughout the event, no one in the room brought up “displacement of American worker”, “exploitation and abuses of immigrants” or that “immigrants have fewer rights”, DHS officials tried to shut me down even though they would let some immigration lawyer break the rule set by moderator and ask 3-4 questions.

EAD for I140 rule will give some ability for immigrants with approved immigrant petition to change jobs. But we see that immigration lawyers and companies are trying to kill or water down this fix. What are the authorities going to do to help the One Million plus people stuck in Green Card backlogs – people with fewer rights – hanging in there – in great emotional and financial stress – costing American jobs? What has the USCIS being doing for the last 10 plus years while this human tragedy has been unfolding? Don’t they read the letters we send them? Why are Immigration Lawyers asking questions designed to get USCIS/DHS to say that an Immigration Petition does not belong to the Immigrant? Why is the I-140 EAD rule taking so long?

After sitting through a day of immigration lawyers, employers and the government pat each other on the back for their success in exploiting the system – these were my thoughts and questions to the Panel and the Audience.

This is the real reason why Americans are fed-up with the government because handful of corrupt government officials are trading changes to the system to ensure immigrants have fewer rights so these corrupt government officials will get a cushy private sector job someday.

bennyd20 11-05-2015 07:27 PM

Thank you IV and Aman
 
Thank you IV for speaking on our behalf.

Greally appreciate all your efforts!!

testman 11-05-2015 07:33 PM

Proud of you, Aman!

I wish we could all tell our stories and let them see how much we are getting exploited by these employers. I wish I had known about this slavery before I came to US 10 years back.

GC2022 11-05-2015 07:35 PM

*stands up*
 
*claps*

pin drop silence. wtf.

Bhishma 11-05-2015 07:56 PM

All Sepoys/Chamchas/Chelas/SuperDuperModerators,

Here are a points for you to consider leaving as 'comments' to this thread

Why did Aman speak at this conference?
Why did Aman not send a private email to DHS Ombundsman and the panel?
Did Aman really leave his EGO and represent the entire backlogged Skilled immigrant
community?
What did Aman achieve from his question today when it was clearly tweeted by our
honorable, respected, deemed immigration lawyers?
Why did DHS Ombundsman or the panel 'block' Aman when he was asking the right questions?
Why did Aman speakup at this conference, he could have clearly tweeted or blogged with all his questions?
Why did Aman speak about 'Displacement' when he could have used his time to get more H1Bs?
What are immigrant rights? Why did Aman talk about rights when he could have clearly asked for EAD?
What was it that Aman mentioned about 'I-140 Immigrant worker petition'?
Why did Aman side track the discussion about 'Immigrant worker petition' when our beloved lawyers clearly told us that it is Employer property and they will not be sharing it with us
Why did Aman not speak about Skills Act when it clearly increases 55K visas?
Who paid for Aman's expenses? Is it all accounted for? Does IV have receipts?
Why did Aman represent all immigrants when 5 or 6 of us have a different outfit?

I am working hard guys. Please help me help you. Post me any points that I missed and my apologies

bikram_das_in 11-05-2015 08:10 PM

Salute
 
Salute IV and Aman Kapur. Does not matter what the outcome is, sometimes one has to speak up and speak loud and clear, the whole truth and nothing but truth.

DMX17 11-05-2015 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bhishma (Post 3593281)
All Sepoys/Chamchas/Chelas/SuperDuperModerators,

I guess a reminder to everyone….. or an effort to bring to their attention for the first time in case their vision has been covered by the dust from twitter lies and forum hallucinations.

The group (IV) that other forum is not supposed to describe by name is the only one that pushed for this I-140 fix with the agenda of providing job flexibility to everyone of us. Again the intent was to provide job flexibility and the VB was also based on the same idea. As they said in the conference, the intent of AC21 was to provide job flexibility, but reality is very different as can be seen by the backlog condition we are all living. 15 year ago, they used the job flexibility disguise to create a system that does not really provide job flexibility in an easy way that does not put in money in their pockets. Here, by they, I mean all of them mentioned in Admin2’s pot: Lawyers, Employers, Government Officials

So we would not be talking about this unless IV had worked hard since last year. Now that we heard the same man (Aman) from IV talk about the fix which they put in EO in the first, I cannot comment if there are still people out there questioning IV’s credibility (as it was famously twitted by the #1 lawyer on the internet).

Reading Admin2’s post, I have a feeling that this fix is not going to be easy.

Confident 11-05-2015 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bhishma (Post 3593281)
All Sepoys/Chamchas/Chelas/SuperDuperModerators,

Here are a points for you to consider leaving as 'comments' to this thread

Why did Aman speak at this conference?
Why did Aman not send a private email to DHS Ombundsman and the panel?
Did Aman really leave his EGO and represent the entire backlogged Skilled immigrant
community?
What did Aman achieve from his question today when it was clearly tweeted by our
honorable, respected, deemed immigration lawyers?
Why did DHS Ombundsman or the panel 'block' Aman when he was asking the right questions?
Why did Aman speakup at this conference, he could have clearly tweeted or blogged with all his questions?
Why did Aman speak about 'Displacement' when he could have used his time to get more H1Bs?
What are immigrant rights? Why did Aman talk about rights when he could have clearly asked for EAD?
What was it that Aman mentioned about 'I-140 Immigrant worker petition'?
Why did Aman side track the discussion about 'Immigrant worker petition' when our beloved lawyers clearly told us that it is Employer property and they will not be sharing it with us
Why did Aman not speak about Skills Act when it clearly increases 55K visas?
Who paid for Aman's expenses? Is it all accounted for? Does IV have receipts?
Why did Aman represent all immigrants when 5 or 6 of us have a different outfit?

I am working hard guys. Please help me help you. Post me any points that I missed and my apologies

Let me take this Opportunity to thank Aman first. He will be remembered lifelong for what he has done today. I could not resist but to comment for the first time though. I regularly visit both the forums. Such was the impact of Aman's voice that senior members in lawyers forum came to the front and appreciated Aman which shows the charm by itself. s-Gan,santy,soopergirl and some others fought with their own members to thank and appreciate Aman.

greenappletx 11-05-2015 10:59 PM

Thanks IV & Aman, I felt really happy after listening to Aman, gr8 work.

checklaw 11-05-2015 11:24 PM

Hats off
 
No words adequate to describe my profound respect.... !!!

panchi2131 11-06-2015 03:28 AM

Hope this video becomes viral via twitter and facebook,and some news channels pick it up ..

rupen 11-06-2015 07:02 AM

If people had doubts, this video should clear them up in knowing whose side IV is on. Talk is cheap. Actions matter. If people have realized IV's intentions and know that it has been around for a decade and know that it is doing right things, they should join IV rather than engaging in discussions online in different forums and fighting with each other.

Administrator2 11-06-2015 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DMX17 (Post 3593287)

Reading Admin2’s post, I have a feeling that this fix is not going to be easy.

Which is fine because nothing is easy. These rights comes from creator, including the right to live free (meaning change employer at free will). But companies, immigration lawyers and bureaucrats have ensured that people in backlogs cannot live free and change jobs. They seem to pretend and make it look like as if they are having this decades long intellectual discussion about whether to let immigrants change jobs or whom does I-140 belong. No where in the law does it say that immigrants should not be allowed to change jobs during green card process. The only requirement in the law is that immigrants wait for 180 days after filing AOS. But law doesn't say that immigrants cannot change jobs before filing AOS or 180 days after filing AOS.

There is a system of corruption where in companies and immigration lawyers control the system. The system is designed to ensure that some how immigrants are denied rights for long time and then immigrants with fewer rights are used as tools to displace Americans in the job market and to keep wages low. This corrupt system works great for small handful of employers but it hurts Americans and immigrants alike.

jsd123 11-06-2015 09:57 AM

Thank You !!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Administrator2 (Post 3593273)
Link to the YouTube video from earlier today at DHS Ombudsman:
https://youtu.be/Eu7bat3S3EI

This video represents the collective anguish of the skilled Immigrants stuck in green card backlog who have very few rights and are victims of a corrupt system protected by a syndicate of employers, immigration lawyers and government officials. This syndicate functions as a mafia whose purpose is to ensure the status quo so the system continues to bring in immigrant workers with fewer rights into US and ensures that those workers continue to have fewer rights so companies can have more control over immigrants workers to displace Americans.

The system feeds off the work of very little job mobility for Immigrants. The way the real system works, immigrants with fewer rights are more attractive to the employers over equivalent American workers, resulting in the displacement of American workers. This is the real reason for instances of American losing job to temporary visa holders in companies like Disney, Southern California Edison and hundreds of other companies across the country. So the system ensures that immigrants are exploited and Americans are discriminated against. This is not an exception, this is the norm and this is how the real system works.

DHS Ombudsman’s Annual report shows a graph for L1B RFE rate. Immigration Voice wants to know, why the Ombudsman/DHS/USCIS has never EVER published any report showing number of Americans displaced by H1 & L1 visa programs – Americans who lost their jobs because their replacement had fewer rights, or, immigrants who were exploited by employers.

I just sat through a day’s worth of nonsensical commentary about how to bring in more Immigrants into the country and to ensure that they have fewer rights. There was not a peep about the rights of immigrant workers. No one asked obvious questions about the many elephants in the room. Why DHS/Ombudsman Annual event has only immigration lawyers or company representatives as the only “stakeholders”. Why common immigrants or Americans are not considered “stakeholders”? Are common people not allowed to participate in public debate? And when I tried to speak up that throughout the event, no one in the room brought up “displacement of American worker”, “exploitation and abuses of immigrants” or that “immigrants have fewer rights”, DHS officials tried to shut me down even though they would let some immigration lawyer break the rule set by moderator and ask 3-4 questions.

EAD for I140 rule will give some ability for immigrants with approved immigrant petition to change jobs. But we see that immigration lawyers and companies are trying to kill or water down this fix. What are the authorities going to do to help the One Million plus people stuck in Green Card backlogs – people with fewer rights – hanging in there – in great emotional and financial stress – costing American jobs? What has the USCIS being doing for the last 10 plus years while this human tragedy has been unfolding? Don’t they read the letters we send them? Why are Immigration Lawyers asking questions designed to get USCIS/DHS to say that an Immigration Petition does not belong to the Immigrant? Why is the I-140 EAD rule taking so long?

After sitting through a day of immigration lawyers, employers and the government pat each other on the back for their success in exploiting the system – these were my thoughts and questions to the Panel and the Audience.

This is the real reason why Americans are fed-up with the government because handful of corrupt government officials are trading changes to the system to ensure immigrants have fewer rights so these corrupt government officials will get a cushy private sector job someday.

Thank You Aman !!
Kudos to your courage for speaking the TRUTH !!

rahdirs 11-06-2015 10:03 AM

Thanks Aman for saying aloud what we all wanted to say! I truly hope this brings change for us "slaves".


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