The Unz Review • An Alternative Media Selection
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media
 Washington Watcher II Archive
Turkeys Vote for Christmas—GOP Votes to Import Leftist Indian Overclass (And Also Depress Tech Wages)
Email This Page to Someone

 Remember My Information


Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New ReplyRead More
ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc. More... This Commenter This Thread Hide Thread Display All Comments
These buttons register your public Agreement, Disagreement, Thanks, LOL, or Troll with the selected comment. They are ONLY available to recent, frequent commenters who have saved their Name+Email using the 'Remember My Information' checkbox, and may also ONLY be used three times during any eight hour period.
Ignore Commenter Follow Commenter
Search Text Case Sensitive  Exact Words  Include Comments
List of Bookmarks

See also: Colonization By Indian Leftists—The Downside Of “Merit-Based Immigration”

Without a single hearing, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill last week that would shaft middle-class Americans, benefit Big Tech, and elect a new Leftist Overclass. HR 1044, The “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act,” which should really be called the American Tech Worker Immiseration and Indian Overclass Importation Bill, would eliminate sensible country work-visa caps, with the result that Indians are likely to monopolize the skilled immigration inflow. The vote was 365-65, with 140 Republicans for and just 57 against. [H.R. 1044: Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019,] Thus does the GOP/GAP, however much improved on immigration rhetoric under President Trump, remain in thrall to the Chamber of Commerce—not least Big Tech, which hates the GOP and white America.

Among the 57 Republicans who voted against were the usual reliable immigration patriots—including Alabama’s Mo Brooks and Idaho’s Steve King, along with Texans Chip Roy and Louie Gohmert.

Right now, the rules that govern the number of foreign workers with green cards caps India to about 25 percent of the total. If HR 1044 becomes law, the Center for Immigration Studies’ Jessica Vaughan reported, Indians “will get more than 90% of the professional employment green cards, according to USCIS—for at least the next 10 years.” That’s because of the Indian backlog, mostly due to Indians already here on “temporary” H1B visas applying to become permanent residents, “green cards would be unavailable to applicants from all other parts of the world (and many other occupations) for at least a decade.” [Fact Sheet on HR 1044, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, July 8, 2019].

The rationale for the legislation, Vaughan reported: too many Indians await green cards to work, and Big Tech wants a faster way to get them into the country. Solution: raise the cap on visas. Thus, the tech industry gets even more cheap foreign labor.

And, ominously, the legislation will exacerbate the chain migration that is flooding the United States with Third World immigrants. That’s because it more than doubles, from 7 percent to 15 percent, “family visas” that permit one legal immigrant to bring in relatives (more than 90 in some recorded cases!)

Of course, Big Tech enthusiastically endorsed HR 1044, most notably Facebook chieftain Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration lobby group,[GOP Leaders Quiet as Business Pushes GOP Reps to OK Giveaway to Indian Workers, by Neil Munro, Breitbart, July 9, 2019]. Corporate backers included “Microsoft, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Equifax, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, IBM, Cisco, [and] the U.S. Chamber of Commerce”. [High-Skilled Immigrants Act Is a Sop to Big Tech, by Rachel Bovard, American Greatness, July 13, 2019] One factor behind this enthusiasm: ethnic nepotism. Seventy-one percent of Silicon Valley’s workers are already foreign-born [H-1B: Foreign citizens make up nearly three-quarters of Silicon Valley tech workforce, Ethan Baron, Mercury News, January 17, 2018]

AG’s Bovard is right to call HR 1044 a “sop to the billionaires of Big Tech”—not least Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella, the Indian immigrants who now run Google and Microsoft.

But back to Capitol Hill and the U.S. Senate, where someone else of Indian extraction is behind the bill. Its Democratic sponsor is hard Leftist Kamala Harris, the malevolent, anti-white spawn of an Indian mother and Jamaican father.

Needless to say, HR 1044 has the support of top Republicans in the Senate, most notably its main champion, Mike Lee. [Mike Lee Backs Big Tech Crony Capitalism, by Paul Bradford, American Greatness, July 1, 2019]

But disappointingly, immigration patriot Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton also supports the bill. Cotton cosponsored The RAISE Act which would have halved legal immigration; he killed Paul Ryan’s green-card bonanza for Irish college grads; he opposed the Trump administration’s plan to increase low-skilled guest workers [ Tom Cotton Blocks Jobs Giveaway to Foreign Graduates, by Neil Munro, Breitbart, January 1, 2019; Tom Cotton pans Trump plan to allow more foreign guest workers, by Burgess Everett, Politico, May 6, 2019]

But he’s wrong on this. Why? Because, he tweeted, “skilled immigrants should be able to earn green cards in a timely manner, regardless of the country they came from—enabling them to further contribute to our communities.”

Of course, this bill actually ensures that skilled immigrants will not be able to enter “regardless of the country they came from”—unless that country happens to be India.

Among the legislation’s notable opponents: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who blocked passage late last month [Conservative senator blocks Mike Lee-Kamala Harris immigration reform bill, by Dennis Romboy, Deseret News, June 28, 2019].

But Paul opposes HR for a silly reason: it doesn’t provide enough room for Philippine nurses to get into the country and lower wages in the health care sector! [Bill to Remove Caps on Employment-Based Visas OK’d, Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report, July 8, 2019]. So Paul introduced his own bill to scrap the country caps and boost employment-based visas from 140,000 to 270,000, which would quadruple such immigration because it allows such workers to cart along their spouses and children [Rand Paul is right: We should quadruple employment-based legal immigration, by Brad Polumbo, Washington Examiner, July 12, 2019]. (Remember, immigration is already running at historically high levels).

As for some real opponents to the bill, sources tell that Missouri Senator Josh Hawley is expected to come out against it. Sen. Ted Cruz might also oppose. And enough Democrats might shy away from a bill that undercuts American workers—especially if they’re running for president. So the bill might not make it to the Trump’s desk.

But what if it does? If The Donald signs such a bill, he might well seal his doom in 2020. His administration has already increased guest-worker visas. And the Kushner immigration plan, released in May, would dramatically expand H1B and other employment visas. Hundreds of thousands of foreigners would take good-paying jobs from Americans. But, unfortunately, Trump, like most plutocrats, is so enamored of other plutocrats that he just might think this HR 1044 is a good idea.

Still, one sign Trump might veto the bill: opposition from Fox talker Sean Hannity, who mirrors Trump’s thinking—and vice versa [Sean Hannity Slams Green Card Giveaway Bill Backed by 100 GOP Reps, by Neil Munro, Breitbart, July 10, 2019]. Hannity and other voices at Fox might persuade Trump to kill it. readers already need no education on what skilled immigration, brought in for example under the H1B visa program, does to American workers. Advocates say STEM jobs far outnumber American STEM workers. Yet only a third of Americans with STEM degrees have STEM jobs. “Skilled” foreign workers are often less-skilled and less productive than Americans. Yet corporations recruit them to reduce wages [Untold Stories: The American Workers Replaced by the H-1B Visa Program, by Matthew Sussis, Center for Immigration Studies, May 4, 2019]. A 2017 study showed that these visas lower tech-worker wages, much to the delight of Silicon Valley’s overlords [H-1B Visas Keep Down U.S. Tech Wages, Study Shows, by John Simons, The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2017]. And heartless corporations typically require displaced American workers to train their replacements, a real turn of the screw. [Disney Blacklisted Displaced American Workers, by Rachel Stoltzfoos, The Daily Caller, June 9, 2015]

Comment threads at CIS back up the claim that these “highly skilled” foreigners aren’t all that skilled. Consider this anecdote from a senior engineer at Netflix in the comment thread on Vaughan’s analysis for CIS:

I’ve worked with many Indians in tech companies. Some are well-educated and hardworking. The majority are under-qualified with fraudulent diplomas and fake work experiences.

This law will grant green-cards to 100’s of thousands of meritless Indians while depriving other deserving nationals from all over the earth. …

This law will literally make it useless for Americans to study computer science.

( emphasis). Here’s a comment on another CIS piece [House to Vote on Misnamed “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act” (H.R. 1044), by John Miano, July 8, 2019] that explains the “backlog” of Indians who await green-card work visas:

India and China are also the BIGGEST countries of cheap and fraudulent labor. The H-1B data shows that mass majority of Indian nationals coming on H-1B are doing low tier remedial IT work, at entry level jobs. Backlog is due to this business model of Indians gaming the H-1B for their benefit. Nothing more, nothing less. This has nothing to do with discrimination. If anything, HR1044 is a discrimination bill as it would only favor Indians.

Read those comboxes carefully. Much of the back-and-forth is between Indians, not Americans.

Beyond the economic impact is the political impact. “High-skilled immigrants” and their children can be a threat the Historic American Nation as they become citizens and vote.

Most high-skilled immigrants are Asians and most of them are reliably Leftist; 80 percent voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 [Trump Lost More Of The Asian-American Vote Than The National Exit Polls Showed, by Hansi Lo Wang, NPR, April 18, 2017]. Most Asians favor big government: 78 percent back gun control and 58 percent support affirmative action. Important to this immigration question, 64 percent support Amnesty and 50 percent oppose restricting immigration to those who use government assistance, (even though Asians are hurt by this policy). [2018 Asian American Voter Survey, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote, October 9, 2018]

Blacks with brains, as’s Hubert Collins calls Indians, are among the most Leftist Asians, and are now part of the Left’s leadership caste. Examples not only include Google’s Pinchai and Microsoft’s Nadella, but also those in Congress. Indian immigrant Pramilla Jayapal brags about bringing illegal aliens into the country to apply for asylum, and Raja Krishnamoorthi, yet another Indian, has been lionized as a leader of the “Trump resistance.” [The up-and-coming leaders of the Trump resistance in Washington, Lauren Gambino, The Guardian, Jan. 19, 2017]

Of course, those immigrants have children, who then fill our colleges, which in turn fill them with anti-white propaganda.

Examples: Harris, of course, and Neera Tanden, president of the Leftist Center for American Progress, and Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff for Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Chakrabarti is the child of Bengali immigrants, a Harvard grad, Big Tech whiz-kid, and now, an enemy of the Historic American Nation and well-placed to attack it [The ‘tech millionaire’ behind the socialist: Chief of staff who boosted AOC made riches in Silicon Valley, by Adam Shaw, Fox, March 5, 2019]. Chakrabarti has frankly acknowledged that the New Green Deal “wasn’t a climate thing at all” but a “how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing” [AOC’s Chief of Change, by David Montgomery, The Washington Post, July 10, 2019]

High-skilled immigrants and their children assimilate, but not to middle America. They assimilate to the coastal elites, then support “progressive policies,” disguise them like Chakrabarti did, and encourage hatred of whites.

Trump must veto this bill. He might win another term if he does not, given Democrat nuttiness, but it will set his party—and his country—on a new road to ruin,

But beyond that, immigration patriots who have accepted that “high-skilled immigrants” would be better than the current low-skilled mix should think of them this way: Tens of thousands of Social Justice Warriors lecturing us about white privilege in thick accents, and their children ensconced at Harvard and then Google, censoring white patriots, shadow-banning “racists,” and then gloating about it.

If Trump thinks that way—that most of these immigrants would vote against him and his legacy—maybe he’ll kill this thing before it kills more high-paying jobs, and America.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Economics, Ideology • Tags: H1-B Visas, Immigration, India, Republicans 
Hide 14 CommentsLeave a Comment
Commenters to FollowEndorsed Only
Trim Comments?
  1. H.R. 1044 has already passed the House. Its counterpart S. 386 is now awaiting unanimous passage in the Senate.

    However, the bill cannot unanimously be voted on yet in the Senate. Rand Paul has placed a hold on the bill because it would squeeze out Filipino nurses. Other Democrats are placing holds due to diversity-related concerns.

    Rand Paul has proposed his own alternative legislation that would expand legal migration by 40%. His legislation would also attempt to give visas to the spouses of foreign visa holders, which Trump has opposed. It seems unlikely that his legislation can pass and be signed into law. Many Democrats want any expansion in skilled migration tied to DACA regularization.

    The Trump DHS has indicated that it opposes H.R. 1044 & S. 386.

    If the bill isn’t unanimously voted on in the Senate, then it can be passed through conventional channels. However, that would require Mitch McConnell to schedule a vote, which seems unlikely if the DHS statement stands.

    A bill very similar to H.R. 1044 passed in 2011, with an even more overwhelming majority in the House. So compared to 2011, the number of Representatives voting “NO” is more than 4 times larger.

    If you want to take action against the bill, I suggest signing this online petition that has been submitted to the Whitehouse. The petition already has over 41,000 signatures. If the petition can reach 100,000 signatures by August 9, then the Whitehouse is legally mandated to issue a formal response. Given how closely Trump watches polls and other data, I think 100,000+ signatures would be a powerful message to him and Stephen Miler.

    Sign the petition here.

    Here’s the wording of the petition.

    Bills S 386/HR 1044 will import a swarm of Indian workers, who have already abused H-1B visa in the decade, in detriment to Americans or immigrants from other nations. Those bills will also destroy racial equality in benefits of Indian workers; everybody else loses under these bills. The lawmakers should stop advancing these Bills to protect U.S. workers and racial diversity.
    H.R. 1044 and/or S. 386, the so called Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Bill is discriminatory to non-Indians. A fair immigration reform should not benefit just one nationality detriment to other nationals.

  2. Anyone who has had to fix the “self-documenting” spaghetti-code left behind by a South Asian can affirm that importing them is not about importing skilled workers and all about increasing profit at the expense of American workers. That doesn’t even begin to address externalities; you don’t just import a single worker, rather you ultimately import a small village of his family.

    • Replies: @Anon
  3. The US is already crawling with Indians. My beer distributor is an Indian fer xsakes. The neighborhood is like Calcutta.

    But all you care about is blacks. Who are American citizens, btw. You ought to combine with blacks and kick the foreigners out–especially the Indians and the Chinese–but you won’t because you are too naive and confused like some hillbilly cracker who never read a book.

    • Replies: @KenH
    , @Marcus
  4. Did you ever see them, Indian couples, walking in the supermarket? They look so depressed and miserable, they can hardly put one foot in front of another.

    Surprise. The wonders of arranged marriage.

  5. Anon[576] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist

    Ethnic networking.

  6. Tulip says:

    Ah, the GOP playbook, demonize immigrants, foment racism and xenophobia in the base to secure votes and offices in statewide and national elections, then turn around and import millions of non-citizens with limited employment rights to work for dirt wages so the bosses can take advantage of them while qualified Americans can’t find work and have to cope with depressed wages.

    Then use this new crop of immigrants and the resulting cultural and economic mess to whip up the base to win office on anti-immigration platforms again. Rinse and Repeat. Its easy as stealing lunch money from 5th graders.

    • Replies: @KenH
  7. KenH says:

    But all you care about is blacks

    As much as we don’t want Indians here they don’t commit up to 55% of all murders nationwide, don’t engage in “polar bear hunting” where a group of feral blacks brutally assault a lone white person, don’t engage in violent flash mob activity, don’t rape thousands of white women annually and don’t riot every time one of their violent criminals is gunned down by police.

    You ought to combine with blacks and kick the foreigners out

    It’s time black America gets off of its dead racist asses and reach out to us. It’s not possible to work with blacks because blacks hate whites so much and care only about how blacks can benefit from policy and could care less about anyone else, so they’re on their own which means they won’t fare well.

  8. KenH says:

    Ah, the GOP playbook,

    The Democrats control the House, genius and mass importing third worlders is a bipartisan affair. And like Democrats don’t foment racism and hatred of whites to energize their low IQ, rabid base of minority malcontents and welfare recipients?

    Opposing large numbers of illegal aliens, not immigrants, is not demonizing anyone and both the GOP and Democrats are madly in love with third world legal immigrants.

    • Replies: @Tulip
  9. Elected D’s and R’s are corrupt. If I gave them more money than Google my word would be law. Elected officials should have a nice fat salary. Their campaigns for election and re-election should be publicly financed. Beyond that, if they take any money from anybody, they should be put to death.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  10. Tulip says:

    True, but aren’t the Democrats are pretty clear that they have Heritage America in the rifle scope?

  11. More high caste Indians. Mmm, good.
    The nation with the largest slave population in the 21st century, is India, 25% of the world’s slaves were in India at the time of that report. Think it has gotten better?
    Indians ruined Tech as a decent occupation.
    24 by 7 on call.
    Multiple roles.
    Squeeze the employee for every bit of juice.
    Then ask if the employee will be “out of pocket” [unavailable] while on vacation.

    Jews who worship cows.

  12. Marcus says:

    Agreed, back to the Calcutta Black Hole with these cretins.

  13. @WorkingClass

    “more money than Google”

    Missing the target. Rockefeller, et al. and their multi trillions USD per family. That’s for whom the laws are made.

    The intertwined families of which every POTUS has been a member.

    0.0001% that own 99.9999% of global wealth.

    You pay taxes. They get Government contracts for real and fake projects.

    $22 trillion USD unaccounted in War spending.
    $23 trillion USD national debt.
    95.6% of the debt is unaccounted money passed through the War Department.

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  14. @SaneClownPosse

    Very well then. If I had more money than the Rockefeller’s……….

Current Commenter

Leave a Reply - Comments on articles more than two weeks old will be judged much more strictly on quality and tone

 Remember My InformationWhy?
 Email Replies to my Comment
Submitted comments have been licensed to The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter
Subscribe to This Comment Thread via RSS Subscribe to All Washington Watcher II Comments via RSS