Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jobs Loss Tracker

Techs United has a US job loss tracker that shows which major companies are doing the most offshoring.

Hire Americans First Project

The Programmer’s Guild has started a new organization called Hire Americans First Project here. It is focused on trying to alleviate some of the negative impact that insourcing via H1-B that is impacting the job market for citizens and legal residents. Check it out.

Three Interesting Articles on H1-B

(Below is an excerpt from Rob Sanchez's Job Destruction Newsletter)

Another great CIS backgrounder has just been published. John Miano's paper follows the one by Norm Matloff last month.

H-1B Visa Numbers: No Relationship to Economic Need By John Miano, June, 2008

H-1Bs: Still Not the Best and the Brightest By Norman Matloff, May 2008

Bill Tucker did a great report on the Lou Dobbs show using material from the Miano paper. You can watch it on youtube at:

Be sure not to miss when Dobbs talks about the lawsuit to stop the DHS extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT). There is somewhat of a disconnect in the report because Miano was interviewed but nobody mentioned that he is one of the lawyers helping with the lawsuit. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 7th. Read the IRLI press release at:

John Miano, for those of you who don't know, used to be a programmer.

Because of the bad situation in the job market he decided to go to law school. What is about to happen in the courts is truly the revenge of the nerds.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Numbers USA got a nice face lift. Seems much more usable. This is a great activist website and makes it extremely easy to contact your congressmen.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

McCain Doesn't Always Waffle

(From Rob Sanchez at

McCain was one of the original co-sponsors of the H-1B program and since that time in 1990 he has never wavered in his support for more visas. It's one of the few issues besides amnesty that he hasn't flip-flopped on. All of the proposed comprehensive immigration reform bills, including the McCain/Kennedy bill, had H-1B increases, but it's a stretch to say that H-1B would be a top McCain priority. However, McCain left no doubt that he will continue to support an H-1B increase:

"We need a temporary agricultural worker program, we need the H1B

visas, and we need an orderly way for someone to be able to apply

for citizenship in this country, in a process that they can count

on, and trust,"