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U.S. Job Killer H1-B Visa Reaches Cap for Fiscal 2009

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Apr 082008

H1-B Visa program, the scourge of American software programmers and other professionals, has reached its cap of 65,000 within seven days of opening the gates for fiscal 2009. Most likely, the cap was reached on April 1 itself although the official announcement from USCIS came today. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said today that it had received enough H-1B petitions to meet the congressionally mandated cap for fiscal year 2009. USCIS said it had also received over 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of persons exempt from the cap under the “advanced degree” exemption. Before running the random […]

U.S. Army Welcomes Criminals and Convicts

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Apr 082008

Most folks would be loath to join the U.S. armed forces in the midst of a war where soldiers are getting their limbs, heads and bodies blown off in a faroff land, right? So, what does the U.S. Army do? In desperation, the U.S. Army has been forced to hire criminals, convicts, high-school failures and the like or pay hefty bonuses to retain existing soldiers. As Steve Coll writes in the latest issue of New Yorker (April 14, 2008 P.21): In 2006, the Army granted eight thousand three hundred and thirty “moral waivers” to new recruits, meaning that it had […]