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December 1999

Once upon a time there were immigrants and nonimmigrants.  On the other side there were unlawful (deportable and excludable) aliens (yiech).  Deportation and exclusion proceedings were then merged in removal proceedings.  Now there is adjustment of status, which is not necessarily available to all aliens. . .

In 1986 a reform (IRCA) was enacted into law, imposing sanctions on employers who hire "unauthorized aliens".  Unauthorized aliens are not necessarily illegal, as was in my case (although New Jersey State authorities failed to understand it).  Unauthorized aliens are like slaves, they are simply persons who are either permitted or not permitted to work for a particular employer !

However, when it comes to a court of law they usually pretend it was "at will employment."  Hypocrite judges would favor the domestic greedy employers over a helpless and exploited alien, nevermind the real circumstance.  It is absolutely wrong to consider the provisions of the INA regarding temporay workers as "at will employment."  However, the law has a loophole that enables slavery when it concerns non-citizens.

In my opinion, this is merely a nasty trick of the greedy employees and their comrades to sustain the "Slavery of the 20th Century".

Summing up the Year 1999

The Congress has raised the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 115,000 for the fiscal year (October 1, 1999 to September 30, 2000).  Itsn't enough? Not apparenrtly. ;-)

Now it is believed that the new H-1B cap will be hit earlier this year than in any year (since caps were imposed on H-1B visas under the 1990 Immigration Act).

The INS has maintained an unprecedented stance of silence regarding H-1B usage for this fiscal year.  Why?  In previous years, the INS would release H-1B numbers on a monthly basis to help the public make appropriate plans.  According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association - AILA - the INS implies the H-1B situation has been "a mess" [sic]. People expect now the numerical cap to be reached as early as the end of January.  The INS however has ordered its Service Centers not to approve any new H-1B petitions submitted after October 25, "in an effort to equalize the processing times between Service Centers."

In a letter to INS Commissioner, Doris Meissner, Sen. Abraham criticized the Service.  He reported inter alia that several companies whose H-1B usage was made public said the INS inflated their numbers by two to four times, arguing that the numbers used had never been accurately counted.  Senator Abraham expressed his doubt that it was within the statutory authority of the INS to make the decision to compensate for one year's mistake by removing available visas allocated to the next year.  The INS however has not indicated how it would treat the overcount yet.

In mid-November, Congress recessed for the year without passing any major immigration-related legislation.  On the table there are pending the following three issues: (1) Raising the H-1B cap; (2) Reorganizing the INS; and (3) Repealing Section 110 which would require the INS to establish an automated system to track the arrival and departure of all foreign nationals to and from the U.S.

For each of these important issues, a number of bills have been introduced.  For example, the H-1B cap-related bills include (S.1440/H.R.2698) which would raise the cap to 200,000 for each of the next three years, S.1804 which would suspend the cap for the next six years; H.R.2687, the "BRAIN" bill which would leave the present cap untouched, but which would create a new "T" visa category for foreign nationals with university degrees in the U.S. in computer science, engineering, mathematics or science; and S.1645, the "HITEC" bill which is similar to H.R.2687, but which would apply only to foreign students who achieved advanced degrees in the U.S.

Previous Reports
  • Jan 96  Hypocrisy
  • Sep 97  Abolish the INS
  • Jan 98  Total breakdown imminent
  • Feb 98  The INS is still a giant devil
  • Mar 98  The emerging Crisis
  • Apr 98  The INS Scam
  • May 98  The H-1B Crisis
  • June 98 Crisis is FAKE
  • July 98  Set Back Campaign
  • Aug 98  Was there a deal?
  • Sep 98  No Deal!
  • Oct 98  Lifting the H-1B cap
  • Dec 98  Gross Abuse
  • Jan 99  Isn't it slavery?
  • May 99  INS Deports US Citizen
  • June 99  NY police on trial
  • July 99  abuse is not news
  • Aug 99  Proposition 187
  • Oct 99  Abuse of H-1B Workers
  • Dec  99  This page
  • Jan 00  The H-1B Fiasco
  • Feb 00  The visa vendors
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    Don't  skip  these  pages
  • American Policy Regarding Immigration
  • How do Americans abuse foreigners?
  • Why do Americans abuse foreigners?
  • Apartheid American style

  • References  for further reading
  • Public Opinions

  • My experience in the United States
  • Seeking representation in NJ at U.S. D.C.
  • Read my 1995 article published in Civil-Rights
  • See related articles in PUBPOL  

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