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The decimation of the American workforce may go down in history as Barack Obama’s greatest act of treason.

As the American middle class continues to shrink, the number of foreign workers taking their jobs are on the rise courtesy of Barack Obama, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, establishment collaborators of both parties and corporate entities all of whom have for years alleged that there is a shortage of qualified Americans to do the job and are pro comprehensive immigration reform, i.e., a dog whistle for kill American jobs now.

While at the same time perpetuating the myth that the jobs being filled, you know the ones that Americans won’t do such as picking oranges and lettuce, corporations only caring about their bottom line are laying off the American workforce in marketing, software engineering, IT consulting, outsourcing services, tech, STEM industry among others by the thousands and replacing them with a foreign workforce.

As Senator Jeff Sessions said earlier this year, The sad reality is that – not only is there not a shortage of exceptionally qualified U.S. workers – but across the country thousands of U.S. workers are being replaced by foreign labor.”

For those who still believe that American jobs are being replaced solely by those walking across the U.S.-Mexico border, think again.  While the U. S. border continues to be a major threat to employed Americans (and our security), efforts to replace the American workforce with a foreign workforce has been so fine-tuned that gone are the days that the majority of American jobs are shipped overseas, outsourced to India.

India-based subcontracting firms in collaboration with American corporations under the H-B1 Visa program fly their army of foreign workers legally by the planeload on to U. S. soil.

At the top of the list is Silicon Valley where 45% of the working population is foreign born, but in tech, the numbers are skewed with 75 percent being foreign born and many are here on H-1B visas earning a much lower wage than their American counterparts.”

Which is more humane, a two-week layoff notice or a four to six-month layoff notice where an American worker is forced to train their foreign replacement soon to be hired in accordance with the H-1B Visa program?

Each day, a countdown to one’s final date of employment, a wound that refuses to heal, one is forced to endure the endless assault upon one’s dignity resulting from the forced training of one’s replacement who by the way isn’t even an American citizen.

In my opinion, neither.  While a two-week layoff notice gives one little time to prepare for the coming financial hardships, the other holds out little promise for the future.

Each day, a countdown to one’s final date of employment, a wound that refuses to heal, one is forced to endure the endless assault upon one’s dignity resulting from the forced training of one’s replacement who by the way isn’t even an American citizen.

For example, the layoffs of IT personnel at MassMutual Financial Group whose employees had to suck it up, sign nondisclosure agreements and were given no alternative short of training their foreign replacements or forsake their severance pay of two weeks for every year of employment with MassMutual.

While many trained their replacements on the job, others did so via web conference all the while, none were permitted the liberty of discussing their feelings.  Why?  Could it be that when breaking the news of the impending layoffs, MassMutual failed to mention its plan to move some of those very jobs overseas?

Below are companies who are laying and/or have laid off American workers, replacing them with foreigners in addition to lobbying Congress to further enhance the H-B1 and LC1 programs.

Accenture
Amazon
Apple
AT&T
Capgemini[*]
Catalina Marketing
Caterpillar
Cognizant[*]
Deloitte Consulting
Dell
Disney
Erns & Young
Facebook
Google
HCL America[*] [**]
IBM India
Igate (formerly known as Patni Americas)
Infosys[*] [**]
Larsen & Toubro
Microsoft
Motorola
Mphasis
Northeast Utilities
Oracle
Price Waterhouse
Qualcomm
Syntel
Tata[*] [**]
ToysRUs
Verizon
WiPro[*] [**]
Yahoo

[*] provide American companies foreign workforce from India.
[**]Indian Outsourcing firms.

San Francisco Chronicle

Tata, Wipro, Infosys and HCL America are some of the largest outsourcing companies based in India. Some have accused them of gaming the H-1B visa system by flooding the Department of Labor with LCA applications, thus increasing their odds of obtaining H-1B visas via the computerized lottery used to distribute them.

Last year, Infosys, Tata and Wipro — and any subsidiaries affiliated with the companies — filed more LCAs nationally than any other firm besides IBM. …

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The companies mentioned above are merely the tip of the iceberg of corporations taking advantage of the L1 and H-B1 visa programs, the intent of which has always been the replacement of a large portion (if not all) of the American workforce.

However, until recently it was mostly private entities fulfilling Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America and redistribution of American wealth through the decimation of the U. S. economy.

Of course, the Obama agenda would not be complete without Progressive universities taking advantage of a good crisis.

HCL America, an Indian based firm has entered into a $50 million five-year contract with University of California to provide a foreign workforce.

Enter UC-Chancellor, Janet Napolitano who is also former Secretary of Homeland Security who can work the system blindfolded.

University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) who plans to move its campus off-shore announced ten days ago that 17% of UCSF’s IT staff will be laid off effective the end of February 2017.

Before the layoff date, the soon to be out of work employees will be forced to train their foreign replacements.

The breakdown of those being laid off is as follows:

“49 IT permanent employees will lose their jobs, along with 12 contract employees and 18 vendor contractors. This number also includes 18 vacant IT positions that won’t be filled, according to the university.”

“won’t be filled…” Is that supposed to ease the minds of the soon to be unemployed.

“…UCSF has also been relocating some IT equipment to a Dell data center in Quincy, Wash., under a separate agreement. Similar to the HCL contract, the Dell contract can also be used by other university IT departments. It has also signed a contract with security provider FireEye.…”

[Within 24 hours of the announced layoffs  at UCSF Bloomberg News reported that “Dell” after its recent acquisition of EMC Corp. (24 hours earlier)   to reduce its workforce by 2,000 to 3,000 job by year’s end in the United States.]

And then there is the Affordable Care Act which is being credited with its role in the layoffs:

Breitbart News

…Obamacare has increased the volume of patients while limiting hospital reimbursement to around 55 cents on the dollar. Obamacare also mandates electronic medical records, so IT operating expenses have doubled from 3 to 6 percent of total hospital expenses amid more spending on IT security and analytics….

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The intended consequences of the Affordable Care Act continue to rack up casualties.

Suggested reading before heading to the polls this November:
ZUCKED UP: Why Silicon Valley Is Scared to Death of Trump Part 1
Beyond Zucked: The Indian Mega-Companies Behind the H-1B Visa Crisis
Caterpillar Hires H-1B Foreign Graduates, Fires 300 American Professionals

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