Gene Nelson, Ph.D.

Fed H-1B Visa Probes May Help American Engineers

A related story that finally received wide coverage when 60 minutes covered the research frauds of Anil Potti on 12 February 2012 in a story titled, "Deception at Duke." Anil used to be a medical researcher at Duke University. He is now a lawsuit defendant. There were excellent articles also published on this topic by Gina Kolata in the New York Times on 07 July 2011 and The Economist Newspaper on 10 September 2011. I do not believe this to be an isolated incident. Here is an example of how cheating is embedded in the culture of India. _______ Ocala Star-Banner, Wednesday, June 1, 1994 Page 7A Indian Students Riot Over Exams; 4 killed NEW DELHI, India - Four students reportedly were killed Tuesday when college freshmen clashed with police who tried to stop them from cheating on exams. The melee occurred in the town of Dalsingsarai in Bihar state after the students opened their books and notes during finals, Press Trust of India said. The students threw explosives at a government jeep and tried to set fire to the railway station. Police opened fire, killing four of them, the news agency said. Students in Bihar maintain they need their books and notes because they have been so poorly taught. ____________ The real tragedy is that these foreign students are benefitting from U.S. government programs (the H-1B and L-1 Visa programs) that facilitate the permanent displacement of experienced and qualified American citizen technical and medical professionals by these younger, imported workers. This "internal brain drain" means that Americans are sacrificed on the altar of "increased profits." I hope that this insanity is halted soon.
— February 15, 2012 12:19 p.m.

Fed H-1B Visa Probes May Help American Engineers

Here's part 2: BACKGROUND ARTICLES No Ph.D.s Need Apply, by Sharon Begley et. al, December 5, 1994 pp 62-63, Newsweek Dr. Nelson is quoted extensively in this article. In the 14 April 1993 Wall Street Journal article on page B-1 "Black Hole Opens in Scientist Job Rolls" by G. Pascal Zachary. Part of my story is highlighted in this article. (Search for this article by using the article title. ) "Scientist's Heated Debate on Immigration Mirrors Issues Argued Throughout U.S." by Robert Finn, The Scientist, Page 1, November 27, 1995 Dr. Nelson is quoted extensively in this article ( The techno-terrorism claims that I advanced in 1995 have been amply substantiated by the actions of U.S. graduate school trained Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, the mastermind of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.) American Outlook Fall 1999, Piled Higher and Deeper by Edwin S. Rubenstein How and Why Government, Universities, and Industry Create Domestic Labor Shortages of Scientists and High-Tech Workers by Eric Weinstein, Ph.D. What Scientist Shortage? By Daniel S. Greenberg Wednesday, May 19, 2004; Page A23 The Washington Post Finally, see the research of UC Davis Professor Norm Matloff. __________ Note the draft of my 5 August 1999 Oral Testimony critical of the controversial H-1B visa program before the House Immigration and Claims Subcommittee, in particular the final two paragraphs I was able to get "on the record" in the case USA v Abramoff. I attended Jack Abramoff's sentencing hearing on 4 September 2008 at the DC District Courthouse. My 110 page "Victim Impact Statement" is document #40 in the Court docket in PDF format. Jack Abramoff served as a Microsoft lobbyist – and also directed “Team Abramoff.” The team likely helped Microsoft steer about $100 million dollars in politically-connected expenses by Microsoft and its proxies from 1995-2000. During the same period, Microsoft was able to procure 3 “Microsoft-friendly” changes to H-1B Visa legislation. The cumulative financial benefit to the firm has been billions of dollars in profits. Millions of American citizen technical professionals have been harmed by having their careers destroyed since the H-1B Visa was created by employer lobbying in 1990. In my opinion, the H-1B Visa law should be repealed as an example of “Bad Law.”
— February 9, 2012 4:29 a.m.

Fed H-1B Visa Probes May Help American Engineers

Here is part 1 of links to nine articles and LTEs that I have written regarding highly-skilled labor markets and the controversial H1-B visa program. The first is the most significant.. The Greedy Gates Immigration Gambit Fall 2007 (Published in January 2008) This article provides important legislative history. Career Destruction Sites - What American colleges have become Spring 2005 Corpus Christi TX Caller - Times Letters to the Editor: 09.14.08 Right sentence for Jack Abramoff Foreign workers take jobs away from skilled Americans Washington, DC Examiner Op-Ed 21 August 2008, page 22 Immigrants don’t "make it all work," they take work 6 August 2008 Letter to the Editor, Schenectady, NY Daily Gazette Whose University is it Anyway? 8 February 2008 University of Buffalo Spectrum (I earned my Ph.D. there in 1984) How Not to "Solve" the Social Security Problem - Mass immigration is the wrong answer. Summer 1999 Gene A. Nelson, Ph.D.'s 13 April 1996 speech at the National Academy of Sciences Washington, DC headquarters.
— February 9, 2012 4:28 a.m.

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