Trump Guts H-1B Visa Scam to Benefit American Workers
Despite the best efforts of the Department of Homeland Security and the Swamp to drag their feet, President Trump continues to make inroads against the flood of mass immigration into the US. President Trump has now officially ended the H-1B visa “lottery” for highly skilled tech workers. The lottery granted 85,000 visas per year to foreign workers who were – in many cases – competing directly with American graduates for tech jobs. From this point on, those visas can only be awarded to a foreign tech worker if an American company agrees to pay the immigrant more than an American worker would be paid.
This has naturally infuriated the US Chamber of Commerce and the tech companies in Silicon Valley who dearly love cheap foreign labor more than they do our own graduates. Trump’s strategy is simple: He is disincentivizing the foreign labor H-1B racket. Sure, companies can still import 85,000 immigrants through this program – but they must be the absolute cream of the crop, with skills that American graduates don’t have. The program will effectively import zero foreign workers going forward.
For people who don’t believe the H-1B racket is a scam, it’s always helpful to point out stories of how the system is actually being abused. Here is just one sad tale of how multiculturalism, the “diversity is our strength” mantra, and the H-1B scam is turning America into a Third World country.
Lakireddy Bali Reddy was a rock star real estate developer in the Bay Area in California. He was a multimillionaire and he sent tons of cash back to his home country in India. He opened the world-famous Pasand Madras Indian Cuisine restaurant in Berkeley and used the profits from it to buy more than 1,000 apartment units in the city. By the year 2000, Reddy was the single largest private real estate owner in the Bay Area.
In 1999, a woman in Berkeley, CA spotted the rock star real estate developer and several other Indian men loading a rolled-up carpet into a Reddy Realty van outside of one of Reddy’s apartment buildings. She became suspicious, mainly because a young teenage girl’s feet were poking out of the end of the carpet. So, she called the police.
The intrepid officers in the Berkeley PD discovered that the girl was unconscious when they arrived. There was an additional young girl found dead in the stairwell of the building. Reddy explained to the police that they were taking the girls to the hospital. You know, in the traditional Indian manner… by rolling them up in a carpet.
The girl in the carpet was revived by police, by the way. The cops cited Lakireddy Bali Reddy for not having carbon monoxide detectors in the apartments in his building. Neither the police nor prosecutors in the Bay Area found the following things to be curious or worthy of follow-up: The fact that very young teenage girls were living in an apartment together, the fact that the girls who were too young for work permits claimed that they worked in one of Reddy’s restaurants, or the fact that the dead underage girl was pregnant with Reddy’s baby. (In fairness, Reddy had the girl cremated before an autopsy could be conducted on her. We only know she was pregnant because that came up in his trial years later.) When you’re a Bay Area prosecutor, it can be harmful to your career prospects if you ask too many of the wrong questions about our amazing Third World immigrants.
There was a total media blackout on the story. Someone forgot to tell the kids running the Berkeley High Jacket about the blackout. Local high school journalism students did some digging and uncovered a nightmare.
All of Lakireddy Bali Reddy’s employees at his restaurant and apartment buildings were illegal aliens from India or H-1B visa holders. The illegals came in on H-1B visas initially, but Reddy took their passports away from them and kept them in the US for his own personal low-wage workforce. In order to find waiters, bus boys and janitors, you need those high-skilled H-1B tech visas!
Even worse, Reddy was importing 12-year-old girls from the “untouchables” caste in India to serve as his personal harem of sex slaves. Open borders globalists love to tell us that the H-1B program is vital and necessary. How else would we find the type of highly skilled labor that rock star realtors need to succeed? The only H-1B visa holders that Lakireddy Bali Reddy would send back home were his child sex slaves. He would send them back to their parents when they got too old to suit him. (Which was usually around their 14th birthday.)
Despite the horrific nature of his crimes, Reddy was allowed to plead guilty to some minor immigration fraud and tax fraud charges in 2004, and to importing two underage girls for sex. Prosecutors found dozens of Reddy’s former child sex slaves, but they all refused to testify against him. The INS arrested him at the San Francisco Airport, where he was trying to fly back to India with one of his underage concubines.
The Bay Area prosecutor who was forced to take up the case – thanks to high school journalists uncovering it – initially recommended a sentence of just six years, due to the fact that Reddy was a “model immigrant.” You know, other than the human slavery and child sex trafficking. The judge sentenced him to eight years. Reddy is out of prison today. He lives in a mansion in Berkeley and is still operating more than 1,000 apartment units, although he is registered as a sex offender.
That’s your high-skilled H-1B tech visa program in a nutshell. Slavery, child sex trafficking, India’s loathsome caste system, pedophilia – all the jobs that American graduates just won’t do. We should all be truly thankful that President Trump is dismantling this horror show.