Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Times Square Bomber Was an H-1B Visa Holder

Homeland InSecurity: Who is Protecting America's Middle Class?

Breaking News

NEW YORK --  The Washington Post is reporting that the suspect in the Times Square bombing attempt, Mr. Shahzad, initially lived in the United States under H1-B and F-1 visas designed to facilitate his education and give him employment.

In December 1998, he was granted an F-1 student visa. Immigration officials noted then that there was "no derogatory information" on Mr. Shahzad in any database, a law enforcement official said.

He first attended Southeastern University in Washington, D.C., a small school that lost its accreditation last year. In 2000, Mr. Shahzad transferred to the University of Bridgeport. In April 2002, he was granted an H1-B visa for skilled workers; he stayed in the U.S. for three years on that visa, gaining his M.B.A. It is not clear what company sponsored the visa, which is used to attract workers with a "specialty occupation," such as information technology.

Who - WHO in our government will FINALLY stop this and stand up for and protect American citizens?

Party on, plebes!



Melvin Toast said...

I love the cartoon.

Melvin Toast said...


2002 – Issued H-1B visa
Shahzad was sponsored by Elizabeth Arden to work in a low level accounting job under the H-1B visa program.

This would seem to support the argument that the visa program brings in primarily ordinary workers, not the 'best and the brightest' as its defenders claim.

Mukesh Speak said...

H-1B as a remedy for labor shortages and as a means of hiring "the best and the brightest" from around the world (which I

strongly support), the vast majority are ordinary people doing ordinary work. Instead of being about talent, H-1B is about cheap labor.

H-1B visa holders may only work for sponsoring employers after approval by the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security.

Although most of the non-compliant H-1B workers had posted wages from employers in fields associated with technical or

specialty occupations, the report noted that one H-1B worker had earnings from a restaurant and janitorial service.

H-1b visa

Anonymous said...

Mr. Speak do you offer any solutions?