Working your way up the ladder

A lot of people are happy to stay at whatever level of society that they were born in too.

And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

But what of the child that has so much potential.

Or the child who is going to college and even though it is a struggle every step of the way, they believe that they can be a scientist or astronaut or whatever their dream is.

But they were not born into the right part of society.

Are we going to deny them that opportunity?

That is what is happening when we send our best jobs to other countries or we import non-immigrant guest workers to take those jobs here at home.

As an example, here is a spreadsheet I created that shows how many jobs were gained in each occupational group, and it is sorted by the gain/loss column so that the jobs that our citizens in Texas are going in too can be readily apparent.

Our STEM jobs that all of our government agencies and colleges say your children need to be trained for are for the most part, those with a negative number in red which simply means we have more applications from non-immigrant guest workers than we have than the jobs that we have created in that occupational group during that same time frame.

You will need 3 data files if you want to recreate that spreadsheet to double check my math.

https://h1bhuntinglicenses.com/TX_dashboard.php

https://www.bls.gov/oes/special.requests/oesm10st.zip

https://www.bls.gov/oes/special.requests/oesm18st.zip

As you can see, there are plenty of jobs available if you don’t want to pursue our best paying jobs that will allow you to climb as high as you want too.

But our best ones.

Our businesses, government, and academia are denying that opportunity to you.

And in the case of our government, making money by selling the license to take your job and then retraining you for the best paying jobs that they reward to the non-immigrant guest workers instead.

https://h1bhuntinglicenses.com/2019ByCompany.php?criteria=%22Department%20of%20Labor%22

Click on the link above and look in the secondary business entity name column to see what I’m talking about and keep in mind, this is only the 2019 applications as we do not have available the data from 2010 to 2018.

And in the case of our academia, making money by telling you that you need to study for our best paying STEM jobs which leaves you with a student loan that you can’t pay with your job if you can’t get hired in our best paying jobs.

https://h1bhuntinglicenses.com/2019ByCompany.php?criteria=%22University%20of%20Texas%22

https://h1bhuntinglicenses.com/2019ByCompany.php?criteria=%22Texas%20A&M%20University%22

Is that a racket or what?

This is a pretty good description of what is happening if you will take the time to listen to it.

What kind of jobs are we creating in Connecticut?

Doesn’t matter if it is Texas, California, or Connecticut.

We are telling our kids to go to college, which is saddling them with a dead horse that they will never be able to pay because they are studying for our jobs of the future.

Our STEM jobs which stands for Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics.

We are teaching them things that they will never be able to use, knowing full well that we are allowiing our businesses to send their best paying jobs to other countries to reduce their payroll costs and importing non-immigrant guest workers to take the remaining best paying jobs, leaving our kids with Personal Care and Service Occupations, aka nurse aid type jobs, Food Preparation and Serving Related, and Transportation jobs.

All which are on the lower end of the pay scale, and most in the high rent areas of our state.

Is it any wonder why most people will struggle to come up with $400.00 for an emergency?

Thanks to several anonymous donors, we now have $2,000 of the $5,000 necessary to get on the ballot for United States Senator to Replace Senator Cornyn

Yes, I realize the odds are at least 7 billion to 1 against me, but let me ask you a question.

Are we willing to continue to accept the status quo?

Our silence enables Free Trade Agreements and a tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers.

If we do nothing, we have no reason to complain.

I can hear you now, I will vote for somebody that will do something that stands a chance of winning and to that I say fine, show me that person and I will do my best to educate them on the things that they might not know about.

I do know that out of the people running for the U.S. Senate here in Texas, not one of them has said a single thing about Free Trade Agreements or non-immigrant guest workers.

So the question comes back to, Will you help us change the conversation in America to jobs, jobs, jobs, which requires ending Free Trade Agreements that send our best paying jobs offshore and reducing or eliminating non-immigrant guest worker visas until all Americans, Native Born and Naturalized, are able to provide for their families again with good paying middle class jobs they obtained by utilizing the skills that they built decades acquiring?

At the least, please share the following link, and if you are in a position to do so, even at $3.00, it will only take 1,000 people to make it a reality, and at $20.00 it will only take 150

https://virgilbierschwale.com/


Thank You, and if you know of a fellow citizen who has borne the brunt of this American Worker Displacement, or who fears that they will be next, could you please forward this to them.

Respectfully,


Virgil Bierschwale

Ignore the party names and listen to the story

We have been here before.

Last time the Democrats were the voice of the people and the Republicans were the voice of our business community.

And the working people, trying to provide a living for their family, were pushed to the brink.

Once again we are here again, some 80 something years later.

This time the Democrats are doing the bidding of our business community by doing what they can to bring in illegal, and legal non-immigrant guest workers to take jobs away from the working people trying to provide a living for their family.

And the Republicans are doing the same as they vote for bills like H.R. 1044 and S. 386 and not for bills like H.R. 3564 which would protect your families future instead of rewarding India and China for taking your jobs away from your family.

This has resulted in a race to the bottom where everybody loses as jobs are sent offshore to reduce payroll costs and escape the regulations that were put into play back when this happened in the Great Depression.

Not one candidate is even discussing Free Trade Agreements, nor non-immigrant guest worker visas.

Except for one.

We have a choice.

You can’t do it by yourself.

I can’t do it by myself.

But we can beat them once again using the very same playbook that worked last time.

Listen to the words.

And help me to get on the ballot and in the news as running for U.S. Senate because you can rest assured, I will find a way to change the conversation and put American Workers back into the conversation so that they can provide for their families.

Suppose that there was a federal program — one never authorized as such by Congress — that did the following:

  • Took about $3 billion a year away from America’s elderly and infirm;
  • Involved more than a third of a million workers;
  • Gave the money taken from the aging and the sick to employers — including ultra-prosperous companies such as Amazon and JP Morgan Chase — to reward them for hiring foreign college graduates (of U.S. colleges) rather than American (or permanent-resident) graduates of the same schools.

Do you suppose that if such a program did exist, that it would — at the very least — generate controversy and public attention?

It would bring up images of Grandpa and Grandma on an Appalachian dirt farm, or Aunt Sally and Uncle Jim in the slums, and other elderly by the millions, each handing over small bundles of dollars to firms led by Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon. It would be a cartoonist’s delight.

Sadly, there is such a program, such corporate subsidies do exist, and they are used to pay employers to discriminate against American college graduates. It is called Optional Practical Training (though precious little training is involved) and its subsidies are virtually a secret, thanks to what might look like a conspiracy.

Big media writes about OPT, eminent scholars study it, the government issues reports about it, but the massive subsides are virtually never mentioned.

https://cis.org/North/Americas-Elderly-and-Infirm-Forced-Reward-Corporations-Discriminate-Against-American-College

Ask your senator and your congressman why they do not support H.R. 3564.

I would love to hear the answers you get.

As a possible candidate running to be your Senator, I would sign it in a heartbeat.

Click on H.R. 3564 to the left and read all about it, and how about you mothers that are reading it, joining with the mothers that have founded American Workers Coalition.

And by the way, ask the mothers that are running, and the mothers that are currently serving as a Senator or Congress Woman why they are not endorsing it.

After all, if you do not stand up for your parents and your children, who will?

Realtor to Realtor

For most of us, our wealth resides in our home if we own a home.

And for those of us that attempt to make a living in the commission only real estate industry, our source of income depends on the seller having qualified buyers that can afford to buy your property.

This means that for most, they make enough to make a mortgage payment on a home that most likely sells for a minimum of at least $200,000.00

When looking at these 2 charts, I want you to ask yourself if you could afford a mortgage of around $200,000.00 on a salary that paid $15.00 per hour or less.

I ask this question because when we send our best paying jobs to other countries and we import non-immigrant guest workers to take the remaining best paying jobs, we force our highly skilled workers into the situation where the only jobs they are finding are our fastest growing jobs.

I specifically chose California and Texas because they had the largest gain (increase from 2000 to 2018) in our computer and mathematical occupations which is very close to being our highest paying occupation in America.

And I know from what I’ve endured since 2003 that we are not finding work to replace what we made before we got forced out of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) type jobs.

So pay attention to these two charts and ask upper management in your local real estate organizations, state organizations, and national organizations why they are not focusing on these statistics.

This first picture is California since they had the largest growth in Computer and Mathematical Jobs.

This second picture shows what is happening in Texas and it also is sorted by the gain/loss column.

As you can see, when we compare our top two states that had the most growth in our computer and mathematical occupational groups, we can quickly see that it was the 9th fastest growing occupation in Texas and the 7th fastest growing occupation in California

If we focus on the top 5 fastest growing occupational groups, we quickly realize that in the top 5 fastest growing occupations, four of them pay less than $16.56 per hour in both states.

So tell me, what kind of mortgage can you afford when you make $662.40 per week or $34,444.80 per year?

Don’t you think we need to look closer at these Free Trade Agreements that send our buyers and sellers jobs to other countries?

Don’t you think we need to look closer at these non-immigrant guest worker visas that are forcing our buyers and sellers into the lowest paying, fastest growth jobs that our country is producing?

It is so easy to understand why all non-immigrant guest worker visas need to be stopped immediately

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a remarkable tool named the Occupational Employment Statistics.

It is so simple to use that you would think that our Congress and Senator staff would be able to utilize it.

I personally am willing to train them how to use it and I use it because it tracks the quantity employed by a SOC Code and because the H-1B data also uses that SOC Code.

Now we are told that we need to import these non-immigrant guest workers because we are not producing enough skilled workers to fill the jobs that are being created, and history has told us that approximately 60 to 70 percent of all H-1B applications are used for computer and mathematical occupations.

Yet nobody ever discusses how many computer and mathematical jobs are created each year.

Why is that?

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Employed In:
20102018Gain / Loss Per Year Average 
Alabama35,61041,5605,950                               661
Alaska4,9805,280300                                  33
Arizona60,09094,06033,970                            3,774
Arkansas19,56023,1603,600                               400
California420,630616,270195,640                         21,738
Colorado86,510116,93030,420                            3,380
Connecticut42,42048,4206,000                               667
Delaware12,08017,1205,040                               560
District of Columbia33,18042,1208,940                               993
Florida154,080206,93052,850                            5,872
Georgia97,140148,69051,550                            5,728
Hawaii8,39010,0301,640                               182
Idaho13,64014,610970                               108
Illinois127,260177,53050,270                            5,586
Indiana46,93059,06012,130                            1,348
Iowa26,80036,5309,730                            1,081
Kansas27,62034,5606,940                               771
Kentucky26,74032,4505,710                               634
Louisiana18,06020,4802,420                               269
Maine9,06012,2703,210                               357
Maryland100,170128,23028,060                            3,118
Massachusetts125,010141,45016,440                            1,827
Michigan81,030112,89031,860                            3,540
Minnesota80,69096,02015,330                            1,703
Mississippi8,56012,3803,820                               424
Missouri70,53088,36017,830                            1,981
Montana6,1108,6602,550                               283
Nebraska22,00030,5508,550                               950
Nevada14,10020,1506,050                               672
New Hampshire17,98021,6603,680                               409
New Jersey130,650144,24013,590                            1,510
New Mexico13,48015,5202,040                               227
New York202,690264,62061,930                            6,881
North Carolina93,110135,13042,020                            4,669
North Dakota6,2908,0501,760                               196
Ohio119,540150,79031,250                            3,472
Oklahoma22,18030,5408,360                               929
Oregon36,81053,55016,740                            1,860
Pennsylvania120,720158,42037,700                            4,189
Rhode Island10,70013,6802,980                               331
South Carolina26,43039,74013,310                            1,479
South Dakota5,6708,1602,490                               277
Tennessee39,66056,46016,800                            1,867
Texas263,130364,120100,990                         11,221
Utah32,10052,43020,330                            2,259
Vermont6,5607,280720                                  80
Virginia181,260206,75025,490                            2,832
Washington108,130164,83056,700                            6,300
West Virginia8,35011,0102,660                               296
Wisconsin57,31077,54020,230                            2,248
Wyoming2,2103,030820                                  91
Guam620600-20                                  (2)
Puerto Rico9,36011,0701,710                               190
Virgin Islands370320-50                                  (6)

If you go back and look at the gain and loss column, you will realize that only two states have had a gain of 5 figures or more.

And if we sort the states by the total gained or loss, we quickly realize that not that many states have had a gain of 4 figures or more which makes us wonder why we are importing these non-immigrant guest workers.

15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Employed In:
20102018Gain / Loss Per Year Average 
California420,630616,270195,640                         21,738
Texas263,130364,120100,990                         11,221
New York202,690264,62061,930                            6,881
Washington108,130164,83056,700                            6,300
Florida154,080206,93052,850                            5,872
Georgia97,140148,69051,550                            5,728
Illinois127,260177,53050,270                            5,586
North Carolina93,110135,13042,020                            4,669
Pennsylvania120,720158,42037,700                            4,189
Arizona60,09094,06033,970                            3,774
Michigan81,030112,89031,860                            3,540
Ohio119,540150,79031,250                            3,472
Colorado86,510116,93030,420                            3,380
Maryland100,170128,23028,060                            3,118
Virginia181,260206,75025,490                            2,832
Utah32,10052,43020,330                            2,259
Wisconsin57,31077,54020,230                            2,248
Missouri70,53088,36017,830                            1,981
Tennessee39,66056,46016,800                            1,867
Oregon36,81053,55016,740                            1,860
Massachusetts125,010141,45016,440                            1,827
Minnesota80,69096,02015,330                            1,703
New Jersey130,650144,24013,590                            1,510
South Carolina26,43039,74013,310                            1,479
Indiana46,93059,06012,130                            1,348
Iowa26,80036,5309,730                            1,081
District of Columbia33,18042,1208,940                               993
Nebraska22,00030,5508,550                               950
Oklahoma22,18030,5408,360                               929
Kansas27,62034,5606,940                               771
Nevada14,10020,1506,050                               672
Connecticut42,42048,4206,000                               667
Alabama35,61041,5605,950                               661
Kentucky26,74032,4505,710                               634
Delaware12,08017,1205,040                               560
Mississippi8,56012,3803,820                               424
New Hampshire17,98021,6603,680                               409
Arkansas19,56023,1603,600                               400
Maine9,06012,2703,210                               357
Rhode Island10,70013,6802,980                               331
West Virginia8,35011,0102,660                               296
Montana6,1108,6602,550                               283
South Dakota5,6708,1602,490                               277
Louisiana18,06020,4802,420                               269
New Mexico13,48015,5202,040                               227
North Dakota6,2908,0501,760                               196
Puerto Rico9,36011,0701,710                               190
Hawaii8,39010,0301,640                               182
Idaho13,64014,610970                               108
Wyoming2,2103,030820                                  91
Vermont6,5607,280720                                  80
Alaska4,9805,280300                                  33
Guam620600-20                                  (2)
Virgin Islands370320-50                                  (6)

If we total up that gain/loss column, we find that we created 1,102,000 jobs in the computer and mathematical occupational group between the years of 2010 to 2018.

And if we turn to the dashboard view at H-1B Hunting Licenses, we find that we had the following number of applications:

2010157741
2011182505
2012234197
2013273974
2014336864
2015426326
2016449814
2017427195
2018446182
2934798

So we had 2,934,789 H-1B applications for computer and mathematical jobs and we only created 1,102,000 jobs.

Are you beginning to realize why so many of us are saying that we can’t find jobs anymore?

But there are some fast talking con men out there that will tell you that these are applications, and we need to look at approvals.

So lets look at approvals and renewals

https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/AnnualReports/FY2014AnnualReport/FY14AnnualReport-TableXVIB.pdf

https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Statistics/AnnualReports/FY2018AnnualReport/FY18AnnualReport%20-%20TableXVIB.pdf

computer apps total approvals 
15-0000 and renewals 
2010157741                      117,409
2011182505                      129,134
2012234197                      135,530
2013273974                      153,223
2014336864                      161,369
2015426326                      172,748
2016449814                      180,057
2017427195                      179,049
2018446182                      179,660
29347981408179

Now we find that we have issued 1,408,179 visas and renewals in that time frame.

Folks, you can’t make this stuff up.

We simply are not creating enough jobs here in America for our citizens.

And when we allow our businesses to send their jobs to other countries in the pursuit of lower wages and zero regulations to protect the workers, and we allow our businesses to import non-immigrant guest workers to take the remaining high paying jobs that our citizens need to provide for their families with, we end up with the following when we compare foreign born employed against native born employed in our civilian labor force.

Pretty obvious why I can’t work my way into IT with the Department of Veterans Affairs

https://h1bhuntinglicenses.com/2019ByCompany.php?criteria=%22DEPARTMENT%20OF%20VETERANS%20AFFAIRS%22

Click on the link above and look at the secondary entity column and the worksite city column.

Austin is where all of the IT work as far as software development seems to be for the dept of veterans affairs.

As you can see by the picture and list of jobs I’ve applied for, I am never considered and now I know why.


What is not so obvious is that both the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor guaranteed me in writing “employment assistance” as you can see here.

And I did graduate

The first time they hired me, I had to get Congressman Lamar Smith’s office to get them to do it as they wouldn’t.

Even though they say they are for vets, made up of vets, and employ vets.

But I finally got in there as a janitor and I was damn happy to have that when nobody would hire me as I was deemed overqualified.

But as you can see by all of the applications above, I couldn’t pay my bills on what they paid.

And I couldn’t work my way into IT as it appears that both the department of labor and the department of veterans affairs would rather hire H-1B non-immigrant guest workers instead of Veterans like myself.

https://h1bhuntinglicenses.com/2019ByCompany.php?criteria=%22DEPARTMENT%20OF%20labor%22

Did you also know that they let these guest workers work from Communist China with privately owned equipment?

Here is the rest of the file if you would care to read about it.

Do you understand now why I want to be your Senator?

We need to change the conversation in America and make damn sure that our government agencies only hire citizens so that all of our citizens can find work that want to work.