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17 Jan 19
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  KANSAS CITY, MO./ JANUARY 17, 2019 (STL.News) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named January “National Radon Action Month” to raise awareness of the dangers caused by the naturally occurring radioactive gas. Radon is undetectable by smell, sight, or taste and long-term exposure can cause devastating health issues. The U.S. Surgeon General and American […]

17 Jan 19
Time Will Tell

The “date which will live in infamy” cast a large, dark shadow over Christmas 1941 in Allegany County. As Thanksgiving 1941 approached, the war in Europe was on people’s minds but it wasn’t the dominant story of the day. Residents were more concerned about a coal strike that had started in Pennsylvania and was spreading […]

17 Jan 19
Newspeakonline

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reportedly landed in the United States of America and is scheduled to speak at the United States Chamber of Commerce in DC on Friday between 2:30 and 4pm. The private roundtable, which is hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce and the US […]

17 Jan 19

Standing in awe in California’s Yosemite Valley or in the shadow of Denali, deep in the Alaskan interior, it is easy to imagine that the 60 national parks of the United States are pristine wildernesses. However, what many don’t realize, is that the national park system actually encompasses over 400 units, including historical sites, battlefields, […]

17 Jan 19
MRNweb

MarketResearchNest.com adds “Global Pleural Catheter Market Report 2019 – History, Present and Future” new report to its research database. The report spread across 149 pages with table and figures in it. The global market size of Pleural Catheter is $XX million in 2018 with XX CAGR from 2014 to 2018, and it is expected to […]

17 Jan 19
Robert Folsom

IBM recently doubled down on weather data at CES and announced GRAF: Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System, which aspires to provide the most accurate weather for literally anywhere in the world. It runs every hour and crunches a whopping 10 TB of data per day so that you can get accurate weather within a three-kilometer […]

17 Jan 19
Conservative Media Communications

GOODBYE TO CALIFORNIA This is an eye-opener. One of our own 50 United States is self-destructing.. It will take a few minutes to read this, but you’ll be glad you did….. Written by Dr. Ron Martinelli (Dr. Martinelli is a renowned forensic criminologist and retired police detective with the San Jose Police Department). As I […]

17 Jan 19
The Frontier Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters): President Donald Trump was unveiling a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that singles out North Korea as an ongoing and “extraordinary threat,” seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. The Missile Defense Review is a sweeping examination of efforts to shield the United States from […]

17 Jan 19
Sentinel Colorado

Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, was arrested in an FBI sting operation Wednesday and is charged with attempting to damage or destroy a building owned by the United States using fire or an explosive, U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said.

17 Jan 19
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BloombergOpinion Money Stuff Matt Levine Larry Fink Is Larry Fink the president of the world? What if your model is that democratic political governance has just stopped working—not because you disagree with the particular policies that particular elected governments are carrying out, but because you have started to notice that elected governments in large developed […]

17 Jan 19
Quartz
The H-1B visa program, the primary way high-skilled workers can come to the US, is the visa of choice for Indian men. In 2017, more than 70% of all H-1Bs were given to Indians, and close to 80% of those Indians were men. But they’re not the whole story. “There is this misconception that the H-1B program is really just men coming to work, and then going back to their home countries,” says Amy Bhatt, a professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Baltimore, Maryland County. “In reality, it’s not just individuals moving for work but entire family units crossing borders.” Amy is the author of High-tech Housewives, a book that dives into a decade worth of research on the wives of H-1B workers. The spouses of H-1B workers come to the US on a different visa, called the H-4. Until 2015, this visa came with a pretty big catch—you could live in the US, but you couldn’t legally work here. Since many H-1B holders are Indian men, their spouses tend to be Indian women. Bhatt says that because of the way marriage tends to work in India, highly educated men typically marry highly educated women. So the women that accompany the men on the H-1B tend to be high-skilled themselves. “It’s hard to then come to the United States and to be told, no, your qualifications, your expertise, your skills, they’re not welcome here,” says Bhatt. In 2015, the Obama Administration passed a rule that allowed some H-4 visa holders to work. If your partner, the H-1B holder, was far enough along in the green card process or had been residing in the US for more than six years, you could apply for a work permit. Since then, about 100,000 spouses on H-4 visas have applied for work permits. More than 90% of them are women. But in 2019, this group of largely women may lose their right to work again. Save Jobs USA, an organization of former IT workers who claim to have lost their jobs to H-1B holders has filed a lawsuit arguing the Obama-era rule makes it more likely that foreign workers will replace American workers. John Miano, the lawyer representing Save Jobs USA, argues that rescinding the Obama-era rule is about much more than whether a group of largely women may no longer be able to legally work in the US. It’s about the strength of the entire H-1B program. “Eliminating the ability of spouses to work will reduce the incentive for H-1B workers to remain in the United States,” says Miano. What Miano is describing might already be happening.“Canada is an option. Australia is another option. Japan just opened its borders to skilled immigrants,” says Neha Mahajan, a current H-4 visa holder with a work permit. “There are plenty of options. America is no longer the land of dreams.” Quartz talked to some of the women who are among the many thinking twice about whether America is the best place for them, or their families. Watch the video. Quartz News is a weekly video series bringing you in-depth reporting from around the world. Each episode investigates one story, breaking down the often unseen economic and technological forces shaping our future. Click here for previous stories.