Non-Immigrant granted H-1B Visa to”work” as a Progressive political activist in NH

by Steve MacDonald

h1b-visaCongratulations to Viola Katusiime, Granite State Organizing Project’s (GSOP) Family, and Economic Security Organizer. She’s been waiting a year, and her H-1B visa was finally approved.

I’m no expert on non-immigration or H-1B visa’s, but I can read and agitating to advance mostly left-wing priorities, even with the best of intentions, does not appear to me to be one of the qualifying factors.

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(17)(H). It allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. …

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The regulations define a “specialty occupation” as requiring theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor[4] including but not limited to biotechnology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, law, accounting, business specialties, theology, and the arts, and requiring the attainment of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as a minimum[5] (with the exception of fashion models, who must be “of distinguished merit and ability”).[6] Likewise, the foreign worker must possess at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and state licensure, if required to practice in that field. H-1B work-authorization is strictly limited to employment by the sponsoring employer.

If she was qualified as a fashion model “of distinguished merit and ability” I’m not sure she’d be paying for her visa application with donations from a fundraising effort by a“non-profit, non-partisan organization rooted in faith and democratic values and includes 28 religious, labor, and community organizations…” which is code for social justice warriors.

Stop it, that’s what it is, and you all know it, and we all know it and while she looks like a lovely person and is probably an incredible human being social engineers are not in short supply on the fruited plain while actual engineers probably are.

And if the GSOP truly includes 28 religious, labor, and community organizations representing 40,000 New Hampshire families, how is it that there are no Americans in that herd of sheep willing to do the job we just took an H-1B visa to fill?

And how ironic is it that an organization that uses faith and union power to actively subvert federal law in favor of illegal immigrant sanctuary (among other things) has an activist who needs a specialized work-visa to keep working for them?

As qualified to push the progressive economic agenda as Viola may be, H-1B is not for thee.

But then I guess it is. She did, after all, get approved. Or did they misrepresent her occupation on the paperwork?

And if not, how many more non-immigrant activists can we expect to be approved for H-1B “work” visas and why aren’t we saving those for climate scientists, all of whom are also progressive activists but with a lot more credentials?



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