The Donald Trump administration has often blamed H-1B workers for stealing jobs from Americans. But this myopic view ignores how much these foreign workers contribute to the US economy.
As per a new study, an estimated three million H-1B visa holders contribute hundreds of billions to the US government programmes like social security and medicare—which they don’t even benefit from—and to local businesses and American companies.
The study, conducted by immigrant...
No Obamacare replacement 3 years after Trump’s promise to ‘immediately’ change it
Nearly three years after taking office, Americans still are waiting for Trump's big health insurance reveal. Prescription drug prices have edged lower, but with major legislation stuck in Congress it's unclear if that relief is the start of a trend or merely a blip.
US think-tank says Trump and Obama ignored nearly a million “victims” of H-1B
An anti-immigration non-profit in the US has accused two successive governments of inaction on curtailing the H-1B visa programme, which it says has cost 1.2 million jobs to Americans.
How we can make the world a better place for immigrants with disabilities
Since the 2016 US presidential election, many of my non-disabled American friends often blithely talk about leaving the country and settling elsewhere. Often, I read Facebook posts about their ...
Democrats and Republicans agree on some surprising issues, but not on how to solve them
Americans are deeply divided along political lines, and most believe that polarization will only get worse in the future, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Still, the poll also found a surprising degree of overlap between the two...
All the reasons why the US government has ever been shut down
When US president Donald Trump ordered the government to shut down last week, it was the third shutdown since he took office in 2017—and the 21st since 1976, the year the modern congressional budget process was enacted.
The current shutdown ste...
How Trump’s government shutdown affects the average American
President Donald Trump has vowed that the partial government shutdown that began at midnight — the second government shutdown to occur while Republicans control the White House and both branches of Congress — will last for a “very long time.” The shutdown is the result of Trump reneging on an agreement to pass a “clean” bipartisan spending bill. Republicans then threw in more than $5 billion in funding for the wall, the president’s vanity project, ...
What would a US government shutdown mean for military, mail delivery, and national security?
The Trump White House is determined to shut down the government on Dec. 21, in an attempt to get funding for a border wall with Mexico. So what happens to federal services if the government closes for business?
During a shutdown, the US government “must discontinue a...
Trump’s Diwali tweet mentioned Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists—but not Hindus
On Nov. 13, US president Donald Trump hosted Diwali celebrations at the White House, a tradition that began with his predecessor Barack Obama in 2009.
However, in his Tweet marking the event, Trump called the Hindu festival of li...