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John Edwards H-1B Mill Master

January 5, 2008

John Edwards talks about the Mill he worked at and his parents. But now he is Master of an H-1B Mill.

His own campaign blog has outed him on his lies and betrayal.

Edwards co-sponsored S-2045 in 2000 (none / 0)

Raised H-1b to 195,000 per year in October 2000

It was the deathblow to American tech workers

by arnbey
on 11/18/2007 at 1:07 PM EST

John would be the first to tell you…. (none / 0)

he made mistakes, and that as a junior senator,
he “went along”. He as did others, assumed that
H-1B visas were to be limited, controlled, rotated and tracked. They came, and they stayed!
And, worse yet, now used for entry level positions, instead of skilled, specialized positions, they have become just another source of cheap labor.

by SandieG (
on 11/18/2007 at 1:16 PM EST





Actually it says he cosponsored the bill.  Also Edwards claims to be an advocate for the American worker because of his experience at the Mill and his family working at the Mill.  Wouldn’t that have been before he was a senator?

And he’s recently called for raising it again (none / 0)
from San Fransisco Chroniclem November 15, 2007

“Edwards, too, had used events in Silicon Valley to call for increasing the number of H-1B visas for highly trained technical foreign workers, more government support of broadband access, and extension of research and development tax credits.” 11/15/chronicle/archive/2007/11/15/MN5BT CBP4.html

So, he’s raised H-1b big in the past, and he’s now calling for it to be raised again.

Whatever gave you people the idea, that he’s going to lower it?

by arnbey
on 11/18/2007 at 1:15 PM EST

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Edwards Huckabee debate who is Humblest

December 14, 2007

John Edwards and Mike Huckabee debated who is the humblest in a special runoff debate between Republicans and Democrats. (Spoof)

Edwards: I came from the Mill.  When I was young I worked in the Mill.  Now I see those brown faces where the mill jobs used to be and I say we need to support them with welfare.

Huckabee: Its about the least among us.   We need to give every high school Hispanic ganger a scholarship to college.

Edwards: This country has the wealth to do it.  We can bring H-1B’s from China and India and lower wages for computer programmers so that the rich have money to pay taxes to support welfare for Mexicans.  I learned the value of loyalty when I worked at the Mill.

Huckabee:  I learned loyalty as a governor of Arkansas.  People gave me gold cufflinks and really just stuffed money in my pockets.

Edwards: I didn’t have to take that.  I won some big judgments in court.  What I did was win one case and then cherry picked the cases of people who wanted help.  The secret of being a good plaintiff lawyer is being able to screen the cases you take.  Now I just shill for Wall Street and Venture Capitalists.    All I have to do is bring in H-1B’s from India and China.  Its more dignified than taking cufflinks and money in envelopes.

Huckabee:  Well I don’t pay tax on this stuff.  Or not most of it.

Edwards: That can catch up with you.

Huckabee:  Look at my people.  They do the same thing.

Edwards:  Your people?

Huckabee: The illegals.

Edwards: Oh, yeah, they don’t pay taxes too.

Huckabee: You’ve been hanging around Wall Street too long John.  You need to get back around the people.  The people who now make up our schools, our welfare offices, our prisons. That is why I pardon them.  I pardon them because they are our people who have simply taken back a little from what was taken from them by white America.

Edwards: You know Mike, is that what people call you, or is it Huck?

Huck:  When they bestow God’s gifts of jewelry and cufflinks then any name will do.

Edwards: Well, Huck, you know, openly taking money and cufflinks, pardoning murderers, you know at some point, even I get too much of the whiff of corruption from your direction.

Huck: That is the smell of my people.  I have taken it on as part of me.  It flows into me and flows out of me.

Edwards: You know, I may have hung around Wall Street a little too long Huck.  I think this debate needs to end.

Huck: Give me your cufflinks John.,,2227279,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

Daniel Nasaw in Washington
Thursday December 13, 2007

A $1,000 pair of cufflinks from a supporter, tens of thousands of dollars of clothing from a wealthy Little Rock businessman and thousands in gift certificates and cash from staff and appointees were among the lavish gifts given to Republican presidential candidate and unexpected frontrunner Mike Huckabee while he was governor of Arkansas.

John Edwards Billionaire H-1B VC is me

November 13, 2007

John Edwards said to Silicon Valley moguls, give me money now in my campaign and I will get you as many bodies as you want from India and China. Then I want you to make me a billionaire Venture Capitalist (VC) like Al Gore. That’s the deal. Edwards done sold us out bigtime.

== Comment at WaPo

reply to : mibrooks27 | November 13, 2007 11:49 AM

I agree we should let candidates change their position on H-1B, amnesty, guest worker, anchor baby, family reunification, asylum, etc. (But we get to test their sincerity. One way is are they upfront and explicit about their positions on their own webpages? Edwards hides his position on immigration on his webpage.) Some like Fred Thompson have made movement. Fred has not commented on H-1B, but Rudi and Romney both have explicitly said they are for it.

Re H-1B and John Edwards

“As part of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s “Road to the White House” series, former Sen. John Edwards appeared before 200 executives Aug. 1.”

“EDWARDS: Regarding the H-1B visa question: I think it is important for us to have available, for the work that’s being done here in this valley, plus all over the country, the talent and the mental capacity we need. So the H-1B visa program is important; it should be expanded, based on the needs that exist.”

==Edwards for H-1B in 2002

“An increase in the number of available H-1B visas is a necessary short-term solution. “

Edwards earned investment banking money after he left the Senate between 2002 and now.


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== Immigration Votes John Edwards

Voted for a foreign worker bill with no anti-fraud measures in 2000. Sen.Edwards voted for S.2045, the Abraham foreign worker bill to nearly triple the number of foreign high-tech workers. On the heels of the release of a GAO report finding no proof of a high-tech worker shortage and evidence of abuse in the H-1B program, Sen. Edwards voted for this foreign worker bill that contained no worker protections or anti-fraud measures. The bill passed the Senate 96-1.

== John Edwards, not just an arguido (suspect) on h-1b, he’s culpado (guilty).
==400 Dollar Hair Cut Edwards. How many H-1B’s does it take for Edwards to get 400 dollars from Wall Street?

==Fortress Investment Group (FIG)

Fortress Investment Group

In October 2005, Edwards joined the Wall Street investment firm Fortress Investment Group as a senior adviser, later working with them as a consultant.[28] Unknown to Edwards,[29] Fortress owned a major stake in Green Tree Servicing LLC, which rose to prominence in the 1990s selling subprime loans to mobile-home owners and now services subprime loans originated by others. Subprime loans allow buyers with poor credit histories to be funded, but they charge higher rates because of the risk, and sometimes carry hidden fees and increased charges over time.[29] In August of 2007, the Wall Street Journal reported that a portion of the Edwards’ family’s assets were invested in Fortress Investment Group, that had, in turn, invested a portion of its assets in subprime mortgage lenders, some of which had foreclosed on the homes of Hurricane Katrina victims.[30][31] Upon learning of Fortress’ investments, Edwards divested funds and stated that he would try to help the affected families.[32] Edwards later helped set up an ACORN– administered “Louisiana Home Rescue Fund” seeded with $100,000, much of it from his pocket, to provide loans and grants to the families who were foreclosed on by Fortress-owned lenders.[33]

What about helping the American programmers, engineers, nurses, and many other unlikely categories that have H-1B workers? Why does he say Americans can’t be scientists because of cheap Indian and Chinese labor, and tells young people to prepare for careers in math and science? Or nursing?

FIG? Could that also stand for Failus Immigration Group? Or Free Immigration Group?

== Al Gore made partner at Kleiner Perkins

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

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See comments on above thread.

Oh really John? What is YOUR America? One where the best jobs in the country are labor arbitraged through massive increases in guest worker Programs? Look at the hypocracy of this paragraph! He claims that he doesn’t want a two tier society but the first thing he wants is to expand a program to send highly skilled and educated American professionals to the poor house!

The whole article above is very good and has a good comment thread. Sample comment from above link:

spacer Comment by Rodger

+1 votes


2007-09-09 11:57:17



What gets me though is why is the liberal blogosphere so silent not only Hillary’s and Obama corporate connection but Edwards as well, shouldn’t they be warning people about wolfs in sheep clothing rather than being cheerleaders for them? I don’t get it.


search Edwards “Breck Girl” h-1b

In fact, even the Breck Girl’s job is not safe with Edwards in control of H-1B. Models are part of the H-1B program.

image search fashion models H-1b John Edwards

The Breck Girl isn’t safe with John Edwards on the prowl for VC and Wall Street money.

image search Breck Girl

The H-1B visa program also includes fashion models. The current annual cap on the H-1B category is 65,000.

Chicago Tribune comments on Edwards:

From those comments, Edwards would fit right in as a VC billionaire selling us out for the big bucks instead of the chump change he has gotten so far for his work on H-1B.

==Zazona on Edwards H-1B August 2007

On August 1, 2007 John Edwards officially became a _ho_ when he spoke to the
“Silicon Valley Leadership Group”. Click here to see a list of the companies
that this organization represents:

Innovation is the new code word that politicians and corporatists are using in
place of saying “H-1B”.

Edwards hypocrisy on taking donations in California while saying he is against taking lobbyist money in DC is documented in detail by Zazona.

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