To: Editors, Sacramento Bee and DOL,
 
The DOL PERM regulations have been updated to automate and streamline to process.  In his article Legal Rejection of U.S. Workers, immigration attorney Joel Stewart explains how:

"Even in a depressed economy, employers who favor aliens have an arsenal of legal means to reject all U.S. workers who apply." - Joel Stewart - author "The PERM Book"

A key to that "arsenal" is the fake job ads that the Bee continues to knowingly run. On December 26th we advised the Bee that the SoftMatrix ad was fake": http://www.programmersguild.org/rir/sacbeeletter_26dec2004.html
Yet you ran the same ad again today. Consistent with the fraud, the founders of SoftMatrix are from India (http://sacramento.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2001/12/10/smallb1.html) FY 2004 LCAs for SoftMatrix pay $45k/year. In 2003 SoftMatrix secured several LCAs for programmers paying $38,000 per year.
 
Yet the Bee's Editorial position is that we need MORE such workers displaying Americans - and that Americans opposing the the program are Xenophobes? It appears that CompeteAmerica played a role in this editorial. A website Compete America Trust reveals more about the people (Sandra Boyd) and companies behind CompeteAmerica
 
WHY THE SILENCE?
 
I understood that the Bee's policy was to respond to legimate concerns about it's content. Yet in a month no Editor nor the new Ombudsman has acknowledge our concerns. WHY ARE YOU KNOWNINGLY RUNNING FAKE ADS THAT DEFRAUD YOUR READERS AND SUBSCRIBERS?
 
UPDATE ON UNIFY/NTI
 
My December 20th letter (http://www.programmersguild.org/RIR/sacbeeletter_20dec2004.html) raised the issue of whether the NTI ad was bogus, and why NTI had the same address as well-known "Unify."
 
Doreen Paige of Unify HR told me that NTI is "NetTeam Inc" which has software contractors within Unify.  The Bee may avoid the issue with ad hominem attacks that I am "Xenophobic." But once again the NTI fake ad is from a company whose CTO and two VPs are from India: http://www.netteam.net/comp_management.html the ONLY opening on their website is the same RIR ad - which is likely already filled with an H-1B: http://www.netteam.net/career.html As Joel Stewart states above, qualified Americans zero chance of securing this job, since RIR and H-1B authorize foreign nationals with the U.S. to discriminate if favor of their own nationality. Statistically it appears that disproportionately it is Indian companies and CEOs that cannot find "qualified Americans" - whereas the vast majority of U.S. companies and managers is having no problem selecting from the flood of U.S. resumes in this down market.
 
Gordev Hora - listed as "President" in the following LCAs, is the NetTeam contact within Unify:  GURDEV HORA - 916-928-6363. He did not return my voicemail asking whether the ad in the Bee was for RIR for a current employee.
 
Hora is a new Sacramento AeA member:
http://www.aeanet.org/Common/Functions/PrintThisDoc.asp?F_id=22018
 
The Bee reported that Hora complained to President Bush about the racism he encounters in the USA: http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/projects/attacks/story/1086055p-1090128c.html - yet the Bee did not label him a Xenophobe -- the Bee reserves that title for native Americans who raise legimate concerns about the fraud in their publication.
 
Sincerely,
Mr. Kim Berry
cell 916 213-0492
 
H-1B LCAs filed by Net Team Inc in CA
Approved LCAs: 5   Total H-1B Workers: 33
 
 
Job title Workers Wage Begin Date Location(s)
PROGRAMMER ANALYST 15 $45,000/year 11/15/2000 SACRAMENTO, CA
PROGRAMMER ANALYST 15 $60,000/year 04/05/2001 SACRAMENTO, CA
Programmer Analyst 1 $46,000/year 05/01/2002 Sacramento, CA & Irving, TX
Programmer Analyst 1 $69,306/year 05/10/2002 Sacramento, CA & Martinez, CA
Programmer Analyst 1 $55,000/year 06/15/2002 Sacramento, CA
 
 
Here is their latest LCA for an H-1B from just a few months ago. Seems they were unable to find and American Financial Officer either - any bets that a fellow Indian now holds that position?
H1B_efile_external_FY04
SUBMITTED_DATE CASE_NO NAME ADDRESS ADDRESS2 CITY STATE POSTAL_CODE NBR_IMMIGRANTS BEGIN_DATE END_DATE JOB_TITLE DOL_DECISION_DATE CERTIFIED_BEGIN_DATE CERTIFIED_END_DATE JOB_CODE DESIGNATED_FIRST_NAME DESIGNATED_LAST_NAME DESIGNATED_TITLE CONTACT_FIRST_NAME CONTACT_LAST_NAME APPROVAL_STATUS WAGE_RATE_1 RATE_PER_1 MAX_RATE_1 PART_TIME_1 CITY_1 STATE_1 PREVAILING_WAGE_1 WAGE_SOURCE_1 YR_SOURCE_PUB_1 OTHER_WAGE_SOURCE_1 WAGE_RATE_2 RATE_PER_2 MAX_RATE_2 PART_TIME_2 CITY_2 STATE_2 PREVAILING_WAGE_2 WAGE_SOURCE_2 YR_SOURCE_PUB_2 OTHER_WAGE_SOURCE_2
9/27/2004 3:21:35 PM I-04271-1381433 Net Team, Inc. 2101 Arena Boulevard, Ste. 100
 
Sacramento CA 95834 001 10/01/2004 09/30/2007 Financial Officer 09/27/2004 10/01/2004 09/30/2007 186 Gurdev Hora President Nancy Mao Certified 64872 Year
 
N Sacramento CA 68286 Other 2004 SOC Online Wage Library