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Old 02-01-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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AP Investigation: Bailed-out banks sought to hire 21,800 foreign workers in past 6 years

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Major U.S. banks sought government permission to bring thousands of foreign workers into the country for high-paying jobs even as the system was melting down last year and Americans were getting laid off, according to an Associated Press review of visa applications.

The dozen banks now receiving the biggest rescue packages, totaling more than $150 billion, requested visas for more than 21,800 foreign workers over the past six years for positions that included senior vice presidents, corporate lawyers, junior investment analysts and human resources specialists. The average annual salary for those jobs was $90,721, nearly twice the median income for all American households.
Yahoo News article (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/AP-Investigation-Banks-sought-apf-14218440.html - broken link)

Note that the first 4 of the last 6 years can not be blamed on the Democrats; the GOP held the Presidency and both houses of Congress from 2001-07.

In one word: criminals.
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