Immigration and Chinese Cyberwarfare
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ScuttleMonkey writes on Slashdot:
MitmWatcher writes "The PLA has established information warfare units to develop viruses to attack enemy computer systems and networks,' the annual DOD report on China's military warned".

Now, what does this have to do with immigration?

From Edward JW Park, Ph.D.of Loyola Marymount University and Visiting Scholar Center for Pacific and American Studies University of Tokyo

well over half of all the H-1B visa beneficiaries are from India and the People’s Republic of China. In 2004 alone, over 20,000 H-1B beneficiaries and their dependents came to the U.S. from PRC as temporary workers who face an uncertain future: their arrival could mean the first step toward U.S. permanent residency and eventual citizenship, or the termination of their employment and the loss of legal status in the U.S.

Now, what this means, is that at least some critical infrastructure is being managed by nationals from a country that has some rather hostile practices towards the US—including pretty high level support of massive credit card fraud, illegal campaign donations and manufacture of illegal narcotics for the US market. With their military involved, can any US government agency or corporation really do a background check on these folks?

I have seen first hand what organized credit card fraud gangs can do. I was told by professional investigators they had infiltrated every major bank, credit bureau and regulatory agency. I fully expect government agencies acting for king and country can do much more-especially with the help of guest worker visas.

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