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Trump to Halt Foreign Visa Worker Programs to Free Up 600K U.S. Jobs for Americans


Reported by JOHN BINDER | 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/22/trump-halts-foreign-visa-worker-programs-to-free-up-600k-u-s-jobs-for-americans/

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

  • H-1B visas, who take white-collar U.S. jobs
  • H-4 visas, who are the spouses of H-1B visa holders
  • H-2B visas, who take blue-collar nonagricultural U.S. jobs
  • L visas, who take white-collar U.S. jobs
  • J-1 visas, who take a variety of blue-collar and white-collar U.S. jobs

“Obviously American workers have been hurt, and it’s nobody’s fault that the coronavirus hit, but it did do a blow to the economy and to businesses who were furloughing and laying people off, and we want to make sure that Americans get hired into those spots,” said Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.

Altogether, the order is expected to free up about 600,000 American jobs for the more than 30,000,000 Americans who are jobless mostly due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis. That includes about 287,000 U.S. jobs freed up for Americans that would have otherwise been taken by H-1B, H-2B, and L-1 visa workers, according to Cuccinelli.

Halting the J-1 visa program through the end of the year is set to free up about 97,000 U.S. jobs that would have otherwise gone to foreign workers. The order will be up for expansion within 30 days and reviewed every 60 days after that date. Those reviews include evaluating all regulations relating to visa programs. Cuccinelli credited the April order’s 60-day review process for giving the administration time to consider Monday’s expansion.

The order includes a handful of exemptions, such as an exemption for foreign au pairs who arrive on J-1 visas to do low-wage nanny work for mostly wealthy American households. Also exempted are H-2B visa workers taking U.S. jobs in the food industry, J-1 visa workers taking U.S. jobs in coronavirus-related medical research or treatment, and the Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa program, which delivers foreign graduates to multinational corporations at discounted wage rates.

DHS Secretary Chad Wolf and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are given authority to exempt visa workers from the order if they are deemed “necessary to facilitate the immediate and continued economic recovery of the United States.”

A DHS official told Breitbart News the exemption is for specific foreign visa workers who are vital to putting Americans back to work.

“The president is confident this is going to be very popular with the American people,” Cuccinelli said. “It’s proven popular thus far — to start clearing this space … and it is the kind of thing that, frankly, some people on the other side of the aisle have supported in the past.”

Indeed, reductions to overall immigration in the middle of mass unemployment are hugely popular with Americans.

In April, nearly 80 percent of Americans said they wanted immigration halted to the U.S. during the crisis and amid mass unemployment. This month, majorities of 55 to 85 percent of voters in ten swing states said they want less immigration at the moment.

Every year, the U.S. admits about 1.2 million legal immigrants on green cards to permanently resettle in the country. In addition, another 1.4 million foreign workers are admitted every year to take American jobs. Often, Americans are fired and replaced by visa workers. Many are forced to train their foreign replacements.

This is the first time in American history that a president has used this particular executive order authority to reduce annual legal immigration levels, one administration official said. Trump’s authority over immigration, like all other presidents, is vast and broad.

In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the president’s control over legal immigration. In Trump v. Hawaii, the court stated that presidents have extraordinarily broad discretion to admit or exclude foreign nationals from the U.S. when they believe doing so is in the national interest.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

U.S. has admitted 3,000,000 Muslims since 9/11


waving flagBy Carol Brown / September 15, 2015

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shariamericaWho could have guessed that after the largest terror attack on American soil, the United States would take in record numbers of Muslims?  But that is exactly what we have done.  And continue to do.

Per a recent Breitbart report, we admit “more than a quarter of a million Muslim migrants each year.”  This figure includes legal immigrants with residency status, refugees, asylum seekers, students, and foreign workers.  Of note, the number of student visas granted to Muslims from the Middle East has skyrocketed, with a 16-fold increase granted to students from Saudi Arabia since 9/11. slaveryislam-e1425574574246

Muslim imports with “resettlement privileges” are given work permits, access to public welfare programs (over 90% of recent arrivals receive food stamps), and the ability to become voting citizens (= Democrats).

Mohammad-contest-piece-4-small-1_zpsr4tzeyvq-630x1024There is such a cascade of horrors that accompany this demographic of immigrants that it’s difficult to know where to begin.  So let’s start here: it has become abundantly clear that Muslims who come to America as refugees have fueled a rapid rise of insular communities that become breeding grounds for terrorists.

Meanwhile, half a million Muslim girls in the United States are now at risk for female genital mutilation.  Per Breitbart, “there are more girls in the United States at risk of lifelong sexual disfigurement than there are in Uganda and Cameroon.”

The report also states that a “review of recent terror activity – provided by the Senate Immigration Subcommittee – confirms the terror threat posed by our federal immigration policy of issuing large numbers of visas to majority-Muslim countries.”  (See here, here, here, here, here, and here for a few examples.)

Despite mounting evidence that Muslims are not good for America, we just keep on bringing them in.  And as an aside, to those who say Muslims aren’t the problem; Islam is the problem, I say it’s impossible to tell which Muslims are for us and which are against us, as I wrote about here and here.  (There is also an excellent article related to this topic written by the indefatigable Pamela Geller here.)

And so, to be honest, I feel it’s reasonable to say “Muslims” when writing on this subject matter.  Muslims are, after all, the people who follow the teachings of Islam.  And while there are surely Muslims who may not be pious or who haven’t read the Quran, I can’t tell who’s who.  And I know that the vast majority of mosques in America preach jihad.  And I know that the culture breeds Jew-hatred.  And that taqiyya (deception) is sanctioned.  And at a certain point, though I know more than that, that’s enough to know.  And self-preservation kicks in.

But I digress.

p05As I was saying, despite mounting evidence that Muslims are not good for America, we keep admitting them.

Most recently on the matter of bringing “Syrian refugees” to this country, a host of prominent Republicans, many of whom are presidential candidates, have come out in support of this plan – Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and John Kasich, to name a few.

Even Trump’s perspective has been waffling and off the mark.  His most recent statement – “from a humanitarian standpoint, I’d love to help, but we have our own problems” – missed the point.  Forget the “humanitarian standpoint.”  This is the moment to speak about the threat of Muslim immigration, irrespective of where the Muslims come from or under what circumstances.  We can’t afford to theoretically “love to help.”  This is not about that.

motoon_paul__green-1_zpsx6pjooow-770x1006This is about an invasion.  It is about conquest.  It is hijrah.

Would one of our leaders please – please! – speak the truth?  It would be ever so appreciated and would go a long way (or even a short way, but we have to start somewhere) toward saving ourselves and our country.

Who could have guessed that after the largest terror attack on American soil, the United States would take in record numbers of Muslims?  But that is exactly what we have done.  And continue to do.

 

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