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Big Tech’s S386 Cheap Labor Bill Dies in Congress

The Death of the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act” is a Big Win for White Collar American Workers

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Immigration hawks scored a solid win on December 21, 2020.

Reports from immigration restriction watchdog U.S. Tech Workers indicated that HR1044/S386 ended up dying in Congress.

The group tweeted, “Proud to announce Big Tech’s cheap labor immigration bill, HR1044/S386 ‘Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act’, is DEAD!”

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U.S. Tech Workers has positioned itself as one of the leading protectors of American workers and a firm voice against the abusive H-1B visa programs that Congress routinely tries to sneak through in order to appease pro-business donors.

HR1044/S386 originally passed the Senate via unanimous consent on December 2, 2020. After the law to eliminate per-country caps passed the Senate, its supporters hoped to pack it into the end-of-year spending megabill that includes the must-pass coronavirus stimulus; however, a final draft of the spending legislation emerged Monday without including a repeal of per-country visa caps.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, HR1044/S386 would “dramatically change our employment green card distribution system by eliminating a safeguard that prevents green card numbers from being monopolized by citizens of one or two countries.”

CIS continued explaining how this bill would affect migration policy:

Known as the “per country cap,” this provision ensures that the employment-based visas are available to a truly global pool of talent in a wide variety of occupational sectors.  It should not be scrapped; eliminating it would benefit one industry (Big Tech) and two groups of applicants (Indian tech workers and Chinese investors) and squeeze out all others.

It’s possible the law’s Republican patron, Utah Senator Mike Lee, will continue to press for the immigration giveaway to Big Tech in the New Year. However, it could be more difficult to advance immigration giveaways in a Republican Senate during a tentative Joe Biden presidency.

Such bills represent an interesting dynamic in the GOP: Talk a big game about illegal immigration, but blindly accept massive amounts of legal immigration.

The latter enables massive low-skilled to upper-middle class labor displacement, which is a slap in the face to the many Americans who indebted themselves after pursuing a college degree. This makes state government efforts to fund higher education useless given how all the money allocated to educate Americans ends up going to waste after they lose their jobs to migrant labor.

Not to mention, legal migration provides an easier pipeline to citizenship, which comes with all sorts of long-term political ramifications. The cheap labor, cheap votes, strategy the D.C uniparty has been embarking on will eventually come with a massive price tag, both financially and in terms of the loss of liberties.

The Republican Party needs to wake up.

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Tariq Nasheed Calls Out Joe Biden’s Amnesty Plan

Some on the Left are not down with Joe Biden’s mass migration agenda.

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The social commentator Tariq Nasheed has been a major skeptic of Joe Biden’s ascent to the presidency of the U.S. Biden has already put forward an amnesty bill that would legalize 11 million illegal aliens, which is now bringing back this controversial debate to the fore. 

On January 19, 2020, Nashed tweeted, “Question for the Biden supporters: Can you name ONE BENEFIT that Foundational Black Americans will gain from Biden prioritizing 11 million undocumented immigrants coming into the country? That’s a simple question that no one seems to answer.”

Nasheed is an advocate for Foundational Black Americans (FBAs), blacks who were brought to the country as slaves and who have resided in the country ever since. 

Nasheed is an immigration skeptic, who views migrants as scab labor that depresses the wages of FBAs while also diluting public assistance for FBAs, as numerous migrant groups push for their own ethnic-based handouts at the expense of FBAs and Founding Stock Americans.

It is often forgotten that there is a strong tradition of immigration restriction among blacks in America that goes back to the days of Booker T. Washington all the way to Barbara Jordan’s efforts to restrict immigration in the 1990s. Before the advent of the welfare state, there was a strong ethnic consciousness in the black community that propelled it to build its own businesses, churches, schools, and other institutions. On top of that, blacks developed an independent identity that viewed foreigners, especially those who came to undercut domestic black labor, with skepticism.

Although Nasheed is a known race hustler, his views on immigration are a breath of fresh air. There was once a time when the Left used to oppose immigration on labor grounds. But now, thanks to how pro-corporate the contemporary Left has become, it has fully embraced the mass migration agenda.

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