A bipartisan coalition of senators sent a letter to DHS Secretary Chad Wolf on Wednesday, urging him to reject a potential increase in cheap-labor H-2B visas given away by the federal government.
Corporate special interests are known for fierce lobbying efforts in favor of increasing annual H-2B work visa levels. Many major agricultural employers rely on a constant supply of foreign labor to keep their businesses running, and steadfastly refuse to increase wages to levels that would make them more likely to attract American workers.
The bipartisan group of senators expressed their concerns on “harmful impact that the program has on both American workers and foreign guest workers.”
Senators Tom Cotton and Chuck Grassley, Republicans, and Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, and Dianne Feinstein, Democrats, authored the letter.
In an ironic twist, President Trump’s current DHS Secretary, Chad Wolf, has an extensive history as a corporate lobbyist seeking to increase annual work visa levels to benefit America’s biggest corporations at the detriment of workers.
The H2-B visa differs from the equally corrupt H1-B program in its form of recipients. H2B workers are usually seasonal workers, who work on fields such as agriculture and hospitality. Such workers with temporary legal status are often totally powerless to negotiate the circumstances of their working conditions with their employers, making the program not much different than the historical practice of indentured servitude.
“These realities of the H-2B program, as it operates today, incentivize unscrupulous employers to hire H-2B workers instead of American workers and create poor working conditions for immigrant workers and American workers alike,” states the senators’ letter. “Therefore, absent significant regulatory and legislative reforms to the program, we do not believe that an increase in the number of H-2B visas is in the interests of either American workers or H-2B visa holders.”
Visa giveaway programs to provide dubious corporations with cheap employees definitely aren’t an America First policy, and it’s highly questionable that scrupulous bureaucrats such as Wolf are promoting them within the Trump administration.
President Trump Promises to Protect Healthcare from Illegal Immigration
The President Reiterates His Strong America First Immigration Vision
Before an audience in Des Moines, Iowa on October 14, 2020, President Donald Trump highlighted his support for curbing illegal immigration.
In this speech, Trump made it a point to link illegal immigration with increased spending on healthcare at the federal and state level.
“[Joe] Biden’s agenda would be a catastrophe for Iowa seniors,” Trump stated in his speech.
Biden is pledging mass amnesty and federal health care for illegal aliens, decimating Medicare and destroying your Social Security.
We all have a heart. I said all the time, I’d love to take care of everybody all over the world. The problem is our country can’t afford it.
If you started saying, ‘We’re going to give free education, we’re going to give you Medicare, we’re going to give you health care, we’re going to give you everything,’ our country will be flooded with millions and millions of people that are going to come from all over the world. They will decimate our country,. You can’t do it.
Biden cares more about illegal aliens than he does your senior citizens. It’s true.
In these trying times, Trump has to use his national populist appeal in order to win votes, especially among older voters. Trump has lost his edge with that demographic cohort according to an Axios report that was released in October 6:
Former Vice President Joe Biden has gained a more than 20 point lead over President Trump among voters ages 65 and older, two separate polls — one from CNN and one from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal — found.
Illegal aliens are known to be major beneficiaries of welfare largesse. According to a 2016 study by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, mass migration runs state and local governments about $60 billion annually. Additionally, if the current crop of uninsured illegal aliens is allowed to enroll in the Obamacare program, the federal government could potentially be spending $10 billion annually, an estimate that the Center for Immigration Studies put forward back in 2019.
Bringing in more migrants would have healthcare and infrastructure costs balloon to rates that could strain America’s already delicate social services programs.
Neil Munro of Breitbart compared and contrasted Biden and Trump’s immigration platforms to detail the contrasts between the two canddiates respect visions for migration policy:
But Biden’s 2020 plan promises to let companies import more college-trained visa workers, to let mayors import visa workers, to accelerate the multi-million inflow of chain-migration migrants, to end migration enforcement against illegal aliens unless they commit a felony, and to dramatically accelerate the inflow of poor refugees to at least 125,000 per year.
In short, Donald Trump is the America First candidate who stands up for American workers and socio-economic cohesion. In contrast, Biden is the globalist candidate that wants to break down American institutions for the benefit of Big Business and other interests who view the nation state as an antiquated construct.
In 2020, the choice is clear for anyone who believes in institutional stability and prosperity for the American people and their posterity.
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