Acting chief of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf gave feelgood messaging on Twitter about the DHS’s duty during the current Wuhan virus pandemic.
He tweeted on January 27, 2020, “To the brave men and women of @dhsgov: Our country is now at an inflection point in history and our actions today will determine what’s remembered for generations. As we face the challenges of the #coronavirus pandemic, know that you have my complete support and that of the Dept.”
To the brave men and women of @dhsgov:
Our country is now at an inflection point in history and our actions today will determine what's remembered for generations. As we face the challenges of the #coronavirus pandemic, know that you have my complete support and that of the Dept pic.twitter.com/hkLA7EdUtZ
— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) March 27, 2020
However, immigration restriction group, NumbersUSA, had to be the bearer of bad news (and rightfully so) on this occasion.
It tweeted, “@DHS_Wolf is going to admit tens of thousands of foreign guest workers in the coming month to satisfy the corporate lobby. These guest workers will be dispersed across the entire U.S.. putting Americans out of work and hampering efforts to control the coronavirus.”
BLP has previously reported on the federal government’s move to import H-1B visas during a time of pandemic and government-induced shutdowns. The government recently announced that approximately 3.3 million Americans have filed for unemployment as businesses shut down due to government shelter in orders.
However, as John Binder reports, “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf will fast-track foreign workers on H-2A and H-2B visas into the U.S. to take blue-collar agricultural and nonagricultural jobs.”
A memo Pompeo released reads:
The H-2 program is essential to the economy and food security of the United States and is a national security priority. Therefore, we intend to continue processing H-2 cases as much as possible, as permitted by post resources and local government restrictions. Secretary Pompeo, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized consular officers to expand the categories of H-2 visa applicants whose applications can be adjudicated without an in-person interview. Consular officers can, if they so choose, now waive the visa interview requirement for first-time and returning H-2 applicants who have no apparent ineligibility or potential ineligibility. [Emphasis added]
This expansion also increases the period in which returning workers may qualify for an interview waiver. Applicants whose previous visas expired in the last 48 months, and who did not require a waiver of ineligibility the last time they applied, do not need to be interviewed in-person if they are applying for the same visa classification as their previous visa. We anticipate the vast majority of otherwise qualified H-2 applicants will now be adjudicated without an interview. [Emphasis added]
This order allows agricultural and nonagricultural businesses to fast track the importation of foreign workers on H-2A and H-2B visas without having to conduct the standard interview and application procedures. This move is a parallel to President George W. Bush’s decision to lift visa requirements in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
“The agriculture industry’s dependence on poorly screened, cheap foreign labor to produce our food is indefensible,” Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) RJ Hauman informed Breitbart News. “Validating it through a guest worker policy change at a time of mass unemployment and a public health crisis is an enormous mistake.”
NumbersUSA officials criticized the decision Pompeo and Wolf made.
“Low-wage foreign guest workers can also come in by the tens of thousands thanks to [Chad Wolf],” NumbersUSA officials tweeted. “Will every individual be tested for coronavirus or does corporate greed trump public health?”
In 2019, farm companies imported 250,000 H-2A foreign workers as there is no cap on the number of H-2A workers who can be imported into the U.S. This month, Wolf allowed 35,000 extra H-2B foreign workers to take nonagricultural jobs in the American economy and has refused to stop the program during the Wuhan virus crisis.
Annually, U.S. companies are allowed to import 66,000 low-skilled H-2B foreign workers. For a while, the H-2B visa program has been used by businesses to import cheaper, foreign workers and has played a major role in suppressing blue-collar Americans’ wages.
Globalist Oligarch George Soros Drops $50 Million Into 2020 Election
The Free Beacon reported that George Soros has pitched in $50 million to Democrats’ PACs and campaigns in the 2020 election cycle.
These contributions represent a record amount of financial support for the billionaire oligarch.
In the 2020 cycle, Soros stepped up his political spending through the Democracy PAC, which he established in 2019 to dump large sums of money into other leftist organizations.
According to new filings to the Federal Election Commission, the PAC donated nearly $17 million last quarter, which brought its total spending for this cycle to $48 million. Soros donated $4 million directly to Democrat campaigns and committees without first funneling the money into his PAC.
The $52 million cash injection is over twice the amount that Soros donated in the 2016 presidential election cycle — $22 million.
Ironically enough, Democrat candidates who have benefited from Soros’ generous candidates have lamented about the influence of money in politics. According to Joe Biden’s government reform plan, he vows to “reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics.” Biden’s website says, “We could improve our politics overnight if we flushed big money from the system and had public financing of our elections…. Democracy works best when a big bank account or a large donor list are not prerequisites for office.”
The Right has criticized Democrat hypocrisy regarded money in politics, while many Democrats still receive Soros money. “While Democrats across the country sanctimoniously rail against the influence of dark money in politics, their party’s largest donors are bankrolling a massive web of liberal organizations to get them elected,” a GOP operative said to the Washington Free Beacon early in July. “George Soros’s unprecedented spending further highlights just how dependent Democrats are on contributions from billionaires, despite their hypocritical rhetoric.”
Soros pitched in $500,000 to the Biden Victory Fund, which has already pulled in $83 million for this cycle.
In 2020, Soros is starting to become sneakier with his electoral spending Previously, he donated to groups directly under his name. Now, he is transferring tens of millions from the Fund for Policy Reform, a nonprofit with a budget of $750 within his vast Open Society Foundation network, into Democracy PAC. From there, the PAC donates it to other Democrat PACs and committees.
Soros views this election cycle as a crucial moment in American history. During a speech at the World Economic Forum earlier this year, the octogenarian billionaire declared that the “fate of the world” is at stake and called Trump a “con man” and “authoritarian” who is “willing to sacrifice the national interests for his personal interests.”
Soros is one of the most prolific globalist oligarchs in the world. His support comes in handy for the Left, which is constantly in need of funds to promote their identity politics causes and other projects such as radical gun control.
This will not be the last time we will hear about Soros.
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