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GOP Elected Officials Send Letter Calling for President Trump To Stop Visas While 33 Million Americans are Unemployed

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A group of Republican senators and congressmen are requesting that President Donald Trump expand his recent executive order to halt visas for foreign workers as over 33 million Americans are out of work.

Breitbart News reported that Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Representatives Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Mo Brooks (R-AL), and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sent Trump a letter urging him to keep unemployed Americans from having to compete with foreign workers during a time when shutdowns in response to the Wuhan virus pandemic have thrown millions out of work

In April, Trump issued an executive order which slowed visa processing for foreigners looking for work and extended family green cards. When taking these groups’ numbers into consideration, they only represent less than ten percent of total legal immigration on a yearly basis.

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John Binder of Breitbart highlighted some of the elected officials’ demands:

  • Suspend admissions of all foreign visa workers for at least 60 days
  • Suspend visas to foreign workers for at least a year or until national unemployment levels return to normal
  • Suspend the EB-5 visa program that provides green cards to wealthy foreign investors, primarily from China
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The senators wrote:

That suspension should, at a minimum, include H-2B visas (nonagricultural seasonal workers), H-1B visas (specialty occupation workers), and the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program (extension of foreign student visas after graduation). We also urge you to suspend the EB-5 immigrant visa program, effective immediately.

There are millions of high school and college students who, if not for the coronavirus pandemic, would be walking across a graduation stage in front of their families and friends over the next few weeks. Instead of celebrating their hard work, most will be receiving their diplomas in the mail while worrying about whether they will be able to find a job in this market. For many high school graduates and college students, they will spend the next few weeks at home making tough decisions about delaying or foregoing college this fall due to their limited family resources. There is no reason why these young people, especially, should not have access to seasonal, nonagricultural work such as summer resort employment or landscaping before those positions are given to imported foreign labor under the H-2B program.

Additionally, the congressmen are pressing Trump to “suspend the issuance of guest worker visas until unemployment returns to normal levels” in addition to implementing a permanent suspension of the EB-5 visa program.

“With the unemployment rate at levels unseen since the Great Depression, our government should not be importing the competition of American workers,” the elected officials stated.

“We urge you to further use your legal authority and suspend substantially all temporary guest worker programs,” the federal representatives wrote. “Such action would provide the greatest possible protection for American workers and further exemplify your commitment to the economic prosperity of our great nation.”

Recent surveys indicate that there is massive support for halting legal immigration. According to a recent Washington Post/University of Maryland poll, about 65 percent of all Americans said they support suspending all legal immigration during the Wuhan virus pandemic.

The U.S. generally admits approximately 1.2 million legal immigrants on an annual basis, who can permanently reside in the country. Additionally, foreign nationals receive another 1 million work visas. Binder notes that “These visa programs — like the H-1B visa, the J-1 visa, the EB-5 visa, and the F-1 student visa — hugely benefit China.”

Binder notes some other unsettling facts:

Even as more than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment in recent weeks, the Department of Homeland Security, State Department, and Agriculture Department have waived visa requirements for H-2A visa farmworkers and H-2B visa nonagricultural workers to help fast-track their entry into the U.S.

In addition to the socio-economic aspects of mass migration, there are several alarming aspects of mass migration.

Recent voting trends and overall views on public policy issues show that immigrants tend to favor gun control and hate speech laws.

Should such mass migration trends continue, the right to bear arms and free speech could be in jeopardy.

Trump should take this letter seriously and go above and beyond by implementing further restrictions.

America desperately needs to put an end to the post-1965 mass migration status quo.

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Mexican Government Reported that Nearly 80,000 People are Still Missing

Mexico Spirals Out of Control While Joe Biden Promises Mass Amnesty

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According to a report released by the Mexican government on November 25, 2020, over 79,500 people are still missing in Mexico.

This comes in the backdrop of Mexico’s infamous military offensive against drug cartels in 2006. Since the erstwhile president Felipe’s military offensive against drug cartels, the number of missing people in Mexico has skyrocketed.

Before 2006, there were 1,500 disappearances in Mexico, per statistics that Deputy Human Rights Minister Alejandro Encina put forward. Since July, there have been roughly 6,300 new cases reported.

Encina observed, however, that the number of disappearances have dropped since 2019.

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Mexico is notorious for its alarming levels of violence, which is largely perpetuated by organized crime. In 2019, 34,582 people were murdered. So far in 2020, 26,431 people have been murdered from January to September. 

Encinas claimed that Mexican authorities have discovered 1,399 mass graves in Mexico over the past two years. Of the 2,290 bodies discovered in the graves, 879 have been identified.

Mexico is not in good shape and that’s putting it lightly. America at least recognized this with Donald Trump in office. Trump was elected on an America First platform which stressed tough policies on the border and was not willing tolerate mass immigration like his predecessors.

Sadly, the apparent president-Joe Biden is more concerned with trying to pass mass amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens and freezing deportations for 100 days.

Securing our Southern border is a recognition of the cold, hard truth that Mexico is falling apart, and it’s institutional and social rot could potentially make its way up north. Much to America’s chagrin, the next occupant of the White House will likely not recognize that. Should fraud allegations fail to invalidate the current results of  the 2020 elections, America First patriots must act accordingly and make immigration a massive issue during the 2022 midterms, both in the primaries and general election.

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