David Bier, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, is calling for protecting legal migration during the Wuhan Flu outbreak.
He claims that “President Trump initially kept reasonable travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the virus spreading inside the United States, he is already shifting from minimizing its threat — his first instinct — to use it to justify restrictive immigration policies that he wanted anyway.”
The Cato analyst added that “A broader move to general nativism at this time would be disastrous, as so many immigrants are leading the U.S. response to the virus.”
According to Bier, “eight of the major companies developing treatments and vaccines for the virus are heavily reliant on foreign workers.”
He added that from “2010 to 2019, we found that the Department of Labor approved the companies developing treatments or vaccines for coronavirus to hire more than 11,000 immigrants and H-1B high skilled foreign workers.”
Bier is of the opinion that “Without these workers, America’s hope of treating and saving thousands of lives at risk from the coronavirus would greatly diminish.”
He ultimately calls for “completely exempting all pharmaceutical researchers and scientists as well as doctors and physicians from the H-1B and green card limits and expediting their processing. It should specifically enact legislation to permit in more foreign doctors to underserved areas—particularly in rural areas.”
Whatever legal migrants we have should not be the subject of our ire. They’re here and we should be thankful for their efforts in combatting this pandemic alongside native-born American professionals. We should salute them for their help and encourage their assimilation efforts. But any type of suggestion that Trump’s policies to restrict immigration are xenophobic or nativist is asinine at best. It’s what any rational national entity has done throughout history. Migration generally comes in waves and is then paused to promote assimilation, social cohesion, and economic rebalancing.
Not to mention, the H-1B visa program is known for its notorious levels of economic displacement.
John Binder of Breitbart News noted the following:
There are about 650,000 H-1B visa foreign workers in the U.S. at any given moment. Americans are often laid off in the process and forced to train their foreign replacements, as highlighted by Breitbart News.
The desire to bring in migrants to help out with our healthcare is all good and well, but we have to ask ourselves what are the actual costs of these policies?
Let’s face it, America’s mass migration charade has gone on for too long. Many of the neoliberal, globalists think that importing thousands if not millions of people to fix some of the problems we have in America will be a viable solution. This ignores that radical mass migration policies come with second and third order effects that many policymakers don’t perceive when crafting the policy. For libertarian mass migration boosters, they fail to recognize that many of the migrants once they and/or their kids end up receiving citizenship inevitably vote for the big government policies they frequently deride. It’s an exercise in suicidal collapse, but for organizations obsessed with cheap labor, this doesn’t enter equation.
For a libertarian organization like Cato, they have to get their priorities straight and understand there are multiple ways to skin a cat. They should be asking themselves the following: Why not roll back the insane maze of medical regulations that prevent countless American doctors from entering the medical field? While we’re at it, they should also be directing their focus on the absurd levels of regulation the FDA has enacted which has stifled the entrance of life-saving drugs. It would behoove Cato to spend more of their time scaling back the regulatory state — which is what they purportedly claim to do — rather than clamoring for more immigration.
None of these reforms require having to import more migrants. The U.S. is clearly reaching a breaking point on this front.
Cato policy analysts should think about other alternatives to these policy issues instead of putting out pieces shilling for more mass migration in such sensitive times.
Bloodthirsty Mexican Cartel Leaves Ominous Message for Border Patrol Agents in Texas
Border Patrol agents found a message from the Los Zetas Cartel at the end of June.
At the time, the agents were patrolling the area in response “to a large drug load crossing into the U.S.”, according to a report from Breitbart News.
The city in question, Rio Grande City, Texas, is located in Starr County which is on the border with Mexico. Breitbart News noted that this area is “under the control of the Gulf Cartel, due to the small cartel-controlled community of Camargo directly across the Rio Grande.”
Breitbart Texas has covered a turf war going down between Cartel Del Noreste (CDN)/Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel over the last year. On June 9, 2020, a shooting kicked off between the two cartels near Comales, which is south of Rio Grande City and not too far away from it.
U.S. border agents were put on notice about cartel members attempting to escape into Texas at the time. Border agents discovered armored vehicles that demonstrated clear burn marks, likely the result of the use of explosives against them. Strangely, there were no bodies found near the scene.
The message that Los Zetas left behind on June 26 was intended to put border patrol on notice that this area was their new turf.
Mexico is clearly a failed state, with well-equipped cartels running around and making state security forces look foolish
U.S. needs to put emphasis on border security and restricting immigration if it wants to get a handle of this situation.
Too bad it’s focusing all of its time defending other countries’ borders.
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