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Montana’s Steve Daines Introduces Legislation to Extend Coronavirus Immigration Restrictions

Daines wants to put American workers first.

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Montana Senator Steve Daines is planning on introducing legislation to extend the duration of President Trump’s coronavirus immigration restriction executive order, according to new reporting from Fox News.

Daines is expecting to garner support from other Republican senators on the immigration restriction proposal, and the White House has been brought into the discussion on the matter. President Trump has previously referenced the possibility that the immigration restrictions, enacted on April 22nd, could be extended past their planned expiration date in June in order to put American workers first in the recovery from the coronavirus recession.

The restrictions enacted by Trump were billed as a full immigration moratorium, but liberals within the administration proved successful in watering down the restrictions to a suspension of green cards for tentative immigrants outside of the country.

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In a statement on the legislation, Daines said he was “proud to back President Trump and his efforts to put the American worker first as we begin to safely reopen the economy and support those who lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.” He aims to secure an “advantage to fill necessary jobs” for American workers with the legislation.

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There’s word that the limited set of immigration restrictions could be broadened in order to facilitate economic mobility. The restrictions could be expanded to cover the H1B cheap labor visa program, a tool commonly used by big businesses to undercut American workers through an employer-tethered visa program that resembles indentured servitude. The White House is currently reviewing the program and denying H1b applications at unprecedented rates, suggesting the President might be inclined to suspend the program alltogether in the name of American economy recovery.

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Google, Facebook, Microsoft Lobbying Trump to Keep H1B Cheap Labor Visa Program

The Masters of the Universe want to import visa workers.

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300 of America’s most powerful corporations have signed onto a lobbying effort to pressure the Trump administration not to cut the H1B cheap labor visa program. Silicon Valley megacorporations Facebook and Google have signed onto a letter urging for visas to be maintained, and Microsoft has as well.

The companies claim that their hiring needs reflect the ‘national interest’ and that they need to import hundreds of thousands of foreign college graduates to work for them.

The undersigned represent employers that rely on a highly skilled, college-educated, science and engineering workforce, including non-immigrant professionals, to innovate, produce, research, develop, and lead.

The abuse of the H1B visa system to replace American workers with cheaper and more compliant foreign visa workers is both extensive and well documented within the technology industry. The visa structure keeps its recipients dependent on their employer for legal status within the country, creating a form of de facto indentured servitude in which employers have near-complete control over the workers they sponsor for the visas.

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The visa system also enables major employers to depress wages within the American workforce, allowing companies to import workers from countries with vastly lower labor and living standards. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering suspending the program on an indefinite basis in the midst of the coronavirus recession to place American workers first again, lining up the nation’s professionals to reap the gains of economic recovery. Leading immigration patriot senators are pushing for the President to place the program on ice.

The notion of doubling down on the hiring of new American workers- even as millions of Americans are driven into unemployment through the coronavirus recession- appears simply inconsiderable for the country’s wealthiest and most affluent technology companies. Instead, they appear to prefer a nonstop flow of cheap labor to drive up their comfortable profit margins even further.

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