Tucker Blasts DHS For Buffing Cheap Labor Visa Programs During Corona Recession
Fox’s Tucker Carlson raised the alarm on an attempt by Department of Homeland Security bureaucrats to boost cheap labor worker visas in the midst of the chinese coronavirus epidemic, undercutting the jobs and wages of American workers in an hour where many face renewed economic insecurity as a result of the pandemic.
On Wednesday, DHS released 20,000 H-2B visas as a corporate giveaway, allowing employers to import nominally seasonal blue collar workers in an hour where 3.3 million Americans are slated to file for unemployment benefits.
DHS is planning on releasing even more cheap labor giveaway visas in the coming months, lining up 15,000 more visas by May. DHS Secretary Chad Wolf is creating the visas for business interests in an arbitrary fashion, surpassing the allotted annual cap of around 60,000 with the bonus visas.
Watch Tucker’s segment here:
Tucker Blasting DHS Plan to Bring in Foreign Workers During Coronavirus Crisis
"In a year where tens of millions of Americans could be looking for work our government is importing more than a 150k workers from abroad."
"The President needs to stop this from happening & he can." pic.twitter.com/eFM4d7vT7D
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Speaking of the similar H-1B visa giveaway program, Tucker slammed the greed of globalist corporations seeking to replace American workers with a system of de facto indentured servitude with foreign workers legally bound to their employers.
“The visas are used to import tens of thousands of tech workers from India so that Silicon Valley can profit from a cheaper workforce. Nothing against the workers- but they’re taking jobs that could go to Americans.”
Tucker has documented at length the tendency of global corporations to shamelessly use the visa programs to replace their American workforce, going so far as to order longtime employees to train their cheaper foreign replacements.
The DHS visa giveaway quite literally couldn’t come at a worse time- bailing out corporations that seek cheap labor and undercutting the interests of American workers in the construction, landscaping, and agricultural industries.
DHS Secretary Chad Wolf has a reliable track record of seeking to increase corporate giveaway worker visas as a Washington D.C lobbyist. Unfortunately, it appears he’s continuing in an attempt to deliver the goods to America’s business interests as head of the federal department, rebuffing the premise of adhering to President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ pro-worker platform. (Trump had ran on the premise of shrinking if not outright abolishing frequently abused visa programs in the 2016 election.)
Tucker called upon President Trump to step in and correct Wolf’s attempt to placate corporate interests, using the powers of his office to shut down the cheap labor visa giveaways in the hour they stand poised to prove the most destructive to the economic interests of American workers.