It looks like President Trump will keep another promise… the restructuring of the infamous H-1B temporary foreign worker visa program that has been utilized by Silicon Valley to dump U.S. tech workers is another example of President Trump honoring his “Buy American and Hire American” executive order.
DHS’ December 3rd proposed regulatory filing to merge the H-1B’s 65,000 temporary foreign worker allotment with the 20,000 specialty occupations exemption allotment, and then require applicants to electronically pre-register, would effectively end outsourcing of routine U.S. jobs, such as health therapists, pharmacists, teachers, fashion designers, and software programmers to foreign workers.
That is music to my ears because software companies are still turning to India for cheap labor. The Immigration Act of 1990 effectively expanded U.S. foreign worker visas, implemented family chain migration and launched the H-1B visa for 65,000 high-skilled workers. Former President H.W. Bush and Ted Kennedy cooked that up and it has been an unmitigated disaster.
Bush talked about a new world order that I very much believe was not defined for him. Kennedy knew exactly what he was doing. The so-called Einstein Visa should never have been put in place. 26 years later, the Einstein Visa morphed into a job-outsourcing program that substituted up to 460,000 non-immigrant foreign graduates into U.S. jobs. A blanket H-1B exemption for universities allowed another 107,000 off-the-books foreign hires. That devastated highly paid, highly qualified software engineers. Trump, however, is obliterating and nullifying the Einstein Visa.
From American Thinker:
Nicknamed the “Einstein Visa,” the H-1B program was designed to allow companies to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require specialized knowledge or experience that was not domestically available.
But H-1B over the next 26 years morphed into a job-outsourcing program that substituted up to 460,000 non-immigrant foreign graduates into U.S. jobs. A blanket H-1B exemption for universities allowed another 107,000 off-the-books foreign hires.
A series of Breitbart News reports in 2015 and 2016 documented actions by Hewlett-Packard, Southern California Edison, Verizon, the University of California, and dozens of Silicon Valley tech firms to replace American high-tech workers with H-1B foreigners. Laid-off U.S. workers were having such a hard time finding other jobs that many were contracted to train their H-1B foreign worker replacements.
Despite such exposés, President Obama issued a 2015 executive order that allowed another 100,000 dependent spouses and children of foreigners into the U.S. on H1B visas to receive “Green Card” work permits. Obama also expanded the “Option Practical Training” in 2016 that allowed 330,000 foreign graduates to take intern jobs in 2016.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and venture capitalist Ron Conway founded FWD.US in 2013 to aggressively lobby for immigration reform that would drastically expand H-1B visas.
The Obama administration thrilled Silicon Valley CEOs on October 1, 2016, by approving H-1B Visa expansions including a 78-percent spike for Amazon, a 53-percent rise for Facebook, and 31-percent bump for Google.
But Donald Trump campaigned relentlessly in 2016 against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and outsourcing jobs. After his election triumph, an August 2017 poll found 68 percent of voters opposed to corporations outsourcing.
There will still be openings for internationally known fashion designers, international marketing experts, gifted doctors, and brilliant software designers. But such pre-registration restrictions will push up the wage costs to hire foreign workers under H-1B.
The higher cost for corporations to hire more H-1B workers is expected to increase recruiting and pay for laid off and underemployed older U.S. workers who are often shunned in favor of cheaper new college graduates and foreign workers on visas.
President Trump is going to destroy their ‘holy grail’ on this. DHS is drafting a regulations requirement for a pre-registration database for foreign U.S. graduates that will allow applicants to be ranked by their level of advanced education and the level of difficulty to fill a job with a U.S. citizen. Frankly, I think that isn’t going far enough. We should not import workers into our economy this way. In a way, it is slave labor and should not be allowed.
If DHS gets their way and this goes through, it seems that companies will have to pay more for foreign workers. Which might entice them to look at the American job pool once again. One thing is for sure, Trump told the truth when he said he solidly stood with the working men and women in the United States. They are the ones that should be getting these jobs, not foreigners.
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Kamala Just Made Shocking Sudden Border Announcement – Beto & Gillibrand Panicking
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Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris refuted two of her potential 2020 presidential primary challengers on Wednesday when she stated that she does not agree with their acceptance of open borders.
“No, I believe that we need border security,” Harris told “The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah when asked how she felt about former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s call to remove the already standing wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Just got home from my second border trip, this one was in AZ. Slept a whopping 12hours and woke ready to get back to building the wall! Still waiting on Pelosi to accept my invitation for a tour…maybe next time. #BuildTheWall #WeBuildTheWall #SundayFunday #MAGA
— Amanda Shea (@TheAmandaShea) February 10, 2019
“We need smart border security. We can’t have open borders, we need to have border security, all nations do,” she continued. “All nations define their borders, but we should not have a policy and perspective that is grounded in keeping people out for the sake of this nationalistic kind of thing this president is trying to push.”
O’Rourke has long argued against a border wall, despite still claiming to be against open borders. Following President Donald Trump’s executive order in September to erect an 18-foot steel bollard wall to replace the existing pedestrian fencing in El Paso, Texas, the Democrat called the existing chain-link fence “bad enough.”
The failed senatorial candidate later revealed to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that if he could snap his fingers and make his hometown of El Paso’s border wall disappear, he “absolutely” would. O’Rourke insisted in the past that the way to improve border safety and security is to “ensure that we are maximizing the potential from everyone … [and] treating each other with respect and dignity” and referred to Trump’s wall as an “expression of our smallness, our meanness, our fear to the rest of the world.”
Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who launched a presidential exploratory committee in January, signaled her support for tearing down the existing barrier on the border when she was confronted with O’Rourke’s position.
“Well, I’d have to ask folks in that part of the of the country to see whether the fencing that exists today is helpful or unhelpful,” Gillibrand replied in February when asked about O’Rourke’s comments. “But, you know, Democrats are not afraid of national security or border security.”
“And [the wall] is a hateful message. I mean [Trump’s] trying to create a picture of division and hate and derision. And that’s what I’m so offended by — the fact that he’s fused this kind of racism in, in his words and actions is just troubling,” she continued. “So, I could look at it and see which part he means and why and if it makes sense I could support it.”
Neither Gillibrand nor O’Rourke have officially entered the 2020 presidential race.
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Trump Just Blindsided Congress By Demolishing New Plan To Stop Border Wall
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Democrats thought they could open the border up – but Donald is ready for them.
The wall is getting built whether the Left likes it or not.
Trump has made it clear that he is going to do whatever it takes to protect the country, and has declared a National Emergency at the border to get the funds necessary to build the wall.
Anyone with common sense can see the border crisis is an emergency—am I right?! Every day, drugs and criminals are pouring in and putting American lives at risk.
But the Democrats don’t care and are determined to keep fighting against the country’s interests.
Time Magazine reports:
House Democrats plan to file a resolution as soon as Friday that’s aimed at blocking President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Southwest border.
Passage by the Democratic-run House seems likely. The measure would then move to the Republican-controlled Senate, where there may be enough GOP defections for approval.
Trump has promised a veto, which would be difficult for Congress to override.
Trump predicted the Democrats would try to block his emergency declaration, and once again he’s been proven right.
But the President also predicts that he will win if the case makes it to the Supreme Court, just like he won the travel ban case.
Even if the resolution to block the declaration makes it through the House and Senate, the President will veto it, and there’s no way the resolution will make it through with a Republican majority.
Rep. Jim Jordan told reporters that he believes there are enough GOP votes in Congress to prevent the two-thirds supermajorities required to overcome a veto in both the House and the Senate.
“I think there are plenty of votes in the House to make sure that there’s no override of the president’s veto,” he said. “So it’s going to be settled in court, we’ll have to wait and see.”
Liberals may not care about saving American lives, but Trump will shut down any effort they make to keep our border unsecured.
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Trump Just Blindsided Congress By Demolishing New Plan To Stop Border Wall
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