Democrat Lawmakers Prioritize Foreign Workers Despite 24.5M Unemployed Americans
Legislation to aid foreign nationals in the US
Democrat and Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are pushing legislation to aid foreign nationals in resettling in the United States despite 24.5 million Americans remaining jobless.
There are 10.7 million Americans currently unemployed, while 7.1 million are out of the labor force, and 6.7 million are underemployed.
But there is now political consensus to aid foreign nationals primarily from Hong Kong and India.
Through the unanimous consent procedure, no Senate Republicans or Democrats objected to Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) green card giveaway for tech corporations allowing Indian nationals to monopolize the employment-based green card system.
One of the largest beneficiaries of the giveaway would be Big Tech, which ensures employment-based green cards are granted to foreign workers on the H-1B visa.
The plan could also be pushed into a larger spending package.
NumbersUSA, which advocates boosting U.S. wages and open jobs for Americans by lessening immigration, blasted the move.
NumbersUSA, which fights for less immigration to boost U.S. wages and open jobs for Americans, has come out against the giveaway:
Under the provisions of this bill, Congress would hand the keys to our immigration system over to employers seeking cheap labor. Statutory numerical limits on employment-based green cards would be nullified. The number of aliens indentured to U.S. employers would skyrocket. American workers would be the clear losers, not just in the tech industry but virtually across the board, since early filing isn’t limited to H-1Bs. [Emphasis added]
The only winners in the legislation are big business in its thirst for cheap labor.
This comes at a time of massive unemployment and economic uncertainty, but Congress has put Americans' jobs on the back burner.
The plan invites millions of Hong Kong residents to the U.S. and their spouses and minor and adult children.
It is estimated that more than eight million Hong Kong residents could benefit from the plan, according to data from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
“Considered in that light, it’s abundantly clear that the TPS designation used by Rep. Malinowski is a fig leaf to grant hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of Hong Kong residents (who may in fact be PRC citizens) permanent entry into the United States,” CIS’s Dan Cadman wrote in a post on the plan.
If this doesn't already put pressure on American workers, there is more.
Last month, House Democrats began drafting a plan to provide amnesty for all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S.
Joe Biden also vowed to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens living in America "in the first 100 days," if he wins the election.
Biden says he would prioritize sending an amnesty deal to the Senate for “over 11 million” immigrants who have entered the United States illegally.