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Trump To Halt Foreign Visa Worker Programs To Free Up 600K U.S. Jobs For Americans

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Breitbart

By John Binder

22 Jun 2020

Excerpt:

President Trump will expand an executive order on Monday, halting a series of visa programs that bring hundreds of thousands of foreign workers to the United States to take American jobs.

The order will halt the inflow of foreign worker pipelines until at least December 31. The visa programs suspended include:

  • H-1B visas, who take white-collar U.S. jobs
  • H-4 visas, who are the spouses of H-1B visa holders
  • H-2B visas, who take blue-collar nonagricultural U.S. jobs
  • L visas, who take white-collar U.S. jobs
  • J-1 visas, who take a variety of blue-collar and white-collar U.S. jobs

“Obviously American workers have been hurt, and it’s nobody’s fault that the coronavirus hit, but it did do a blow to the economy and to businesses who were furloughing and laying people off, and we want to make sure that Americans get hired into those spots,” said Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.

Altogether, the order is expected to free up about 600,000 American jobs for the more than 30,000,000 Americans who are jobless mostly due to the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

That includes about 287,000 U.S. jobs freed up for Americans that would have otherwise been taken by H-1B, H-2B, and L-1 visa workers, according to Cuccinelli.

Halting the J-1 visa program through the end of the year is set to free up about 97,000 U.S. jobs that would have otherwise gone to foreign workers.

The order will be up for expansion within 30 days and reviewed every 60 days after that date. Those reviews include evaluating all regulations relating to visa programs. Cuccinelli credited the April order’s 60-day review process for giving the administration time to consider Monday’s expansion.

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Ticked@TinselTown

And the wails and gnashing of teeth will begin in 5... 4.... 3...

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RedSoloCup

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Severian

It's about damned time. You can't whine about people not pursuing STEM education and careers on one hand while outsourcing STEM jobs to Chinese and Indian H1B workers on the other. I was lucky, but the only reason my jobs weren't outsourced was that a security clearance was needed. Other STEM workers have been hosed by H1B. No American who can do the job my ass, what they mean is no American willing to do it for low wages and be a virtual slave, who knows if the company bounces them they go right back to India or China.

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zurg

This is a good decision for now. 
 

On the topic of foreigners being hired on H-1B’s etc, of course there’s a lot of technical talent in China and India who want to come here for the higher income potential. And they often are very good on the technical side. However, making a good product requires wayyy more than being able to carry out certain technical tasks very well. It even requires more than inventiveness and ingenuity and ability to file patents, although that obviously helps. 
 

Americans now have a chance to go get some of those jobs. I bet many will. BTW, note that agricultural workers aren’t on the banned list, will the MSM make note of that? 

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Severian

Plus at least for the Chinese, everything they learn will be fed back to China to erode any proprietary advantage US firms may have.

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