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    DHS Halts Bringing More H-2B Foreign Workers to U.S. amid Opposition

    DHS Halts Bringing More H-2B Foreign Workers to U.S. amid Opposition

    by John Binder 2 Apr 2020

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is halting efforts to bring more H-2B foreign visa workers to the United States to take nonagricultural jobs after mounting public opposition.

    In March, Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf announced his plan to bring an additional 35,000 H-2B foreign visa workers to the U.S. to take nonagricultural jobs in landscaping, construction, seafood processing, hotels and restaurants, and amusement parks.

    On Thursday, DHS officials said they were halting the plan to bring in those additional 35,000 H-2B foreign visa workers “due to present economic circumstances” wherein 6.6 million Americans have now filed jobless claims in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

    A DHS spokesperson wrote in a statement:

    To clear up various misreporting — DHS’s rule on the H-2B cap is on hold pending review due to present economic circumstances. No additional H-2B visas will be released until further notice. Per the statute, H-2B allocations are set in consultation with [the Labor Department].



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    DHS is looking at additional measures to protect American workers now and when normal economic activity is able to resume in the future. In the meantime, the @StateDept
    has suspended routine visa services overseas. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/suspension-of-routine-visa-services.html

    12:09 PM · Apr 2, 2020·Twitter Web App


    Every year, U.S. companies are allowed to import 66,000 low-skilled H-2B foreign workers to take blue-collar, non-agricultural jobs. For some time, the H-2B visa program has been used by businesses to bring in cheaper foreign workers and has contributed to blue-collar Americans having their wages undercut.

    The announcement is a major win for opponents of the plan to bring in additional foreign visa workers at a time of economic devastation.
    Fox News’s Tucker Carlson said, ripping the plan in a segment on April 1:

    That’s a total of 100,000 foreign workers coming to this country to take jobs during the single biggest unemployment crisis in a century. It’s demented … in a year where tens of millions of Americans could be looking for work, our government is importing more than 150,000 workers from abroad and that’s without counting thousands of H-2A agricultural workers who will be coming as well. The president needs to stop this from happening, and he can.

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) praised the decision to halt adding more H-2B foreign visa workers to the American economy during the unemployment crisis:



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    As we work together to rebuild our economy, it is imperative that foreign labor is not prioritized over American job-seekers. I commend the Secretaries for their pragmatic, “America First” decision. (2/2)

    1:56 PM · Apr 2, 2020·Twitter Web App


    Even with the DHS decision, the State Department is moving forward with its plan to fast-track H-2A and H-2B foreign visa workers to take agricultural and nonagricultural jobs. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the memo last month that allows waivers for visa holders to more quickly bring foreign workers to the U.S.

    As federal data shows, American farmers do not wholly rely on H-2A foreign visa workers to take agricultural jobs. H-2A foreign visa workers make up only about ten percent of the total U.S. crop farm workforce. Last year, U.S. farmers hired roughly 250,000 H-2A foreign visa workers.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...id-opposition/






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    NO FOREIGN WORKERS!



    POST THESE JOBS ON A CENTRAL WEBSITE FOR AMERICAN'S FIRST!!!



    We have no housing, millions out of work, many may not have a job when this is over!

    Set up a website of available jobs and let American's log-on to apply for those jobs!

    Let them relocate to where these jobs are!
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    About Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Americans FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Tom Cotton: U.S. Does Not Need More Foreign Labor with Record Joblessness

    Apr. 3, 2020
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    The United States does not need any more foreign labor imported for businesses during record joblessness as a result of the Chinese coronavirus crisis, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) says.

    This week, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials announced they were halting a plan to bring in an additional 35,000 H-2B foreign visa workers “due to present economic circumstances” wherein about 10 million Americans have filed jobless claims in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

    Cotton praised the decision after warning Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf against increasing the number of H-2B foreign visa workers admitted to the U.S. back in January. In a statement, Cotton said the U.S. should be focused on the millions of unemployed Americans rather than importing additional foreign workers to deliver to the business lobby:

    "With record numbers of Americans filing for unemployment, our focus should be getting Americans back to work, not bringing in additional foreign labor. The Department of Homeland Security should continue the hold on additional H-2B visas until we know that Americans have the jobs they need."

    Fox News’s Laura Ingraham has asked President Trump’s administration to implement an immigration moratorium that would halt the annual inflow of 1.2 million legal immigrants to the U.S. The moratorium would ensure that unemployed working and middle-class Americans are not forced to compete against cheaper, foreign workers during record unemployment.

    A moratorium on immigration from Mexico is hugely popular among American adults. The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that about 83 percent of Americans support halting all immigration from Mexico at the moment — including 73 percent of Democrats, 84 percent of swing voters, and 93 percent of Republicans.

    While unemployment is expected to continue climbing, the State Department is moving forward with its plan to fast-track H-2A and H-2B foreign visa workers to take agricultural and nonagricultural jobs. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the memo last month, allowing waivers for visa holders to more quickly bring foreign workers to the U.S.

    As federal data shows, American farmers do not wholly rely on H-2A foreign visa workers to take agricultural jobs. H-2A foreign visa workers make up only about ten percent of the total U.S. crop farm workforce. Last year, U.S. farmers hired roughly 250,000 H-2A foreign visa workers.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...d-joblessness/
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    The State Department needs to set up a website for employers to post these jobs!

    Let American's apply and relocate them to those jobs!

    Create an App for the phones.

    Hook up employers with those out of work!


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