Mr. Obama is looking at a new executive order to bring in hundreds of thousands of foreign workers who will take jobs from U.S. citizens and legal residents. It’s a cynical political move prior to the November election. There is no evidence that we need any foreign workers at all.
Many of the jobs will be higher level positions, putting citizens and legal residents on the employment lines for McDonalds and other low level starter jobs.
The White House and the people behind this move want to do this while we have half of our college graduates unable to find work or work commensurate with their education levels and with 40% of Black youths unemployed.
These visas are given to foreign graduates over U.S. graduates when there is no shortage. We have a high percentage of graduates in electrical engineering unable to get jobs for example.
From The Atlantic:
Among college-educated information technology workers under age 30, temporary workers from abroad constitute a large majority. Even in electrical and electronic engineering—an occupation that is right at the heart of high-tech innovation but that also has been heavily outsourced abroad—U.S. employment in 2013 declined to about 300,000, down 35,000 and over 10 percent, from 2012, and down from about 385,000 in 2002. Unemployment rates for electrical engineers rose to a surprisingly high 4.8 percent in 2013.
It’s tantamount to age discrimination, check out the chart below:
Corporations claim they want to attract the best and brightest with the HB-1 guest worker program but they’ve abused it. They pay them less and save money. They claim they want to attract the best and brightest which is incredibly insulting to U.S. workers who are among the best and brightest.
From The Atlantic:
A compelling body of research is now available, from many leading academic researchers and from respected research organizations such as the National Bureau of Economic Research, the RAND Corporation, and the Urban Institute.
No one has been able to find any evidence indicating current widespread labor market shortages or hiring difficulties in science and engineering occupations that require bachelors degrees or higher, although some are forecasting high growth in occupations that require post-high school training but not a bachelors degree.
All have concluded that U.S. higher education produces far more science and engineering graduates annual than there are S&E job openings—the only disagreement is whether it is 100 percent or 200 percent more.
Some of the guest workers will be for low level jobs and will attract more poor, uneducated foreigners and we definitely don’t need more uneducated poor.
With tens of millions of Americans on welfare, unemployment, disability and out of the work force, we do not need labor from foreign countries, and we certainly don’t need 800,000 of them.
The White House and the Senate Majority will use the greed of large corporations to import citizens from other countries for jobs as they layoff American workers.
The administration cares more about employing foreign workers than getting jobs for Americans while it claims it’s opposed to outsourcing. This is the worst kind of outsourcing.
The White House goal is to mute some of the blowback they will get from his illegal legalization of millions of immigrants when he comes back from vacation. His catering to large corporations will put him in good stead.
His most popular plan, which businesses love, is a loosening up of green cards which would free up 800,000 additional visas the first year.
Obama’s every move is political and this will help to keep Republicans from using the invasion at the border against Democrats in the November elections.
Another benefit of this for Obama is he will have 800,000 more unassimilated foreigners in line for citizenship. Without assimilation, we will no longer have the Republic our Founding Fathers envisioned.