25m people out of work...
or 17% unemployment (of those employable)...
yea, we need more foreigners to take what little jobs there are
“But it creates a problem for Republicans, partly because low unemployment and high wages encourage people to get married, have kids and vote GOP.”
Scream bloody murder about the lousy economy they ‘inherited’ and the ghastly racist sewer which life in the US has become...BUT, posture like clowns with their faux, humanitarian indignation about allowing the starving masses in, to enjoy the many benefits and abundance of life in this WONDERFUL American utopia.
Which way IS it?
But the Obama administration is trying to send the German family who fled Germany because of persecution for homeschooling their children back. They say there is no right to educate your children as you see fit.
I really, really hate Obama. I am sure he wants to bring more muslims here.
all immigration must be halted until the real unemployment rate fall to some particular rate, close to 5%.
WE don’t need more ‘guestworkers’!
[snip]Under current rules, companies bring in roughly 650,000 non-agricultural workers per year, according to Jessica Vaughan, a researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies.
Roughly half of the todays inflow of 650,000 can apply for green cards and citizenship.
The current inflow of visa-workers includes roughly 340,000 seasonal workers who work in hotels, resorts, restaurants and other jobs where demand drops in the winter months. The seasonal total includes roughly 180,000 J-visa workers, 55,000 H-2B workers and roughly 25,000 entertainers and support staff, such as carnival and circus workers.
These seasonal workers hold jobs that were once widely sought by middle-class Americans seeking money for college, any by working-class Americans whose income was topped up by unemployment checks during the winter.
Nationally, most of those jobs are still performed by Americans.
Under current rules, companies also import roughly 300,000 university trained workers on visas lasting from one to three years. These professionals include roughly 76,000 graduates working on one-year OPT visas and up to 500,000 graduates on renewable three-year H-1B visas.
The H-1B workers are especially valuable to companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte and Intel, because regulatory loopholes mean the workers can be paid at lower rates than more experienced and older American tech experts.
Many H-1B workers are computer experts, but companies are using the program to hire auditors, accountants, media experts, architects, professors, engineers, writers and other skilled professionals.
Many H-1Bs are hired by so-called job shops, which are immigrant-owned companies that build national networks of immigrants for low-wage contract work at Americans companies.
Other professional visas also include 75,000 NAFTA visas for Canadian and Mexican professionals, and 16,000 O visas for people with a special ability.
Many of the seasonal J-visa holders take professional-level jobs. In 2010, for example, the 181,484 J-visa workers included 2,110 doctors and 30,1254 professors and scholars.
Companies also import roughly 62,000 workers under so-called L visas. The L visas allow companies to transfer skilled or unskilled workers from overseas branches of a company to a U.S. branch. However, some of these L visas are won by family-owned companies seeking to bring relatives into the country.
Also, roughly 4,000 visas are being awarded to bring in religious workers, such as imams and priests.
The current visa count also understates the inflow of foreign workers, because many immigrants spouses are also allowed to work in the United States, said Vaughan.
Also, when workers become citizens, they are entitled to request green cards for their relatives. That family reunification process has massively increased the inflow of low-skill immigrants and retirees since the 1990s.
In 2012, for example, the reunification rules allowed the immigration of 540,000 working-age people aged from 17 to 64, said Vaughan. Most have few marketable skills, and must compete against unskilled Americans for jobs as gardeners, delivery drivers or cleaners. The 2012 inflow also included roughly 30,000 retirees, whose health-care and retirement costs will be paid by American workers.
The good news is that the rest of us remaining will get the Diwali holiday off work too.
Republican Party elites have been jealous that the Democrats get to be the Party of Treason.
So they are crafting this immigration/amnesty bill in order to get in on the treason themselves.