Skip to comments.Being a US Citizen is of ZERO benefit when competing for jobs (current immigration law)
Posted on 07/25/2014 9:21:11 AM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
Since 1986, the law of the land allows ANYONE that is here to compete for YOUR job and being a citizen has ZERO benefits. If a foreigner gets a work visa, or some other visa, or is granted refugee status, etc. they can compete against you for jobs. And employers are obligated to hire them.
From the EEOC website.
Citizenship Discrimination & Workplace Laws
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate with respect to hiring, firing, or recruitment or referral for a fee, based upon an individual's citizenship or immigration status. The law prohibits employers from hiring only U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents unless required to do so by law, regulation or government contract.
It's a race to the bottom and no citizen of this country (except those who helped write that law) is winning.
Eye opening and disheartening. I work w/ 90% Indians in a high tech field and they are laying off US citizens to bring over less qualified, far less knowledgeable, but cheaper, consultants.
I hate getting a grammer lesson
My son couldn’t get a summer job. He went to places like Subway. They hired the illegals, but not the white, clean cut, college student.
Chamber of Commerce is not selling out and influencing congress as a matter of isolated thinking.
It is very bad out there, and these companies are not taking care of their country.
Of course being taxed, sued, forced to pay unemployment, disability, insurance to the hilt to complaining entitlement demanders can’t be a good situation.
I find that interesting, because it was about that time or shortly afterwards I noticed (as an obvious American citizen) that presenting all of your papers was increasingly necessary when starting a job.
If anything the required workplace posters for the eVerify program are an ominous warning to employers about not poking their nose too deeply into the status of non-citizens.
When it comes down to it, what exactly is the benefit of being a citizen? They have watered it down to the point where being a citizen is a detriment.
Citizen...wonderful term. According to legend, a citizen of the Roman Empire could go anywhere in the empire content in the knowledge that he was free from worry from those who were not because to harm him would bring retribution on a grand scale. Today, citizens in some places in the US have to cower before gangs of immigrant thugs or face assult or death, companies have to kowtow to immigrants or fact suits or ostrification. I cannot believe how my birth right has been been diminished to this point. I resent it in fact.
Our grandparents would have been shooting long ago.
Surely citizenship gives you a leg up on joining the military.
Not what the law says.
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against non-citizens, but are not required to hire them. They can choose to hire a citizen for any reason other than the fact that he IS a citizen.
Also, it's a pretty idiotic employer who can't come up with a legally acceptable reason for hiring applicant A rather than applicant B. There's no requirement he write down the REAL reason for the decision, which may very well be that the applicant rejected is black, or female, or a non-citizen.
You’re talking about employer’s who would prefer to hire citizens... that it would be easy for them to find a justifiable reason to hire the citizen.
I think what is happening more often is the exact opposite, especially in the IT field, where employers are going overboard in hiring non-citizens and excluding citizens.