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Trump Indicates End of ‘Hire American’ Policy, May Invite More Foreign Workers
Breitbart ^ | 2/7/2019 | Neil Munro

Posted on 02/07/2019 6:19:12 PM PST by Zhang Fei

President Donald Trump suggested that he is ready to ditch his Inauguration Day promise of a “Hire American” economic policy — even though thousands of auto workers are being laid off, millions of Americans do not have jobs, and many millions of Americans cannot get better-paying jobs.

The huge policy shift in favor of employers and investors is emerging after Congress blocked his border wall and his border security reforms, and after the GOP-led Congress passed Trump’s tax cut.

“It is fair to say that the President is abandoning his Hire American policy,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

One of the draft visa-worker expansions is dubbed “country caps.” It would remove diversity provisions in immigration law to allow employers to offer citizenship to roughly 100,000 Indian outsourcing workers each year if they agree to cheaply replace the American graduates who are now working in well-paid software, accounting, design, engineering, medicine, and education careers. The panel is expected to draft their plan by February 15.

On Wednesday, Trump reaffirmed the pro-migration statement when he was asked by a reporter “So, you’re changing your policy officially, then? You want more legal immigration?”

Trump answered “I need people coming in because we need people to run the factories and plants and companies that are moving back in. We need people.”

“Our unemployment numbers are so low,” Trump said.

On February 1, the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the unemployment rate was at 4 percent. But it also showed that 12.5 million Americans are either unemployed or want to get jobs. In the 1960s, roughly 97 percent of men aged 25 to 54 worked — but that percentage dropped to 80 percent in 2009 and was still only at 86.2 percent in December 2018.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: h1b; immigration; legalimmigration; maga; trump; trumpimmigration; trumpsotu
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1 posted on 02/07/2019 6:19:12 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

The Free Market Economy which creates wealth always works better than Command and Control Government Economy which creates poverty.


2 posted on 02/07/2019 6:21:05 PM PST by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Zhang Fei

Ooh. Strategery. Trump pushing for legal immigrants


3 posted on 02/07/2019 6:21:59 PM PST by stanne
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To: Zhang Fei

Horseshit.


4 posted on 02/07/2019 6:24:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Zhang Fei

I HATE IVANKA AND JARED.


5 posted on 02/07/2019 6:26:19 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL.

Well stated. :)


6 posted on 02/07/2019 6:26:30 PM PST by cba123 ( Toi la nguoi My. Toi bay gio o Viet Nam.)
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To: Zhang Fei

1. Jared’s liberal, America-hating community talks to Jared
2. Jared talks to Ivanka
3. Ivanka has YUGE influence on dad
4. Dad gives us this $HIT


7 posted on 02/07/2019 6:28:13 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Zhang Fei

“offer citizenship to roughly 100,000 Indian outsourcing workers each year if they agree to cheaply replace the American graduates who are now working in well-paid software, accounting, design, engineering, medicine, and education careers”

As recently as the 90s, a business hiring a foreigner had to explain why they could not hire an American for the job. No excuses IF this is true. It is vicious and evil to allow a business to bring in foreigners with the intent to fire and replace Americans. If Trump supports this it it truly inexcusable.


8 posted on 02/07/2019 6:28:44 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Zhang Fei

“Our unemployment numbers are so low,” Trump said.
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Mr President, we have HUGE numbers of discouraged workers not currently “in the work force” and large numbers of young INTELLIGENT Americans with dreams of starting their careers as trainees/interns.

Mr President, PLEASE have faith in your fellow American citizens. They are more than up to the job...WHEN GIVEN THE CHANCE. Don’t deny them their chance.


9 posted on 02/07/2019 6:28:45 PM PST by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENT)
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To: Zhang Fei

This sounds like Jared.


10 posted on 02/07/2019 6:29:41 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Zhang Fei

So wages are finally starting to increase and Trump wants to kill that by bringing in more labor.


11 posted on 02/07/2019 6:31:23 PM PST by david1292
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To: Zhang Fei

He’s said this from the word go when he first started his campaign.


12 posted on 02/07/2019 6:31:39 PM PST by Tejas Rob
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To: Jim 0216
The Free Market Economy which creates wealth always works better than Command and Control Government Economy which creates poverty.

How utterly facile. HOW is it a free market if it's constantly flooded with oversupply..? The much-vaunted "free" market of the USA is distorted by never-ending waves of skills-free workers desperate to escape cartels:

Year after year,pProducers are swimming, luxuriating in a glut of labor oversupply, making wage growth totally impossible.

Switzerland takes its borders seriously; would you say Switzerland has a command and control economy..? Ditto for Japan, maybe you'd equate Japan with North Korea..?

13 posted on 02/07/2019 6:33:40 PM PST by gaijin
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I HATE IVANKA AND JARED.
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Well, I’m sure you don’t mean that. But they may end up being the DOWNFALL of his presidency if he takes advice that Americans are not available and or capable of managing/creating/delivering America’s expanding wealth. Americans are more than capable...LET THEM HAVE THE CHANCE!


14 posted on 02/07/2019 6:34:15 PM PST by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENT)
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To: Zhang Fei

Major mistake. He’s also pushing employer paid maternity leave. Get paid 3+month for doing no work.

Who the heck would hire anyone of child bearing age??

Just found out today there is also a push to have employer provide housekeeping, meal preparations, food, and other services to anyone on workers comp leave.


15 posted on 02/07/2019 6:35:14 PM PST by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and America!.)
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To: House Atreides

Dscouraged workers....or people on the dole.


16 posted on 02/07/2019 6:36:20 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: CodeToad

As a 50 year old,I became much more attractive to the HR departments all over the US.


17 posted on 02/07/2019 6:38:28 PM PST by Republic_Venom (It's time for some Republic Venom!)
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To: DesertRhino
Anyone who has dealt with recent U.S. college graduates will tell you that this country simply can't educate enough capable, responsible people to keep our economy running on all cylinders.

Does anyone believe there are 100,000 unemployed American IT people out there who are ready to take all those jobs mentioned in the article?

I do wish we could attract immigrants from places that aren't Third World dumps, though.

18 posted on 02/07/2019 6:38:37 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.")
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To: Tejas Rob

Right....no riff raff....people who can contribute.


19 posted on 02/07/2019 6:38:38 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Alberta's Child

“Does anyone believe there are 100,000 unemployed American IT people out there who are ready to take all those jobs mentioned in the article? “

Yes, there are.

“Anyone who has dealt with recent U.S. college graduates will tell you that this country simply can’t educate enough capable, responsible people to keep our economy running on all cylinders. “

As a professor, I know we have the people. To say otherwise is insulting to Americans and showing stupidity far greater than the people you are trying to insult.


20 posted on 02/07/2019 6:40:57 PM PST by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and America!.)
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