Skip to comments.Trump Indicates End of ‘Hire American’ Policy, May Invite More Foreign Workers
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 Trumps 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, youre 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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Huge mistake by the Pres. I hope he walks this back pronto. This is Jorge Arbusto territory. Sad.
1. Letting the criminals out
2. Letting a flood of H1b in
PUT THEM IN TRUMP TOWER
How many people realize that Ivanka occupies what is ordinarily the First Lady’s Office at the White House..?
Ivanka is totally unelected, unconfirmed.
Yeah, I get she’s hot. Yeah, nice face, nice boobs. I LIKE BOOBS.
But ya know what? I LOVE America.
I screamed myself hoarse about how the REAL USA Prez during Obama was Lizard Lady Vallerie Jarrett, not the gay muzzie who won the election:
Are we just going to go and do the same with Ivanka..?
She had a fell influence on our hero, who is somehow obsessed with Ivanka and periodically throws the reigns of power into the hands of her steathfully grinning husband.
BANISH liberal Ivanka and liberal Jared.
My first thought. Jared seems like a swarmy character. More like a squid.
Less welfare = more people available to seek work. We dont need more people, we need more of the people already here to get to work!
This sounds like Jared.
It does have that saccharine, Americans Second reek.
FR’s No Borders faction celebrates another Bush victory.
You have three candidates for an open position: an American, an immigrant from Asia, and an immigrant from South America.
1. Which of the three is most likely to fail your drug test?
2. Which of the three is most likely to have a college degree that cost $150,000 and didn't teach him much of anything?
These aren't insults. This is the reality I faced for years as a senior manager in a STEM field. I knew this country was facing a disaster when I looked at those three hypothetical candidates above and found myself asking a third question that was about as pathetic as it gets:
3. Which of the three can write most coherently in the ENGLISH language?
There’s a reason why that dingbat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender at the age of 28.
Even Debbie Does Schultz had to go to Pakistan and the Imrans for IT for the DNC.
Elected to stop our homeland from becoming a third world country.
Instead accelerates it.
“MAGA” is a now a sick joke.
Welcome to Freerepublic.
At least there's some intelligence to be found here. These "diversity provisions" were among the dumbest things you'll ever find in immigration law.
And cow plop.
libertarians and GOP establishment hacks are indistinguishable. They know the price of everything but the value of nothing. You could accuse them of patriotism but they will never be convicted. Open borders uber alles hiding behind the free market mantra. Another name for globalism.
Remember those campaign rallies where candidate Trump would fire up the crowds?
“What do we want?”
“Who’s going to pay for it?”
Those were fun times.
If I’m an employer I don’t want to train you to do every step of your job. You paid a fortune for a college degree ... didn’t you learn anything?
Thats a red herring. Tons of places fire Americans and hire foreign. Disney is a prominent example. Brought in a bunch of foreigners, made the Americans TRAIN their replacements in order to get any severance, then fired them when the foreigner was trained.
It isn’t that we don’t HAVE the skilled engineers, it is that the can hire foreigners cheaper.
No worries. The main invasion will be at Calais.
Bingo. Don’t forget the insurance issue. A big part the problem is average age of employee when paying for health benefits. Plenty of available highly skilled older IT workers, but they push up the health care costs. There also the wrong headed view that they/we are less capable.
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