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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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To: Zhang Fei

Huge mistake by the Pres. I hope he walks this back pronto. This is Jorge Arbusto territory. Sad.


21 posted on 02/07/2019 6:43:42 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: gaijin

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.


22 posted on 02/07/2019 6:43:52 PM PST by gaijin
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To: DesertRhino

My first thought. Jared seems like a swarmy character. More like a squid.


23 posted on 02/07/2019 6:44:31 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: Zhang Fei

Less welfare = more people available to seek work. We don’t need more people, we need more of the people already here to get to work!


24 posted on 02/07/2019 6:46:01 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: DesertRhino

This sounds like Jared.

#############

It does have that saccharine, Americans Second reek.


25 posted on 02/07/2019 6:47:04 PM PST by Psalm 144 (2016 Election Tampering: a weasel borne plague originating in the UK.)
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To: Jim 0216

FR’s No Borders faction celebrates another Bush victory.


26 posted on 02/07/2019 6:47:47 PM PST by Pelham (Secure Voter ID. Mexico has it, because unlike us they take voting seriously)
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To: CodeToad
You're a prospective employer.

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?

27 posted on 02/07/2019 6:50:06 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.")
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To: Alberta's Child
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.

Wrong. There are plenty of US graduates and even foreign US graduates. Companies want cheap labor and avoid even training.
28 posted on 02/07/2019 6:50:28 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: RushingWater

There’s a reason why that dingbat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender at the age of 28.


29 posted on 02/07/2019 6:52:34 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.")
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To: CodeToad

Even Debbie Does Schultz had to go to Pakistan and the Imrans for IT for the DNC.


30 posted on 02/07/2019 6:54:00 PM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Zhang Fei

Elected to stop our homeland from becoming a third world country.

Instead accelerates it.

“MAGA” is a now a sick joke.


31 posted on 02/07/2019 6:55:13 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Where's the Wall?)
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To: Tejas Rob

Welcome to Freerepublic.


32 posted on 02/07/2019 6:56:32 PM PST by proust (Justice delayed is injustice.)
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To: Zhang Fei
It would remove diversity provisions in immigration law ...

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.

33 posted on 02/07/2019 6:59:09 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And cow plop.


34 posted on 02/07/2019 7:00:13 PM PST by amihow
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To: gaijin

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.


35 posted on 02/07/2019 7:00:54 PM PST by Pelham (Secure Voter ID. Mexico has it, because unlike us they take voting seriously)
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To: Zhang Fei

Remember those campaign rallies where candidate Trump would fire up the crowds?

“What do we want?”

“Higher immigration!!”

“Who’s going to pay for it?”

“Our children!!!”

Those were fun times.


36 posted on 02/07/2019 7:01:28 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Where's the Wall?)
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To: RushingWater

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?


37 posted on 02/07/2019 7:08:14 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.")
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To: Alberta's Child

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.


38 posted on 02/07/2019 7:08:49 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No worries. The main invasion will be at Calais.


39 posted on 02/07/2019 7:10:53 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: DesertRhino

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.


40 posted on 02/07/2019 7:13:53 PM PST by StolarStorm
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