President Trump is reversing an Obama era program that will open up at least 80,000 white collar jobs to American citizens. The administration will do this by reversing President Barack Obama’s expansion of the H-1B program which allows the spouses of foreign workers to work in the U.S. This solution effectively ends cheap foreign white-collar labor and forces businesses to employ American citizens.
The Trump administrations’ pro-American decision will launch a lengthy regulatory process which will open up roughly 80,000 jobs to American graduates over the next 24 months.
In 2015, Obama began handing out H4 work permits to the spouses of H-1B guest-workers who manage to get into the line for residency and green cards. Of course, Barack Obama did not have any approval from Congress to hand out these H4 work permits but this was one part of Obama’s terrible pro-immigration strategy.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
THE SPOUSES OF HIGHLY SKILLED FOREIGN WORKERS WOULD NO LONGER BE ABLE TO WORK LEGALLY IN THE U.S. UNDER A REGULATORY CHANGE PROPOSED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON THURSDAY
The promised change was announced in President Donald Trump’s report on planned regulatory changes.
The end of the H4 program will significantly decrease the annual award of “Employment Authorization Document” work permits to about 2 million foreigners. In combination with Trump’s decision to close Obama’s DACA program, the 2018 number may drop down to 1.5 million.
Thanks to Obama, the U.S. job market has been flooded with foreign workers willing to work for lower wages, leaving American citizens in dire straights.
Under Obama the federal government inflated the supply of new labor by annually accepting 1 million new legal immigrants, by providing work-permits to roughly 3 million resident foreigners, and by doing almost nothing to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.
The Obama-era economic policy of mass-immigration floods the market with foreign labor, spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate prices, widens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families.
Foreign workers willing to work for low wages has also reduced investment and job creation in many interior states because the coastal cities have a surplus of imported labor. For example, almost 27 percent of zip codes in Missouri had fewer jobs or businesses in 2015 than in 2000, according to a new report by the Economic Innovation Group. In Kansas, almost 29 percent of zip codes had fewer jobs and businesses in 2015 compared to 2000, which was a two-decade period of massive cheap-labor immigration.
Thanks to Obama’s successful cheap-labor strategy and a large percentage of the nation’s annual income has shifted to investors and away from employees.
The fact that there are about 185 different visas for immigrants is shocking. H1’s, H4’s, lottery visas, k1’s, etc. is pure stupidity. There should be ONE visa for immigrants and one department. All immigrants should come through the same department, the same way, and with the same rules.
This is just the first step the Trump administration is taking to bring jobs back to America. Since Trump has taken office, the stock market has risen, jobs are coming back and American’s are put first.
Things are going really well for our economy, a subject the Fake News spends as little time as possible discussing! Stock Market hit another RECORD HIGH, unemployment is now at a 17 year low and companies are coming back into the USA. Really good news, and much more to come!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2017
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