Skip to comments.Kelly Surrenders: DHS Will ‘Likely Increase’ Foreign Worker Outsourcing Visa
Posted on 05/27/2017 4:07:58 PM PDT by Enlightened1
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly has promised the big business lobby tens of thousands of cheaper, blue-collar foreign workers despite President Donald Trumps Hire American initiative.
During a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kelly told Senators that he was lobbied by the financial and open borders lobby to expand the H-2B visa, and also by pro-American worker groups who see the visa as a detriment to Americans wages and job opportunities.
Theyre caving to the business interest, rather than the people that elected them, pro-American lawyer John Miano told Breitbart Texas. Everyone but the very top is being screwed by these immigration policies.
The H-2B visa is for non-agricultural, low-skilled seasonal work, supplying resorts, hotels and the seafood and landscaping industry with thousands of cheap, foreign employees. Every year, 66,000 H-2B jobs are given to foreign workers and this year, House Speaker Paul Ryans 2017 budget gave Kelly the power to expand the number of foreigners who can enter the U.S. on the visa by up to 70,000 more.
Center for Immigration Studies Director Mark Krikorian said that because Kelly is new to the H-2B visa issue, it makes him a natural candidate for being captured by the cheap labor lobbyists, and that is what seems to have happened.
Kellys surrendering on the H-2B issue, after Trump promised a staunch Hire American agenda at the beginning of his presidency, is a win for Speaker Ryan, who pushed to put the expansion in the Secretarys hands.
With the expansion, Ryan can claim victory for the business lobby, while at the same time shifting public backlash of the decision from Congress to the Trump administration.
Krikorian, though, says Kelly does not have an obligation to expand the H-2B visa..
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
The Cheap Labor Express is winning
Not going to happen.
Hooorayyy for Cheap Labor!! HaPPy DayS are here again.. The fruits and veggies are spoiling here in California for lack of pickers.. The DemocRats are in control again as a minority party on the decline.. yet their budget, their programs.. funded.
Here’s to an extended heat wave in the DC Tidal Basin.
Mixed feelings on this...first of all I’m for hiring Americans.....but then look at todays youth....worthless millennials.
"The H-2B visa is for non-agricultural, low-skilled seasonal work, supplying resorts, hotels and the seafood and landscaping industry with thousands of cheap, foreign employees."
First it was being ISIS’s airforce, then a deal with sharia governed Saudi Arabia, and now this.
Trump better get his team in line PDQ.
These numbers should be posted next to your telephones and sent to your email list(s) so We The People can voice our opinions 24/7.
CONTACT CONGRESS: Capitol Switchboard 1-866-220-0044
(Ask for the political hack of your choice especially Spineless and Gutless Ryan and Gutless Turtle Face)
Call President Trump: Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414
(HAT TIP Whenifhow)
Congress is seeking to fund US Refugee Admissions Program as if Trump didnt exist.
Pres Trump has all the power on this. Pres Trump needs to read the Refugee Act of 1980.
Trump did not have to include changing the ceiling or language about a moratorium in the Executive Order. He has the power to stay anywhere under the ceiling!
The Refugee Act of 1980 tells the President to set the ceiling in advance of the fiscal year, before October 1, and if he wants to raise the ceiling during the year he must inform Congress, but he does not have to reach the ceilingfew Presidents in recent times have reached the ceilingor even inform Congress that he will be coming in under it!
Please show me Kelly’s “surrender” comment.
This is annoying. This isn’t what I voted for.
So much for only hiring the best people for his cabinet.
However you feel about it politically, the arms deal with Saudi Arabia will bring mucho $ to the U.S. economy.
Does Trump not want to be reelected .
keep letting Mother Fu$kin Paul Ryan win for his billionaire pals and your finished ..
Paul Ryan is evil and needs to be destroyed .
President Trump has not failed us one time, he isn't about to start now...
I think the reason Prebus and Bannon were sent back early was because there has been some ‘hanky panky’ going on while the ‘Cat is away, the mice will play’ type of thing...
Watch for extensive ‘fireworks’ coming Monday!!!
If that’s the measure then why not an arms deal with Russia and China?
Refugees suck off the backs of hard-working taxpayers——the refugee take from US freebies.
(HAT TIP REFUGEESETTLEMENTWATCH.com)
16. The federal programs available to REFUGEES include:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) formerly known as AFDC
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Social Security Disability Insurance
Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) (direct services only)
Child Care and Development Fund
Independent Living Program
Job Opportunities for Low Income Individuals (JOLI)
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Postsecondary Education Loans and Grants
Refugee Assistance Programs
Title IV Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Payments (if parents are qualified immigrants refugees, asylees, etc)
Title XX Social Services Block Grant Funds
17. Welfare use is staggering among refugees. Welfare usage is never counted by officials as part of the cost of the program. Yet, when it is included, the total
cost of the refugee program soars to at least 10-20 billion a year.
As some Americans are pushed off of time-limited welfare programs many refugees are going on to life-time cash assistance programs. For instance, 12.7% of refugees are
on SSI a lifetime entitlement to a monthly check / Medicaid for elderly or disabled. This rate of usage is at least 4 times higher than the rate of usage for SSI
among the native-born population and is reportedly rising from these already very high levels.
Permanent and intergenerational welfare dependence has been allowed to take hold to a significant degree in some refugee groups.
Find latest welfare usage among refugees here (latest data available is from 2009):
Find table TABLE II-14: Public Assistance Utilization Among refugees who arrived during the 5 years previous to the survey 57.7% are on government medical assistance
such as Medicaid, about 25% have no health insurance at all, 70.2% are receiving food stamps, 31.6% are in public housing (an additional percentage is on a public
housing waiting list), and 38.3 % are getting cash assistance such as TANF or SSI.
The figure of 57.7% dependent upon government medical assistance is actually an undercount since it excludes children under 16.
Terrible headline. Kelly is already authorized to bring in x # of H1Bs. But he says he’s “likely to increase” but not to the authorized level.
My headline would be “Kelly Cuts H1B Numbers.”
And they demand $100k/yr for their laziness too.
“Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly has promised the big business lobby tens of thousands of cheaper, blue-collar foreign workers despite President Donald Trumps Hire American initiative.”
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