Skip to comments.Trump seeks deal on foreign workers that could anger base
Posted on 02/20/2020 11:40:00 AM PST by Mariner
The White House can't get its broad immigration proposal moving, so officials are pursuing a narrow deal that would please the business community but might go against the president's campaign promise to reduce overall immigration.
In recent months, the administration has been in talks with senators about legislation that would create new categories of temporary worker visas or lengthen the allotted stays for those workers, among other possible changes, according to four people familiar with the discussions.
A White House official confirmed the ongoing negotiations on the guest worker proposal and said the effort is an attempt to generate action on a smaller immigration proposal after a larger one stalled and won few adherents.
Weve also been listening to stakeholders, the official said. Weve also developed points of view on what the temporary system should look like.
A broadening of temporary worker visas is a policy change the business community has long sought, arguing companies in industries like construction and agriculture can't hire enough workers to meet demand. But immigration activists seeking to reduce migration worry such changes would raise the number of foreigners coming to the U.S.
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Trump is NOT going to sign off on this so no worries. Just Politico (and outlet of China inc) trying to erode support for him. Excessive immigration (as we’ve had over the last 20 years) is one of the biggest concerns within his base. Additionally, the bill is question was authored by one of the impeachment managers. DOA.
Which doesn't mean those rates didn't get less low when they instituted their baby bonuses.
Your link did nothing to support your claim.
Isn’t this what the Republican Establishment wants?
Americans yes. Foreigners no. MAGA
No, I am far from every being a Bernie Bro. I am for American workers not foreign ones.
If Trump goes Foreign, he is the Bernie Bro.
It’s disgusting but they have an obvious vested interest and America be damned. Traitors.
No other explanation suggests itself.
THE big key here is to cut H1bs.
A truly temporary guest worker program aimed at say, agriculture workers would be a lot more palatable than the previous regime of just admitting anybody and everybody, no vetting and no strings attached and give them free chit too and they stay forever.
Bad, bad, bad. If as Trump argued last month that the result of his getting so many companies to move operatuins here is that we need to bring more low-ability, leftist-leaning, taxpayer-dependent immigrants here to take the jobs (and keep wages for competing Americans low), then that is a very bad deal and we would have been better off without Trump’s influence on our economy. Jared and Ivanka are the poisonous influence in Trump’s admin who pull him im the wrong direction.
I dont have a problem with seasonal work visas they already exit. Not sure what they are proposing that is different
Dirt is more palatable than manure - but I don't recommend eating either. What suits my palate is paying market wages to American workers.
We actually have far too many low-skill, leftist immigrants, both legal and illegal. We keep getting warned about how many low-skill jobs are about to be replaced by technology. Not only could we use an at least quasi-moratorium on immigrants for maybe a decade, but we also need to massively send the illegals here home AND massively improve our primary and secondary public school systems.
Bingo. Also need to start enforcing laws against dual citizenship. You are an American or you aren’t. Choose.
Look at Quebec in that link, for heaven's sake. Their "baby bonus" was instituted more than 30 years ago in the 1980s, and if it weren't for a huge influx of Muslim immigrants from former French colonies they'd have one of the lowest birth rates anywhere in the world.
So the data on the table is:
* Quebec instituted a baby bonus (not the annual tax exemption I propose) in 1988.
* Birth rates rose from 2000 to 2012.
Not much of a case for the policy’s failure.
“an increase in the tax value of the personal exemption of 50 dollars will increase the general fertility rate by 6 to 12 births per 1000 women [from a base of 95.5]” - Whittington, Leslie & Alm, James & Peters, H.. (1990). Fertility and the Personal Exemption: Implicit Pronatalist Policy in the United States. The American economic review. 80. 545-56. (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/11733793_Fertility_and_the_Personal_Exemption_Implicit_Pronatalist_Policy_in_the_United_States)
Good for you - maybe all the concern trolls here can start their own site - oh....wait....DU has one waiting for Y’all
I expect Dear Rush Limbaugh to ignore this. Sorry I love Rush but he is globalist RINO in many ways. Pray for him.
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