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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: Jim 0216

Liar. Look at California; or the transfer of ICBM technology to China, after Bill Clinton moved sign off authority to the *ahem* “Commerce” Dept.

121 posted on 02/08/2019 7:12:20 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: Freedom56v2

The H1B issue has been going on at least since 1993 that I know of. We have more illegal alien Indians than Mexicans when it comes to high paying jobs.

122 posted on 02/08/2019 9:03:25 AM PST by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and America!.)
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To: Alberta's Child
I do wish we could attract immigrants from places that aren't Third World dumps, though.

No one wants to leave Germany, France or Sweden because the socialist hammocks are too comfy.

123 posted on 02/08/2019 9:03:31 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Freedom56v2

Bottom Line:

Trump and the GOP have little fear that any of you won’t vote for him again in 2020 because the Democrat alternative is going to be Che Guevara with a vajayjay.

124 posted on 02/08/2019 9:05:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Alberta's Child

Incorrect. The labor force participation rate is calculated by the 16-64 y/o population

125 posted on 02/08/2019 9:58:50 AM PST by ready2brd
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To: ready2brd
Formal definitions (from U.S. Department of Labor) ...

Labor force participation rate: The labor force as a percent of the civilian noninstitutional population.

Civilian noninstitutional population:: Includes persons 16 years of age and older residing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia who do not live in institutions (for example, correctional facilities, long-term care hospitals, and nursing homes) and who are not on active duty in the Armed Forces.

126 posted on 02/08/2019 10:30:45 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.")
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To: grey_whiskers

Again, such amazing confusion.

I talk about the free market economy and you talk to me about socialism and government interference as though that was the free market.


127 posted on 02/08/2019 4:47:17 PM PST by Jim W N (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Only 100,000? I bet there’s a 250,000+ tech workers that have been displaced that could do the work.

128 posted on 02/11/2019 1:10:28 AM PST by bobcat62
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To: Alberta's Child

3. Which of the three can write most coherently in the ENGLISH language?

I attended Engineering School. A good number of Freshman Engineers at my school were forced to take remedial English in place of the standard college-level English course.

An Engineer with soft-skills quickly ends up on the Marketing/Sales side of the company.

129 posted on 02/11/2019 1:14:12 AM PST by bobcat62
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To: Alberta's Child

A college degree will provide general skills. Colleges should not be turning out specific skills that will be obsolete six months after they graduate.

Employers seem to think the ideal candidate with the specific skills they need RIGHT NOW will fall out of the sky. Ain’t happening. Employers need to step up with the appropriate training.

130 posted on 02/11/2019 1:17:03 AM PST by bobcat62
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To: Alberta's Child

My friends in the Tech field tell me ‘there’s a tight labor market.’ When I press them on what is a ‘tight labor market,’ I never get an answer.

I do get some mumbling in response that my friends don’t know what they’d do if they have to proudly train their Indian replacement.

There’s a glut of talent out there.

For those recent Engineering grads who can’t find work, Fedzilla is going to have to bail out their student loans... all to provide cheap indentured labor to business.

131 posted on 02/11/2019 1:20:26 AM PST by bobcat62
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To: Zhang Fei

Call me Mr. President. I’ll tell ya about we who are American citizens, natural-born at that, and have been left behind.

132 posted on 03/29/2019 5:30:12 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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