Skip to comments.Trump Indicates End of ‘Hire American’ Policy, May Invite More Foreign Workers
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 Trumps 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, youre 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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Those who advise this President have been a major weakness. Furthermore, the pillars of MAGA have essentially crumbled.
If it’s not a free market (free from government interference) as you seem to describe, then of course you’ll have all kinds of economic woes - the kind we have had.
However a truly free market is self-correcting - supply and demand run by the voluntary cooperation between buyer and sellers looking out for their own self interests - and without trying, benefits everyone.
Too many have been had by Keynesian economics which is why England and socialist states are your truly facile economies.
But just to fatten up executive bonuses so they can get their third multimillion dollar vacation home, periodically the companies lay off the most experienced people "to save money" and then wonder why output and quality both tank. So they're both stupid and dishonest. Got it.
I agree. The labor participation rate is only .5% higher than when he took office. If the labor market is that tight with less than half a percent additional labor at work, then it must have been pretty tight when he took office. He can’t have it both ways.
I can see you stroking yourself off over that from here.
I know several people who migrated away from their IT fields over time. It wasn’t the competition from cheap foreign labor that chased them out. It was the rapid pace of change that had them spending more and more time just to keep up with each generation of new technology.
Me too. I’ve been in IT for over 25 years and was a vp of software development in my last position. I’ve been coding since I was 14 years old and have been part of tech history. There is no real shortage of qualified IT workers. There is also no shortage of biased, cheap, fearful and incompetent hiring managers and companies with such poor policies and morale that they have to hire foreign workers because no one here would want to work for them.
Cuz we don’t have enough unassimilated foreign nationals in America...smh
And you lay out the classic problem with free traitors. They favor open borders no matter the effect upon the American society.
This is a new concept and our nation was not built on the concept that everyone on earth has a right to work here.
Dress it up however you want, it’s un-American to hire a foreigner, make the American employee train their replacement, and then fire the American. The “free market” being placed before our survival as a nation is a terrible mistake.
An you’re such an expert on American workers. You’re a Canadian African of some sort.
And yet...with NO training at all, management somehow is able to stay on top of things enough not only to acquire and implement the new technologies, but make meaningful and correct hiring choices, under the same short timeframe.
I know! Let’s hire people who cut-and-paste, lie constantly, and can’t speak or write coherent English! And a two-week blitz by a dispirited employee will transfer ALL the knowledge needed for success!
Only a manager could be so utterly and ruthlessly dishonest.
Did you intend that for someone from Alberta? Cause otherwise, it sounds like badly implemented friendly fire.
Tell us how good the open borders that you champion has been for California.
Take all the time that you want.
I’d be curious to know if any company using that approach to doing business has ever really been successful. It seems like every company I hear about in those stories has seen a serious decline in its reputation over the years.
"...With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people--a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.
"This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties..."
You’ll never hear me standing up defending the management in
large U.S. companies. I’ve found a good place in my industry competing against the companies that never seem to get anything right.
Asking an American employer to provide on-the-job training after he has already paid a fortune in taxes to educate these Americans is pathetic.
Well, Ive had to select new employees in the IT field. Back in the day when we were able to have applicants take what was, in essence, an IQ test to screen most applicants we were able to hire new employees who were extremely trainable and rapidly became productive.
But when our HR executives decreed elimination of the IQ test screen (because of alleged discriminatory disparate impact of the test) our percentage of successful recruits dropped substantially. My experience is that intelligent people with a work ethic can develop needed knowledge and skills just as quickly as college educated folks.
Good post. When I hire, I consider: (1) attitude and (2) chemistry with the existing workers as far more important factors than education for prospective hires.
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