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[BARF ALERT] Graham: Trump visa order will have a 'chilling effect on our economic recovery'
The Hill ^ | 06/22/20 | REBECCA KLAR

Posted on 06/22/2020 6:16:05 PM PDT by NobleFree

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday that the order President Trump signed earlier in the day suspending certain temporary work visas through the end of the year will have a “chilling effect” on the nation’s economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“This decision, in my view, will have a chilling effect on our economic recovery at a time we should be doing all we can to restore the economy,” Graham said in a series of tweets.

The order Trump signed Monday applies to H-1B visas, H-2B visas, H-4 visas, L-1 visas and certain J-1 visas.

“Under ordinary circumstances, properly administered temporary worker programs can provide benefits to the economy,” the order reads. “But under the extraordinary circumstances of the economic contraction resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, certain nonimmigrant visa programs authorizing such employment pose an unusual threat to the employment of American workers.”

Graham said such visa programs are “positive for the American economy,” adding that “those who believe legal immigration, particularly work visas, are harmful to the American worker do not understand the American economy.”

The senator underscored his comments by saying that work visas for temporary and seasonal jobs “can only be issued AFTER American workers have had a chance to fill the job position.”

“Before coronavirus, legal immigration and programs like these played an important role in helping President Trump create the strongest economy in generations. I have little doubt that programs like these would help him build it again,” Graham said.

Graham said he fears Trump’s decision to temporarily shut the program will “create a drag on our economic recovery” and said doing so may not lead to employment opportunities for displaced American workers but “could instead increase the cost of consumer goods for Americans -- particularly service industry related products.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: aliens; cheaplaborexpress; corporatewelfare; grahamnesty; h1b; h2b; h4; hiremerican; immigration; j1; l1; lindagraham; lindseygraham; southcarolina; tds
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Lying Linda needs to be primaried. Enough with this traitorous POS.
1 posted on 06/22/2020 6:16:05 PM PDT by NobleFree
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To: NobleFree

Count on Linda to sell out.


2 posted on 06/22/2020 6:16:57 PM PDT by wally_bert (Transmission tone, Selma.)
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To: NobleFree

Graham is getting to be useless as teats on a boar hog.


3 posted on 06/22/2020 6:17:51 PM PDT by Quentin Quarantino
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To: NobleFree

Linda looking out for his establishment/globaloid owners again.


4 posted on 06/22/2020 6:18:02 PM PDT by AAABEST (NY/DC/LA media/political/military industrial complex DELENDA EST)
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To: NobleFree

My opinion is that the scumbag graham believe President Trump will lose and he wants to patted on the head by the new masters of the senate and keep his corrupt money flowing.


5 posted on 06/22/2020 6:18:13 PM PDT by dynachrome (The panic will end, the tyranny will not)
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To: NobleFree

He doesn’t need a mask.


6 posted on 06/22/2020 6:19:08 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: NobleFree

TRAITOR. 45m Americans are out of work that can mostly be trained to do what the indians do or already know.


7 posted on 06/22/2020 6:19:13 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: NobleFree

All talk and no balls. For years this clown was in lock step with McCain ( who wasn’t a hero, he was a POW). Don’t trust this on with pulling your finger


8 posted on 06/22/2020 6:19:30 PM PDT by shadeaud (Stand up and be proud that you are Americans regards of color)
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To: NobleFree

NO Linda, It is people Like you that are destroying this country, you and your buddy McCain were intricately involved in the attempted coup. Your Failure to Confess and Turn on the Other Conspirators that you helped to try and OVERTHROW THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT is the Real Root of our Problems. I hope you DIE a Slow and Miserable Death.


9 posted on 06/22/2020 6:20:42 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: NobleFree

Deliver us from insufferable fools.


10 posted on 06/22/2020 6:21:06 PM PDT by madison10
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To: NobleFree

Lindsey is threatening to give up senate seats if he can’t collect his chamber of commerce money.


11 posted on 06/22/2020 6:21:16 PM PDT by Track9 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi’ite since 632 AD)
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To: NobleFree
Lindsey Graham is a Mtfkr.
12 posted on 06/22/2020 6:21:28 PM PDT by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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To: NobleFree

In other words, it’s gonna be so cool!


13 posted on 06/22/2020 6:21:52 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken)
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To: shadeaud

We have no choice.....we’re stuck with the GOP...
Tucker Carlson tonight

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6166492378001?playlist_id=5198073478001#sp=show-clips


14 posted on 06/22/2020 6:22:43 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: NobleFree

Still carrying water for China and the globalists I see.


15 posted on 06/22/2020 6:23:15 PM PDT by Bullish (CNN is what happens when 8th graders run a cable network.)
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To: Quentin Quarantino

Graham is mentally ill as well as a weakling.


16 posted on 06/22/2020 6:23:52 PM PDT by CaptainK ('No collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker')
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To: NobleFree

This is a shot across the bow by Trump to Facebook and Google. I bet they are some of the biggest employers of H1B indentured servants as programmers.


17 posted on 06/22/2020 6:24:06 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: wally_bert
Graham said such visa programs are “positive for the American economy,”

What Linda understands about the American economy could be written on the back of a postage stamp. With plenty of room left over.

18 posted on 06/22/2020 6:25:22 PM PDT by Bullish (CNN is what happens when 8th graders run a cable network.)
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To: NobleFree
This he finds chilling but leaving Obama to his coup is okie dokie.
19 posted on 06/22/2020 6:25:42 PM PDT by Vision (Obama corrupted, sought to weaken and fundamentally change America; he didn't plan on being stopped.)
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To: NobleFree

Lindshe cannot hide his dirty under panties anymore. What a rotten POS it is.


20 posted on 06/22/2020 6:26:04 PM PDT by dforest
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