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09/12/2015 12:16:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 235 replies
the rightscoop ^ | September 11, 2015 | By soopermexican
In this interview with Greta on Fox News, Ben Carson explained why he thought Trump’s “deport em all” policy was unworkable and why a guest worker program makes more sense. Watch below: I’m not sure I agree completely with Ben Carson on that – as far as I’ve heard, the component price of produce having to do with labor is about 10%. So DOUBLING the wages you pay someone would only mean a 10% raise in the price of tomatoes. Would Americans be willing to pick tomatoes if they were paid $15-$20 an hour? I have a feeling they...

Obama rejects request to investigate guest-worker program abuse
04/30/2015 2:36:55 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 20 replies
Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
The Obama administration this week rejected a request from Congress to investigate potential abuses in the country’s key guest-worker program for tech workers, insisting it would “be premature” to look into Southern California Edison’s use of the controversial H-1B visa to outsource jobs. A bipartisan group of senators, led by Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and Democratic Sen. Richard J. Durbin, had asked for a probe after SCE employees testified they were booted from jobs and replaced with guest-workers. Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said his agency takes such allegations seriously — but said there isn’t enough...

Carson: I'd Seal Border 'Within the First Year' [Supports Guest-worker program]
09/14/2015 3:54:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
Truth Revolt ^ | 9/14/15 | Bradford Thomas
In version of an immigration policy he's discussed in the past, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on "Face the Nation" this weekend that in "the Carson administration" the southern border would be sealed "within the first year." However, Carson made clear that he did not believe it was practical to just "round [illegal immigrants] up." Instead, his administration would offer guest worker visas to those with "pristine" records. Carson began by blasting the "disgusting" failure of the federal government to support local authorities in protecting the border. "[O]ur problem is that our federal government is not supporting the local...

Cruz, Sessions Target "Guest Worker Program" H1-B Visas "American Jobs First Act"
12/13/2015 9:58:02 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 28 replies
WND ^ | 12/11/2015 | Leo Hohmann
Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions introduced a bill Friday in the Senate that would rein in the H1B “guest worker” program that has allowed Disney and other major corporations to replace their American tech workers with foreign "guest workers." The American Jobs First Act of 2015 (S. 2394) would reform the H-1B visa program to stop abuse of the legal immigration system and ensure American workers are better served, Sessions said. Sessions, R-Ala., notes, this bill is the "exact opposite in every way of the wage-crushing I-squared bill." I-squared, championed by the billionaire tech lobby, is designed to make...

Senate letter to President Trump Supporting H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program
06/05/2020 2:02:50 PM PDT · by jroehl · 18 replies
US Senate ^ | May 26, 2020 | US Senate
May 27, 2020 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, We write today to urge you to consider the important role non-immigrant temporary visa programs will play in aiding post-pandemic economic recovery in America. Any changes to these programs should be very narrowly tailored to prevent additional damage to the already struggling American small businesses who rely on the assistance made possible through these visas. The coronavirus pandemic has brought devastating loss of life and livelihood across our country. As we begin to reopen,...

Pause Guest-worker Visas During a Pandemic
06/11/2020 10:42:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 11, 2020 | Ryan James Gidursky
President Trump recently paused all permanent immigration to the United States -- but his administration is still welcoming in hundreds of thousands of temporary guest workers. And these foreign laborers aren't just picking fruit or packing meat. Many are coming on H-1B "high-skilled" visas to take white-collar roles. Many others are students at U.S. universities. Even though their F-1 visas require them to return home within 60 days after graduation, they're staying and working because of a legal loophole known as the Optional Practical Training program. It makes no sense to bring in these extra workers during the worst...

If America Must Be Shut Down, So Must Its Guest Worker Programs
04/11/2020 4:54:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
American ^ | April 11, 2020 | Dale L. Wilcox
America-Firsters were both perplexed and furious for most of last week as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appeared to be going ahead with its early March announcement to expand the H-2B unskilled guest-worker program to over 100,000 slots a year. With unemployment-benefit applications for March coming in at over 10 million, the last time the job market looked this bad—the Great Depression of the 1930s—immigration authorities sought to help, not hinder, the American worker by creating the nation’s first-ever illegal-alien-removal program. Late last week, however, due in part to activist pressures, DHS’s interim secretary, Chad Wolf, announced the increase...

Ben Carson calls for guest-worker status for immigrants
09/13/2015 9:51:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
AP Fresno Business Journal ^ | 8/8/15 | JANIE HAR
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail" legally and otherwise, Carson said, adding: "Where you going to send them?" The retired neurosurgeon spoke before The Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday in a 75-minute event in which he took questions from the audience on topics ranging from abortion to immigration, taxation to race relations. Carson's longshot candidacy is buoyed by humor and a self-deprecating demeanor that some would-be voters say they...

Different Guest Worker Programs, Same Outcome for American Workers: No Jobs
12/07/2015 12:30:48 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 17 replies
NumbersUSA ^ | Dec 4th 2015 | Jeremy Beck
An investigative report on H-2 visa programs shows that the displacement of U.S. workers isn't limited to the tech industry but is a feature of guest worker programs for both high and low-wage workers.In "All You Americans Are Fired," the investigative reporting team of Jessica Garrison, Ken Bensinger, and Jeremy Singer-Vine at BuzzFeed News tell the stories of Americans on the lower-rungs of the economic ladder who are losing job opportunities as employers avoid them in favor of guest workers.Although their socio-economic backgrounds are different, these workers share strikingly similar experiences with American tech workers also displaced as a result of guest worker programs.The Goal Is...

Senators Ask Feds To Investigate Guest Worker Visa Abuse
04/10/2015 9:20:32 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 15 replies
Daily Caller ^ | 04/09/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
A bipartisan group of senators urged the Obama administration Thursday to investigate reports that businesses are using a visa program to replace American workers with cheap foreign labor.The unlikely coalition, led by Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor and Department of Justice, asking them to investigate businesses, such as Southern California Edison, suspected of abusing work visa programs to avoid paying relatively high wages to American workers.SCE has reportedly been laying off hundreds of American workers and replacing them with foreign workers who hold an...

India Is Pissed About the US Now Charging More Money for Guest Worker Visas
04/02/2016 6:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
Vice News ^ | April 2, 2016 | Colleen Curry
The annual gold rush in Silicon Valley to fill out applications for guest worker visas began Friday, as the federal government began distributing some of the 85,000 H1B visas it is authorized to issue this year. But the dash to grab visas is set against the backdrop of a political debate both within the United States and abroad about the regulations surrounding H1B visas, the government designation for visas designed for highly-skilled employees in "specialty occupations." Just weeks ago, India filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over an increase in fees on H1B visasthat the US imposed on...

House, Senate GOP Leaders Gearing Up to Increase Guest-Worker Permits
12/15/2014 9:02:05 PM PST · by Ray76 · 18 replies
Breitbart ^ | Dec 12, 2014 | Tony Lee
Top Republican leaders in the House and Senate are gearing up to push legislation in the next Congress that would increase the number of foreign guest-workers even in industries that do not need them. They are hoping such legislation would "open the door" to a broader comprehensive immigration bill.

09/13/2015 9:30:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
Latina ^ | 9/9/15 | RAQUEL REICHARD
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson isn’t persuaded by rival Donald Trump’s immigration plans. On Tuesday, the neurosurgeon-turned-politico told the Commonwealth Club of California that Trump’s proposal to deport all undocumented immigrants is "impractical." "People who say that have no idea what that would entail," he said during the 75-minute event. "Where you going to send them?" Another question: How would the U.S.' economy survive such a mass deportation. According to a study from the American Action Forum, deporting 11 million people would take nearly 20 years and cost the government anywhere between $400 billion and $600 billion. Overall, the Real...

10/22/2014 8:31:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
Breitbart ^ | October 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
If Republicans gain control of Congress, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) wants more guest-worker visas for high-tech and low-skilled workers in addition to a piecemeal immigration reform. Hensarling, the House Financial Services Committee Chair whom the pro-amnesty Wall Street Journal touted as the "leading candidate to eventually succeed John Boehner as Speaker," would "like to see immigration reform that allows more H-1B visas for high-tech workers and also creates a 'vibrant guest-worker program' for low-skill workers who want to come here to work in agriculture." The Journal also noted that Hensarling "believes a good guest-worker program is a form of border...

Conservative lawmakers press Trump to suspend guest worker programs for a year
05/20/2020 3:08:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
The Hill ^ | 05 20 2020 | Juliegrace Brufke
A group of GOP lawmakers led by House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) is calling on the Trump administration to temporarily stop issuing any new guest-worker visas amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to President Trump on Wednesday, the lawmakers praised the White House’s decision to limit the number of immigrants coming into the country during the health crisis, but argued more action needs to be taken to ensure Americans who have lost their jobs due to the outbreak have ample opportunities to find new employment. “We should not force Americans to compete with foreign nationals while...

01/13/2015 8:51:18 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
Breitbart ^ | January 13, 2015 | By Tony Lee
On Tuesday, three Republican Senators joined three Democrats to introduce legislation that would expand the number of guest-workers for the tech industry even though there is a surplus of American high-tech workers. The Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) bill, introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would also enable companies to hire an unlimited number of workers with advanced degrees from U.S. institutions in science, technology, engineering and math, which critics have said would turn some universities into diploma factories for foreign students. Currently, the first 20,000...

Ben Carson calls for immigrants in country illegally to be granted guest-worker status
09/15/2015 6:02:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
Fox News Latino ^ | 9/9/15 | Fox News Latino
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail" legally and otherwise, Carson said, adding: "Where you going to send them?"

Ex-Disney Worker, Attorney Warn of ‘Knowledge Transfer’ to Foreign Guest Workers
11/05/2015 12:14:57 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 54 replies
Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2015 | by Caroline May
Technology companies across the country are replacing American employees and “transferring” their knowledge to foreign guest workers, according to Sara Blackwell, an attorney for Disney employees replaced by foreign workers, and Leo Perrero, a former Disney employee. “Right now all of the technology jobs, 90 percent of them are being filtered to H-1B visa holders here and then off-shoring to other countries. Knowledge transfer is what we’re doing,” Blackwell said during an interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily. Blackwell argued that technology is the future but that Americans are not the ones getting those coveted tech jobs. “Twenty-six percent right...

Individual states empowered to,dole out guest worker permit to foreigners under Senate bill .
05/03/2017 3:19:37 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 45 replies
the Washington times ^ | 5/3/17 | Stephan Dinan


Foreign Worker Program Could Run Out of Time
10/13/2015 10:32:41 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 5 replies
Center for Immigration Studies ^ | October 12, 2015 | David North
This should be an interesting (if Inside-the-Beltway) race to watch.The federal district court in Washington has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security must rewrite the regulations for the OPT program – which provides scores of thousands of jobs for recent alien college grads without any supporting legislation. The current timetable is that the new proposed regs must be ready for publication by this Thursday, October 15, or else the OPT program will come to a halt in February.The proposed new DHS regs are before the Office of Management and Budget and the question is: Can that agency move fast...
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