2020 Jun 30, 12:24pm
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On June 22, President Trump signed an executive order suspending several temporary foreign guest worker programs in an effort to create economic opportunities for displaced Americans who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the president’s clearly stated intentions, the order received immediate critical scrutiny. Many argued it would reduce skilled workers, since Americans do not offer the same skill sets as those abroad. This could not be farther from the truth — the truth is that America offers a robust work force that should be prioritized during an unprecedented economic crisis, and the president’s order could not have come at a better time.The president’s executive order simply prioritizes millions of unemployed Americans who offer the same, if not arguably better, skillsets than workers abroad. The proclamation suspends several foreign visas categories — including the H1-B, H2-B, J, and L visas — and range from high skilled positions in the tech industry to lower skilled positions in the hospitality industry. The notion that businesses cannot find Americans who can fill in for these positions is comical. ...Foreign labor, especially during a global pandemic, brings economic consequences —and this idea is far from being fringe. Americans have made clear that competition from foreign labor at a time of record unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic warrants immigration restrictions. Curtailing immigration and guest worker admissions is supported by 79 percent of the American public and cuts across all party, ideological, and demographic lines. In other recent polling, strong majorities of voters in ten battleground states agreed that “limiting admission of new immigrants and guest workers will improve the chances of laid-off American workers being rehired. ... The corporate business lobby has painted a distorted image that only further reinforces their greed and self-interest. Americans know they boast the skills to replace most foreign guest labor and are hungry for better economic opportunities during an unprecedented economic crisis that shows no sign of abating soon.”
A lot of employers are going to be seriously butt hurt.
Booger saysA lot of employers are going to be seriously butt hurt.Yup. Good think I picked this time to be unemployed. :)