Trump's Foreign Guest-Worker Expansion Faces Bipartisan Opposition

‘These realities of the H-2B program, as it operates today, incentivize unscrupulous employers to hire H-2B workers instead of American workers…’

Bipartisan Senators, Laura Ingraham Join to Oppose Trump's Foreign Worker Program
Laura Ingraham / IMAGE: Alipac via Youtube

(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Progressive Democrats, conservative Republicans, and Fox News host Laura Ingraham are all opposing President Donald Trump’s effort to expand the H-2B guest worker visa program.
Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Tom Cotton of Arkansas joined with Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Dianne Feinstein of California sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor to express their concerns about H-2B growth.
“These realities of the H-2B program, as it operates today, incentivize unscrupulous employers to hire H-2B workers instead of American workers and create poor working conditions for immigrant workers and American workers alike,” the senators wrote.
“Therefore, absent significant regulatory and legislative reforms to the program, we do not believe that an increase in the number of H-2B visas is in the interests of either American workers or H-2B visa holders.”
This isn’t the first time Trump’s supporters have criticized him for importing more foreign workers to take jobs from native-born Americans.
In spring 2018, the Trump administration raised the cap on H-2B foreign workers by 30,000, for a total of 96,000—the highest in the program’s history.
At the time, the Center for Immigration Studies—a usual supporter of Trump’s immigration policies—called the decision a “betrayal” of his directive to “Buy American and Hire American.”
In an exclusive interview last week, Ingraham pressed Trump hard on the H-2B expansion.
“I hear that your team is planning on advocating more foreign workers coming in for some of these high-tech companies,” Ingraham said. “I’m very concerned about that, as are a lot of your supporters. … You ran on ‘America First.'”
Trump said radio host Mark Levin and “the great Lou Dobbs,” a Fox Business anchor, are also concerned. He explained that foreign countries want to open companies in the United States but cannot find enough workers.
“Here’s the problem,” Trump said. “They can’t get labor. We need help. Otherwise, we could just say, ‘Don’t open up any plants.'”
Ingraham challenged Trump: “If they couldn’t get labor, wages would be going up.”
“Wages are going up,” he said.
“Not in the high-tech industry,” she said. “We’re seeing a plateauing of wages.”
Watch the full discussion about the proposed H-2B expansion:

...article continued below
- Advertisement -
...article continued below
- Advertisement -
...article continued below
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Biden: Chauvin Guilty Verdict is “Not Enough”

(Associated Press) President Joe Biden said Tuesday the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd "can be...

Montana Allows Gender Transition Surgery for Children

(Headline USA) The Montana Senate voted Tuesday to indefinitely postpone a bill that would have banned gender transition surgery for minors, effectively killing the...

Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose Expanding the U.S. Supreme Court

(The Center Square) Democrats enthralled their base and alarmed Republicans with the recent announcement of a new push to add four justices to the...

Jury Delivers Verdict for Ex-Officer in George Floyd Murder Trial

(Associated Press) Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee...

Mich. Gov. Whitmer Violated Her Own Lockdown Orders on Secret Trip to Florida

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer traveled to Florida recently to visit her ill father, despite her coronavirus guidance against out-of-state travel. Tiffany Brown, the governor’s communications...

Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe Sues Twitter For Defamation

Editor's Note: Read more about Twitter's censorship of James O'Keefe here. Conservative activist and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe filed a lawsuit against Twitter this...

REPORT: Hypocrite Maxine Waters Sought Police Escort to Cop-Bashing BLM Rally

Editor's Note: Read more on the fallout from Maxine Waters's incitement scandal here. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., reportedly asked for police protection during her trip...

Left-Wing Media Hacks Go to Bat For Maxine Waters

Editor's Note: Read more on the fallout from Maxine Waters's incitement scandal here. Left-wing pundits ran to the defense of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., after...

Parler Agrees to Let Big Tech Filter Content in Return for Re-Platforming

After Apple faced harsh backlash for colluding with other tech companies to censor conservative supporters of former president Donald Trump, it agreed Monday to allow...
- Advertisement -