Foreign workers continue flooding the job market in USA.
Even the staunchest immigration advocates can’t make a rational argument that the U.S. economy needs more workers when Americans lucky enough to have a job are stuck in part-time, low-paying employment.
Moreover, the most recent BLS report released January 8 showed that in November and December 2015 American-born residents lost 320,000 jobs, while jobs held by foreign-born residents increased 306,000.
The reaction from the White House and Congress to the deep unemployment and wage hole American workers are struggling to climb out from is predictable:
- The Omnibus bill signed in December could quadruple H-2B visas, and bring as many as 264,000 new low-wage workers to the United States annually. Their presence in the labor pool will hurt African-Americans and other minorities.
- The same bill funds refugee resettlement for 10,000 work-authorized Syrians and Iraqis in 2016.
- Secretary of State John Kerry promised to accept “more” Central American refugees in addition to the 85,000 total refugees the U.S. is already committed to taking during fiscal 2016. All will receive employment authorization documents.
- In April, the Supreme Court will hear the case against President Obama’s deferred action for illegal immigrant parents of American citizens that could result in as many as 5 million aliens getting work permits.
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