Since entering office, Donald Trump has spearheaded major immigration reforms. He has fought to secure the border to end illegal immigration. He has also made reforms to the asylum process and other forms of legal immigration, with a view to protect American workers. Now, he just signed an executive order that tackles the infamous H-1B visa program.
The H-1B visa program is loved… by big corporations and Silicon Valley. It is a system that allows companies to bring in large numbers of legal, white-collar immigrants to America. Often, these people are trained to do various jobs by American workers. Once their visas are up, they go back to their home country, taking the American worker’s job with them. The H-1B program has been used by many companies to outsource jobs right under Americans’ noses.
Both Democrats and Republicans supported the program until Trump came along. He has tackled other immigration problems, to protect blue-collar workers and other labor jobs. Now, he is enacting a plan that will put freeze H-1B in its tracks.
President Donald J. Trump is taking action to prevent Americans from being displaced by foreign workers and offshore labor using Federal dollars…
The Department of Labor will also finalize guidance to prevent H-1B employers from moving H-1B workers to other employers’ job sites to displace American workers.
This Executive Order will help prevent Federal agencies from unfairly replacing American workers with low-cost foreign labor. [Source: White House]
This move came as the Tennessee Valley Authority (a government-owned entity) was about to ship 20% of its tech jobs overseas. That would have resulted in over 200 Americans (college-educated, highly-skilled workers) losing their jobs to low-wage foreigners hired thanks to the H-1B.
As news of this move spread, the administration promised more actions like this were coming soon.
President Donald Trump’s decision on August 3 to block H-1B outsourcing contractors at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is just part of an ambitious agenda for the rest of the year…
“This is only the tip of the iceberg,” said Jay Palmer, a former tech professional and whistleblower in the H-1B outsourcing business.
“President Trump is going to remove all H-1B workers and all H-1B dependent companies from doing business with the United States government,” said Palmer…
One part of Trump’s emerging agenda was revealed during his meeting with TVA workers when Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia promised to extend safeguards from few U.S. employees at the staffing companies that import H-1B workers out to the many U.S. employees at the many Fortune 500 companies that lease the H-1Bs instead of hiring Americans. [Source: Breitbart]
The MSM doesn’t talk much about H-1B, but in the aftermath of the COVID panic, many college-educated American workers have struggled to find jobs. Even highly-skilled workers from the tech field have seen opportunities vanish, as companies outsource jobs to India that could have gone to Americans.
President Trump had previously promised to end H-1B as “a cheap labor program.” A new rule by Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia will extend requirements for some companies to many more, including Fortune 500 companies that frequently use H-1B visas to outsource labor. The rule requires that a company hiring immigrants through the program cannot fire an American at the same time.
This is only the start of measures that the Trump administration will enact to protect American jobs. He’s already set strict immigration limits during the pandemic to protect blue-collar workers. Now, he is tackling one of the left’s biggest secrets in eroding American jobs for immigrants.
Trump’s recent reforms have already curbed the inflow of visa workers, giving companies the incentive to hire Americans. In the coming months, more reforms will be implemented.
But if Joe Biden were to worm his way into the White House, all this would end. Expect a monsoon of jobs leaving the country for good.