White-collar Workers to Pay Price of Obama Program
It is hard to imaging a chief executive of an organization that would do something designed to destroy the organization, but that is exactly what Obama has planned. He is determined to work around Congress and to provide a huge number of work permits to foreign white-collar graduates, despite the large numbers of American graduates now struggling to obtain employment in their chosen field. The stories of college grads living with their parents well into their thirties while working at Starbucks because they cannot find a “real” job are not just anecdotal, they are true.
A 2012 Pew survey found that 36% of millennials were still living with mom and dad. Why? Because they cannot find career-type work that will pay them enough to be on their own. But Obama is anxious to please Wall Street and pander to big business, notwithstanding the financial and career devastation it will cause American workers by bringing in waves of foreign workers who will work for less and be subsidized by the government. The plan would print up hundreds of thousands of foreign work permits above and beyond the limits set by Congress, a scheme that is stunning and sickening, to say the least.
President Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security plans to publish the proposed rule tomorrow, the last day of 2015.
The 181-page rule focuses primarily on giving work-permits to foreign college-grads who will compete against Americans for white collar jobs, despite the large number of American graduates now stuck in lower-wage positions and struggling to pay off college debts. The rule will also make each foreign graduate much cheaper for U.S. employers to hire than many U.S.-born college grads.
“Obama has gone the Full Monty to bust the immigration system,” says immigration lawyer John Miano. “What is going on is he is effectively giving Green Cards to people on H-1B visas who are unable to get Green Cards due to the [annual] quotas… it could be over 100,000.”
In 2012, Obama bypassed laws against illegal immigration by awarding two-year work-permits to at least 800,000 younger foreign migrants who were brought here by their illegal immigrant parents. In 2015, the courts blocked his November 2014 amnesty plan to award work-permits to roughly 5 million resident migrants who have U.S.-born children. From 2009 to 2015, Obama also allowed at least 250,000 Central American migrants into the United States to request asylum or refugee status. In 2013, Obama added roughly 2 million extra foreign workers to the economy, while roughly 4 million young Americans began looking for work.
“The objective here is to strip American workers of their protections from foreign labor embodied in the Green Card quotas” that are set by Congress, not the White House, Miano said.
Roughly 650,000 foreign graduates are working in the United States for roughly 5 years each under the H-1B program. Roughly 120,000 foreign graduates of U.S. colleges are working in the United States for two years each via the OPT program, often called the ‘mini-H-1B program.’ Without this new regulation, most of those foreign graduates will return home after several years, forcing companies to hire U.S. graduates in their place.
The foreign graduates typically get entry-level jobs that would otherwise go to new U.S. business graduates, designers, doctors, programmers, engineers and scientists. Also, the foreign graduates are used to replace mid-level American professionals once they seek mid-career pay-raises to help pay for mortgages and child-rearing.
According to the pending regulation, “many of these changes are primarily aimed at improving the ability of U.S. employers to hire and retain [foreign] high-skilled workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents (LPRs), while increasing the ability of such [foreign] workers to seek promotions, accept lateral positions with current employers, change employers, or pursue other employment options.”
The new policy also creates a large economic incentive for U.S. employers to hire foreign college-grads instead of new American college-grads.
That’s because the policy will allow U.S. employers to hire foreign college graduates at very low salaries. The foreign graduates will gladly take those low-wage white-collar jobs because the new policy allows them to get deferred payments from the federal government — valuable permanent work-permits that are the first step on the golden pathway to Green Cards and citizenship.
“Notice that when foreign workers are going to lose their jobs, Obama has DHS make protecting their jobs the agency’s highest priority,” chiefly by minimizing enforcement of immigration laws, he told Breitbart News. But “when American workers lose their jobs to foreign workers, Obama does absolutely nothing,” he said.
Obama is showing once again that his priorities do not include caring for the health and welfare of the nation and that he is determined to force his will on the people, no matter what the cost, and irrespective of established law and principle. He has been a disaster for the nation in so many ways, and the wonder is that there still continues to be a segment of society that supports him, in many cases the very ones whose lives he has damaged the most.
It only proves the point that the voters who bought into the whole idea of “hope and change” were voting for image rather than substance, and what they got was a tyrant intent on damaging the country in as many ways as were possible. The question regarding Obama has often been whether his actions were driven by ineptitude or evil intent. This latest maneuver to destroy the American worker would seem to suggest that it is the latter.
If 100,000+ seems like a lot to you, you haven't seen anything yet. In Oct. of 2014 we reported on the solicitation placed by the feds for a vendor that can supply 34 millin ‘blank' work permits.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is looking for a vendor to print 34 million ‘blank' work permits for illegal aliens currently in the US.
In yet another affront to America and our laws, Obama will seek to greatly increase the Democratic base by doling out millions upon millions of these permits, which indicates more precisely the intended size of Obama's amnesty. He states it's 5 million…try 34 million.
No borders, no country.