Thursday, December 6, 2018

GOP’s H-2B Outsourcing Scheme Cuts American Workers Out of Labor Force

A plan to massively expand the importation of low-skilled foreign workers to the United States to take blue-collar U.S. jobs would cut America’s bottom line, the working class, out of labor markets.
Every year, the U.S. companies are allowed to import 66,000 low-skilled H-2B foreign workers to take blue-collar, non-agricultural jobs. The H-2B visa program is used by businesses to bring in cheaper, foreign workers and has contributed to blue-collar Americans having their wages undercut.
As Breitbart News reported, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) have cut a deal with the business lobby to allow businesses to import an unlimited amount of foreign workers — instead of hiring blue-collar Americans — so long as they meet certain requirements.
A provision in the job outsourcing scheme allows businesses in states and regions hit by natural disasters to import an endless number of foreign workers on the H-2B visa. Such a rule cuts working and middle-class Americans who are in those natural disaster areas out of the workforce when they need jobs the most.
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