Monday, May 23, 2022

Biden Administration Releases 35,000 Foreign Worker Visas for Summer Season; Biden Subsidizes Business with 35K Foreign Workers to Hire for U.S. Jobs as Nearly 12M Americans Remain Jobless

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Biden administration releases 35,000 foreign worker visas for summer season:
The Biden administration on Monday finalized the release of 35,000 new guest-worker visas for the summer season, belatedly delivering on a promise made months ago to the country’s resort and landscaping businesses.
That essentially doubles the size of the seasonal workforce allowed this summer under what’s known as the H-2B visa program. It is a program heavily used by amusement parks, summer resorts and landscaping businesses.
“These additional H-2B visas will help employers meet the demand for seasonal workers at this most critical time when there is a serious labor shortage,” said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The program is wildly popular among many lawmakers on Capitol Hill, and they had pressed Mr. Mayorkas during hearings over the last few weeks on why it was taking him so long to finalize the plans.
In theory, the visas should have been available before April 1, when the summer visa season began. --->READ MORE HERE
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Biden Subsidizes Business with 35K Foreign Workers to Hire for U.S. Jobs as Nearly 12M Americans Remain Jobless:
President Joe Biden is subsidizing businesses with 35,000 more foreign H-2B visa workers to hire for non-agricultural jobs in the United States, even as nearly 12 million Americans remain jobless.
On Monday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the administration would begin allowing businesses to hire up to 35,000 additional foreign H-2B visa workers for nonagricultural jobs in construction, hospitality, and landscaping.
“This preemptive move by Mayorkas lets seasonal employers off the hook from recruiting Americans by offering better wages and working conditions,” Robert Law with the Center for Immigration Studies wrote. “Instead, the federal government will subsidize bad business models or simply further enrich employers by giving them access to more cheap foreign workers than otherwise would be allowed.”
The administration announced months ago that they would help subsidize business by inflating the U.S. labor market even more with additional foreign H-2B visa workers to hire.
Specifically, about 23,500 of the H-2B visas will go to foreign workers who have previously come to the U.S. on the visa program, while 11,500 of the visas will go to Haitians, Guatemalans, Hondurans, and El Salvadorans. --->READ MORE HERE
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