(National Sentinel) Jobs: Attention, North Carolina voters: You have a decision to make in 2020 about whether you want to return to Washington a Republican lawmaker who does not have your best economic interests in mind.
As reported by Breitbart News, Sen. Thom Tillis is demanding the Department of Homeland Security pass out more H-1B worker visas before he allows Senate approval of a top homeland security official:
President Donald Trump has appointed Lee Francis Cissna to serve as director of the DHS’s critical U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. The agency is responsible for screening arrivals and immigrants to prevent jihad attacks and other terrorism. Cissna has been approved by the Senate committee, but he won’t get a Senate approval vote soon because Tillis asked the GOP’s leader to put a so-called “hold” on the nomination.
The placed the hold on Cissna because he insists that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pass out additional H-1B work visas so his technology corporate donors and one-time colleagues can import thousands more low-wage foreign workers this year — workers that tech companies will use to edge out Americans after forcing them to train their foreign replacements.
“The North Carolina Senator has repeatedly said he wants to let companies hire more cheap-labor contract workers,” Breitbart News reported. “Before being elected in 2006, he worked as a manager at IBM and at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Both firms are heavily involved in the white-collar outsourcing business.”
Kelly thus far has resisted calls to expand the H-1B visa program because his boss, President Donald J. Trump, has implemented a policy of “Buy American, Hire American.” He also knows if he approves more workers this year, senators will press him to approve more next year. He’s also keenly aware that these fools control his agency’s budget.
Senators, their benefactors in the tech industry and other pro-immigrant worker advocates claim that there aren’t enough Americans to fill these jobs.
Quite honestly, that’s BS.
A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies notes that
real wages (adjusted for inflation) increased little or actually declined from 2007 to 2015 for most of these [H2B] occupations. In fact, collectively in these eight occupations real wages were 1.3 percent lower in 2015 than they were in 2007. And for native-born born Americans in the eight occupations wages were 2.8 percent lower.
“Senator Tillis’s decision to prevent Francis Cissna from becoming USCIS Director should remove any doubt that he is a shill for business interests,” said Robert Law, the government relations chief at the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
There is no “labor shortage” of American IT workers. There’s an “ethics shortage” among American lawmakers.
And by the way, who, exactly, are the biggest obstacles to Trump’s implementation of his “America First” agenda — Democrats or Republicans?