Nine Republican senators are begging President Trump to import more foreign workers and if you thought the title pissed you off just wait until you find out why.
As economists are warning that soon 41 million Americans will be unemployed thanks to the Chinese coronavirus so naturally Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Crapo (R-ID), James Risch (R-ID), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Todd Young (R-IN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and James Lankford (R-OK) are asking Trump to import foreign workers.
These idiot Senators are urging Trump to fast-track H-2A foreign agricultural workers and H-2B foreign nonagricultural workers into the US because – they claim – there are not enough qualified Americans to take the jobs. They also want US businesses to exempt themselves from foreign worker restrictions as long as businesses can prove they cannot find Americans to hire.
The GOP senators wrote (we added the bold for emphasis):
The marked impact that the coronavirus has had on the job market is undeniable. Nearly 33 million Americans are unemployed, and close to eight million American small businesses are at risk of shuttering forever. Some of these struggling small businesses rely on labor that many Americans may not be qualified or able to perform, even in the aftermath of the pandemic, and some of these businesses operate in industry sectors that are not experiencing high unemployment … or in particular geographical locations where qualified labor is scarce. American businesses that rely on help from these visa programs should not be forced to close without serious consideration. Guest workers are needed to boost American business, not take American jobs.
Due to the temporary and seasonal nature of the work, it is exeedingly difficult to find American workers, even now, who wish to work only on a temporary basis. Many of the jobs lost since March are not temporary or seasonal. Much of the furloughed or laid off workforce are likely looking to return to the jobs they were forced to leave … we are afraid the unemployment insurance compensation included in the CARES Act has created a disincentive for many American furloughed or laid off workers from finding new jobs, especially those seasonal or temporary in nature.
For decades the H-2B visa program has been manipulated by businesses to bring cheaper foreign workers and has caused blue-collar Americans wages to be undercut.
This is the same Swamp thinking that gave away our supply chain to China!
No more giving jobs aways to foreign workers, America First!!
Written by May 28, 2020–