Although I agree with this move, it is not immigration reform!
For years now, the Boss has waded through the Immigration and Nationality Act in the hopes of helping a friend, a hard-working friend, migrate from Western Europe to America! It is an antique of an Act, difficult to navigate, onerous, and in the end, when you finally figure it all out you discover the one most important aspect of it…a US citizen has no say in anything regarding immigration and citizenship! Not one word. Who does? Only the politicos in the D.C. Swamp!
I ask you…Why can a US citizen not be allowed to sponsor a foreigner for immigration and eventual citizenship, especially from a Western nation? They could go through the same vetting process of others, but in this case, the sponsor would guarantee, along with the immigrant, that access to entitlements would be denied during the lengthy process, thus guaranteeing the immigrant’s economic productivity…unlike the current situation.
Where is the promised Immigration Reform? The People want input, not the same old garbage!
The Justice Department warned employers Monday not to discriminate against U.S. workers by over-hiring foreign workers under the H-1B visa program.
Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division Tom Wheeler said in a release that the Justice Department will “not tolerate employers misusing the H-1B visa process to discriminate against U.S. workers.”
“U.S. workers should not be placed in a disfavored status, and the department is wholeheartedly committed to investigating and vigorously prosecuting these claims,” he said.
The department is starting the process of accepting H-1B visa petitions for the next fiscal year. Last year, the cap of 85,000 was reached less than a week after the application period began.
An H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows U.S. employees to temporarily employ foreign workers in a specialty occupations in the science and information technology fields.
President Trump slammed H-1B visas early in his campaign, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has long targeted the program.
“It’s simply wrong to think that we’re in a totally open world and that any American with a job can be replaced if somebody in the world is willing to take a job for less pay,” Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing.