Trump's 'Hire American'


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02/03/2017 -- ...the Trump administration has drafted a new executive order that could actually mean higher wages for both foreign workers and Americans working in Silicon Valley. The Silicon Valley companies, of course, will not be happy if it goes into effect.

The order aims to overhaul and limit work visas, notably the H-1B visa program. Tech companies rely on these to bring in foreign talent. Their lobbyists claim there is a “talent shortage” among Americans and thus that the industry needs more of such work visas. This is patently false. The truth is that they want an expansion of the H-1B work visa program because they want to hire cheap, immobile labor — i.e., foreign workers.

To see how this works, note that most Silicon Valley firms sponsor their H-1B workers, who hold a temporary visa, for U.S. permanent residency (green card) under the employment-based program in immigration law. EB sponsorship renders the workers de facto indentured servants; though they have the right to move to another employer, they do not dare do so, as it would mean starting the lengthy green card process all over again.

This immobility is of huge value to many employers, as it means that a foreign worker can’t leave them in the lurch in the midst of an urgent project. ... This stranglehold on foreign workers enables firms to pay low wages. Academics with industry funding claim otherwise, but one can see how it makes basic economic sense: If a worker is not a free agent in the labor market, she cannot swing the best salary deal.

...Congress’s own commissioned report found that H-1B workers “received lower wages, less senior job titles, smaller signing bonuses and smaller pay and compensation increases than would be typical for the work they actually did.”

During "Made In America Week" that Trump designated in 2017, he applied for visas for 47 Immigrants to work at Mar-A-Lago.
It's a well known fact that all of Trump's merchandise in made overseas, mostly in China, but have you heard him say he has decided to have it made in America, since he was elected? Of course you haven't.
Maybe you saw Trump on David Letterman ranting and raving about
"China is stealing our lunch. They are killing us!" Letterman brought out ties That Trump sells for $350.00, and Trump naturally said "Beautiful ties, aren't they"? Letterman asked, "Where are these made"?
Just as you would expect, Trump said "I don't know. I really don't know"
The camera zoomed in to the tag "Made In China". How does Trump respond? "China needs jobs too".
What a complete Fraud.

I have a family member directly affected by this who works for a Microsoft contractor. Six month contracts and he was frequently laid off for months at a time. They bring in mass numbers of Indians who don't mind being shipped around the country for months at a time.

Since President Trump has taken office and started changing things, he has not been laid off and doesn't look to be for the foreseeable future.

Companies like Microsoft like to paint themselves as "progressive" - but can't create decent conditions for their workers and contractors?
If they can't just hire cheaper foreign labor, these companies will be forced to not only increase wages and hire more Americans, but to put pressure on the education system to actually educate, rather than indoctrinate. They can also provide more training.

This is the stuff I have to laugh out loud over. So, he wants to change the rules, rules he and many other successful businesses take advantage of. The rules changes would then actually hurt his profit margin and all you can do is throw out this nonsense of "How much of the legally available loopholes does he use?" as if that is some sort of condemnation. If he did NOT use them he would be an idiot. The fact he is willing to lose some of those loopholes so that more Americans can benefit is what you seem to intentionally miss.

In the meantime, the Trump administration, through the DOD budget that the Republi-'con' congress passed and he signed, is allowing "up to 4,000" H2-B foreign construction workers to be hired by DOD engineering contractors to build the new U.S. Marine Corp base on Guam, a U.S. territory. <---- Where American construction workers should be hired, instead of foreign workers... to build an American base on U.S. territory.

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"The defense budget law allows up to 4,000 H-2B workers for military realignment projects."

LOL! .... Trump and his cronies sure have GULLIBLE right-wingers "fooled"... AGAIN. Not hard to do with America's most "uninformed" (some would say "ignorant") thus easily gullible voters ... with his baloney "hire American" executive order.

All he is doing is merging, he is not doing away with anything. If you think any of this helps Americans, you are wrong.
If you think bringing higher educated people into the USA is helping you are wrong.

All this proposed regulation is going to do, what Republicans a.ways have done and protect the cost for companies. Here is quote from the proposed regulation
"DHS proposes this new process to reduce costs for petitioners who currently spend significant time and resources preparing petitions and supporting documentation for each intended beneficiary without knowing whether such petitions will be accepted for processing by USCIS due to the statutory allocations. The proposed mandatory registration process also would help to alleviate administrative burdens on USCIS service centers that process H-1B petitions since USCIS would no longer need to physically receive and handle hundreds of thousands of H-1B petitions (and the accompanying supporting documentation) before conducting the Start Printed Page 62408random selection process. The requirement to register electronically is in line with the OMB consolidated plan reforming the Executive Branch, which favorably references the USCIS e-processing initiative.[5] Finally, H-1B petitioners are accustomed to filing electronically given that the Department of Labor (DOL) generally has required the electronic filing of Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) in support of H-1B petitions since 2005.[6] USCIS is not proposing a fee for registration at this time."

This will also make it harder for companies to be prosecuted if they don't submit paperwork.

I say Protect America!