Category Archives: Labor

NumbersUSA: “Pres. Trump Offers Amnesty for Border Wall Trade”

Democrats, Donald Trump, Government, Homeland Security, IMMIGRATION, Labor

NumbersUSA has this to say about the president’s immigration compromise: “The offer … is a loser for the forgotten American workers who were central to Trump’s campaign promises.”

So said the very credible Roy Beck, who wisely “seeks to reduce both legal and illegal immigration to the U.S.”

At least someone is NOT being a Trump toady.

Beck’s full statement:

Pres. Trump announced today that he’d be willing to support legislation that trades amnesty for DACA recipients and illegal aliens who have received temporary protected status (TPS) in exchange for $5.7 billion of border wall funding. The offer also would have to include additional funding for more border patrol agents and immigration judges to handle the backlog of immigration cases.

Notably, Pres. Trump’s offer fails to include any of the badly needed reforms to close the loopholes for asylum seekers and unaccompanied alien minors who are apprehended crossing the border illegally.

In response to Pres. Trump’s announcement, NumbersUSA President and founder, Roy Beck, issued the following release:

The offer the President announced today is a loser for the forgotten American workers who were central to his campaign promises. An amnesty-for-wall trade would once again reward previous immigration lawbreakers without preventing future immigration lawbreakers. This kind of amnesty deal will incentivize more caravans, more illegal border crossers and more visa overstayers at the expense of the most vulnerable American workers who have to compete with the illegal labor force.

The President’s full proposal includes:

$5.7 billion to fund a steel barrier system, including embedded investments in technology and roads, on our southern border in the priority areas cited by Border Patrol.
This is in addition to the more than 115 miles of barriers already built, replaced, or contracted under President Trump.
$805 million for technology, canines, and personnel to help stop the flow of illegal drugs, weapons and other contraband. This includes:
$675 million for drug detection inspection technology to help secure our ports of entry.
$130 million for canine units, training, personnel and portable scanners to help deter and detect smuggled narcotics, weapons, and other dangerous materials.
$800 million dollars in humanitarian assistance, medical support, and new temporary housing.
$782 million to hire an additional 2,750 border agents, law enforcement officers, and staff.
$563 million to support our immigration court system, including hiring 75 new immigration judge teams to reduce the immigration court backlog of 800,000 cases.

As part of President Trump’s willingness to compromise to reopen the Government, he is proposing to grant provisional status to current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.

Provisional status will be granted for three years for current DACA recipients, covering 700,000 illegal immigrants brought here by their parents at a young age.
This status will give them access to work permits, social security numbers, and protection from deportation.
Provisional status will be granted to certain current TPS recipients for three years, providing 300,000 immigrants whose protected status is facing expiration more certainty as Congress works on a larger immigration deal.

(“Pres. Trump Offers Amnesty for Border Wall Trade.”)

The base of course, of course, never critiques The Leader, but worships Him as would a serf. News flash: The only way to get something from leadership is to not worship them, but remind them THEY WORK FOR YOU.

UPDATED (10/10/018): Kavanaugh ‘Gang Rape-Rooms’ Fantasist Julie Swetnick: A Vetted, Decorated US Government Worker

Affirmative Action, Comedy & Humor, Donald Trump, Egalitarianism, Feminism, Gender, Government, Labor

The most preposterous of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers was Julie Swetnick, who is or was a career federal-government employee and a “decorated” one at that.

What does this tell Americans about the quality of the civil servants in their government?

You might counter that the Swetnick case is an isolated incident, but the following is axiomatic; we all know this to be true:

The American government is riddled with set-asides, preferential hiring practices and affirmative action, which compromise an already compromised institution (The State).

NYP:

Swetnick  holds “active clearances” for her work with the US Department of Treasury, US Mint and Internal Revenue Service.

She said she also previously had security clearances with the US Department of State, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection.

An active security clearance means Swetnick has been subjected to a stringent background investigation that deemed her qualified to have access to “classified national security information … so long as the person has a need to know the information,” according to the State Department website.

More shameful is that The Economist (a real news organization) was uncritical about Swetnick’s credentials. If they were minted by the US government, well then, her credentials must be stand for something:

… the latest of [the judge’s accusers] has multiple security clearances and signed an affidavit, under penalty of perjury, that she was gang raped at a party that Mr Kavanaugh attended.

See “Truth and consequences: American politics after a year of #MeToo.”

UPDATE (10/10/018):

Scary to be a boy:

FBI Report:

Senator Collins shone:

 

So did the “Sergeant-at-Arms:

Diane Feinstein:

You can’t fix ugly:

Or diabolical: NOT SURE WHY THE WRITER WON’T state the obvious: “THIS IS WHAT WOMEN OF THE LEFT SOUND LIKE.” Still, good enough for an incomplete deduction

Ana Navarro:

Appeasement already?

NEW COLUMN: U.S. Business Itching To Import Cheap Labor

Business, Donald Trump, IMMIGRATION, Labor, Outsourcing

“U.S. Business Itching To Import Cheap Labor” is the current column. It’s now on Townhall.com, the Unz Review and WND.com.

Adroitly, President Trump has optimized outcomes for the American Worker. His is a labor market like no other.

Long overdue in the U.S., a labor market is one in which firms compete for workers, rather than workers competing for jobs.

“For the first time since data began to be collected in 2000, there are more job openings than there are unemployed workers.” By the Economist’s telling (Jul 12th 2018), “Fully 5.8 million more Americans are in work than in December of 2015.”

Best of all, workers are happier than they’ve been for a long time.

Not so business. For American business, it’s never enough.

Big or small, business is focused on elephantine-like expansion.

Big and small, business is nattering about labor shortages: “Ninety percent of small businesses which are hiring or trying to hire workers report that there are few or no qualified applicants, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.”

With blaring headlines, the megaphones in the financial press are amplifying a message of dissatisfaction:

“The shortage is reaching a ‘critical point’ … A lack of applicants for blue-collar jobs such as trucking and construction has received particular scrutiny, as have states like Iowa where the unemployment rate is especially low (it is just 2.7 percent in the Hawkeye state).”

August 31 saw President Trump sign an executive order meant to further boost small businesses. These will be permitted “to band together to offer 401(k)s.”

Again, nice, but not enough. It never is. A businessman present piped up about “a very tight labor market … causing us a little bit of a problem.”

Contrast this gimme-more-forever-more attitude, with the patriotic perspective of your average Trump supporter: “I’m willing to take my lumps for the good of the country,” a farmer told broadcaster Laura Ingraham. “The Scottish in me says to the death.”

Look, a labor market allows wages to rise and productivity to grow, for unprofitable firms will soon fold when they find they can’t pay enough to attract workers. Scarce resources—labor and capital—are then “put to better use.” …

… READ THE REST on Townhall.com. On the Unz Review and WND.com, too.

UPDATE II (4/22/019): Immigration Lawyers Admit (Sort Of) The H-1B Visa Was Always Meant To Displace Americans

Business, Labor, Law, Outsourcing

For years, consumers of the H-1B visa (multinationals) insisted they were bringing in the best and the brightest because America had too few, if any at all.

At the time, starting in 2008 (see: “Why Aren’t The H-1B Hogs Satisfied With The O-1 ‘“Extraordinary Ability’ Visa?” (11/18/2008), I tried to inform readers that the same H-1B visa brought in ordinary workers to displace Americans.

“More significantly, THERE was a visa category reserved exclusively for individuals with extraordinary abilities and achievement. It doesn’t displace ordinary Americans. It’s the O-1 visa.  There is no cap on the number of O-1 visa entrants allowed. Access to this limited pool of talent is unlimited. More recently, I revisited the topic, explaining that,

“Extraordinary ability in the fields of science, education, business or athletics,” states the Department of Homeland Security, “means a level of expertise indicating that the person is one of the small percentage who has risen to the very top of the field of endeavor.”

Ten years on, in 2018, immigration lawyers who make their living by “outsourcing American lives,” admit to the same. Via Forbes magazine:

“The drumbeat of an H-1B being intended to only bring the best and the brightest has been incessant the last three years or so. The problem is, of course, that was not the purpose of the H-1B and we already have a temporary visa for that – the O-1.”

MORE: “The Next Harmful Move Against H-1B Visas By Stuart Anderson.”

MUST READ:

“Why Aren’t The H-1B Hogs Satisfied With The O-1 ‘“Extraordinary Ability’ Visa?”

UPDATE (3/14/019):

UPDATE (4/22/019):

What a disgrace. Stephen Moore, Trump’s right-hand labor economics man, is championing that huge high-tech hoax known as THE H-1B VISA. ?