"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tax breaks to hire foreigners instead of Americans

Screwing Over American Citizens
Note again that the GOP controlled Congress 
does nothing to help American workers.

The federal government quietly helped and rewarded companies and universities which hired roughly 330,000 cheap foreign graduates in 2016 instead of hiring American graduates, many of whom are deep in debt.

The little-known “Optional Practical Training” program has grown from 91,140 new foreign job-seekers in 2009 to 329,158 new job-seekers in 2016, according to data provided by the Department of Homeland Security. That is almost a four-fold increase in seven years — and the program is growing even larger in 2017 reports Breitbart.

There is no cap on the OPT program, which quietly and semi-automatically gives work permits lasting up to three years when requested by foreign students who graduate from U.S. universities and colleges. Companies are not required to even interview Americans before hiring OPT graduates — and they get tax breaks for hiring foreigners over Americans.

“The government is enticing employers to hire foreigners instead of Americans … it is ridiculous,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies. Even the middle-class Americans who have downplayed the impact of cheap-labor immigration on blue-collar Americans should be alarmed by the government’s discrimination against their own college-graduate children, he added.

In 2014, the OPT program provided work permits to 249,998 foreign graduates, according to the data provided to Breitbart News by the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the program. Two years later, the number of new foreign graduates entering the program had risen by 32 percent up to 329,158.

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No matter which party controls Congress the American citizen worker is screwed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

its looks silly , ... but who is the foreign student that after three years in a US College , enjoying the american way , would go back to home country ?
a few norwegians , or germans ?
man ... they would stay even to flip burgers in the Burger King as alien workers !!!
everybody knows that those programs that allow foreign students to learn in america, as well intended to improve grownth in their own native countries , are bound to fail , cause most foreign students will stay in america , and even apply for citizanship , as to go home , to help those countries of birth ...