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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

GOP Shafts American Workers AGAIN

U.S. Workers Are Fucked Again

  • The GOP controlled Congress that has done exactly Jack Shit about immigration is trying to ram through a last minute bill to flood the economy with imported workers to keep down the wages of American citizens.
  • It's called supply and demand. The bought and paid for GOP wants an endless supply of foreign workers so wages will never increase.

(Washington Times)  -  A key group of lawmakers has struck a deal to double the number of visas doled out to temporary seasonal guest workers each year, suggesting a breakthrough on an immigration issue that’s bedeviled Congress for years.
The number of visas allowed would rise from 66,000 to 132,000 annually. The tradeoff is that businesses hoping to use the H-2B visa program will have to submit to strict checks on their workforce, making sure anyone hired since 2012, and those they hire going forward, are in the country legally, according to a memorandum of understanding seen by The Washington Times.
Staffers for Republican Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Chuck Grassley (R) of Iowa and Mike Rounds (R) of South Dakota, as well as Rep. Andy Harris (R) of Maryland, agreed to the terms with the H-2B Workforce Coalition and the Seasonal Employment Alliance.
“Sen. Tillis has been working with his colleagues on ways to ensure America’s small businesses have the temporary, legal workers they need to sustain their business while also making sure there are integrity and accountability measures in place to protect American workers and promote a legal workforce,” Tillis spokesman Daniel Keylin said. “There is broad bipartisan consensus in support of seasonal small businesses and the American workers they employ, and progress is being made on a fair compromise.”
A Senate aide said GOP leaders are aware of the negotiations, and the lawmakers hope to add their plan to the must-pass spending bill looming next week.
That’s a fast timeline, but the spending bills have been the nexus for battling over the size of the H-2B program the past couple of years.

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