February 23, 2019

Saturday (Moderated) Open Thread (022319)

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  1. George W. Bush Center Slams Trump’s Plan to Boost Jobs for U.S. Graduates

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/23/george-w-bush-center-slams-trumps-plan-boost-jobs-u-s-graduates/

    President George W. Bush’s presidential center and other business groups are denouncing a pending regulation by President Donald Trump that would open tens of thousands of U.S. jobs to young American graduates…

    …Trump’s pending regulation reportedly would end the policy of giving bonus work permits to wives of foreign workers who have H-1B visas, and would, therefore, shift jobs and salaries from foreign temporary workers to American graduates…

    …The H-1B program allows foreign visa-workers — but not spouses — to take middle-class jobs from Americans. But the H-1B salaries are very low, so the bonus program allows the spouses to supplement the family income. The extra income encourages the lower wage H-1B workers to stay in the United States instead of returning home after several years.

    Roughly 100,000 bonus work permits have been issued via the program, which is dubbed the “H4EAD” program.

    This bonus program was created by former President Barack Obama — without any approval by Congress — because many H-1B workers from India are leaving the United States…

    …But each Indian H-1B who leaves opens up a middle-class job for an American graduate, marking another success for Trump’s Inauguration Day promise of “Hire American.”

    Trump’s Hire American promise, however, is a financial problem for companies because Americans must be paid in dollars, not with government-supplied green cards…

    Awwh, the skin flint cheap skates have pay a decent salary to their workers…awwwh, my $##$% bleeds for them. /sarcasm/

    Comment by dscott — February 23, 2019 @ 4:20 pm

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