Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Is This Really the "US" Chamber of Commerce?

There's a lobbying outfit in D.C. which bills itself as the "US Chamber of Commerce."

It could also be billed as the "Foreigner Employment Agency."

The United States Chamber of Commerce has launched a lobbying campaign to massively increase legal immigration to the U.S., specifically the flow of foreign visa workers into American jobs....

As part of the campaign, the Chamber is asking lawmakers to:

  • At least double employment-based green cards to 280,000 admissions a year
  • Eliminate per-country caps, allowing India and China to monopolize employment-based green card categories
  • Double the annual number of H-1B visas awarded to foreign workers
  • Double the annual number of H-2B visas awarded to foreign workers
  • Expand the H-2A visa program to allow non-seasonal agricultural businesses to import foreign workers
  • Allow foreign students to more easily secure employment-based green cards after graduation
  • Provide amnesty to illegal aliens enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
  • Provide amnesty to foreign nationals enrolled in Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Allow local politicians to import foreign workers to take American jobs in their local economy and to drive up population growth

Chamber President and CEO Suzanne Clark is billing the campaign as an effort to address the so-called “worker shortage” facing the business community, though 16.4 million Americans remain jobless and 5.2 million are underemployed but all of them want full-time work.

 There is some licit concern about the birth-rate of US citizens.  Does it call for this large an increase in immigration, especially immigration from countries whose culture is significantly different from that of the US?

Not likely.


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