OUTRAGE! Obama Quietly Moves To Give Work Permits To Estimated 100,000 Foreign College Grads

OUTRAGE!  Obama Quietly Moves To Give Work Permits To Estimated 100,000 Foreign College Grads

President Barack Obama’s administration quietly released a proposed rule today that would unchain foreign workers
from the employers who sponsored their visas and give them permits allowing them to stay in the U.S. until they finish the green card application process. Because no Americans need jobs or anything.

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Based on the current backlog, the rule would give an estimated 100,000 high-skilled immigrant workers currently in the country on H-1B visas who have applied for green cards but not yet received them the ability to remain in the U.S. indefinitely.

The Department of Homeland Security says the proposed amendments, which the public has 60 days to formally comment on, implements two acts passed more than a decade ago that deal with American Competitiveness and ‘clarifies and improves upon longstanding policies.’

But John Miano, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, says that’s a ruse.

Before the administration was acting ‘under the covers,’ Miano said. With this planned change to the immigration system, ‘it’s right in your face saying, we can do whatever we want.’

‘This should be really upsetting,’ he said.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle worry that by increasing the number of foreigners approved to work in the U.S., the federal government is undercutting Americans’ employment opportunities at home.

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, a leading advocate of visa limitations, aggressively fought against a provision in the massive government spending bill passed by Congress and signed into the president earlier this month that increased the number of visas for low-wage foreigners.

‘If Congress wants to get serious about representing its voters, and winning their trust, it should be begin by moving legislation next year to both end illegal immigration and reduce immigration visas,’ he said at the time.

Sessions said, ‘Congress should defend the citizens of this country with the same passion as the President defends the citizens of other countries.’

Miano likewise said of the Obama administration, ‘American workers lose a job, and they do absolutely nothing. Very warped sense of priorities here.’

The way the system currently works, he explained, foreign college grads who enter the country on H-1B worker visas sponsored by their employer. From there, they can apply for green cards that will allow them to independently and legally live and work in the country for an indefinite period of time.

The visa program creates a pathway to legal residency for foreigners wishing to relocate to America. Current limitations on the number of workers from each country who can apply has created long waiting lines for applicants of some nationalities, specifically India.

By Miano’s count, which he admits is open to critique because DHS makes it impossible to ascertain the exact number visa holders and green card applicants, roughly 10,000 Indian workers a year who apply for green cards don’t make the cut.

After 10 years, ‘if you’re in the queue you would go home,’ he said.

The proposed rule changes all of that.

Looks like Obama doesn’t have helping Americans in mind at all, now does he? Just disgusting.

Written by Katie McGuire. Send your hate mail to the author at [email protected], or feel free to mean tweet me at @GOPKatie, where I will be sure to do very little about it.

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