by Warner Todd Huston | March 26, 2015 12:06 pm
Obama is at it again and this time hardly anyone has noticed. He just issued yet another unconstitutional executive order to change our immigration laws by fiat.
The indispensable Byron York discovered that on his own hook Obama has changed the rules for L-1B visas and has now made it easier for corporations to import foreign workers into the USA to take jobs that Americans could take.
Worse, he’s made the rules so elastic that corporations can pay these imported workers the same low wages they pay them overseas. In one case a co. imported workers from India and still paid them $1.25 an hour even when they were living HERE in the USA! What American worker can compete with that sort of wage?
Obama intends to make it easier to bring more foreign guest workers to the United States — likely at significant cost to workers already here — by loosening the rules governing something known as the L-1B visa program. Under the program, a multinational company with offices in the United States can move workers from abroad to live and work in the U.S. for as long as five years in what is known as an intra-company transfer. There are almost no rules concerning what those workers can be paid, so there is no barrier to a company firing American employees and bringing in workers from foreign facilities to replace them at much lower pay.
Companies who transfer workers to the U.S. through an L-1B visa have to show that those workers bring some sort of “specialized knowledge” to the job — that is, they have particular knowledge that would be hard, if not impossible, to find elsewhere in the United States. Obama plans to broaden the definition of “specialized knowledge” so much that it could conceivably used to cover just about any foreign worker a company wants to bring here.
…In addition, the president seeks to lower the bar by which Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudicators make an overall judgment on L-1B applications. An applicant, or petitioner, does not have to prove that there is a need for an L-1B worker. Instead, he just has to make a case that an adjudicator can decide is “probably” true. From the Obama rules: “Even if an officer has some doubt about a claim, the petitioner will have satisfied the standard of proof if it submits relevant, probative, and credible evidence…that leads to the conclusion that the claim is ‘more likely than not’ or ‘probably’ true.”
Once again we see that emperor Obama feels that he can just do whatever he feels like doing. This is the most lawless president in history. Obama’s fascination with importing as many illegals into the country as he possibly can is simply unquenchable.
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