New Year – New Obama Executive Action

SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its regulations related to certain employment – based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa program. The proposed amendments would provide various benefits to participants in those programs, including: improved processes for U.S. employers seeking to sponsor and retain immigrant and nonimmigrant workers, greater stability and job flexibility for such workers, and increased transparency and consistency in the application of agency policy related to affected classifications. Read the Proposed Rule: Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers here.

indexWhat explains this overt discrimination against Americans?  This administration has done more to ensure the employment of more foreign workers in subordinated status at the expense of American workers than any in the history of the nation!  They are undermining one of the few remaining avenues bright, young millennials have to advance to a good middle class income.  The big question is motivation: why now in an election year?  Why this overt preference for foreign workers? They won’t vote, so who can be held responsible – who are they doing this for?  Answer: their political allies in Silicon Valley and in the university structure.  Money and (over time) votes.  Any executive who ran on this record, where the vast majority of jobs created since 2008 have gone to immigrants, nonimmigrants and illegal workers over native born, should be run out on a rail.

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    I thought immigration was the responsibility of Congress under our constitution. How is it that the executive can by fiat alter the laws set forth by Congress? No way should the executive branch be able to overrule Congress. In this case Obama is going to expand the length of time that an H-1B can **** around and compete with Americans for scarce jobs. Again I feel that the duration of a visa is set by Congress and it is up to Congress to change it not the executive branch. I hope our members of Congress are listening and head off this unconstitutional attack on the American worker. Surely Congress has standing and can request an injunction and argue its case before the Supreme Court if necessary.

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      The word that FAIR is censoring is “h-a-n-g”. Maybe I should have used “r-e-m-a-I-n”.

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        I don’t think it’s censoring. That is probably a trigger word that the filter picks up on. You didn’t mean it that way but someone could write a post that uses that word in an unacceptable way. The other side loves to accuse this and other immigration control sites of “hate speech”.

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          You are right, censoring was too strong of a word. This is probably the best site to post to regarding immigration issues. When you see the filter’s little asterisks readers may think you are using profanity.

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      I wonder if this executive action is meant to encourage a lawsuit from the opposition that will force the Supreme Court to hear Obama’s immigration pleas? Is this the bait? Obama has very little time to put his policies (legacy) in place. After November there is not going to be a desire to implement anything proposed by a lame duck president.

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    And those millennials who will be affected by this would run right out and vote for this president again if they could. And they will line up to vote for Hillary. Because they’re sheep. They’re so afraid that they might offend someone that they bend over backwards to be politically correct. Or they’re on social media at all hours of the day favoring and liking all the mindless drivel that can fit in a couple sentences.

    I was reading a story by Scott Smith of AP about all the damage being done to infrastructure in California like bridges, canals, roads and more because of land sinking due to ground water being withdrawn by ever deeper wells. More population growth only puts more pressure on water. But earlier this year Gov. Brown said, literally, that any Mexican was welcome to move there legally or illegally. And the citizens keep voting for these people. Stupid brain dead sheep voting for the destruction of their way of life.

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      There is Hope Leland

      In the past our side was not as vocal in public on immigration issues, because of the “perceived offensiveness” to the establishment PC. Trump has recently changed all that, we now have our full freedom of speech back in public with Millenials on immigration issues.

      In regards to Millenials voting open border anyway, another issue arises….most feel left behind and jealous of those Americans that still “have medical benefits” and “higher pay”, IMO. They’d rather not think about it and may be voting uninformed as a result or not voting all together.

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        Uninformed doesn’t begin to describe it. Talk history or politics with most of them and they have no idea of either. I was talking to my niece’s husband, who has a college degree, and I pointed out a Maryland license plate and made a joke because it had the words “war of 1812” on it. To which he replied who was involved in that.

        I will never understand blacks being suckered into supporting amnesty/mass immigration either. No one is hurt more by immigration-related wage depression than those with low education levels. For whatever reasons, take your pick, that describes a lot of blacks. In California a lot of blacks have been driven from the neighborhoods they used to live in. Yet, they will listen to their so called “leaders” like Sharpton telling them how great amnesty is. Then there’s Hillary who’s already promised there’s no immigration enforcement policy she won’t overturn by executive order.

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          The recent spending bill is a perfect example of what you are saying. The bill included provisions to quadruple the number of H-2B visas which directly effect the ability of poor Americans to find a job. The Buzzfeed expose titled “All You Americans Are Fired” details the abuse yet not one negative word was uttered by a black member of Congress or any national black leader.

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            I found that Buzzfeed report. Black farmworkers who had worked in the fields for years not able to get jobs or fired shortly after getting one. And for all the baloney by the companies who use these visas, the fact is they do it because they don’t pay any payroll [SS] taxes or pay into the state unemployment funds like they have to do for American workers. It’s a substantial incentive to hire foreigners. One little trick described in the report is quite common. They are supposed to place ads for American workers, but some companies mentioned placed ads in papers hundreds of miles from where the jobs were, but none locally.

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      Northern California has wanted to break away from Southern California for years. Years back there were other states that wanted to do the same thing but the movement died down. Western Pennsylvania always got the short end of the stick as far as returning tax dollars to the area. The road systems in W. Pa. resembled a those of a third world for decades. This is due to the immense power of Philadelphia in state level politics. Philly works deals with a few other larger Pennsylvania cities at the expense of W. Pa. And what does Philly do with the taxes from the coal, natural gas and Steel industries? Philly encourages the plopping out of over 1700 anchor babies a year and sanctuary status for illegal aliens.