New amnesty bill seeks to flood US white-collar job market
Several GOP lawmakers have joined Democrats in advancing a migration and amnesty bill that amplifies the flow of visa-holding foreign workers into the white-collar careers sought by many seeking American college graduates.
Three GOP lawmakers endorsed the combined amnesty and visa giveaway: Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY), Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR), and Rep. María Elvira Salazar (R-FL).
Along with the amnesty granted to several million blue-collar workers, “what they’re doing is further deflating white-collar wages,” said Kevin Lynn, founder of United States Tech Workers, a U.S. graduate advocacy group, adding:
It’s another race to the bottom… No one [in the establishment] seems to care that in the medical profession, and in all other white collar professions, salaries are being deflated as people are pushed out of their jobs by the [visa worker] immigrants.
The visa worker’s gift is hidden in section 51312, on page 490 of the 493-page bill, under the obscure title, “Individuals with doctorates in STEM fields recognized as persons of extraordinary ability “.
The reclassification ensures that an unlimited number of foreign graduates can obtain renewable 0-1 work permits once they have “obtained a doctorate in at least one of these fields, in a health profession, or in a related programfrom an institution of higher learning in the United States.
The bill also grants green cards to visa workers who have worked in the United States — or studied — for 10 years. This change to “contract worker” will allow many white-collar employers, including Fortune 500 contractors, to pay visa workers with the price of green cards – instead of paying – if they work for 10 years in the United States.
The bill also doubles existing green card allocations to 140,000 visa employees each year by promising additional green cards for their family members.
The provisions are similar to the hidden gift in a bill to spur national tech research, Lynn said. The giveaway was stopped by Midwest GOP senators who want their citizens to pursue careers in tech.
The new bill is good for employers, investors, illegal migrants and visas, but bad for Americans and their families.
Many foreign graduates from poor and chaotic countries will become visa applicants – and work hard for low wages for many years – in the hope of earning green cards.
The government’s huge green card award allows workers to claim citizenship for themselves, their children and their extended family.
Many will also bribe foreign-born managers to buy the jobs held by Americans, according to visa officers who spoke to Breitbart News.
In contrast, US graduates must be paid in dollars. These dollars reduce the profits that accrue to CEOs and investors, providing a strong incentive for employers to hire visa workers instead of young American graduates.
The federal government allows US employers to keep a population of about 1.5 million foreign graduates in jobs and housing that would otherwise go to higher-paid Americans. The pending bill would allow the number to grow as many companies could sideline Americans by hiring foreign workers with the dangling promise of possible green cards.
The bill gives employers “general approval for white-collar immigrants to force white-collar Americans out of their jobs,” Lynn said.
The large existing population of underemployed American graduates also contributes to the lower salaries of most other graduates, including journalists. “Most college graduates have actually seen their real earnings stagnate or even decline” since 2000, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman charted in April 2022.
Most GOP politicians ignore white-collar replacements. However, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently brought to light issues with the most notorious visa program, the H-1B visa.
Coverage of the amnesty bill by establishment journalists was flattering and gullible — and also downplayed the bill’s impact on their own college-educated peers and children. “Nobody is immigrating here to get a job in journalism,” Lynn said, adding:
I believe journalists know what publishers are going to allow and what they want, and they won’t write anything about the need to restrict immigration and its impact on white collar jobs… They know what will be printed and that’s what they write.
Lawler, Chavez-DeRemer and Salazar touted the bill on Tuesday.
“The Dignity Act is a common-sense, bipartisan measure that…fixes our legal immigration system so that people who want to come here can do so and can contribute to our society, our economy and our culture by as immigrants have done it and always will,” Lawler said on May 23.
“The bipartisan Dignity Act is a comprehensive solution that [….would help by] grow our economy by creating new opportunities [for migrants] in booming industries,” Chavez-DeRemer said.
“This bill gives dignity to… job creators who need employees… [and to the illegals] who currently live in the shadows,” said Salazar, who is a leading advocate for the bill.
Salazar represents a wealthy enclave along the Florida coast, but the districts held by Chaver-Roemer and Lawyer include many agricultural businesses. The bill also provides a vast new stream of workers to agricultural companies in their districts and significantly reduces the wages of the companies’ H-2A seasonal workers.
The huge gift offered to agricultural employers will minimize their market incentive to automate farms with the new wave of labor-saving robotic technology emerging from Silicon Valley.
The bill is backed by FWD.us, an advocacy group for West Coast billionaire investors, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. If passed, the bill would be a boon for investors as it would provide them with a flood of cheap workers, government-funded consumers and shared tenants.
NEW @FWDus Statement on Bipartisan Dignity Act https://t.co/lNBn3THIb5 pic.twitter.com/lKmDrxxJ0G
— FWD.us (@FWDus) May 23, 2023
The range of investors who founded and funded FWD.us was hidden from casual visitors to the group’s website. But copies exist on other sites. Founders in 2013 included Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and investors such as John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, Matt Cohler at Benchmark, and Breyer Capital CEO Jim Breyer.
“THE [labor] The market has become so perverted with immigration that the average American worker cannot earn a living wage,” especially as real estate prices rise, Lynn said.