President Trump will expand an executive order on Monday, halting a series of visa programs that bring hundreds of thousands of foreign workers to the United States to take American jobs.
“Obviously American workers have been hurt, and it’s nobody’s fault that the coronavirus hit, but it did do a blow to the economy and to businesses who were furloughing and laying people off, and we want to make sure that Americans get hired into those spots,” said Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.
According to Breitbart the order will temporarily put an end to the neverending supply of cheap foreign labor.
The order will halt the inflow of foreign workers until at least December 31. The visa programs suspended include:
- H-1B visas, who take white-collar U.S. jobs
- H-4 visas, who are the spouses of H-1B visa holders
- H-2B visas, who take blue-collar nonagricultural U.S. jobs
- L visas, who take white-collar U.S. jobs
- J-1 visas, who take a variety of blue-collar and white-collar U.S. jobs
This is the Trump Administrations most aggressive push to stop guest workers from taking American jobs.https://t.co/SPcwf71NDf— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) June 20, 2020
Trump temporarily bars new immigrants on H-1B and other employment visas from coming to the U.S. The restrictions are set to last until the end of 2020. https://t.co/AkK6eoWtD3— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 22, 2020
This is good news indeed.— The Americat (@The_Americat) June 22, 2020
The president is pushing for a more merit-based system that would distribute H-1B visas based on which applicants received the highest wage offers, the official said.
U.S. college graduates successfully helped persuade President Donald Trump to block the inflow of H-1B visa workers, say insiders. https://t.co/ACMcC5EdoW— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 22, 2020
“Why would we bring in workers from other countries during a moment of national crisis?”@charliekirk11 is right, our American Graduates will need jobs during this recovery and we should suspend H-1B & H-2B Visas until unemployment is back to pre-shutdown levels. pic.twitter.com/9f8OnaoLVO— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 22, 2020