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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

More Ways Immigration Cheats Americans

As Obama was flying around this year from one high-dollar Democratic fundraiser to another, he used his famous Imperial Presidency pen to create a new category of guest workers to admit into the United States. He had no statutory authority for this action, but as he has boasted, he just uses his personal pen to create new laws. This new Obama-made law will allow the spouses of foreigners on H-1B visas to take U.S. jobs. Senator Jeff Sessions, who is the best friend of American workers, says that Obama's new law will create 100,000 more guest worker jobs for foreigners, not for Americans.

Senator Sessions organized a gathering of real experts on H-1B visas given to foreign college graduates. He included professors who obviously understand how the law of supply and demand works. Rutgers University professor Hal Salzman said that current wages in the high-tech and technology industries are not rising, so there is obviously no shortage of workers. Michael Teitelbaum, research associate at Harvard Law School, said the high-tech industry has gotten years of a "free ride" from the media because there is absolutely no evidence of a shortage of scientists and engineers.

Big corporations like to employ foreign H-1B workers because they can pay them less when they are hired, and also use them to replace Americans over age 35 who expect promotions. Employers have total control of H-1B workers because employers hold the employees' work permits and can prevent them from quitting to take a better job from another employer. The high-tech industries continue to cry about skilled labor shortages, but they provide no evidence, and their statements have been debunked by scholars. But they continue to repeat them and the pro-amnesty media continue to give them coverage.

Listen to the radio commentary here:

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