H.R. 1044 “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” (aka “Job Killer for Americans Act”) passed the House in early July with support from a Majority of Dems and 140 RINO Republicans.
And now, an equally Disastrous Companion Bill has been Introduced in the Senate (S386 – Kamala Harris, D, CA)
These Bills are Disasters because they would greatly increase Legal Immigration and …
“…dramatically change our employment green card distribution system by eliminating a safeguard that prevents green card numbers from being monopolized by citizens of one or two countries. Known as the “per country cap,” this provision ensures that the employment-based visas are available to a truly global pool of talent in a wide variety of occupational sectors. It should not be scrapped; eliminating it would benefit one industry (Big Tech) and two groups of applicants (Indian tech workers and Chinese investors) and squeeze out all others. …
“This bill would reward the employers who literally replaced American workers with hundreds of thousands of low cost and less skilled contract workers who entered on temporary visas (mainly H-1Bs), often working in the tech sector. These employers are mainly Big Tech and foreign outsourcing companies. …
“…If this bill becomes law citizens of India will get more than 90% of the professional employment green cards, according to USCIS – for at least the next 10 years. …
“HR 1044 reportedly also includes a provision to eliminate the per country cap on the EB-5 category, which enables foreign investors to receive green cards. If passed, the result would be that primarily Chinese investors would receive these green cards, with citizens of other countries largely squeezed out.”
Fact Sheet on HR 1044, Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, 07/08/19, cis.org
Breitbart.com reports on the companion Senate Bill’s (S386 0 Kamala Harris-D CA) specific negative consequences.
“GOP legislators (140) voted for a bill drafted by business groups and Democrats which provides a green card giveaway to 300,000 Indian contract workers and dramatically increases the incentives for more Indian graduates to take college graduate jobs in the United States.
“The legislation offers roughly 75,000 extra green cards per year to encourage Indian graduates to become contract workers in the United States.
“Indian graduates use the H-1B visa program and the Optional Practical Training program to seek low-wage job offers for U.S. white-collar jobs that are also sought by the 800,000 Americans who graduate from college each year with new degrees in healthcare, engineering, business, science, math, computers or science.
“The Democrat bill includes no protections for American graduates — many of whom have large college debts — and it ignored alternative measures that would have reduced the companies’ ability to hire Indian outsourcing workers and also pay them with green cards.
“Shortly before the vote, McCarthy’s election campaign announced a record haul of political contributions:
“No House Republican has ever raised as much money in the first half of a year as Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) has thus far in 2019, according to fundraising figures released by his campaign on Wednesday morning.
“McCarthy’s fundraising committees announced the campaign had raised $10.66 million in the second quarter, bringing his total haul for the year thus far to $33.72 million. The success has allowed it to already distribute $8.8 directly to reelection campaigns of members and $10.7 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee and state parties.
“In the brief floor debate on Wednesday, GOP legislators repeatedly praised the bill because it helps imported workers, investors, and companies. They did not explain how it might help American graduates, middle-class voters, and professional employees. …
“The Democrats’ giveaway bill was also [opposed] by a new wave of groups created by Americans who say their incomes have been slashed by companies’ use of the green card system to attract and pay cheap white-collar labor from India. During the last year, these professionals have organized into several groups, including the American Workers Coalition, doctorswithoutjobs.com, ProUSworkers, No on H.R. 1044, and The Multinational Coalition Against H.R. 1044/S. 386. In 2018, these American opponents of the green card giveaway bill helped defeat Kansas GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder, who supported a prior version of the legislation. …
“Kamala Harris Promises Opportunity, but Hides Indian Outsourcing Bill
“Sen. Kamala Harris says she supports U.S. families, but pushes a bill which gives green cards to Indian graduates if they take U.S. jobs.”
“Kevin McCarthy, 140 GOP Reps Vote for Democrat Plan to Outsource Jobs,” breitbart.com 07/10/2019
In sum, the Bills would give H1B Visas to 300,000 Indian Citizens per year! and an additional 300,000 Green Cards to their Family Members each year!
“The 365- to -65 vote means the bill moves to the Senate, where GOP Senators are pushing a matching giveaway bill which is backed by Democrat Senator and presidential hopeful, Sen. Kamala Harris. Only 57 of 197 GOP legislators — and only eight Democrats — present voted against the giveaway.
“The bill also helps U.S. real-estate investors by extending the green-card giveaway to the Chinese leaders who use the EB-5 program to buy green cards for their families. …
“Business groups touted the win before the vote. Via Twitter, Andrew Moriarty, deputy director of federal policy at Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us advocacy group compared the HR.1044 “country caps” bill to the Democrats’ DACA-amnesty bill:
“This is a very important bipartisan effort that we strongly support… If this passes, it will join the Dream and Promise Act as two pieces of commonsense but CRUCIAL immigration legislation passed by the House this year, waiting only for a vote in the Senate.
“The Department of Homeland Security finally announced its opposition to the Senate’s version — S.386 — of the legislation, shortly before the House voted for the giveaway to Indian contract-workers and their U.S. employers:
“The Department of Homeland Security does not support S. 386. The bill would do nothing to move the current employer-sponsored system toward a more merit-based system. The adverse effect on immigrant visa wait times for nationals of countries currently with lesser demand would be an obstacle to any potential plan to promote or increase immigration from countries who immigrants present reduced risk, such as Visa Waiver Program countries, or any other class of countries which the Administration may desire to provide preferential treatment (e.g., countries with which the U.S. has negotiated favorable trade deals)….
“Establishment media outlets almost entirely ignored the HR.1044 bill prior to its approval. After the vote, Tai Kopan, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Washington reporter, praised the House vote even though the legislation would raise the number of Indians seeking to displace the declining share of American graduates in her newspaper’s home district of Silicon Valley:
“Think there’s no room for bipartisan agreement on immigration? @ZoeLofgren and @RepKenBuck’s bill to end per-country caps for employment visas (i.e. reduce the backlogs) passed 365-65 today. Was never called for a vote last Congress.
“3:04 PM – 10 Jul 2019”
Moreover, these bills would join the Dream and Promise Act which would legalize DACA Aliens and Millions of Illegal Immigrants also passed earlier this year by the House.
In sum, if both are passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump, they would dramatically increase Legal Immigration and Job Displacement and Wage Depression of American Workers.
The Strategy to Stop These Bills
CCN has for years laid out The Strategy for stopping such bills and reducing Legal and Illegal Immigration.
Unfortunately, CCN’s Strategy See our “The Only Way to Stop Mass Immigration” series et al. at CarryingCapacity.org has not been adopted by certain other Major National allegedly Reductionist, but de facto Mass Immigration Management Groups.
Thus, what the well-intentioned Nonprofit ALIPAC says is no surprise.
“Every major organization in our movement came out against HR 1044 —ALIPAC, NumbersUSA, FAIR, and CIS — but we all barely made a dent with only 57 Republicans and 8 Democrats voting against HR 1044!”
The Management Groups need to Adopt The Only Strategy which will Work which is out lined in the following excerpts from our recent Alert, MASS Legal Immigration – An Intensifying Threat.
As Key Supporting Points for The Strategy consider,
Even though President Trumps “Deal” with Mexico will likely result in reduced Illegal Immigration, MASS Legal Immigration is an Intensifying Threat … Intensifying regarding both Costs and other Negative Impacts, including being a continuing Magnet for Illegals.
1.Stopping Illegal Immigration requires Reducing Legal Immigration
Indeed, the large numbers of “Slots” Available to Legal Immigrants (e.g., the de facto Unlimited Asylee Category) creates a Magnet effect for Illegals.
Indeed, the Uncapped Asylee category encourages Trafficking of Children, because it allows any adult bringing a child into the U.S. to become a de facto permanent resident.
2.Regarding Costs, consider this summary of CCN’s NET COSTS Study:
U.S. Taxpayers Costs from legal immigration alone – $330 BILLION PER YEAR NET (after subtracting Taxes Immigrants pay) , i.e.,
i. $3.3 TRILLION NET prospectively for the next Decade if Legal immigration is not reduced.
ii. Does NOT include COSTS borne by States and Localities.
iii. $758 MILLION per Year for Each Congressional District. That is, the costs of legal immigration average $1000 per U.S. Taxpayer per year!
iv. 62% of legal immigrants get one or more “free” (i.e., U.S. Taxpayer-funded) Health Care, Health Insurance, Food Stamps, Section 8 Housing & Welfare.
3. EMPLOYMENT CONSEQUENCES
i. CCN Study — 5.9 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE BEEN DISPLACED from JOBS SINCE 2005 by IMMIGRANT WORKERS. See www.carryingcapacity.org.
ii. Confirmed by two other studies, e.g., by Professor of Computer Science, U.C. Davis, Norm Matloff Blog, “Vast Majority of H1B and related visa hires are Cheap Labor Hires”
iii. And by Economist Ed Rubenstein writing for vdare.com
The Solution CCN has, for years, supported is an all-categories-included Zero-Net MORATORIUM on LEGAL Immigration.
The number of immigrants admitted annually consistent with Zero-Net Immigration would be approximately 150,000, in contrast to the current number of approximately 1.6 million annually.
CCN’s MORATORIUM Advocacy maximizes Political pressure for substantial reduction in Legal Immigration, quite unlike plans advocated by other National Immigration “Reform” Groups, i.e., Groups which refuse to push a Moratorium and therefore are de facto Mass Immigration MANAGEMENT Groups; not genuine reduction groups. If enacted, their positions are counterproductive because they would ensure unending MASS Immigration.
CCN also exposes and opposes Cultural Marxism — driven by MASS Immigration — and which is The Major Force driving Political Correctness, Mass Immigration, Multi-Culturalism, Identity Politics, and Destruction of Western Nations and their Traditions, and ANTIFA.
4. NUMBERS: In the background, world population increases by about 80 million per year, and pressure to come to U.S.A. will only increase. Since 2005, an average of 1.5 Million Legal Immigrants settled in the U.S.A. annually. Recently, 1.6-1.7 Million have settled here annually. The US Census reports that 400,000 legalimmigrants per year settle in California alone.
5. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF MASS IMMIGRATION
i. FARMLAND & NATURAL HABITAT LOSS
ii.“For Every Person added to U.S. (or California’s) Population, one Acre of precious Farmland or Natural Habitat is lost to Developed Uses (e.g., Malls, Urban Sprawl, Tract Housing) (Pimentel et al, Cornell)
iii. California: Potable water demands from growing cities and from ground water depletion far in excess of recharge rates) have led to a long-term Potable Water Crisis resulting in some jurisdictions (e.g., all of Orange County, California) being forced to drink “Toilet to Tap Water” in recent years. One year of heavy rains has not solved this problem
iv. Our Zero-Net Moratorium push sends the Critical message that we must Stop MASS Legal Immigration in order to protect our environment.
As well, Legal and Illegal Immigration is a Major cause of Increased Homelessness and Crowding (and higher Taxes everywhere in the USA) especially in those Areas which receive large numbers of Immigrants — New York City, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.
Consider California, which receives about 400,000 Legal Immigrants per Year. California has many attractions, generous Taxpayer-funded benefits among them.
For example, in addition to the aforementioned Costs, there are other very substantial Impacts. Those 400,000 Legal Immigrants plus the hundreds of thousands of Illegal Immigrants create a great and increasing demand for Housing. And since many of the Legal Immigrants especially are well-heeled and heavily subsidized by us taxpayers, they have the Financial ability to “crowd out” the most impoverished Americans — many of whom end up living in the streets, or, if they are “lucky” in tent cities and Trailers. This Demographic Impact is merely the beginning.
The crowding of taxpayers-funded schools, roads, hospitals, emergency rooms and public Transportation Systems is largely a result of MASS immigration, both legal and illegal.
“…[I]mmigration overload has adversely impacted the carrying capacity of many schools … Especially K to 12…
“… 23% of students in public schools Today are from immigrant households … High Immigration States have seen even more dramatic increases … Nevada 35%, New Jersey 34% Texas 31%, …. Even in states that are not traditional Immigrant Destinations — Minnesota, Alaska, Kansas, … I in 7 students are from immigrant households …”
Christopher Daly, The Impact of Immigration on Public Education, Campoc Inc / NPG, March 2018
These examples effectively refute the Open Borders Crowd’s favorite arguments such as, “Population Growth increases GDP which increases Economic Health.”
Our response: Population Growth often increases Aggregate GDP, but always (in every Nation with a growing population) decreases Per Capita GDP, the True Test of a Nation’s “Wealth.”
Therefore, please push your Congressional Representatives hard NOW to:
- FULLY FUND THE WALL AND END CATCH AND RELEASE
- Implement E-VERIFY
- End Anchor Baby BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP
- Eliminate all CHAIN MIGRATION except for spouses & minor children of US citizens
- Outlaw Sanctuary Cities and States, because they are Magnets for criminals
- Refuse admission to those convicted of a crime and deport them
- And above all Push for an All-Categories-Included Zero-Net MORATORIUM on Legal Immigrants and, of course, a “no” Vote on S386.
Contact your Senators now because we expect S386 will be voted on when the Senate reconvenes in September!
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One National group focuses SOLELY on ILLEGAL Immigration which is futile because large numbers of legal slots are a Magnet for Illegals, so to reduce Illegal we MUST also reduce Legal “Slots”.
Consider another of these groups whose strategies are copied by several others:
- This group supports a reduction in Legal immigration to 500,000 and “eventually” to 300,000, which would, even if achieved, NOT result in sustainability — Immigrant fertility rates have historically been well in excess of replacement level — and that the world’s population increases by 80 Million per year, the pressure to emigrate to the USA will only intensify, especially if encouraged by the USA’s current pro-Mass Immigration policies. In sum, enactment of thisgroup’s position would result in unending Mass Immigration-fueled U.S. population growth.
- And perhaps MOST IMPORTANT . . . COUNTERPRODUCTIVE because it explicitly sanctions unending Mass Immigration, and indeed legitimizes it!! Thus, this and similar groups are Mass Immigration MANAGEMENT Groups and NOT genuine Reduction groups.
- And, in any event, pushing that position is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE because, in any Negotiation, one should never start with the position where one wants to end up!
Therefore, CCN invites once again all genuine REDUCTIONIST organizations to Join our Diversity Coalition for an Immigration MORATORIUM . . . a Coalition supported by many Immigrants from all Ethnic Groups.
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