H2B Visas Increased By 15,000
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it will increase the number of available H-2B visas for non-farm temporary workers by 15,000 for fiscal year 2017. The excuse of course is the same as it always is “a lack of capable and willing American workers.” Of course American labor is unavailable to work for un-American wages and instead of allowing the free market to do its job in elevating the standard of living for the working class, elite power has once again given the shaft to the American working man.
Wages have remained stagnant for about forty years, making it harder for working class and middle class Americans, however there has been growth. This growth is localized almost exclusively in the employing and shareholder class of Americans who benefit from cheap foreign labor. This socioeconomic group of Americans is also the class least likely to encounter the problems brought in by their cheap labor source – graffiti, gang violence, murder, rape, and uninsured motorists in their cities and gated communities.
Not only is the legitimate use of these visas a travesty against the American working class, but the system is rife with fraud. Take for example the case of a South Carolina Staffing Company owner who was convicted of defrauding the H-2b system. He is only being punished with three years on probation and not being held accountable for any of the societal ills brought in by the cheap labor pool he fraudulently brought into the country.
“By securing H-2B visas for foreign workers through fraud, Thomas created a permanent labor pool of unauthorized immigrants, who took jobs that should have gone to American citizens or authorized immigrants,” said Acting U.S. Attorney William D. Weinreb.
Ann Coulter’s book “Adios America” also tells several stories of immigrants applying for agricultural visas who never set foot on a farm. Many were disqualified when they could not correctly answer questions about which fruits were harvested from trees versus growing out of the ground. This comes after the disappointing turn of events in May when the state department quietly announced an increase in the amount of refugees that would be accepted into the US. The result could be a near doubling of refugees entering the country, from about 830 people a week in the first three weeks of this month to well over 1,500 people per week. To many who voted for Trump specifically to see an end to these programs, this has been an upsetting turn of events. The fight to keep America for Americans will have to march on in the hands of the citizens themselves.