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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ryan Squeezes 15,000 Extra H-2B Workers From DHS Chief John Kelly

Homeland defense secretary John Kelly will print 15,000 additional H-2B visas for foreign blue-collar workers in 2017, according to a statement from the agency.

The 11.00 a.m. announcement said:

U.S. businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary nonagricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary nonagricultural workers under the H-2B program …

“Congress gave me the opportunity to provide temporary relief to American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary workers,” said DHS Secretary John Kelly. “As a demonstration of the Administration’s commitment to supporting American businesses, DHS is providing this one-time increase to the congressionally set annual cap.”

The decision was forced by GOP leaders in Congress, and is “a betrayal of [President Donald] Trump’s campaign promise to deliver blue-collar jobs to Americans,” said one opponent of the wage-cutting H-2B visa program.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Community service positions. Welfare recipients should be filling these positions to occupy the dead minds.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a winner to me 6:53.
They could build the wall too.
Etc., etc., etc.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with the above. I do know however, having worked for a retailer in a resort town, that the immigrant workers are not on the same schedule as U.S. college kids who return to schools early while the late summer season is still on. If not for them, the shops would have to close early missing out on sales opportunities.