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Billionaires plead with Joe Biden to ease rules for foreign workers on H-1B visas

A coalition of multinational corporations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are pleading with President Joe Biden’s administration to ease rules for foreign workers on H-1B visas to pack the job market with more workers strangers.

In a letter to Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the business coalition calls on the administration to allow spouses and children of foreign workers on H-1B visas to take up employment in the American labor market.

Multinationals, especially those in the tech sector, have regularly lobbied Washington, D.C., politicians to increase the pipeline of foreign workers to the United States to keep wages low in white-collar sectors and possibly outsource jobs. jobs while increasing profit margins.

The coalition writes:

H-1B visa holders and other foreign workers on nonimmigrant visas are key drivers of economic growth in the U.S. economy. These people help maintain our competitive advantage on the world stage, but the US immigration system fails to adequately support them and their families. Their spouses are often barred from work as they get caught up in bureaucracy and getting a green card can take decades. After spending years in the United States, their children may lose the ability to stay in the United States once they turn 21. This uncertainty hurts families and prevents our businesses from attracting and retaining essential talent in the United States. [Emphasis added]

Those forced to leave are a loss to American communities and workforces. Their skills and talent will go to our global competitors. Policymakers recognized the plight of the Dreamers — children brought to the United States by their parents, who know no other country and were left without legal status — and provided interim relief through the DACA program. We continue to call on Congress to enact a fair and inclusive solution for these people. Now, we urge policy makers to also address the needs of the more than 200,000 children of highly skilled immigrants who risk falling through the cracks of the immigration system. [Emphasis added]

Companies and groups that have signed the letter include billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s and billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Bloomberg.

Other signatories include:

  • American Association of Immigration Lawyers
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Improve the dream
  • Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
  • Intuitive
  • Juniper Networks
  • Nielsen
  • Selling power
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Tech Net
  • Twitter
  • Uber Technologies, Inc.

Already, Biden has expanded the ability of big business to outsource thousands of coveted, high-paying American STEM jobs to foreign graduates.

In fiscal year 2021, the top six H-1B visa employers — Cognizant, Amazon, Tata Consulting Services, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook — sought to outsource nearly 57,000 U.S. tech jobs to tenured foreign workers. H-1B visas, mainly from India and China.

For years, Breitbart News has chronicled abuses against American white-collar professionals as a result of the H-1B visa program. There are approximately 650,000 foreign workers on H-1B visas in the United States at any one time. Americans are often fired in the process and forced to train their foreign replacements, as Breitbart News points out.

Almost all of the H-1B visa reforms imposed by former President Trump were reversed by Biden and his top DHS officials. Last year, for example, Biden allowed companies that had been denied H-1B foreign worker visas by the Trump administration to reapply.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at Follow him on Twitter here.


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