Trump Administration Adds More Foreign Guest Worker Visas

Trump Administration's Guest Worker Boost Comes Too Late Some Small Businesses Say

The US government has announced an increase of 15,000 additional visas for temporary non-agricultural workers under the H-2B program for this fiscal year. Pressed by a reporter about how the policy announcement to allow more foreign workers into the US supports American jobs, a DHS spokesperson said that without those extra workers, USA businesses could suffer "irreparable harm".

As it stands, Costa said, employers can advertise jobs to Americans with unusually low wages and create a "fake labor shortage" that they're then allowed to fill with vulnerable, easily exploited foreign workers.

According to NBC, in 2016, the federal government allowed 13,382 additional visas to meet seasonal demand.

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NumbersUSA, an organization that opposes additional immigration, urged the administration not to increase the number of H-2B visas.

Donald Trump has authorised the addition of 15,000 seasonal worker visas during what the White House has billed as "Made in America" week.

Kathy Kovarik, chief of the Office of Policy and Strategy at the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS), said in a conference call Monday that businesses will have to attest under penalty of perjury that they need the additional workers.

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"A growing body of evidence shows that our increasing reliance on the H-2B visa program hurts wages for American workers", the statement read.

To receive the visas, businesses must attest they would suffer irreparable harm if they can not bring in those workers. "In President Trump's own words, 'the influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it hard for poor and working class Americans-including immigrants themselves and their children-to earn a middle class wage, '" Stein added. Tillis, have concerns with DHS' timeline because it would negatively impact North Carolina seasonal small businesses and workers this summer. The statement from DHS says the department determined there weren't enough qualified and willing US workers available to fill the jobs.

Migrant workers on H-2B visas Adan Pozos Lopez, left, and Rafael Ramirez Cortes, right, work on the assembly line Harris's Seafood Co's oyster shucking plant in Grasonville, MD in 2015.

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It said: "From landscapers in Colorado to innkeepers in ME to seafood processors along the Gulf Coast to carnivals nationwide, we hope the visa expansion will help some businesses avoid substantial financial loss, and in some cases, prevent early business closures during their peak season". They were part-time jobs.

In February, Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's Florida resort, announced it would hire 64 workers under the program. "Nonetheless, this is yet another example of the administration and Congress failing to keep the Trump campaign promise of putting American workers first".

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