First Thing Senate Republicans Do After the Election is Strike “Sweetheart Deal” With Big Tech and Destroy American Jobs
December 4, 2020 (2mo ago)

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If President Trump fails in his effort to expose Democratic electoral fraud and overturn the 2020 election, then for at least the next four years the Republican Party will be on its own in winning over voters.

But if the behavior of Republicans since the election is any indication, the party is already abandoning its voters.

Republicans have repeatedly posed as foes of big tech. They’ve held hearings and made noises about reforming Section 230 to curb censorship.

But this week, when they had a real chance to actually hurt Big Tech, while helping ordinary Americans at the same time, Republicans did what they so often do: They folded, and gave tech exactly what it wanted. And in the process, as they have so many times before, they threw the door open to even more immigration that America does not need.

If enacted into law, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 would turn the torrent of Indian tech workers in America into a never-ending flood. With millions of Americans suffering from the dramatic economic dislocation of COVID-19, the absolute last thing America needs is more guest workers; from anywhere or for any job.

Yet on Wednesday, the bill, which has already passed the House, also passed the Senate. And even more insultingly, it did so unanimously, after Florida’s Rick Scott gave up his long, lonely campaign as the only Senator blocking a vote.

The revolting display was summed up well by The Columbia Bugle on Twitter:

Tucker Carlson had a powerful response on Thursday night:

One can tell just how rotten this bill is by taking a quick look the characters celebrating it. The bogus astroturf advocacy group “Green Card Backlog Coalition” was overjoyed:

An analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies reveals what a preposterously bad bill this is for the county:

The resulting bill goes well beyond dealing with the per country cap issue. It also creates a new form of legal status called “early filing,” allowing all those arriving on a long-term temporary visa who can get permission for an employer to sponsor them for permanent residency based on a job offer to stay, regardless of annual limits on employment green cards. Welcome, all white collar willing workers of the world!

Under the bill, those on a long-term temporary visa who can secure a job offer requiring a college degree will, after a wait of 270 days, be able to obtain a three-year renewable work permit and permission to travel in and out of the country. It will be a status comparable to permanent residency with a green card, but without having to wait in line or be restricted by annual immigration limits. It will potentially apply to hundreds of thousands of people each year, including foreign students, exchange visitors, NAFTA workers, investors, and more. [Center for Immigratoin Studies]

Republican supporters of the bill act like there is no rational reason to limit immigrants by nation of origin. But of course, there are ample reasons to do so, and Republican sell-outs simply ignore them. Importing tens or hundreds of thousands of migrants from a single country every year greatly inhibits integration. Foreigners coming in large numbers face no pressure whatsoever to adapt to the country they have arrived in. Furthermore, allowing limitless immigration from a single country encourages employers and visa brokers to create a streamlined process to shove as many workers from the same place as possible into America. The new process will not encourage the recruiting of specialist, hard-to-find talent. It will instead import a lower-paid, compliant body of working serfs, which is exactly what it was always intended to do.

After a year of COVID-19 job losses, America doesn’t need more Indian H-1Bs, and it doesn’t need to clear a green card “backlog.” What America needs is fewer green cards and work visas, across the board, and a focus on uplifting actual Americans.

It’s completely fitting that H-1Bs overwhelmingly come from India. The entire project is intended to create a caste system in America. And every single Senate Republican just voted for it.

In just one month, Republicans in Georgia will be asked to head to the polls to support Sonny Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in their runoff elections. The establishment GOP smugly assumes they will win. But if this is what voters can expect from a Republican Senate, then they shouldn’t bother to vote. They should focus instead on tearing down this corrupt GOP edifice, and replacing it with a party that will actually look out for the American people.

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