Due to the pandemic, record low unemployment rates have done a 180 to record-high unemployment rates.
Reopening the country will help alleviate some of that, but there will still undoubtedly be millions of Americans left unemployed due to businesses being forced to permanently shut down, which is why President Trump says it is just “common sense” to slow down immigration with so many Americans needing work.
Slow It Down
Before we start bringing more people into this country, we need to get every out-of-work American and legal resident back to work.
If we start flooding the country with more immigrants, it will only drive down wages and keep unemployment high.
Most Americans seem to agree with that sentiment, with a recent poll stating that between 55 and 85 percent of Americans in key battleground states want less immigration until we get our workers working again.
Poll: Swing State Voters Want Less Immigration amid Mass Unemploymenthttps://t.co/2ohHFSWqdU
— John Binder 👽 (@JxhnBinder) June 17, 2020
President Trump seems to agree with that as well, recently telling Fox News’ John Roberts that “It’s common sense, to be honest with you, it’s common sense.”
New Executive Order
President Trump knows something like this would never get through the House with today’s political climate, so he addressed the situation was a new Executive Order.
According to Breitbart News, “The expansion will halt new foreign workers arriving in the U.S. to take jobs on H-1B visas, H-2B visas, J-1 visas, and L-1 visas.”
The United States currently admits about 1.2 million legal immigrants every year.
That number is slightly doubled when you add in immigrants that arrive via foreign visa work permit.
Just like Trump says, when we have 30 million people currently out work, it’s just “common sense” that we either put our people back to work or retrain them for existing jobs before we open the floodgates again.
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