In a new effort to increase legal immigration to the country, elected Democrats are teaming up with big business to argue that foreign workers should fill green energy jobs instead of Americans who aren’t actively looking for work.
Democrats and a number of massive immigration lobbying groups, many of which are funded by corporations, told Politico about their most recent initiative, which involves urging President Biden’s White House to boost legal immigration levels in order to attract foreign workers to jobs in the green energy sector.
Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) said to Politico, “There’s little doubt that fixing America’s flawed immigration system will alleviate many employment shortages.There is a current need for jobs. Employment is accessible.”
The biggest green energy corporations in the country give tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to Democratic senators including Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), among others.
Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX) told Politico that “persons who want to work temporarily in the oil and gas industry do not require the same immigration permits that ranchers, farmers, and hospitality workers have. You are not unleashing a thing unless you take action towards immigration reform.”
The United States already grants over a million green cards to foreign people each year in addition to another million temporary visas for employment. On top of the hundreds of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens who join the workforce each year after obtaining work permits, these historically high, decades-long legal immigration levels.
Since the Chinese coronavirus outbreak, Breitbart News reported that millions of working- and middle-class Americans have struggled to reenter the workforce, despite the Biden administration’s efforts to boost the economy by placing roughly two million foreign workers in American employment since 2019.
However, the Democrats argue that in order to fill positions in semiconductor companies and other high-paying industries that often come with decent benefits packages, there has to be more foreign competition against these marginalized Americans on the American labor market.
Democrats and proponents of mass migration have made recommendations that are similar to those made by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, such as eliminating the H-1B visa program’s visa cap, which is frequently used by businesses to offshoot American jobs to lower-paid foreign workers, mainly from India.
Democrats pressed for a similar policy idea last month, advocating that companies be permitted to bring in as many foreign employees as they claim to be in need of, regardless of the effect on wages and employment in the United States.
Successful mass immigration has increased rents and housing costs while successfully driving down American wages. Additionally, the influx has forced many native-born Americans from their professions in a wide range of commercial sectors and has contributed to the increased death rate of less fortunate Americans.
Additionally, the influx lessens the political influence of native-born Americans by enabling Washington, DC’s economic and political elites to distance themselves from the requirements and interests of the working- and middle-class Americans.