A draft immigration and amnesty measure that accelerates the flow of foreign workers with visas into the white-collar jobs desired by many aspirant U.S. grads has been pushed by a number of GOP members working with Democrats.
Representatives Mara Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR), and Mike Lawler (R-NY) are the only three GOP lawmakers who support the combined amnesty along with the visa worker giveaway.
Along with amnesty for the millions of blue-collar immigrants, “what they are trying to do is further lower wages of white-collar workers,” said Kevin Lynn, founder of U.S. Tech employees, an advocacy organization representing U.S. grads, adding:
“It’s another downward spiral,” Nobody in the establishment appears to care that the visa worker migrants are forcing people out of employment and driving down pay in the medical field and all other white-collar occupations.”
On page 490 of the 493-page measure, Section 51312, titled “People with Doctorate Degrees in STEM fields Acknowledged as Individuals Possessing Extraordinary Ability,” contains the visa worker giveaway.
The reclassification guarantees that any number of foreign graduates may get renewed 0-1 work visas when they have “earned an advanced degree in a minimum of one of these fields, in a medical profession, or in another related program, through an institution of higher education within the United States.”
The measure also gives green cards to visa holders who have been employed or enrolled in school in the United States for ten years. Many white-collar firms, which includes Fortune 500 subcontractors, will be able to compensate visa employees with the reward of green cards -instead of money-if they work for ten years in the United States thanks to the “indentured worker” shift.
By offering more green cards for their family members, the law also essentially doubles the current awarding of green cards to 140,000 visa workers each year.
According to Lynn, the clauses are comparable to the gift that was concealed in a measure to promote domestic technological development. Midwest GOP Senators who want their fellow citizens to have technological professions halted the gift.
The new measure is beneficial to businesses, investors, visa workers, and illegal immigrants, but it is detrimental to Americans and their families.