Make Permanent Zero-Net Moratorium on Legal Immigration and Halt All Work-Based Visas Now – Include H1B and H1A Visas
President Trump’s Moratorium Executive Order only lasts for 60 days and only applies to applicants for permanent residence! But 22 Million Americans are Now Unemployed! And the Order does not include those applying for Temporary Work-Based Visas!
Any and all job opportunities should be reserved for American Citizens Only, for the Foreseeable Future. This means Halting all H1B and H1A hires permanently, Inter Alia.
All other immigration must be included in the All-Categories-Included Zero-Net Moratorium on Legal Immigration. Help CCN make the Moratorium Permanent.
Former Senator, Jeff Sessions, makes the case:
“…Americans deserve every opportunity to find good-paying jobs, especially in tough times. I am proposing that the federal government end all employment-based immigration until we recover. We must pause new work-based immigration visas until the economy reaches its pre-pandemic unemployment rate of 3.5 percent.
“Our guest worker programs can make sense when there is a real shortage of workers to do temporary work. But the government’s primary duty is to our citizens, not foreign nationals. This crisis is not the time to import more foreigners when millions of Americans are itching to get back to work.
“Indeed, in a very real sense, there are no available jobs in America. More than 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past few weeks.
“Work means dignity. Americans find purpose in their jobs, and the value they help create. That purpose drives our communities. That honest income gives them the means to provide for their families and support local businesses, charities, and churches.
“Conversely, making it harder for Americans to reenter gainful employment after this pandemic may reduce the likelihood of their ever reentering the workforce, causing them to rely on government assistance. Government assistance is no substitute for the benefits of honest, hard work.
“When we bring in foreigners to work, we are really offering them the right to take … jobs that would otherwise go to unemployed Americans.
“As Harvard economics professor George Borjas explains, this hits the working class the hardest: “When the supply of workers goes up, the price that firms have to pay to hire workers goes down… immigrants admitted in the past two decades lacking a high school diploma have increased the size of the low-skilled workforce by roughly 25 percent. As a result, the earnings of this particularly vulnerable group dropped by between $800 and $1,500 each year.”
“And this affects high-skilled and middle-income workers too. In recent years, big companies like Disney, AT&T, and Bank of America have abused these employment visa programs to replace American workers with cheaper foreign labor. Some of these companies even made their American workers train their foreign replacements as a condition of receiving severance.
“Now, while joblessness and pay cuts impact more than 4 in 10 American workers, the special interests haven’t stopped clamoring for more foreign labor. It is morally outrageous and economic insanity.
“Every year, the United States gives more than 1.4 million “temporary” visas to foreign workers, and that doesn’t even include the millions of illegal aliens who work off the books. President Trump has done great work to strenuously enforce our laws against illegal immigration, but he needs more support to continue his progress protecting the American worker.
“Our small business assistance program has a strong focus on protecting the jobs of Americans. Importing workers from abroad to take the few jobs being created makes no sense whatsoever. We need an immediate end to the importation of more foreign workers. This pandemic may have knocked America on its back, but we will get back up and be stronger than ever. … [W]e need to give struggling Americans a fighting chance.” [Emphasis added – Ed.]
“Jeff Sessions: Let Americans Work and Earn ¾ Halt Foreign Worker Visas Now,” Jeff Sessions, 04/16/2020
However, The Great Threat is that when we just get over the “Hump” of CoVID-19 Spread in the USA, we expect the Open Borders lobby to redouble efforts to pass all the Open Borders Bills which CCN took the lead on stopping in November and December 2019 (Important to see CCN’s Alerts for specifics of these Bills). Indeed, it is likely the influence of the Open Borders lobby which caused President Trump to limit hiss Moratorium Order to 60 days and to not include temporary Work Visas.
The foregoing illustrates why it is even more important for we reductionists to redouble our efforts to push an all-categories-included Zero-NET Moratorium on Legal Immigration NOW.
Pushing merely for incremental reductions (e.g., full implementation of e-Verify but only that) while well-intended is utterly futile, because, alone it fails to delegitimize and counter the whole enterprise of Mass Legal and Illegal Immigration. Only pushing for an all-categories-included Zero-NET Moratorium does that!
In sum, only CCN and its ASAP! Coalition Allies have The Strategy for Success.
Important to remember that CCN is a Genuine Mass Immigration REDUCTION Group, so Donations to CCN have far more impact dollar for dollar than Donations to Mass Immigration MANAGEMENT Groups who refuse to support a Zero-Net Moratorium on Legal.
Therefore, CCN invites once again all genuine REDUCTIONIST organizations to Join our Diversity Coalition for an Immigration MORATORIUM . . . a Coalition supported by many Immigrants from all Ethnic Groups.
CARRYING CAPACITY NETWORK IS PRO-IMMIGRANT, ANTI-MASS-IMMIGRATION.
Unfortunately, the two largest Management Groups continue to de facto undermine our efforts to reduce legal and illegal immigration.
One says its goal is to stop Illegal Immigration, but it refuses to acknowledge the Magnet effect the uncapped and other Categories in Legal Immigration have on drawing in illegal immigrants.
The other group says it is for “lower immigration levels” but that too is entirely Counterproductive because it sends the Message that Mass Immigration is OK but just at lower levels. And thus it claimed a Victory in keeping Open Borders Provisions our of the recently enacted Stimulus Bill, while that Bill actually authorized $350 Million for “Migration & Refugee Assistance”!!
As we have been saying for over ten years, the Only Position which generates enough Political Power to get reductions in Legal and Illegal immigration is to advocate a, All-Categories-Included Zero-Net Moratorium. Consider:
1. Stopping Illegal Immigration requires greatly Reducing Legal Immigration
Indeed, the large numbers of “Slots” Available to Legal Immigrants (e.g., the de facto Unlimited Asylee Category) creates a Magnet effect for Illegal Aliens.
Indeed, the Uncapped Asylee category encourages Trafficking of Children, because it allows any adult bringing a child into the U.S. to become a de facto permanent resident and potential Citizen!
- Regarding Costs, consider this summary of CCN’s NET COSTS Study:
U.S. Taxpayers Costs from legal immigration alone – $330 BILLION PER YEAR NET (i.e., after subtracting Taxes Immigrants pay) , i.e.: $3.3 TRILLION NET prospectively for the next Decade if Legal immigration is not reduced.
ii. Does NOT include COSTS borne by States and Localities.
iii. $758 MILLION per Year NET for Each Congressional District. That is, the NET costs of legal immigration average $1000 per U.S. Taxpayer per year!
iv. 62% of legal immigrants get one or more “free” (i.e., U.S. Taxpayer-funded) Health Care, Health Insurance, Food Stamps, Section 8 Housing & Welfare.
- EMPLOYMENT CONSEQUENCES:
i. CCN Study — 5.9 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE BEEN DISPLACED from JOBS SINCE 2005 by IMMIGRANT WORKERS (NOT including those recently displaced by the Pandemic). See Carrying Capacity Network.
ii. Confirmed by two other studies, e.g., by Professor of Computer Science, U.C. Davis, Norm Matloff Blog, “Vast Majority of H1B and related visa hires are Cheap Labor Hires”
iii. And by Economist Ed Rubenstein writing for vdare.com
- EMPLOYMENT CONSEQUENCES:
For years, there has not been a shortage of American Workers! See recent Immigrant Employment Data from CIS.org in CCN’s previous Alerts. And, now that there are over 22 Million Unemployed Americans, there will be no shortage for years.
The number of immigrants admitted annually consistent with Zero-Net Immigration would be approximately 150,000 (the approximate number who emigrate every year), in contrast to the current number of approximately 1.6 million annually.
The Solution: CCN has, for years, supported is an all-categories-included Zero-Net MORATORIUM on LEGAL Immigration. Contact your Senators and other Representatives today to oppose the Open Borders Bills and Support a Permanent all-categories-included Moratorium.
The Threat is Intensifying as we approach Corona Peak.
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