ST LOUIS – Conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly says she found it unbelievable that the recent budget measure which recently passed Congress opens the door to thousands of immigrants to converge on America soil via work visas.
But after scouring, she found that the rumor was true on Page 701 of a 2009-page budget bill that Congress members were given a mere 24 hours to review:
“Section 214(g)(9)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act is amended by striking ‘2004, 2005, or 2006 shall not again be counted toward such limitation during fiscal year 2007’ and inserting ‘2013, 2014, or 2015 shall not again be counted toward such limitation during fiscal year 2016’.”
What that convoluted language means, Schlafly writes, "is that employers can import up to 264,000 new H-2B workers next year because the 198,000 people allowed to come in the last three years would 'not again be counted' toward the annual cap of 66,000."
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise claimed “there are not sufficient American workers to fill job vacancies for temporary and seasonal positions.” While the labor participation rate keeps falling to new lows every month, Scalise thinks America has a “worker shortage” forcing “many small and seasonal businesses … to shut their doors.”
Schlafly is not buying it. She writes:
Beyond the question of what to do with illegal immigrants, it’s important to reduce the flow of replacement workers into the U.S. Guest worker programs have become a racket that should be suspended or terminated.
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