“The work visa programs like H1b and OPT (and the rest of the acronym letter soup) are a direct assault on American innovation, American engineers and scientists and our country.” ( Max Shub, Oct 13, 2020)
While the Trump administration has made small steps to restrict H1B and OPT workers and aims to do more, Biden-Harris aim to expand immigrant worker programs and to automatically give green cards to STEM PhDs. H1Bs are supposed to be temporary but it is dual intent, so they are able to get green cards and stay permanently.
This is the Trump admin proposal, which won’t be in effect under Biden-Harris.
“30 DAY IC COMMENTS CLOSE ON 11/9/2020; 60- DAY COMMENTS CLOSE ON 12/7/2020; Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program” Posted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Oct 8, 2020 https://beta.regulations.gov/document/USCIS-2020-0018-0001
Re the Biden Harris Immigration platform: “These proposals not only reverse reforms undertaken by the current presidential administration but also make unprecedented and sweeping changes to America’s immigration system… The result would be an eye-popping, unsustainable number of new arrivals in a short period of time.” https://www.fairus.org/sites/default/files/2020-10/biden-harris-platform.pdf
https://www.fairus.org/issue/amnesty/numbers-how-biden-harris-immigration-platform The proposals include green cards for foreign STEM PhDs. The figures given are low ball numbers.
“Comment Submitted by Max Shub
Posted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Oct 13, 2020
The work visa programs like H1b and OPT (and the rest of the acronym letter soup) are a direct assault on American innovation, American engineers and scientists and our country. 95% of these visas go to just two countries, China and India who are waging economic war on us. The recipients of these visas bring their third wold hatred and bigotry here, refusing to hire Americans, spitting down on Our Country, using it to offshore business and destroy whole industries. Furthermore, many of the recipients of these visas are treated as indentured servants by their employers, who underpay and abuse them with little recourse for the victims.
The proponents of these awful programs proclaim that Americans are too stupid or lazy to work in complex fields, the same ones which were invented in the USA. The underlying truth is that these visa programs are used for two reasons to drive down wages to below substance levels, undermining the ability of scientists and engineers to earn a living and second to strip mine any technology for foreign purposes.
We are told incessantly of the shortage of engineers and scientists, yet wages and opportunities in these fields have declined in the last 30 years. No one wants to ask how many work visas there are and how do they affect the opportunities and outcomes for Americans. It is forbidden to ask why would someone go through the lengths of becoming an engineer or a scientist only to see meager pay, miserable and abusive work environments and no chance of promotion. This is the outcome of this law.
Furthermore, the universities’ demand for high tuition and low cost lab workers have driven standards into the ground. Mass importation of foreign students (who come from the richer and less likely to assimilate levels of society) have killed the chances of lower income Americans to advance through hard work.
No one seems to want to ask how these foreigners got their degrees, are they valid, where do they get the money for tuition (is it even theirs?) and what their intentions are. These are important questions that need to be asked!
At least ten percent of India’s economy is based on US outsourcing. Work visa holders send trillions of dollars out of this country abroad. At the same time young Americans cannot find work, cannot afford a home and are told that we are lazy and stupid while facing the onslaught four or five million foreign work visa holders. This is bigotry plain and simple, that is enabled through these vile programs.
I ask that these programs be curtailed and ended in the name of national security, economy and patriotism and those who have abused them for far too long to be punished. These regulations are a great first step and I hope they are implemented as soon as possible with the utmost rigor“.