Thursday, July 27, 2017



Looks like Sessions and Transgender enlistees aren’t the only one’s getting stabbed in the back by Trump. He seemed so sincere about protecting Americans from job loss.

1.  2.  The Department of Homeland Security on Monday (July 17) announced a one-time increase of 15,000 additional visas for low-wage seasonal workers for the remainder of this fiscal year, a seeming about-face from President Trump's "Hire American" rhetoric, following heavy lobbying from fisheries, hospitality and other industries that rely on temporary foreign workers.

The increase represents a 45 percent bump from the number of H-2B visas normally issued for the second half of the fiscal year, said senior Homeland Security officials in a call with reporters.

The visas are for workers taking temporary jobs in the seafood, tourism, landscaping, construction and other seasonal industries — but not farm laborers.”


Trump didn’t waste any time.  Conflict of interest here.  I bet if Trump raised wages he could get the workers.

2.  JULY 20 ”The Trump Organization is asking the federal government for special visas to hire scores of foreign workers for two of President Trump's private clubs in Florida — the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach and the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter.

The requests for H-2B visas, posted on the Department of Labor website, are for 26 cooks, nearly 50 waiters and waitresses, plus housekeepers, a hostess and a bartender. The jobs range in pay from just under $12 to less than $14 an hour. Mar-a-Lago and the Jupiter club have relied on foreign workers in past years for staffing during their peak seasons, which run October through May.

This year, the request for foreign workers comes in the middle of "Made in America" week at the White House. Trump, who has had his own line of ties manufactured overseas, says he wants U.S. companies to focus this week on ways to create more opportunities for American labor.

The Trump Organization hasn't responded to questions about the visa requests.”

3.  American companies get visas for workers when they way they can’t find any in the U.S.  I personally know of an organization that offered salaries so low no self-respecting American professional would take the job.  Low ball the salary to get no American workers and then use that as an excuse to import foreign workers. 
Many of these jobs could and would be filled by Americans if they were offered competitive, decent wages.
American workers get shafted again by American business. Trump is an accomplice.


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