A District judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s necessary reforms of the H-1B visa worker program which is too often used by Fortune 500 CEOs to sideline many American professionals and new graduates.
Judge Jeffrey White, of the Northern District of California, argued Trump’s rules were illegal on a procedural technicality because officials had not spent enough time collecting and responding to comments from companies and workers who would be impacted by the change. The judge added:
Defendants failed to show there was good cause to dispense with the rational and thoughtful discourse that is provided by the (Administrative Procedure Act’s) notice and comment requirements … the Court sets aside the Rules.
FWD.us, an advocacy group created by Mark Zuckerberg and several other unscrupulous big business supporters, released a statement which erroneously called the ruling “great news for Americans, and for the ability of the U.S. to remain the top destination for talented individuals.”
The disingenuous campaign was steadily supported and funded by the big-business interests of Silicon Valley firms. Firms who import and actively use visa workforces to displace and minimize the hiring of Americans, who usually demand higher wages, are not tied to the organizations for set amounts of time, and are not dependent on the green cards cruelly dangled by employers.
President Trump’s two job-saving rules “raised the wages that would be paid to 85,000 new H-1B visas by companies, tightened skill requirements for foreigners seeking specialized jobs, and reduced the duration of visas given to companies that import H-1Bs for lease to other companies.” Currently “the resident population of foreign H-1Bs in the United States jobs is at least 580,000. But the resident total may reach one million partly because many H-1B are allowed to stay and work for many years,” reports Breitbart News.
The judge’s decision is a big loss to every U.S. skilled graduate who is stuck in their national labor market flooded with unemployed American graduates and foreign visa workers, said John Miano, a lawyer with the Immigration Reform Law Institute, who added:
It basically impacts every college-educated person. Any college-educated person is now in a job where they can be replaced by foreign workers — or not even get hired. We have basically exported hiring for the tech-industry to third parties. Now, U.S. graduates are going to [online recruiters in] India to apply for jobs in the United States.
The judge’s decision to strike down Trump’s wage rules preserves the prior wages that help CEOs hire cheaper foreign labor. But those older wage rules were also set without any comments from American employees who were and are hurt by the existing wage rules.
“Many judges bend over backward to quickly help business groups preserve visa worker programs that have been created in complete disregard of the regulation-writing rules or the lack of national emergencies,” Miano concluded.
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Updated: Wed, Dec 16th 2020 @ 12:55pm EST