Thursday, March 7, 2019

More H2-B Workers?

Several congressmen, among them the infamous Susan Collins (R) are lobbying to get more aliens to take on non-agricultural jobs.

Previously, the cap was 66,000. Now, they want to double it.

For me, the question is not so much about the issuance of the original visas.

It is: do those workers return to their home country when the visa expires?

Surprisingly (smirk!), that answer is difficult to find out online.

It appears that the forms don't adequately distinguish between new workers and returning workers (some of whom might still be present in the USA), and may be improperly filled out.

I checked on multiple sites, and the returning workers fall under the "exception" to the yearly cap on the number of workers that can be present. I'm going to BOLD the following to make sure it is seen and remembered.

The returning workers do NOT count towards the yearly cap. That means that the actual number of H2-B VISA holders may easily be 4 X the number in the yearly 'limits'.

The above link also notes the widespread abuses of some of the H2-B employers. I'm generally against importing workers - if that job is so distasteful, raise the wages, and some desperate fool will do it for the cash.


Are We a Country, Or Not?

Apparently, in the esteemed opinion of our overlords, we are NOT.


The numbers heading for the USA are staggering. I see no way that this cannot be considered an emergency, and a proper and legal use of Emergency Powers. I know Rand Paul likes to think of himself as a principled man, but - if he does stand against the use of those powers, and persuades other Republicans to do the same, the GOP is dead.

Along with the Republic.

I have no hatred of Mexico or most of its people. But, I also have no desire to turn my country into its clone.

Meanwhile, CNN is reporting "What the Trump Administration Says is Happening at the Border" - the implication is that Trump is lying his ass off about the numbers involved, and that there is no crisis in the making.

Naturally, the Democrats agree with CNN's assessment of the situation:
"No sensible person believes there is an emergency at the southern border. Illegal immigration is at record lows, and families with children who lawfully seek asylum are not foreign invaders," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-New York), in a statement Thursday. Nadler said he will support a resolution to terminate the President's emergency declaration, should he issue one. 
 More recently, CNN grudgingly agrees that, perhaps as many as 10,000 are heading for America. But, they point out that these are smaller groups, not one big caravan.

Oh, well. That's OK, then.

1 comment:

Dr. Dan said...

The "DOJ" should have ended the sanctuary crap on day one. File the first criminal AND civil lawsuits, freeze the assets of of the "sanctuarians" and the rest would change their tune. Forfeit ALL of Gov. Jerry Brown's assets to pay damages to the family of that murdered woman ....and jail him as an ACCESSORY.
Yes, "sanctuary implementors" DO OWE DAMAGES for any harm their law breaking leads to. By the way, why is a clerk jailed for refusing to do her duty and register homosexual marriages,but these politicians and police are not jailed for allowing sanctuary cities and refusing to do THEIR duty? SUE them for all their possessions.
Every politician blocking that wall is an ACCOMPLICE and ACCESSORY to the heroin epidemic.
Under Federal Law called the Harboring statute,those who Harbor and or conceal an illegal alien that murders an American,that person is eligible for the death penalty at Terre Haute!
Cannot say it often enough, these politicians took an oath to uphold the CONSTITUTION of the United States and therefore cannot whine that they do not have to enforce Federal Law. Every judge or politician blocking that wall is providing material aid and support to Narco Terrorists. Anyone who provides "sanctuary" to an illegal is harboring criminals, PERIOD. And if that illegal commits a crime the sanctuary providers is a ACTIVE ACCOMPLICE to the crime and is PERSONALLY Financially Liable for FULL restitution and gets to serve time for the crime........ Make them pay a price for their evil ....... If the "Appointed Defenders" of Our HOUSE refuse to do their duty, they are accomplices and personally responsible for the results. "Public Officials" That refuse to enforce the immigration laws and provide "sanctuary" to ILLEGALS automatically assume personal financial responsibility for ANY crimes and any damages created by said ILLEGALS. They also are accessories to any crimes committed by their ILLEGALS and should be JAILED as Accomplices. Same applies to any priest/church that provides "sanctuary" Take all their assets for reparations and jail them as accomplices to the crimes .