As the Republicans used a debate on the House floor to criticize the Democrats' open borders bill, the Democrats ducked and avoided.
The bill would allow companies to import unlimited amounts of foreign workers for several years. In exchange, they would receive a deferred bonus of work permits and residency in the US.
The media has been silent on the bill despite its massive reach. It will allow companies to hire thousands of foreign workers.
During the debate, Congressman Tom McClintock of California noted that the bill is a "big fat middle finger" to the working families of America.
One of the bill's most pernicious provisions allows certain immigrants to apply for adjustment for their status even though they don't have a green card. This will allow many temporary workers to become permanent residents.
The Democrats' actions show that they are against American workers. The bill is a direct attack on their livelihood, as it encourages companies to hire foreign workers at the expense of American jobs.
The bill would also give the government more control over the country's labor supply. This would allow progressives to force businesses to align themselves with the Democrats in order to get the same cheap foreign workers they receive from their commercial rivals. McClintock claims that the bill endangers national security by forcing companies to hire more workers from China.
For years, China has been stealing American technology through the H-1B visa program. According to the Washington Post, several Chinese researchers were arrested after they were accused of lying about their ties to the People's Liberation Army. Also, over a thousand individuals had left the country in less than a month after they were accused of hiding their ties to the Chinese military.
Zoe Lofgren, who represents the San Francisco Bay Area's District 9, touted the bill as an example of how the US can still attract high-skilled foreign workers. Despite McClintock's claims, she noted that the legislation does not include any new visas.
One of the bill's most controversial sections is Section 7. It allows companies to pay for the renewable work permits of foreign workers even though they were previously sponsored for a green card. This little-noticed section would allow companies to sell these to foreign workers who have a valid H-2A, H-1B, or L-1 visa.
The US annually admits around one million legal immigrants and almost a million temporary visa workers. These individuals can stay in the country under the new indentured service rules.
The new rules would greatly increase the number of legal immigrants and increase the pressure for an amnesty for indentured-service workers.
Biden will import nearly 65,000 H-2B foreign visa workers to take blue-collar jobs as 11.6 million Americans are jobless and another 3.7 million are underemployed. https://t.co/BH9I5AkAGF
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 14, 2022
Despite the various provisions of the bill, Republican leaders in the Senate and House have not moved to block the legislation.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who are both from Louisiana, were not present for the debate.
Also not present were the two Republican congressmen who are trying to become the next chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. These are Mark Green of Tennessee and Dan Crenshaw of Texas. They used to be the founders of a staffing company that hires medical professionals to fill jobs at US hospitals.
The bill is supported by Tom Emmer, who managed the House Republican's successful campaign in 2022. He is also scheduled to become the next House GOP whip in 2023.
Business groups are expected to push for the legislation's passage if it passes the House on Wednesday. They will then try to get it through the Senate through a fast-track process.
Despite the massive economic and civic damage the legislation would cause, none of the Senate's Republican members have promised to stop it. This strategy is a risky one for the party as it would alienate its pro-American base.
In the 2022 election, around 16 percent of Republican voters stated that immigration was their top concern, according to a survey conducted by Harvard Harris.
As Lofgren pushes for the passage of the outsourcing bill, many companies in her district and across the West Coast are laying off thousands of workers.
According to Tahmina Watson, an immigration attorney in Seattle, the layoffs she has witnessed are unprecedented. She stated that the bill's passage would have a significant impact on her industry.
She also noted that tech companies are implementing hiring freezes. These actions, along with the layoffs, have caused many immigrant workers to find themselves with few options.
After seeing the layoffs in the software industry, two Indian visa workers realized that the effects of the legislation were also affecting other sectors. According to Ms. Anand, people in the food industry and health care are being laid off.
Lofgren is supported by Indian-American Rep. Pramila Jyapala and Judy Chu, who are both from California. They are part of the Progressive Caucus, which is composed of left-wing Democrats.
The bill's outsourcing provision is supported by India's government, which uses Indian companies to grow their corporate wealth by sending their workers to the US and Europe. It is not clear if the government is involved in pushing for the legislation. The ambassador of India recently met with the CEOs of Microsoft and Google, who are both Indian-Americans. Both of them are former visa workers who have displaced American executives and workers.
— Taranjit Singh Sandhu (@SandhuTaranjitS) December 11, 2022
The bill aims to remove the country caps that limit the number of green cards that can be issued to Indian workers.
The bill is backed by the group, which is known as FWD.us, which is composed of West Coast investors and outsourcing companies. The group's investors, who are mostly tech industry leaders, were not visible to the public on its website until recently. In 2013, the founders included Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, John Doerr, Matt Cohler, and Reid Hoffman.
According to Jay Palmer, a human trafficking expert and former advisor to Donald Trump, there is too much money involved to not pass the bill.
He is closely monitoring the outsourcing of US jobs to staffing and subcontracting companies, which are mostly Indian firms. These companies are paid to fill jobs with lower-wage workers and have access to rent-boosting visas. For instance, he noted that thousands of young migrants are working at chicken processing facilities in Georgia and Alabama.
Big Tech executives are throwing their support behind Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema’s (I-AZ) last-ditch amnesty and foreign worker expansion plan. https://t.co/4GluLNQ2L9
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 13, 2022
Several Republican congressmen, including McClinton, criticized the bill on Tuesday. They noted that it would not address the border security crisis that the Trump administration has created. One of the members of the group opposing the bill was Andy Biggs of Arizona.
The bill would dramatically change the way the legal immigration system is conducted in the US. Many members of Congress do not understand how it affects the country's legal immigration system. The House should pass legislation asking the Homeland Security Secretary to enforce the law.
As he prepares to challenge McCarthy for the House speakership next year, Andy Biggs is worried that the bill will allow Chinese Communist Party agents to infiltrate the US. According to Dan Bishop, the bill would allow these groups to use the enhanced visas to bring in workers.
Rep. Chip Roy questioned the hospital associations' opposition to the bill, wondering if the Filipino nurses and other healthcare workers would be left behind.
During his speech, Roy criticized the House for passing the bill, which he said would put the Filipino nurses at the back of the line while allowing big tech and corporate interests to get away with their illegal activities. He said the House should stop colluding with these groups and focus instead on the interests of all the other industries.
According to McClintock, the bill would allow aliens to get a work permit after they have filed an adjustment of status application. Unlike green cards, which are usually issued based on the conditions of an individual's home country, the work permit would allow people to take any job regardless of their salary. This is a type of authorization that is open market, and it does not provide any protections for American workers.
The bill would essentially convert the temporary visas of workers into permanent status, which would benefit companies that have been hiring American workers and then replacing them with cheaper foreign workers. American workers, especially those from Hispanic and black communities, are going to be badly hit by this legislation.
According to McClintock, the bill would greatly increase the competition for jobs in the US, and it would also lower the wages of American workers.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Breitbart.