The Biden administration has brought record numbers of foreign visa workers into the United States, to compete for working and middle class jobs, against unemployed Americans.
Bragging about the “record” number of these foreign workers, his administration has sponsored, in a press conference with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), President, Biden claimed that his Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has created a steady flow to the U.S. of foreign workers on agricultural H-2A and nonagricultural H-2B visas. He boasted –
“Last year, my administration set a record — we issued more than 300,000 H-2 visas for Mexican workers,” Biden said. “We also reached a five-year high in the visas we issued to Central Americans, and we’re on pace to double this in … this fiscal year for Central America.”-President Joe Biden
As millions of working-age Americans remain on the labor market sidelines, Biden is inflating the U.S. labor market with millions of foreign workers. He apparently does not care about the competition he is setting up nor the Americans who are being replaced by his cheap foreign labor.
According to a study done by the Federation for American Immigration Reform-
“There are approximately 11.5 million job openings in the United States right now, and 14.73 million employable Americans,” …“This means that there are 3.23 million more workers in the country than open jobs.”-Federation for American Immigration Reform
Similarly, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, the number of native-born Americans who are now out of the labor force, has increased significantly, in all 50 states in the last two decades. Also, working class Americans are those who are the most likely group to compete against foreign workers for U.S. jobs.
The share of non-college-educated Americans in the labor force has declined in every state from 2000 to 2022, and the decline was seven or more percentage points, in 24 of those states. During this 22-year period, the decline was nearly five percent on average for non-college-educated Americans in their “prime working age” .
To add to the struggle, the U.S. gives out green cards to about 1.2 million foreign nationals and another 1.5 million temporary work visas on an annual basis. This does not consider the millions of illegal aliens who are added to the U.S. population every year. It is unthinkable that Biden is flooding the work force with low cost foreign help and leaving working class Americans, to fight for jobs that they would otherwise have.
Further, when Biden recently boasted about low unemployment numbers, he did not consider the number of persons no longer trying to compete for jobs, those whose unemployment has run out or those who have lost their jobs to the foreign nationals he has sponsored. This isn’t the whole story, yet he takes credit for numbers that are not accurate. And what of the vast homeless population that has sprung up all over? How are they accounted for in his unemployment numbers?
According to an article written by Hillary Hoffower from Fortune, low unemployment is-
“..usually a positive sign for the economy, especially one that has been ravaged by a global health crisis. From one perspective, jobs are the whole point of the economy: More workers mean more productivity and fewer people struggling to pay their bills. President Joe Biden’s stimulus package helped supercharge demand that created a jobs boom. There are just two problems: Inflation is also higher than any time since the late ’70s, and Americans don’t seem to care about all the new jobs as much as the high price of stuff.
Since America entered a post-vaccinated world and began reopening in full force last summer, consumer sentiment has been miserable. Despite the economy outperforming expectations in its recovery, consumer confidence was lower than it was during the depths of the pandemic at the end of 2021. Come May, it dropped to a 10-year low.”
While the fact that we’re still dealing with a pandemic two years later may have something to do with this pessimism, rising prices have been putting Americans in a foul mood. Their wallets are feeling the burn of inflation, and low unemployment just doesn’t seem to be moving the needle.”– Hillary Hoffower , Editor Fortune
If Americans give Biden any credit for lower unemployment, it needs to include those who are homeless, struggling (the former working-class poor), those who aren’t seeking jobs any longer due to his government handouts or their disillusionment with competing with illegal aliens for work.
Sadly, Biden believes he is doing a good job, however he has trapped American workers between an economy that is heading into a recession, with the highest inflation in over four decades, and jobs that are not keeping up with the cost of living. Biden is effectively keeping the working poor – just that – poor and increasing their numbers steadily. Adding foreign nationals into the mix, just means that in their struggle to find jobs – working class Americans, must compete with those who legally or illegally, are here to take the very jobs, these Americans need to survive. That is nothing for Biden to boast about.
“Least doers are the greatest boasters.”-William Gurnall