President Joe Biden is weighing extending international competition in the job market against working-class Americans by providing green cards to foreign visa workers.
According to an exclusive story by Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Biden is considering letting foreign employees on H-2B non-agricultural visas and H-2A agricultural visas apply for and get green cards to work in the U.S. permanently.
Adam Shaw of Fox News reports:
“Fox has learned that the regulation, which is currently being reviewed by USCIS, would allow employees on such visas to take steps to become permanent residents and get a green card.”
“The regulation process also intends to provide increased flexibility for H-2 workers by extending grace periods and enabling H-2 workers to take the steps required to become permanent residents of the U.S. without being deemed to have left their foreign residence solely on that basis,” according to a proposal summary obtained by Fox Digital.”
The H-2A visa program permits farms to recruit an unlimited number of foreign employees to the United States each year to fill agricultural positions in the United States. The scheme is frequently utilized to replace Americans and keep farm labor at a low cost.
Meanwhile, the H-2B visa program permits firms in the United States to bring in tens of thousands of nonagricultural seasonal employees. The program has been utilized to reduce salaries in those industries that qualify.
Biden’s apparent desire to increase foreign competition against blue-collar Americans comes as findings show his administration is increasing employment by funneling millions of migrant workers into American jobs while millions of Americans, notably working-class men, are left on the sidelines.
By the end of 2022, for example, there were nearly two million fewer native-born Americans working than at the same period in 2019, but two million foreign-born employees were added to the workforce.
Over a million foreign nationals are granted green cards each year. Hundreds of thousands of those new permanent residents will go on to become naturalized citizens of the United States. Furthermore, around a million foreign visa workers are accepted each year to work in the United States.