Torpedoing the treacherous visa problem | Remark
Our beltway swamp overlords are counting on you not to pay attention. COVID-19 has been a weapon of mass distraction for the past two years.
Ukraine is the shiny new toy.
Put down their bread. Take your eyes off their circuses. Pay attention.
In the redeemed halls of Congress right now, Senate and House aides are preparing to send legislation to President Joe Biden that will open the floodgates to more foreign tech workers, wealthy foreign investors, and foreign students. — while our own American tech workforce, American business owners and American STEM graduates are still reeling from pandemic-related disruption and displacement. The Senate passed the $250 billion U.S. Innovation and Competition Act last June. The House passed a similar measure, the $350 billion America Competes Act, last month. Biden has wielded his State of the Union address to push for reconciliation of the two bills so he can begin another massive giveaway to foreign and domestic special interests.
The newly approved House bill would create a new category of visas in addition to the dozens of alphabet soup visas that already exist. According to the American Action Forum, supported by big business and Open Borders, the “W” visa program will benefit three groups of foreign nationals: “W-1, entrepreneurs with an equity stake in a start-up; W-2, essential employees of a start-up; and spouses and children of W-3, W-1, and W-2 holders.
Based on dubious “job creation” criteria similar to the fraud-riddled EB-5 investor visa program, if foreign startups “succeed,” W visa holders could soon join the already overwhelming annual tide of ‘one million green card winners who take jobs in the United States and are then eligible for citizenship.
Only in the swamp can a bill granting citizenship for sale to the highest bidders be marketed as a way to help America “compete.”
Then there’s the poison pill for Americans studying science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The House bill would lift the cap on immigrant visas for foreign nationals and their entire immediate family if they hold doctorates in STEM fields. Silicon Valley lobbyists will claim that there is a catastrophic shortage of highly skilled, high-tech labour.
Here are the facts, straight from the US government: “Of the 50 million college graduates aged 25-64 employed in 2019, 37% reported a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, but only 14% worked in a STEM occupation,” according to the US Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey one-year estimates. “This translates to less than a third (28%) of STEM-educated workers actually working in a STEM job.”
There is no shortage of American tech workers.
Other provisions of the House bill would grant amnesty and work permits to illegal aliens and Hong Kong refugees, and “special immigrant visas” to 5,000 “highly skilled” Hong Kong residents. for five fiscal years a total of 25,000 new cardholders flood America’s tech workforce.
Buried in the America Competes Act is a side bill sneaked in as a last-minute amendment called the College Transparency Act, which will radically expand the federal government’s ability to conduct surveillance, tracking, and profiling of every student in this country. . According to The Federalist, the bill opens the door to the collection of “surveys of students, race or ethnicity, age, gender, attendance, program of study, student status, etc. military or veteran benefit, enrollment and degree status, distance education enrollment status, and federal Pell Grant status.
There would be no way to opt out of this national student database, and the bill “specifically allows third parties to sell student data.” The potential for abuse and exploitation of highly personal student data that could be used for racial, psychological and ideological profiling is terrifying.
Any American politician who calls himself “America First” and complicit in this treacherous monstrosity should be kicked out of office.