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Chamber of Commerce Endorses Lankford Plan to Reward Corporations with More Foreign Workers

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents the nation’s largest multinational corporations, has endorsed a bill by Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) that would reward companies that hire more foreign workers for American jobs. supported.

of invoiceThe bill, negotiated by Lankford, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), would allow people to obtain green cards and work in primarily white-collar professions. This will increase the number of foreign workers available for employment by nearly 20,000 people per year.

The Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for a flooded labor market that would allow companies to hire unlimited foreign workers, supported the bill.

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that desperately needed border security, asylum, and immigration reform has been included in the U.S. Senate’s emergency funding proposal,” Neil Bradley, president of the chamber, said in a statement. I am pleased,” he said in a statement.

The economic disruption and human toll caused by the border crisis has become too severe for Congress to ignore these issues any longer. We look forward to working with legislators to pass these common sense measures. It would improve American security by addressing the southern border and supporting Ukraine and Israel. [Emphasis added]

Sinema, who helped write the bill, counts the Chamber of Commerce as one of its biggest donors. This year alone, the Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee (PAC) $10,000 Her path to expected re-election.

From 2018 to 2020, the chamber’s PAC donated $3,500 to Sinema.

NumbersUSA CEO James Massa said the bill would bring about 250,000 legal immigrants to the U.S. overall over five years, on top of the already 5 million legal immigrants who are likely to arrive in the U.S. over the same period. He said it would be added.

“Numbers USA strongly opposes the Senate’s so-called ‘border deal’ because it does nothing to increase legal immigration and secure our borders,” Massa said. Massa said.

The Senate proposal comes despite recent polls showing that sensible immigration and safe borders are priorities for voters of both parties. Legalize over 500,000 illegal immigrants per year. Legal immigration increases by more than 50,000 people each year, And it will handcuff future administrations from reversing the Biden administration’s open border policies. [Emphasis added]

In another benefit to American companies, the bill would grant indefinite work permits to the adult children of foreign H-1B visa workers. As Breitbart News has reported for years, the H-1B visa program is rife with fraud and abuse, and U.S. professionals are often fired after being forced to train foreign replacements. There are many.

The bill’s provisions to increase the number of foreign workers in the U.S. labor market were introduced even as President Joe Biden pushes foreign labor to the highest level in U.S. history.

At the same time, tens of millions of Americans remain sidelined from the labor market, as experts have testified before Congress. Just last month, economist E.J. Antoni I got it. All new jobs “went to foreign-born workers…”

“Mainland-born workers are not only well below pre-pandemic trends, but even further below pre-pandemic levels,” Antoni said. I have written On Twitter. “Last year alone, a net 193,000 native-born workers lost their jobs, while a net 1.2 million foreign-born workers gained jobs, and the number of people lost to the labor force remains the same. It remains high, artificially lowering the unemployment rate.”

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Please email jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here.

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