Category Archives: Employment

September 10, 2022

Study: U.S. Tariffs on All Foreign Imports Would Create 10M American Jobs

Imposing United States tariffs on nearly all foreign imports would create about 10 million American jobs while boosting domestic output by nearly 20 percent, a new study finds.

The study, conducted by the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), reveals that increasing U.S. tariffs by 15 percent for all imported products and by 35 percent on products in vital supply chains would create about 10 million American jobs and generate over $600 billion in new revenue.

About three million of those 10 million new jobs would be at American manufacturing plants which would then support about 6.9 million new service industry jobs. Prior research has shown that every one durable manufacturing job supports 7.4 new jobs in the service industry.

Overall domestic output, according to CPA researchers, would jump 19 percent with tariffs across the board, with a 52 percent increase in output from the electrical industry, a 54 percent increase in output from the textiles and clothing industry, and a 30 percent increase in output in chemical manufacturing.


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September 9, 2022

GOP Leaders Promise to Exclude Illegal Migrants from American Jobs

GOP leaders are collectively urging Republican candidates to show voters that a Republican majority will protect their wages by requiring all employers to exclude illegal migrants from jobs.

“Republicans have a clear plan to secure our border: Combat illegal immigration by requiring proof of legal status when applying for a job,” said a leadership campaign document, which was sent to Republican candidates in early August by the House’s GOP leadership team.

Until recently, “the campaign message for most Republicans on immigration has been centered on “Biden is bad, our border is being overrun!” said R.J. Hauman, the head of government relations at the Federation for American Immigration Reform. He continued:

This is true and voters agree. But [Republicans] have to tell us what their plan is besides getting elected. That’s what they’re doing here and we’re thrilled to see it. Mandatory E-verify. No taxpayer benefits for illegal aliens, and ending catch and release are absolutely essential [for candidates] to stress on the [campaign] trail.


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June 29, 2021

Forcing Americans Not to Work, Paying Them Not To Work … Jobs Plan? (Video)

First government recklessly “locks down” businesses, forcing thousands to close, and ruining countless economic lives. Then government passes out money that it does not have. In essence, government pays people not to work. With record job openings, employers are struggling to find people willing to work! And now government wants to spend another $1 Trillion (that it does not have) in order to create jobs! This is the upside-down world created by hyper-interventionist government and The Federal Reserve.

June 17, 2021

Households can earn $25 per hour for NOT working

‘Nearly beyond dispute that supplemental unemployment benefits are reducing employment’

The many frustrated employers across the nation who are shorthanded because of the federal government’s continuing payments to people who lost their jobs during the COVID pandemic will not be surprised by a new study.

The study published by the fiscally-conservative Committee to Unleash Prosperity found that unnemployed households can earn a total of $25 per hour on welfare in 21 states.

The Foundation for Economic Freedom, which spotlighted the study, said it “sheds light on the causes of our current economic purgatory.”

There are 9.3 million unfilled job openings at the moment while millions of Americans remain on unemployment benefits and millions more opt out of the labor force entirely.


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February 25, 2021

Joe Biden Restarts Filling U.S. Jobs with Foreign Workers as 17M Americans Are Jobless

President Joe Biden has restarted allowing companies to fill scarce U.S. jobs with foreign workers after a major lobbying effort by big business interests, even as more than 17 million Americans remain jobless.

In April 2020, former President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting a number of employment-based and extended family-based green card categories. The order sought to reduce foreign labor market competition against millions of Americans facing joblessness and underemployment as a result of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

Two months ago, Trump renewed the order prioritizing unemployed Americans for U.S. jobs while nearly 18 million were unemployed at the time. Corporate interests fiercely opposed the order because the nation’s current legal immigration levels help them increase profit margins while cutting overall wage costs.

On Wednesday, Biden revoked the order after lobbying from tech corporations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who have sought to continue importing foreign workers rather than recruiting unemployed Americans for jobs.

Biden claims the order “does not advance the interests” of Americans because it does not continue the process known as “chain migration” — whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country — and prevented foreign nationals from arriving in the U.S. through the Diversity Visa Lottery in which new arrivals are randomly chosen.


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March 18, 2020

“You’re Just Disposable”: Former Amazon Workers Speak Out | “Amazon Empire” | FRONTLINE (Video)

In interviews with FRONTLINE for a new documentary, former Amazon employees who worked in the company’s fulfillment centers describe a work environment in which they felt pressured to pick and pack items at productivity rates they say are “unrealistic.”

February 14, 2018

‘Stop Lying to Us’: Ingraham Blasts Durbin for ‘Tired Trope’ About Jobs Americans Won’t Do (Video)

She said Democrats don’t really care about illegal immigrant workers, and they are more concerned with “remaking the electorate,” even if it’s at the expense of working men and women.

In her “Angle” monologue Tuesday night, Laura Ingraham called out Democrats for claiming that illegal immigrants help the U.S. by doing the jobs that Americans won’t — or can’t — do.

She noted that Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) pulled out a “tired trope” on the Senate floor on Monday when he said that undocumented immigrants are the only ones who will do hard, backbreaking work like manual labor and picking fruit.

“That is offensive on so many levels,” Ingraham said, arguing that there are plenty of Americans who will do the jobs that Durbin “turns his nose up at.”


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December 26, 2017

Indian National to Be Deported After Profiting $20M by Fraudulently Importing H-1B Foreign Workers

An Indian national who pocketed $20 million by fraudulently importing foreign workers through the H-1B visa program to the U.S. will be deported after he completes time in federal prison.

Raju Kosuri, a 45-year-old Indian-born U.S. resident, pleaded guilty to operating a cheap labor business where he brought nearly 1,000 foreign workers to the U.S. on the H-1B visa through fraudulent applications, according to the Washington Post.

Every year, more than 100,000 foreign workers are brought to the U.S. on the H-1B visa and are allowed to stay for up to six years. That number has ballooned to potentially hundreds of thousands each year, as universities and non-profits are exempt from the cap. With more entering the U.S. through the visa, Americans are often replaced and forced to train their foreign replacements.

Kosuri used his fraud foreign-importing business to bring his wife, 46-year-old Smriti Jharia, to the U.S. on a fraudulent H-1B visa. The two are the parents of an “anchor baby,” the term used to describe a U.S.-born child who is given birthright citizenship despite their parents being foreign nationals.

Kosuri was supposed to be given a tougher sentence, but U.S. District Judge ­Leonie M. Brinkema passed down a mere 28 months for the massive fraud scheme after she said there were issues with the prosecution’s case. When Kosuri completes the sentence, he and his wife, along with their anchor baby, will be deported from the U.S.


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December 21, 2017

U.S. Workers Win Lost Wages After Being Discriminated Against in Favor of Foreigners by CO Corp.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s Department of Justice (DOJ) settled a case with a Colorado corporation that imported foreign workers instead of hiring Americans, winning the affected U.S. workers the money they had lost without those jobs.

In a settlement with Crop Production Services, Inc. out of Loveland, Colorado, American workers who were passed on by the corporation in favor of employing foreign workers will receive a settlement of $18,738.75 each, according to the DOJ.

The corporation must also pay civil penalties of $10,5000 to the U.S. while undergoing DOJ training on the anti-discrimination measures of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Crop Production, as a term of the settlement, will additionally have to comply with DOJ monitoring and reporting requirements.

“There will be zero tolerance for companies that violate the Immigration and Nationality Act by hiring foreign visa holders over U.S. workers,” Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Civil Rights Division said in a statement. “The Division’s Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative is committed to fighting discriminatory hiring practices that prevent qualified U.S. workers from obtaining jobs, and we commend Texas RioGrande Legal Aid for bringing this matter to our attention.”


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December 6, 2017

UMich students demand more paid ‘diversity labor’

The University of Michigan’s Graduate Employees Organization is demanding that the school pay more students to perform “diversity labor” in order to make campus “more livable, and survivable.”

Students at the University of Michigan are demanding that the school pay more students to do “diversity labor,” saying the six students already employed aren’t nearly enough.

In April, at least 250 students staged a sit-in at the school to advocate for paid diversity labor, according to The Michigan Daily, which resulted in the school hiring six graduate students, who now receive $9,868 per semester their work

But the school’s Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), which represents numerous graduate students, is now calling for the school to hire at least 23 students, with Jennifer Piedmont, the head of the GEO’s diversity committee, telling Campus Reform that making the school “survivable” requires more diversity labor.

Diversity labor, she said, is “about making the campus climate more livable, and survivable,” adding that graduate students should be compensated for everything they do to “survive and thrive in their departments” while fighting “against enduring structures of oppression or stratification” on campus.


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