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Donald Trump extends ban on H1-B visas

January 1, 2021

While various State Governors were busy shutting down the economy, forcing people into their homes, closing places of worship, banning the freedom to assemble and other Constitutional rights, and shuttering businesses which cost many Americans their livelihoods, means to support their families, their pride, and tested their patience, Donald Trump was working to offset some of the disastrous effects of the shutdowns.

One of the measures the President took was to temporarily ban H1-B visas to prioritize Americans when job openings did occur. That measure was set to expire at the end of 2020 because everybody in their right minds thought the clampdown would be over by this time, but last night Donald Trump extended the order through March.

The order was set to expire at the end of 2020, but Trump intervened to extend the order to continue prioritizing U.S. jobs for unemployed Americans instead of allowing businesses to import foreign visa workers in a struggling labor market.

The extension of the order reads:

The effects of COVID-19 on the United States labor market and on the health of American communities is a matter of ongoing national concern. The current number of new daily cases worldwide reported by the World Health Organization, for example, is higher than the comparable number present during June, and while therapeutics and vaccines are recently available for an increasing number of Americans, their effect on the labor market and community health has not yet been fully realized.

I would be willing to bet that one of the first orders of priority for the incoming President will be to reverse the visa ban. And I would be also willing to bet that, unlike all the successful legal challenges Donald Trump faced on every single order, any legal challenges will be thrown out of the courts because suddenly the President will have the power to reverse the previous President’s Executive Orders again.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. nrringlee permalink
    January 1, 2021 8:27 am

    We are not a nation of laws. We never have been. We are a nation of political will. We always have been. The true challenge of public policy and law is to align political will with statute law. Level the playing field by telling folks what the real rules are. Trump got a lesson in this from the courts and the bureaucracy. In the case of H1-B visas in particular we shall seen just how much control corporate America exercises over politicians. If they say make it so, the political classes shall make it so without regard to national interest.

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    • January 2, 2021 8:47 am

      You nailed it again! The corporations want the cheap labor and the Democrats want the votes so this is going to happen.

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  2. January 1, 2021 1:20 pm

    Trump works tirelessly for the people. Sadly, the sheeple refuse to admit that and the benefits they have received from a legislator who actually listens and cares about the people. Put your seatbelt on for what I presume to be a very bumpy, jarring, jolting ride into the beginning of this year.

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