The globalist forces in Congress have been in a mad rush all year long to try to blow the caps off of the job-killing H-1B visa scam. President Trump is reworking immigration policy to reduce the inflow of third world peasants who are stealing jobs and resources from American families. Congress isn’t having it. Forced diversity, open borders and mass immigration will make your life better; that is their mantra. But now, bill S. 386 has hit an unlikely brick wall in the US Senate. The bill is completely dead in the water, ensuring more jobs in the tech sector for Americans – at least for now.
This story will make you feel like you’re living in an upside-down world. The Senators who are pushing S. 386, a bill to allow big tech companies in Silicon Valley to import as many Chinese and Indian tech workers as they want, are from Utah.
Yes, the Mormon state that has reliably been the most rightwing conservative bastion in the country for the past 150 years. Just looking at the Senators from Utah who are pushing this is bewildering: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT, aka Pierre Delecto). Mike Lee was a Tea Party guy a few years ago, and Pierre Delecto was the Republican nominee for president in 2012, his big promise to voters was that he had “binders full of women” he was ready to hire.
Those are the guys who are trying to completely open the floodgates and swamp the American tech sector with foreign workers. This is insane, by the way. Mass immigration of tech workers has the odd dual effect of freezing American college grads out of high-paying tech jobs and creating a tighter labor market where Americans can’t find work – while simultaneously dragging salaries down into the mud. According to the latest estimates from the Labor Department, more than 50% of American graduates in technology and engineering cannot find jobs in their fields, because the market has been flooded by low wage tech workers from China and India.
The job to allow unlimited low-wage foreign tech workers soared through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. Senators Lee and Delecto were hoping to ram it through the Senate before the November election. With their support and the Democrat caucus, they need only a handful of additional Republican turncoats to send the bill to President Trump’s desk – although it’s unclear whether he would sign it into law.
But now the bill has drawn a solid “No” vote from an unlikely source. Who is this eagle patriot champion of America on steroids that is preserving American jobs for Americans? Must be Ted Cruz or Rand Paul or maybe even Jim Inhofe, right?
Actually… no. The Senator who has placed a block on the bill and killed at completely – at least for now – is Florida Senator Rick Scott.
The same Rick Scott who gave illegal aliens in-state tuition in Florida colleges when he was that state’s governor? The same Rick Scott who opposes Real ID to prevent illegal aliens from stealing more American jobs? The same Rick Scott who opposed President Trump’s brilliant idea to dump illegal aliens in sanctuary cities?
Yes. That same Rick Scott.
The Senator penned a thoughtful op-ed in which he noted that the forces of globalism in Congress (although he didn’t call them that) were trying to rush the bill through the Senate under unanimous consent. That means the massive change to our nation’s immigration system through S. 386 would happen without Senators even voting on it.
One thing that this definitely signals is that the still-reforming Republican Party is now fully Donald Trump’s party. A Republican Senator opposing open borders through the H-1B visa scam would have been a complete rarity a few years ago. In fact, former Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was the lone voice in the Republican Senate who was pointing out that mass immigration hurts Americans in myriad ways.
Maybe Sen. Rick Scott is simply angling for a different form of an open-borders bill by holding up S. 386. But it’s possible that the movement that Donald Trump spearheaded has now opened the eyes of many more Republican lawmakers. That would be a good thing for America and for the Republican Party.
Time will tell what Rick Scott’s motives are. But for now, he deserves a pat on the back from any of our children and grandchildren who hope to one day land a job in the tech sector. Well done, Sen. Scott.