[Rushtalk] Asylum Loopholes Deliver 400, 000 Migrants to U.S. Employers | Breitbart

Carl Spitzer cwsiv at juno.com
Mon Oct 8 08:41:08 MDT 2018










Asylum Loopholes Deliver 400,000 Migrants to U.S. Employers

30 May 2018
asylumPhoto: Getty Images David McNew 

Congress’ border loopholes for asylum seekers have delivered more than
400,000 additional migrants into Americans’ workplaces, reducing
free-market pressure on employers and investors to raise wages for
blue-collar Americans.



The 400,000-strong population of asylum seekers “is a huge thing — it is
almost half of our legal immigration flow per year,” said Rosemary
Jenks, policy director at NumbersUSA.
“It is more than the number of agricultural guest-workers [H-2as] that
we hand out [each year], plus the number of H-2Bs [visa workers], plus
the annual number of H-1Bs  [visa workers],” she said.
The asylum seekers “are competing for construction jobs and
service-industry jobs against the poorest Americans — including the
recent legal immigrants — and of course the employers gain,” she said.
The 400,000 number was provided by an official to Breitbart News, and it
is equal to one-tenth of the 4 million young Americans who join the
workforce each year.

All told, the resident population of illegals, guest-workers, visa
workers and asylum-seekers adds at least 11 million workers to a
national labor force of roughly 161.5 million. That is almost 7 percent
of the workforce, and the resulting wage-competition transfers a huge
amount of wealth each year from white-collar and blue-collar employees
to the nation’s employers, investors and urban professionals.

In fiscal 2017, which started October 2016, officials at the Department
of Homeland Security approved 403,000 work permits for migrants based on
pending asylum claims. This (c)(8) process allows officials to give
“Employment Authorization Documents” to migrants 150 days after they
file for asylum. During fiscal 2017, officials declined to give EADs to
an additional 76,000 applicants.

The EADs work permits stretch for two years. Additional two-year permits
are being awarded in Fiscal 2018, starting October 2017.
The total number of asylum-seekers with EADs is likely around “half a
million,” said Jenks.
        WashPo shows Americans' wages are rising to decent levels in
        Hilton Head b/c Trump is cutting inflow of foreign labor.
        Evidence is a restauranteur who is rationally rebalancing
        wages/staffing, tables/revenues, amid what he says is an
        economic 'nightmare' http://bit.ly/2J2w2tU 
        
        — Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) 4:52 PM - May 22, 2018 
The number of (c)(8) EAD recipients spiked because President Barack
Obama’s border policies invited a wave of Central American migrants to
apply for asylum in the hope of getting “permisos” to live and work in
the United States. In turn, the inflow overwhelmed the immigration
courts and detention centers, prompting a policy of “catch and release.”

DHS officials say that roughly 80 percent of asylum-seekers pass
Congress’ initial, low-bar “credible fear” test which is administered at
the border. Those asylum-seekers are allowed to file for asylum in
courts. But the court hearings for people are backed up for at least two
years, so allowing the migrants to file for the (c)(8) work permits.

Officials are unable to keep asylum seekers at the border while their
asylum claims are considered by judges because the 1997 Flores court
settlement requires officials to release migrant families after 20 days
of detention.
Also, Congress has not provided enough judges or detention space to
process the large volume of asylum claims within the Flores 20-day
deadline. This lack of funding forces agency officials to release
hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers and illegal migrants into the
United States.
Only 20 percent of asylum seekers eventually win their asylum cases in
court.
President Donald Trump, aided by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and
Homeland secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, is trying to reduce the
cross-border flow by processing asylum requests within the Flores 20-day
deadline. Sessions and Nielsen are also working to reverse the
pro-migration skew in policies set by Obama’s deputies.
However, Jenks warned that Obama’s wave will make the task for Trump and
Sessions very difficult.
For example, the 400,000-plus migrants with EADs are also given Social
Security Numbers and drivers’ licenses, she said. Once their claims for
asylum are rejected, they will lose the EADs and melt into the nation’s
population of 11 million illegals — and will have the valid documents
needed to get and keep jobs, she said.
The SSNs are permanent, and few states ask drivers to prove their
eligibility when they are renewing their drivers’ licenses, she said.
The combination of both documents is enough to pass an I-9 enforcement
check unless the federal agencies cancel the SSNs and enforcement agency
also checks for invalid SSNs.
“If they are not deported, their lives will not change … nothing happens
because they have a drivers’ license and an SSN,” Jenks said, adding
that federal agencies already face the huge and difficult task of
finding 1 million illegals who have been ordered out of the United
States by judges.
Many of the migrants with EADs are unskilled and likely hold minimum
wage jobs, Jenks said. That poverty also means they are getting aid from
the local, state and federal governments, she said. Their children are
placed into Americans’ schools; the families get limited medical care,
plus state assistance, plus federal tax-related subsidies, including the
child credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Most of the asylum-seeking migrants hold jobs in major towns and cities,
ensuring lower wages in Democratic cities, she said.
Also, Democratic and GOP leaders have repeatedly rejected Trump’s
four-part immigration reforms in 2018. Those reforms would push up wages
and salaries by trimming immigration numbers and by closing many of the
border loopholes which have raised the labor supply in the United
States. In fact, many Democratic politicians are trying to widen the
loopholes and to import more cheap labor amid the dramatic rise in
wealth inequality in California and nationwide..
Around the nation, Republicans and Democrats have worked hard to protect
their districts’ supply of cheap labor, often by trying to exclude
federal enforcement agencies. In April 2018, for example, Oakland Mayor
Libby Schaaf (D) warned local illegal aliens — and many local
food-industry businesses — that ICE was planning to arrest many criminal
illegal aliens. Officials later said Schaaf’s warning helped block the
repatriation of many criminal illegal aliens with sex crime convictions,
drunk driving convictions, and armed robbery convictions.
“Important Alert! Credible information ICE Raids in Oakland Sunday 2/25
and Monday 2/26,” said the message from the mayor’s office to a
local business group, the Oakland Indie Alliance.

Business executives complain bitterly when they are forced to compete
for workers by offering higher wages. The Washington Post reported the
complaints of restaurateur Steve Carb who was forced to raise wages to
fill just 900 of the 1,000 open jobs at his 12 restaurants in Hilton
Head:

        Dishwashers earn $13 an hour instead of the $10 they earned a
        couple of years ago. Line cooks are paid $15 to $18 an hour,
        instead of $13 to $15. Additional overtime costs mean tweaking
        the menu to stay profitable, from switching to smaller shrimp to
        raising the price of a plate of fish and chips by 30 cents.
        
        “The whole island is a disaster zone right now,” said Carb,
        president and founder of SERG Restaurant Group. “It’s been a
        nightmare.”
Republicans from agricultural districts are also working with the
establishment media and Democrats to raise the inflow of migrants to the
food industry, such as dairy farms. Also, donors are threatening to go
on strike if the GOP does not force Trump to raise the labor supply.

Overall, wages rose just 2 percent in 2017 after discounting inflation,
amid good economic growth, according to a May 23 report by the Bureau of
Labor Statistics.
        CEOs & investors are splitting from GOP voters after getting
        their Dec. tax cut. They're using donation leverage to demand
        more cheap labor via DACA amnesty. Also trying to stop Trump
        immig reforms. Obvs, very unpopular with 2018 blue/white collar
        voters http://bit.ly/2IRa9KA 
        
        — Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) 11:56 AM - May 27, 2018 
        
The migrants also nudge up demand for good and services, such as the
apartments, foods, autos sold by members of the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce. The extra migrants also provide much work to immigration
lawyers and related support organizations.

The 400,000 number of asylum-seekers does not include migrants who have
sneaked across the border or the roughly 300,000 illegal migrants who
have been released into the United States pending deportation hearings.
It does not include the 1 million illegals who remain in the United Stae
after getting a judge’s deportation order.

The 400,000 number does not include the population of roughly 1.5
million white-collar visa-workers — such as H-1Bs, L-1s, and OPTs — nor
the population of at least 400,000 manual workers using H-2A, J-1 or
H-2B visas. The 400,000 number is also different from the roughly 8
million illegals who hold jobs throughout the United States.
Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs
in the free market.

The Washington-imposed economic policy of economic growth via
mass-immigration shifts wealth from young people towards older people,
it floods the market with foreign labor, spikes profits and Wall Street
values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by
blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate
prices, widens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases
state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education,
pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5
million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who
are now struggling with opioid addictions.

But Trump’s effort to limit legal and illegal immigration is driving up
wages and salaries for Americans in various locations and careers around
the country. The beneficiaries include African-American bakers in
Chicago, Latino restaurant workers in Monterey, Calif., disabled
people in Missouri, high schoolers,  resort workers in Hilton Head,
construction workers, Superbowl workers, the garment industry, and
workers at small businesses, and even Warren Buffett’s railroad workers.





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