Comment: Trump vs Legal Immigration
In today's issue of Immigration Daily, we highlight passages from Donald Trump's position on immigration as stated on his own website to demonstrate that Trump is anti legal immigration.

The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans - including immigrants themselves and their children - to earn a middle class wage. Nearly half of all immigrants and their US-born children currently live in or near poverty, including more than 60 percent of Hispanic immigrants. Every year, we voluntarily admit another 2 million new immigrants, guest workers, refugees, and dependents, growing our existing all-time historic record population of 42 million immigrants. We need to control the admission of new low-earning workers...
By opposing immigration by low-earning workers, many of whom take jobs that Americans will not take, Donald Trump will drive out businesses like farmers and drive up salary costs of many service businesses driving even more businesses out of business and driving up costs for all of us.
Increase prevailing wage for H-1Bs. We graduate two times more Americans with STEM degrees each year than find STEM jobs, yet as much as two-thirds of entry-level hiring for IT jobs is accomplished through the H-1B program. More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program's lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two. Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant workers in the U.S., instead of flying in cheaper workers from overseas...
By demanding "Higher than prevailing wage", i.e. higher than market wages for H-1B employees, Donald Trump will force many companies, especially the high tech companies to open offices in foreign countries rather than growing their US offices. Generally, every company that hires one H-1B employee, they hire many more American employees--America stands to lose all those jobs under Trump's plan.
Immigration moderation. Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers.
By denying Permanent Residence to deserving immigrants, Donald Trump will turn American melting pot into European Ghettos destroying the promise of America for immigrants and Americans alike.

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