WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DEPORTATIONS CUT FOLKS WHO WORK IN THE FIELDS PICKING LETTUCE, PEACHES, AND OTHER STUFF?

Trump administration to allow for 15,000 more foreign workers

The Department of Homeland Security will issue up to 15,000 visas allowing U.S. companies to hire temporary, non-agricultural workers, an announcement that comes as President Donald Trump has pushed a "Hire American" theme and at the start of the administration's “Made in America” week.
To qualify for the H-2B visas, hiring companies must attest under the penalty of perjury that they are “likely to suffer irreparable harm” without the influx of workers, the Department of Homeland Security’s Monday announcement said.

The additional visas are being allowed, the department said, because the annual, congressionally mandated allotment of 66,000 H-2Bs was reached last March, leaving some businesses without “enough qualified and willing U.S. workers available to perform temporary nonagricultural labor.”
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said in his department’s statement that the additional visas are designed to help U.S. businesses.
“Congress gave me the discretionary authority to provide temporary relief to American businesses at risk of significant harm due to a lack of available seasonal workers,” Kelly said. “As a demonstration of the Administration’s commitment to supporting American businesses, DHS is providing this one-time increase to the congressionally set annual cap.”
The DHS announcement makes no mention of the White House’s “Made in America” week, expected to include a series of events highlighting American manufacturing. It is the first of a series of theme weeks announced by the White House, which will also include “American Heroes” week and “American Dreams” week.
NOTE:

When Trump unleashed the Immigration and Customs Service and the Border Patrol on the undocumented, it seems as if there was an unintended consequence:  the agricultural sector is hurting for folks to pick the fruits and veggies that get delivered to your local Safeway or Fresh Fields.  See, even though all those Rust Belt Trump supporters want jobs, they don't jobs that an immigrant would do.  No.  They are much too good to slave for 10-12 hours a day under a blazing sun picking lettuce. But, hey, those all-criminal undocumented immigrants do make a good patsy for their woes so deport them anyway.   But they won't even take the non-agricultural jobs that companies import H-2B visa holders for.  What a very strange world it is!   


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