WashPost: Trump Curbs on H-2B Outsourcing Boost Americans' Wages

WashPost: Trump Curbs on H-2B Outsourcing Boost Americans' Wages

Most of the blue-collar H-2B visas and workers are snapped up by the huge number of competing landscape, resort and forestry companies, regardless of their ability to offer higher wages to persuade local Americans to take the jobs.

Companies — including Trump’s own hotel and resort companies — want H-2B visas because the foreign workers are cheaper than hiring Americans away from other jobs.

But the cheaper seasonal labor also means that employers can pay lower wages to supervisory workers and year-round workers.

In several states where jobs were available, the Department found that Triple H prematurely closed the online job application process for U.S. worker applicants, filled positions with H-2B visa workers without first advertising the jobs to U.S. workers in the relevant locations, or advertised vacancies in a manner that did not make the postings visible to job seekers using state workforce agency online services.

Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market — but the government provides green cards to roughly 1 million legal immigrants and temporary work-permits to roughly 3 million foreign workers.

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