President Trump has extended an executive order that requires businesses to prioritize American workers over imported foreign visa workers.
Even though President Trump is likely leaving office in a few weeks, he is still fighting for American workers. President Trump originally issued the order back in June to help Americans who lost their jobs to the coronavirus pandemic’s lockdowns.
The extension reads, “The effects of COVID-19 on the United States labor market and on the health of American communities is a matter of ongoing national concern. The current number of new daily cases worldwide reported by the World Health Organization, for example, is higher than the comparable number present during June, and while therapeutics and vaccines are recently available for an increasing number of Americans, their effect on the labor market and community health has not yet been fully realized.”
The order will now be in place through March of 2021, which speaks volumes to President Trump’s confidence in the economy bouncing back quickly.
RJ Hauman with the Federation for American Immigration Reform said that “While the unemployment rate has fallen, too many Americans are still looking for work, and the economic outlook remains bleak. If this proclamation was allowed to lapse, then companies could easily return to exploiting cheap foreign labor. If President-elect Biden quickly rescinds, the country should take note — he doesn’t stand with American workers.”
This move by the President benefits Americans and sets up a challenge for Biden. When Biden assumes office, he will have the option to leave the order in place or remove it and demonstrate that he isn’t fighting for Americans.
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