The policies have been in place for year, but Tucker Carlson said this week it’s time to shut them down.
Carlson, host of the Tucker Carlson Show on Fox News Channel, is specifically upset about the number work visas issued to foreign laborers while America’s own workers are suffering from record unemployment.
Carlson argued that the ‘Department of Homeland Security released 20,000 H-2B visas Wednesday for seasonal workers to take landscaping, food processing and tourism jobs — while another 15,000 “bonus visas” are scheduled to be released in May.’
“By law, the United States only has to offer 66,000 H-2B visas per year,” said Carlson. “But [acting] Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has used his discretionary powers to add 35,000 extra visas.”
“So that’s a total of 100,000 workers coming to this country to take jobs during the single biggest unemployment crisis in a century,” Carlson added. “It’s demented.”
But Carlson wasn’t done. “At some point coronavirus will be gone, but we could live with the crushing unemployment numbers for far longer and that’s a disaster for people, individuals and families — but it’s also a threat to the stability of our country,” Carlson said.
“Nothing makes a nation more volatile than the huge numbers of people who don’t have jobs,” Carlson noted.
As a solution Carlson urged President Trump to take action.
“If President Obama was able to ignore existing immigration law to create DACA, and he did, it’s possible for our president to cut legal immigration to protect the nation,” Carlson said referencing Section 1182(f) of Title VIII in the United States Code:
“Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens in the United States would be detrimental to the interest in the United States he may make a proclamation and for such period as he shall deem necessary to suspend the entry of all aliens or class of aliens as immigrants were nonimmigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem appropriate.”
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