Posted on December 22, 2021

Biden Gives Business 20K More Foreign Workers to Hire

John Binder, Breitbart, December 20, 2021

President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving businesses an additional 20,000 more foreign H-2B visa workers to hire for working class jobs in the United States even as nearly 13 million Americans remain jobless.

In an announcement on Monday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said he has approved an additional 20,000 H-2B visas to provide non-agricultural businesses with more foreign workers. About 13,500 of the visas are allocated for foreign workers who have previously been approved for H-2B visas and the other 6,500 are for nationals of Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

“DHS is taking action to protect American businesses and create opportunities that will expand lawful pathways to the United States for workers from the Northern Triangle countries and Haiti,” Mayorkas said in a statement.

The expansion of the labor market by the Biden administration comes as 6.9 million Americans are unemployed, including 11.2 percent who are teenagers looking for entry-level jobs, but all of whom want full-time work.