Posted on January 18, 2024

Senate GOP Border Deal Leaked: Migrants to Get Work Permits, Lawyers, Green Cards

Neil Munro, Breitbart, January 12, 2024

The Senate GOP leadership’s draft border deal with the White House would reward illegal migration and encourage more foreign graduates to take jobs from American graduates, says the Immigration Accountability Project.

“There’s nothing in there that [restricts immigration], in fact, it’s just going to encourage more people to come,” said Chris Chmielenski, president of the Immigration Accountability Project, adding:

It essentially authorizes the Biden administration to continue to catch and release people into the country. It authorizes them to give them work permits [to illegal migrants and] authorizes them to grant parole [legal status] to everybody that they’re able to funnel to a port of entry.

The Republicans got played by the Democrats, he said. “The Republicans went to the auto shop to get their car fixed and walked out with a broken cup holder,” said Chmielenski, who posted the details in a tweet:

Border deal would:

1) Increase green cards by 50,000/year

2) Work permits for adult children of H-1B holders

3) Immediate work permits to every illegal alien released from custody

4) Taxpayer funded lawyers to certain UACs and mentally incompetent aliens

5) Expulsion authority for a limited number of days ONLY if encounters exceed 5k/day over a seven day period

6) Restricts parole for those who enter without authorization between ports of entry

Chmielenski’s report matches a report from CBS and comments from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

The still-secret draft deal “is a sellout — it’s going to continue to allow illegal immigration,” Paul told Fox News on January 9. “It’s saying, ‘Oh, we’ll let 5,000 people come illegally a day, and then after that, we might try to stop the next 5,000 that day,’” he said, adding, “It’s completely a sellout.”

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The deal is being championed by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who suggested on January 10 that the bill would be popular because it would curb the asylum-migration portion of the huge inflow:

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Tillis did not mention the administration’s effort to expand the parole inflow or the H-1B expansion. But he did say, “I’m also somebody who thinks we should probably legally immigrate [each year] another 250,000, half a million more [workers] than we do already.”

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The deal expands the narrow parole loophole that Biden is improperly using to reshape the nation’s labor market by importing roughly 1 million parole migrants per year, said Chmielenski.

Current law allows an annual inflow of roughly one million non-parole legal immigrants and several hundred thousand temporary visa workers. Also, Biden’s massive use of the parole loophole is being challenged in court by state Attorneys General, so any final deal would likely override the 1996 limit that narrows the parole access to only a small number of people each year.

The deal also would provide work permits to every illegal once they are released from custody, he noted. That giveaway would increase competition for jobs nationwide, thus driving down Americans’ wages.

Those deal’s work-permit terms may also override the current laws that require all migrant to be detained until their asylum cases are judged. Biden’s deputies are ignoring those laws, and instead spend billions of dollars to get migrants into U.S. jobs, not detention centers.

The flood of cheap labor would also minimize corporate investment in wealth-generating automation and so reduce average productivity nationwide. The flood would also be absorbed by employers in high-wage coastal cities, minimizing job creation in the heartland states.

The deal also would have Americans pay lawyers to help more illegal-migrant youths grab shares of the Americans’ citizenship birthright. The giveaway would likely help the cartel-allied labor traffickers recruit many more poor foreign youths to work dangerous jobs in the United States.

The claimed deal also expands the migration incentive for lower-wage Indian graduates to take Fortune 500 white-collar jobs from U.S. graduates via the H-1B visa worker program.

The extra incentive is the award of work permits to their adult children, so allowing the adult children to stay in the United States where they can compete for jobs and housing that would otherwise go to young American graduates. This population of adult children is huge because roughly 400,000 competing Indians have competitively jammed themselves into multiyear waiting lines for green cards.

The Indians are the largest national group in the various visa-worker programs. The programs allow the Fortune 500 and their subsidiaries to keep a workforce of roughly 2 million foreign contract workers in professional-class jobs around the nation.

The foreign managers in the imported workforce quietly sell jobs to people in their ethnic networks by first excluding many Americans from a wide variety of professional careers.

The non-immigrant workforce also allows C-suite executives to shrivel the workplace status of U.S. professionals — including journalists and their children — and to corral technology innovation.

The leak says the deal will also award an extra 50,000 green cards.

Those cards will likely be used to help recruit more foreign graduates for the Fortune 500’s workforce, said Chmielenski. Those extra green cards would be a valuable recruiting tool for Fortune 500 managers because they can be converted into the huge, government-granted workplace bonus of citizenship.

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