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Jan 30 2017

Government Has Been Paying Companies to Hire Foreigners Instead of Americans

Not everyone is happy to see Obama go. Many foreigners would love to have him back. Then the federal government would be sure to keep using our money to take away our jobs and give them to people from other countries:

A pro-immigrant program was expanded under President Obama that paid U.S. firms $2.7 billion to hire 180,000 foreign “students,” jobs that likely otherwise would have gone to Americans, according to a new report.

The so-called “Optional Practical Training” was supposedly set up for foreign students but actually included no training and put college graduates in the high-paying jobs for three years.

The Center for Immigration Studies, which on Friday urged President Trump to stop the program, estimated that the jobs paid $60,000, suggesting a total of $11 billion in annual wages lost to American workers, over $32 billion over three years.

The program paid companies a $10,000–$15,000 bonus to hire foreigners, on top of the bonus of evading payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare. No wonder the workforce participation rate has been cratering.

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The effect of Hope & Change on the workforce participation rate.

On a tip from Stormfax.



11 Responses to “Government Has Been Paying Companies to Hire Foreigners Instead of Americans”

  1. Chantal says:

    That is some interesting information .

  2. Levant1234 says:

    If this was an establishment GOP Presidents actions, it be completely condemned by the media.
    As it was Obama’s actions…. it’s off the news medias radar.

  3. stressdoc says:

    Just curious, what is your source for “The program paid companies a $10,000–$15,000 bonus to hire foreigners” ? I employ an OPT individual (at more that $60K) and know nothing of this benefit.

  4. just a thought says:

    WOW! I knew the Obama admin favored foreigners over Americans, but I had no idea they were PAYING companies to hire them. Just when I thought they couldn’t go any lower, because there wasn’t any left, they found some.

  5. just a thought says:

    Have you tried clicking on the links provided?

    ” I employ an OPT individual (at more that $60K) and know nothing of this benefit.”

    Oops.

  6. 762x51 says:

    Way back in the olden days, circa 1990, foreigners had to prove they could do a job no Americans could do before they could come here and take that job.

  7. Monicafhernandez says:

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  8. Boris says:

    Here you go.

    (advice if you would have it, don’t go for it, it will likely get axed soon, if not already, and it will add you legal costs to clean up the mess afterwards)

    http://watchdog.org/131947/foreign-student-work/

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dhs-urges-employers-to-hire-foreign-students-offers-10000-bonus/article/2574411#!

  9. JackisBack says:

    Someone needs to be executed for this

  10. DM says:

    It is far worse than what is in the article. The Refugee Resettlement Program supplements companies for hiring refugees. They work part time get min wage and collect welfare, medicade & food stamps. The employers who hire the refugees get grants from the Feds to pay the refugees and don’t have to provide health ins because the refugees get medicade. It is all a huge scam. The Refugee Resettlement Contractors like Catholic Charities get paid per head and more money for programs like how to assimilate which isn’t working obviously.
    Subscribe to Refugee Resettlement Watch and be HORRIFIED.

  11. SkankHunt42 says:

    I’m looking at you CITRIX!!!

    This has been going on in my field (software development) for quite some time now! Indian and Chinese “students” on H1B visas overtaking the workforce. Lack of skilled IT professionals my ass!!!


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