Increasing H-2B visas harms American workers

On October 12, the Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Department of Labor, announced that it would increase by 65,000 H-2B visas for fiscal year 2023. This nearly doubles the existing 66,000 cap. There are roughly 50 million working-age Americans without jobs. Americans are available to do the jobs that DHS wants to give away to foreign-born workers, IF they are offered fair wages and working conditions.

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H-2B visas harm American workers

I was disappointed to learn that DHS Secretary Mayorkas has issued an additional 65,000 H-2B visas. As H-2B visas typically cover seasonal and temporary low-skill jobs, these visas disproportionately harm young and less-educated Americans. Increasing H-2B visa numbers would prevent thousands more young Americans from entering the workplace.

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Our de facto open borders make inflation and climate change worse

The Real Clear Policy article, Our De Facto Open Border Makes Inflation & Climate Change Worse (October 4, 2022) tells the sad truth:

If you were seeking to inflict the maximum pain on the American people during a time of high inflation and scarcity of goods and services, you would implement de facto open borders. And if you wanted to cancel out any of the positive effects of the recently passed so-called Inflation Reduction Act on climate change, you’d also want to keep that border wide open.

Reasonable solutions are available, from restoring the Migration Protections Protocols, to raising the credible fear standard. I am very sorry to witness this Congress’s and this administration’s utter failure to act, or even acknowledge the depth of this crisis, the worst in U.S. history.


Greg Raven, Apple Valley, CA

P.S. Secure our borders and evict all those illegals here!

Environmental stewardship loses to immigration-driven population growth

I’m concerned about the persistent environmental degradation in America, such as water shortages, biodiversity loss, deforestation, pollution, and traffic congestion. It’s clear that we will never be able to resolve these problems without the gradual transition to population stabilization.

The Democratic Party needs to get back to its traditional values of protecting America’s environment and the biodiversity of life, which cannot happen as long as our population continues to rapidly grow. There needs to be an acceptance about the adverse impacts from America’s relentless population growth, and especially the primary source of that growth — immigration. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, our country is poised to gain another 75 million people by 2060 — with roughly 90% due to immigration.

America’s only realistic hope for a sustainable future is to take steps to reduce our high immigration rates. Please support immigration legislation (e.g., limit chain migration) that would lower America’s rapid population growth and help our country achieve authentic sustainability.


Greg Raven, Apple Valley, CA

P.S. Secure our borders and evict all those illegals here!

Oppose DACA amnesty

Pres. Obama issued the unlawful DACA executive amnesty more than a decade ago, and currently, more than 600,000 illegal aliens hold a work permit and legal status as a result. While a federal appellate court said earlier this month that DACA was unlawful, it’s also allowing the Biden Administration to continue renewing applications for existing DACA holders while the case continues to be reviewed.

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