Oppose Biden immigration increases

The Biden amnesty increases annual immigration by 2.4 million — please oppose it!

I cannot understand why President Biden wants to amnesty millions of illegal aliens, expand the visa lottery, and add millions of new foreign workers while Americans are still out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to amnestying illegal aliens, his legislation would:

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Please withdraw your sponsorship of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

I’m disappointed to learn that you want to double immigration.

The U.S. Citizenship Act would more than double immigration and issue green cards to more than 37 million new permanent job seekers from abroad, not counting the work permits that would be granted to illegal workers.

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Oppose the Biden Amnesty

Citizenship Act of 2021 will harm American workers!

President Biden’s mass amnesty for illegal aliens, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, has been introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Linda Sanchez. The Gang of 8’s 2013 amnesty legislation was a bad bill, but the Biden amnesty bill is incalculably worse.

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We need a pro-worker immigration policy

You now have control of Congress. However, 20% of low-wage workers are unemployed.

Democratic officials have stated that immigration reform will be an upcoming priority, and I encourage you to ensure these reforms protect low- and middle-income working families and vulnerable populations.

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Oppose closure of OPT Compliance Unit

Ask Biden to reopen OPT compliance unit!

The Optional Practical Training (OPT) program gives businesses a financial incentive to hire foreign college graduates instead of American and legal immigrant graduates. Employers do not have to pay payroll taxes and the OPT employees do not have to pay FICA withholding, making these employees significantly less expensive to hire. The OPT program is responsible for the inability of most American STEM graduates to find jobs in STEM fields — fewer than 50% of STEM graduates are finding STEM jobs. Moreover, the FICA fund loses out on $2 billion each year due to OPT and CPT.

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Oppose H-2B Increase

Make sure the omnibus spending bill doesn’t increase H-2B visas!

I cannot understand why some of your colleagues are pushing for H-2B visa increases in the upcoming omnibus spending bill. American workers are still devastated by the pandemic and the situation will only get worse this winter. Increasing the number of H-2B foreign workers will only make it more difficult for Americans to get back to work.

Increasing H-2B visa numbers will only keep more Americans unemployed and outside the workforce. Because H-2B visa holders tend to take unskilled jobs, these visas harm less-educated and lower-skilled Americans the most. Worse still, these impacted Americans are disproportionately Black and Hispanic Americans.

Further unfairly impacted by the pandemic, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Americans with a high school education or less have been hit the hardest, and increasing H-2B numbers will only escalate the burden. Please ensure the omnibus spending bill doesn’t raise the H-2B cap or authorize DHS to raise the cap.

Greg Raven, Apple Valley, CA