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In Limiting Immigration, Trump Is Hurting Business, Companies Say
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49047"><span class="small">Nelson D. Schwartz and Steve Lohr, The New York Times</span></a>   
Monday, 03 September 2018 13:12

Excerpt: "The Trump administration is using the country's vast and nearly opaque immigration bureaucracy to constrict the flow of foreign workers into the United States by throwing up new roadblocks to limit legal arrivals."

Rob Hurst, manager of Edgartown Commons on Martha's Vineyard, has had to scrub bathrooms this summer because five Jamaican workers who had long worked at the hotel couldn't get visas. (photo: Elizabeth Cecil/NYT)
Rob Hurst, manager of Edgartown Commons on Martha's Vineyard, has had to scrub bathrooms this summer because five Jamaican workers who had long worked at the hotel couldn't get visas. (photo: Elizabeth Cecil/NYT)


In Limiting Immigration, Trump Is Hurting Business, Companies Say

By Nelson D. Schwartz and Steve Lohr, The New York Times

03 September 18

 

he Trump administration is using the country’s vast and nearly opaque immigration bureaucracy to constrict the flow of foreign workers into the United States by throwing up new roadblocks to limit legal arrivals.

The government is denying more work visas, asking applicants to provide additional information and delaying approvals more frequently than just a year earlier. Hospitals, hotels, technology companies and other businesses say they are now struggling to fill jobs with the foreign workers they need.

With foreign hires missing, the employees who remain are being forced to pick up the slack. Seasonal industries like hotels and landscaping are having to turn down customers or provide fewer services. Corporate executives worry about the long-term impact of losing talented engineers and programmers to countries like Canada that are laying out the welcome mat for skilled foreigners.


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+1 # jwb110 2018-09-03 22:53
If this Government invested in its population like other countries do we would have all the schooled professionals we need. We wouldn't have to worry about a need for foreign workers. Instead we throw our young to the wolves by hamstringing education and then privatizing it which also doesn't seem to be working or saddling people who are graduating with enormous debt. The system as it stand is not working for a population that is not being invested in to be able to fill jobs as Americans in America. It would require the resolve to stop pissing money away on tax breaks and military spending (i.e. Parades) and plowing that money back in to the capital that is the workers of tomorrow. The profit motive uncheck is driving this country into the ground and everyone in Washington seems to think it is someone else problem. What the hell has happened to us!?!?
 
 
-1 # RLF 2018-09-04 06:52
I'm sorry but if you can't find enough people to work these industries here, maybe we should start educating some. Our graduate schools are peopled with foreign students who make no noise about associate professor salaries, etc. I don't buy it. Hurting business now means hurting the 1%. Get over it. I don't own stock. I don't have a retirement. I don't have health insurance. What the hell are these companies doing for me that I should make it better for them? The only way this works is if you are still running Trickle Down...and I'm way past that. I actively travel the world and I work at not being a racist...so don't try to use those tired old arguments!