It’s Always a Good Time to Increase Immigration!

Article author: 
Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies
Article publisher: 
National Review
Article date: 
27 May 2021
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, arguably the most powerful lobby in Washington, made a big splash this week in a push for vastly increased immigration.
This may seem improbable when, in April, there were about 64 million Americans of working age who were either formally unemployed... or out of the job market altogether. But to adapt the old real estate slogan to describe the approach of shameless boosters of de facto open borders, it’s always a good time to increase immigration.
“The America Works Agenda” put forth by the chamber addresses what seems to be a genuine problem: Many businesses really are having trouble finding enough staff....
Not all businesses are facing such difficulties, of course. Some seem to think that maybe supply and demand still works and have found plenty of willing job-seekers by offering more money....
The chamber wants to double employment-based immigration; exempt dependents from the numerical caps, which would double it again; double H-1B visas (mainly for low-end tech labor from India); double H-2B visas (unskilled, seasonal, non-agricultural workers); grant amnesty for “Dreamers” and illegals with “Temporary” Protected Status; and plenty more....
It may be time for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to remove the initials at the start of its name.