Question: New York leaders urge Biden administration to expedite immigrant work visa process.
Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams claim that immigrant work permits will lead to self-sufficiency (“Kat asks for WH instead of saying ‘do something,’” Sept. 14).
Taxpayers will still be responsible for all costs of dependents and expenses not covered by an entry-level job.
Off-the-books employment does not affect housing, education, health and food benefits. This offer is an ongoing invitation to everyone.
Mayor Adams seems to think that giving illegal immigrants work papers will solve all of the city’s problems. Think again.
People making minimum wage will never be able to afford a New York City apartment. They still need to supplement their income.
If the order is passed giving them work papers, every illegal immigrant in the United States will seek to settle here, causing more problems
The only solution is to close the borders.
When I read “White House Playing Games on Visas” (September 13), I wasn’t surprised that the Biden administration was blaming Congress for delays in immigrant work visas.
I feel the pain Mayor Adams is going through due to the immigration stampede. The mayor wonders aloud whether the city will survive this. I do too.
In Massachusetts, we faced the same problem as the influx of immigrants began. Just like New York, the influx of people is a huge disservice. Our politicians are also looking to Washington for help with work visas.
Thanks also to Texas Governor Greg Abbott for giving it back to Adams after Mayor Adams called Abbott a “crazy guy” for transporting people from Texas.
The real culprit is not Texas, but our national government’s abdication of its role in controlling the border.
Yet liberal Democrats in Washington have been avoiding blame. Local politicians need to start placing the blame where the blame belongs.
We have severe shortages in construction and truck driving. We have millions of young, strong immigrants who are happy to work hard and make good money. We can also teach them about industries Americans no longer want to do.
Provide fast-track work permits for industries with shortages. Vet them, teach them English, and give them a driver’s license stamped “non-voter.”
Doesn’t anyone see the elephant in the room?
Who thinks that granting work permits to unskilled, non-English speaking immigrants will allow them to find jobs that will provide them with enough income to live in New York City?
All of this will provide low-wage, unskilled labor to compete with America’s unskilled labor force.
Companies need this immigrant workforce because they cannot provide living wages or upward mobility, so low-income Americans opt out and collect government benefits rather than take these jobs.
American taxpayers will still have to subsidize these work immigrants, exacerbating our booming, unsustainable entitlement programs.
palm coast florida
The problem with work visas is not knowing how many are needed.
Simply closing borders would allow for an accurate accounting.
toms river new jersey
How ridiculous and futile it is for Hochul and Adams to seek expedited work authorization for immigrants when their employers flee the state.
Rather than spending billions to house them until their status is adjudicated, wouldn’t it be better to simply pay for their travel to China so they can begin to pursue the economic opportunities we have given up on them over the past three decades? ?
The Chinese would surely welcome another source of cheap labor and we could all live “happily ever after.”
The fairy tale ends.
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