Support
Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!
Contact
Top Headlines
Ohio Christian Parents Lose Custody of 17-Year-Old Daughter For Refusing Her Transgender Drugs
"Doctors claim that the parents' treating the girl as a girl has triggered suicidal feelings." [CBD]
South Dakota Education Department spokeswoman Mary Stadick Smith said in an email that she was not aware of gender identity currently being taught about in South Dakota schools. Sure......And I'm dating Kate Upton. [Mis. Hum.]
They just don't get it. They, You ask?Mitt Romney and his announced Senate race. Had we wanted what you want DJT wouldn't be POTUS. Here's hoping that Utah rejects this carpetbagger. [Mis. Hum.]
104 year-old Navy Lt. Jim Downing passes
"Navy Lt. Jim Downing, the second-oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, has passed at the tender age of 104." [CBD]
The Federal Bureau of Incompetence Investigation strikes again. What the hell are they good for? [Mis. Hum.]
Interesting point from Tucker Carlson's show last night: Someone’s Doing The DOJ and FBI Interrogations and It’s Not Congress… Suggests Strzok, Page, Ohr et al are cooperating. [dri]
Are we a nation of laws? Or are we just serfs living according to the whims of unelected black robe wearing elites? Is it time for the POTUS to say, "F.O.A.D. I'm not obeying your order? Is it time to have the necessary showdown between the duly elected POTUS or an out of control court? I'm shaking my head that an Executive Order can be ordered to be implemented. [Mis. Hum.]
Human rights activist admits: Muslim refugees have no intention of adopting our values.
"suddenly we have two legal systems functioning in one country!"
[ArthurK]
“Russiagate is bunk and Intelgate is worse than Watergate.” - The Nation
And the moon became as blood...
(link to Nation article is in the tweet this replies to)

[ArthurK]
Epic Battle Simulator: 2.000 MODERN US SOLDIERS vs 60.000 ZOMBIES [dri]
Super-Duper Conservative Democrat Joe Manchin, Almost as Conservative as the TruCon Never Trumpers, Poses With an "I Stand with Planned Parenthood" Sign
And then weeks later, poses with a "We Don't Need Planned Parenthood" sign... It's almost as if he's trying to con his voters, who he considers rubes
Guy-smiley2_400x400.jpg

Jeff Flake gives a Senate speech: "Blah blah blah blah cuck cuck blah"
Recent Entries
Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/17/18 ) Feelin' Musical Edition
Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-17-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]
Mini Chess Thread 02-17-2018
Ace of Spades Pet Thread
Saturday Gardening Thread: Graft [KT]
Thread before the Gardening Thread: The Liberal Revolt Against the Masses [KT]
Weird News Dump
EMT 2/17/18
Silent ONT
streiff: Today's Indictments Were a Nothingburger, and If You Disagree, Your Name Must Be Adam Schiff
Recent Comments
chavez the hugo: "I'm definitely not phisticated enough for this thr ..." [view]

I Work for Dick Jones: "[i] Both of Adam Carolla's movies are very underra ..." [view]

Secret Square: "525 My experience of Red Dawn was just the opposit ..." [view]

Anon a mouse: "597, What do you have against trees? Snort. ..." [view]

Tom Servo: ""The Dude Abides. I find that kinda comforting." ..." [view]

Nick Nailer: "Nikolas Cruz is Donnie Darko. ..." [view]

Jewells45: " I don't know about director's cuts, but Paul Verh ..." [view]

qdpsteve: "I've read the producers were so unhappy with Harri ..." [view]

Splunge: "[i]I read that the Coen Bros asked T Bone Burnett ..." [view]

I Work for Dick Jones: "[i]John Wayne shot Liberty from the shadows becaus ..." [view]

Anon a mouse: "I had never heard of it until a few days ago " ..." [view]

Anonosaurus Wrecks, Broke, Woke, Toke, Joke: "I think voiceover is generally bad - I love Sa ..." [view]

zibbly wibbly: "596 Damn. I'm gone for a few hours and you go from ..." [view]

booknlass: "Tom, I agree with you about Brother being all abou ..." [view]

All Hail Eris, Literate Savage: "As for origiami...The origami guy came by Harrison ..." [view]

Search


Bloggers in Arms

American Digest
The Anchoress
Belmont Club
Betsy's Page
The Bitch Girls
BizzyBlog
Blackfive, Paratrooper of Love
Blonde Sagacity
California Conservative
Chicago Boyz
Classical Values
Cold Fury
The Country Store
Cowboy Blob
Cranky Neocon
Da Goddess
Daily Lunch
Daily Pundit
The Daily Recycler (Vidblog)*
Daleks Weblog
Daly Thoughts
Ilyka Damen
Damn the Man
Dave Munger
Dave's Not Here
Dawn Eden
Day by Day (Cartoon)
DefenseTech
Demure Thoughts
EduWonk
Enter Stage Right
Eternity Road
Dean Esmay
The Fat Guy
File It Under
FloridaCracker
Ghost of a Flea
Grim's Hall
Hell in a Handbasket
Victor Davis Hanson
Hugh Hewitt
The House of Payne
IMAO
Instapundit
Iowahawk
JamieR (Classics)
JihadWatch
Just One Minute
Kausfiles
Le Sabot Post-Moderne
Lileks/The Bleat
Likelihood of Confusion Law Blog
Michelle Malkin
Memeorandum (Metablog) Mind of Mog
My Pet Jawa
Oh, That Liberal Media
Outside the Beltway
Patterico's Pontifications
The Perfect World (Discussion Forum)
The People's Cube
New Hampshire Review
Powerline
Protein Wisdom
The Pundit Guy
Q & O
RedState
Reliapundit
Riehl Worldview (Carnivorous Conservative)
Say Anything Blog
Scrappleface
Seraphic Press
Roger L. Simon
Six Meat Buffet
Slublog
Ten Fingers Six Strings
Traction Control/US Citizen
Two Crackas in My Soup
Twisted Spinster
An Unamplified Voice (Music/Opera)
Velociworld
Viking Pundit
The Wardrobe Door
White Pebble (Politics/Poetry)
Whitney Gaskell (Author)
Michael Williams/Master of None
WizBang
Faces From Ace's
The Rogues' Gallery.
Archives
Syndicate this site (XML)

Powered by
Movable Type 2.64

« Campus Rape Activist Finds It Hard to Date Dudes | Main | Mike Tyson Has an Interesting Theory About Lamar Odom's Recovery »
October 29, 2015

Mark Krikorian: Rubio and Trump Dissemble on H1-B Visas

Well, Rubio dissembled. Trump seemed like he hadn't read "his" own immigration plan.

Mark Krikorian -- who no one can claim is an immigration dove -- finds that Rubio was simply lying when he claimed that he wanted to "reform" the H1-B process, and guarantee that companies had to recruit Americans first, and pay H1-B workers at least as much as previous (American) workers.

If that's what he wants, why isn't that in his bill? All his bill does is triple the number of H1-B visas, without "reforming" anything, unless you consider giving corporate patrons handjobs "reform."

This is why Trump's website calls Rubio "Zuckerberg's personal Senator," though Trump, apparently, is unaware his website says this. Mark Zuckerberg loves him some low-cost foreign replacements (and American workers on welfare); Rubio loves that too, because Zuckerberg told him to love it.

[Rubio repeated] three times his demand that employers using H-1B visas to replace Americans should be barred from the program -- except that "abuses" aren't the problem. When Disney laid off hundreds of highly skilled Americans in Rubio’s own state and forced them to train their cheaper foreign replacements imported on H1-B visas, that wasn’t an abuse of the program -- that's the way it's supposed to work. In the past couple of years, Toys 'R' Us has done the same thing, and SunTrust and Fossil and Southern California Edison and Northeast Utilities and others.

The law was written precisely to allow this. Rubio was clearly suggesting that these actions should not be permitted. So one would assume that the H1-B bill that he introduced in the Senate earlier this year -- the "I-Squared" bill, that would triple the number of H1-B foreign workers admitted -- addresses those "abuses," right? After all, he said in the debate:

We need to add reforms, not just increase the numbers, but add reforms. For example, before you hire anyone from abroad, you should have to advertise that job for 180 days. You also have to prove that you’re going to pay these people more than you would pay someone else, so that you're not undercutting it by bringing in cheap labor.

But Rubio's bill on this very topic does none of these things. It does not require recruitment of American workers. It does not require employers to "pay more than you would pay someone else." In fact, Ron Hira, one of the leading researchers in this area, says Rubio’s bill would provide Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his comrades "a huge increase in the supply of lower-cost foreign guest workers so they can undercut and replace American workers."

As for Trump: Trump's own plan does in fact call for such reforms -- the one on his website. But this is precisely the plan he disowned at the debate, claiming Becky Quick was just making this up. "I don't know where you people get this," he said, or words to that effect.

Although this seemed at the moment to be Trump demolishing Becky Quick for her shoddy research, in fact, she was correct: She read this on Trump's website.

It's part of the immigration plan Jeff Sessions wrote for him -- which Donald Trump apparently did not even read. He slapped it up on the website, said "Here's my plan," but apparently hasn't been f***ed enough to read it.

Because this is not the first time Trump has talked up making sure we get all these wonderful highly-skilled foreign workers here on H1-B workers.

I've noted this on the blog before: the immigration policy that Trump puts on his website -- written by Jeff Sessions -- promises reforms and restrictions on the H1-B program.

But every single time Trump actually talks about it, he talks about letting in as many highly-skilled workers as possible. We can't lose such people, he says. We can't have them go to school at Harvard, then go work in another country.

So we need them... to displace existing American workers.

It's not just that this is a contradiction. It's a contradiction he doesn't even attempt to reconcile, because I don't think he's even aware of what "his" immigration plan on his website actually says.

Michele Malkin, who introduced me to this issue when she came on the podcast, isn't having it:


Either Trump wants H1B's reformed and restricted or he does not. His website says one thing; his mouth says another. When asked about the reform/restriction plan, he goes so far to actually disown the idea, and to claim it has nothing to do with him.

Well, which is it?

Many people -- including me-- are giving Trump a chance specifically because of his pro-American-worker positioning on illegal -- and legal -- immigration. Supposedly, because he didn't need corporate money to fuel his campaign, he had the ability to actually say "no" to corporate demands to replace American workers with cheaper foreign imports and stick up for actual Americans for a change.

But if he doesn't believe his own plan -- indeed, if he doesn't even know what the hell his plan even says -- then what is the point of him?

Note: Krikorian also makes the case against Trump, though I haven't quoted his language on that (I already quoted enough of him for Rubio).

See the link for Krikorian's take.


posted by Ace at 07:14 PM