President Trump’s visa executive order puts American workers first

June 22, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut legal immigration into the U.S.:

“President Trump is putting Americans first with his memorandum cutting the number of legal immigrants into the country.  At a time when more than 20 million Americans are on the unemployment rolls, it is important to insure that opportunities generated by the U.S. economy go to those who have lost their jobs due to the Chinese-originated COVID-19 virus response.

“America is a very generous nation, and the President’s executive order will ensure that those who have high-end unique skill sets will still be able to contribute to our nation’s growth over the next six months. But this executive order should put an end to the days of companies like Disney replacing their American workers in their IT shops with cheaper, temporary foreign workers.  When Donald Trump ran for President, he campaigned against this abhorrent practice of forcing U.S. workers to train their foreign replacements with the threat of losing their pensions and unemployment benefits hanging over their heads.

“As our’s and the world’s economy resets, this is the perfect opportunity to reconfigure visa allocations to best reflect our nation’s needs, and President Trump’s actions today are projected to open up as many as 500,000 jobs for hard working, willing Americans.  The President campaigned as an America first president, and today’s announcement is just one more proof point that he is governing as an America first President.”

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