Under President Obama, work permits for foreign nationals, who are not eligible were fast-tracked allowing them to take jobs away from American citizens.
President Trump will be ending all of that and return us to where the laws originally intended for them to run.
That means instead of blanket work permits, they will be deciding on a case by case evaluation to determine eligibility for work permits.
This will open up thousands of jobs that Americans won’t have to compete with cheap illegal labor for.
President Trump is trying to close every loophole that he can in an effort to cut down on illegal immigration.
An order issued this week by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) gives guidance to federal adjudicators to only consider providing foreign nationals who are paroled into the country with work permits after “all relevant factors” are considered “on a case-by-case basis.”
“USCIS will only consider employment authorization for parolees when, based on the facts and circumstances of each individual case, USCIS finds that a favorable exercise of discretion is warranted,” USCIS officials wrote in a release.
The rule is set to slow down the ongoing fast-tracking of work permits for foreign nationals arriving in the U.S. — allowing thousands of migrants to take U.S. jobs while they await court hearings.
“Directly addressing loopholes that encourage the exploitation of our immigration system is the only way forward,” Acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli said in a statement.
“This decision is in response to the national emergency at the southern border where foreign nationals are entering the United States illegally, as well as based on a review of USCIS adjudicatory practices over the past few years,” Cuccinelli said of the new rule.
Between October 2017 and September 2018, the Trump administration gave nearly 18,000 work permits to foreign nationals paroled into the U.S. on urgent humanitarian grounds. The year before, the Obama and Trump administrations authorized work permits for nearly 60,000 foreign nationals.