China’s abuse of US visa system is unacceptable: Rep. Jim Jordan
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, discusses FISA reform and says House Republicans are calling for a review of alleged Chinese abuse of the EB-5 visa program.
Every year, the United States accepts about 85,000 foreign workers into its H-1B visa program to work at U.S. companies including Microsoft and Amazon.
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In June, President Trump signed an executive order pausing new H-1B and similar visas until the end of 2020, citing high U.S. unemployment attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Big tech companies and their leaders were quick to push back.
"Like Apple, this nation of immigrants has always found strength in our diversity, and hope in the enduring promise of the American Dream," Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote on Twitter. "There is no new prosperity without both. Deeply disappointed by this proclamation."
Meanwhile, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, head of the nation's largest union group, said it didn't go far enough.
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"Don't just do this temporarily," Trumka told "Mornings with Maria." "Let's do this and make it a sane system so when there's a real need we can get people, but when there isn't a real need we shouldn't be able to bring people in to lower the wages of American workers."