I’m disappointed at the decision to import tens of thousands more low-skilled workers to take jobs that American workers want to do. This is bad news for hard-working Americans and more than 50k unemployed Arkansans. https://t.co/Y61mw3CKfS— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) May 6, 2019
The 30,000 additional visas are for seasonal summer work. The unemployment rate for teenagers in the U.S. is 13%, and for 20-24 yr olds it’s 7.8%. These are the Americans who want these jobs, and will be hurt by this new flood of foreign labor. https://t.co/rmB0eQ1eei— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) May 6, 2019
Too much cheap foreign labor artificially suppresses wages and takes jobs from Americans. The number of H-2B visas for low-skilled, non-agricultural labor has nearly doubled since 2009. https://t.co/eNldRJhNmd— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) May 7, 2019
1.9 million Americans are unemployed.— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) May 7, 2019
1.4 million more are available & want to work, but aren't included in the unemployed number.
Our immigration policies should put these Americans first instead of importing cheap foreign labor & undercutting wages.https://t.co/rmB0eQ1eei