Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg Try to Sneak ‘Country Cap’ Prize from President Donald Trump

Breitbart | 7/1/2019 | Neil Munro
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Tech billionaires and Silicon Valley investors are trying to snatch a valuable prize from President Donald Trump’s hand before he can win pro-American immigration reforms in 2021.

The prize is the removal of “country caps” on the award of green cards to company-picked foreign workers — and it is likely worth tens of billions of dollars to investors.

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GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte traded one part of the same country-cap card — green cards for 600,000 Indians — in 2018 to get about 30 additional votes from House legislators for his immigration reform plan, a Hill source told Breitbart News. The swap was reasonable because Goodlatte’s reform would have gained numerous benefits for American, including merit immigration, reduction in legal immigration, and the mandatory use of E-Verify. Still, Goodlatte’s bill was defeated, mainly because of hostility by then-Majority Leader Paul Ryan, a fervent advocate for a high-migration, low-wage economy.

If Trump wins reelection in 2020, he is likely to try again to push an immigration reform bill through Congress in 2021. But his chances of a 2021 legislative victory will be reduced if the “country cap” card is thrown away this month — in exchange for nothing — because of lobbying by business groups and Democrats.

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Business groups are pressuring Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Trump to endorse the “country cap” giveaway because it would allow investors to dramatically increase the inflow of cheap Indian college-graduates into the U.S. workforce, even without changing the total number of green cards issued each year.

The giveaway is in a House bill, HR.1044, and a matching Senate bill, S.368. Both bills end the country caps, provide fast-track green cards to roughly 300,000 Indian H-1B contract workers, and both expand the reward for more Indians to become contract workers in the United States — and neither bill offers...
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