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White House should allow all workers to contribute to economic growth by lifting the

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White House should allow all workers to contribute to economic growth by lifting the

02.18.21 06:54 AM

As Americans work to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and generate stronger economic growth, itís critical that government not*put up*barriers that hurt workers and employers. We canít afford to leave hardworking contributors on the sidelines because shortsighted rules block people who want to help grow our economy. Thatís obviously true for every American who wants to contribute. But itís also true for workers who want to come to the United States from elsewhere and complement the domestic workforce with rare skills, or with hard work to fill positions that cannot otherwise be filled. In 2020, in an effort to open*500,000 jobs for Americans, the Trump administration imposed a moratorium on the issue of worker visas. The theory was that by preventing foreign workers from filling jobs, it would create more opportunities for American workers. However well-intentioned this might*have been, it didnít work. Instead of helping generate growth,*itís estimated*that the ban*cost*as much as*$100 billion on Fortune 500 firmsí market valuation. But the economic damage is even worse when considering the damage it has done to other businesses across the nation. H2B visas for example, are made available for non-agricultural workers, including jobs such as landscapers and seasonal hospitality work. The hiring […]

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