Trump Follows Obama; Supports Foreign Grads to Take American Jobs

DoJ’s position contradicts’ President Trump’s Inauguration Day promise of a “Buy America, Hire American” policy…

(Breitbart) President Donald Trump’s lawyers are defending President Barack Obama’s claim that every administration can displace U.S. professionals by granting work permits to an unlimited number of foreign white-collar workers.

Obama’s claim of unlimited outsourcing power creates multiple headaches for Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions as he tries to shut down the 2012 ‘DACA’ program which also provided work-permits to the 800,000 illegals who were also granted “prosecutorial discretion” to stay in the United States.

The legal problem will be showcased February 20 when lawyers will ask a panel of three D.C. judges to shutter the fast-growing “Optional Practical Training” program which provides work permits to at least 300,000 foreign graduates of American colleges each year — and also allows U.S. companies to pocket their OPT employees’ Social Security and Medicaid taxes.

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Administration officials must shut down the OPT rule and program because it violates the law — 8 U.S. Code § 1324a — which bars foreigners from working in the United States, said John Miano, the lead lawyer in the decade-old case brought by the Immigration Reform Law Institute on behalf of white-collar professionals…

“What they are arguing for is delay, delay, delay, to keep what is in place… [and] if they keep things in place, they are essentially keeping the Obama programs in place,” Miano told Breitbart News. Under Obama, officials expanded the OPT program to raise the supply of white-collar workers sought by U.S. companies.

The DoJ’s position contradicts’ President Trump’s Inauguration Day promise of a “Buy America, Hire American” policy…

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