The White House is supporting legislation that will spend approximately $29 million for excluding more Americans from white-collar occupations while also reducing funding for job creation in heartland areas.
“The Government supports House enactment of GH.R.36438, the Equal Accessibility to Green Cards for Lawful Employment (EAGLE) Bill, and its objective of enabling U.S. firms to focus on recruiting immigrants on merit,” the Administration’s Office of Management and Budget stated in a statement on December 6.
According to a Congressional Budget Office assessment from December 5, the bill will cost $29 million during the next five years.
The bill is touted as a reasonable help package for Indian migrants hired for jobs in the United States by Fortune 500 businesses and their pyramids involving Indian subcontractors.
However, the CBO study observed that the impact extends far beyond assistance to Indians because it will allow foreign employees hired by US corporations to get renewed work permits, despite the backlog in the green card application process.
“The bill would permit recipients of employment-based immigrant visa petitions who are already in the U. S. to file for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident even when an immigrant visa is not available immediately.”
The bill’s biggest losers are the swing-voting college grads who overwhelmingly voted Democrats in the 2022 midterms.
“However, the bill has provoked rare criticism from Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), who chairs the Congressional Black Caucus’ immigration task group. She contended that the plan would unjustly favor a subset of immigrants,” adding, “I cannot endorse actions that would prolong the current disparities in our immigration system.”
The CBC has frequently attempted to increase the number of green cards granted to African migrants. However, the EAGLE Act would almost certainly assure that the Fortune 500’s Indian employees dominated the allocation of green cards.
In consequence, the influx of Indians is predicted to strengthen ethnic Indian groups’ political clout at the cost of African-American groups.
The EAGLE Act has eight Republican cosponsors and is being promoted by Republican Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), despite the fact that it will limit investment in GOP-controlled areas and promote more investment in coastal states represented by pro-migration Dems.
Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) supports the corporate giveaway measure. He was named party whip for the 2023 Congress following a partially successful 2022 electoral campaign during which donor resistance stifled Republican discourse about the enormous and growing financial burden of migration on American people.