(Big League Politics) – According to a report by John Binder of Breitbart News, the Biden administration is scrapping a reform the previous Trump administration pursued that would have prevented the federal government from granting work permits to illegal aliens with deportation orders.
Binder noted that in 2020 “Trump issued a proposed rule change to prevent the issuance of work permits to illegal aliens who have been ordered deported from the United States by a federal immigration judge.”
In the present, the Biden administration made an announcement that it is rescinding Trump’s order, which guarantees that the federal government will continue granting work permits to illegal aliens with final deportation orders.
In justifying this decision, the Biden administration argued that maintaining a moratorium on the issuance of work permits to illegal aliens with final deportation orders “would impose exorbitant costs and burdens on U.S. employers related to labor turnover.”
Jessica Vaughan, the Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, believes that the Biden administration’s move functions as “a de facto amnesty.”
“This is yet another common sense Trump reform that is being reversed,” Vaughan told Breitbart. “Most Americans would be astounded to hear that in 2019 the government issued more than 25,000 work permits to people who have been ordered removed by an immigration judge. These are often criminals who can’t be deported because their home country refuses to take them back.”
“So we just let them stay, with benefits like a work permit. The Trump administration finally got around to stopping this practice, but not fast enough to keep it from being undone,” Vaughan added. “We can expect the Biden administration to use the work permit authority to the maximum extent possible, because it’s a de facto amnesty that is easier than trying to get an amnesty bill through Congress.”
Binder gave some context to the Biden administration’s plans and how they could impact the economy:
Already, the Biden administration is rewarding tens of thousands of border crossers with one-year work permits to remain and take American jobs while they await their court hearings.
The mass issuance of work permits to border crossers and illegal aliens comes as 16.4 million Americans remain jobless, all of whom want full-time employment. In addition to those unemployed, more than five million Americans are underemployed: they are in part-time jobs but want full-time work.
Given that the Biden administration has kowtowed to woke business entities, it comes to no surprise that it’s pushing cheap labor programs that displace American workers. The Republican Party should take note and put forward candidates who will stand up for American voters by championing immigration restriction.
American workers deserve better.