AMERICAN WORKERS FIRST
As America harnesses and restores its manufacturing and industrial power, we plan to support its time-honored traditions in the labor sector, such as collective bargaining. Democrats are no longer the party of the worker. They’ve sold out to the cheap labor lobby, driving down the bargaining power of American workers.
Retaining power for the American workers who are the backbone of the national economy is critical to keep working families and their communities prospering. We will moderate the rapid technological and domestic/global growing pains experienced by our current labor force, striking a balance between innovation and quality of life for American workers. We will provide checks and balances in the economic sector so that the ordinary American worker isn’t overrun by the might of ever-expanding corporate business interests, and left behind by the Cheap Labor Lobby. We will provide the negotiating tools for men and women to provide for their families and invest in their communities.
In 2016, the working men and women in America’s industrial heartland took a leap of faith and put their trust in President Donald Trump. In 2020, we will continue to put the honest working men and women of America first, and further empower the strength of their families and our nation as a whole.
ENDING VISA ABUSE
According to the political class in Washington, D.C and their Big Business friends, Americans are thrilled by the endless importation of foreign labor to compete with them in the workplace. That is flat wrong. Never have Americans asked for MORE immigration. They have always asked for LESS.
For the first time in our nation’s history, even college-educated Americans are being replaced in the workforce by foreign counterparts. According to the U.S Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 50% of students with a bachelor’s degree in STEM fields, are NOT employed in STEM occupations.
Through various visa programs, Americans are being fired from their jobs and forced to train their foreign replacements. The F-1 optimal training program is a prime example, relieving at least 500,000 Americans of their duties in favor of cheaper labor from foreign nations. It allows foreign students who went to American universities to stay here after they graduate to work for American companies (otherwise known as “stapling green cards to diplomas”).
Employers who use F-1 visas do not have to pay payroll taxes. In turn, they get tax subsidies to hire foreign labor. American college graduates, who often incur massive student debt hoping for a slot in the middle class, are being left behind. They’re stuck with a monthly bill, but no job to pay for it. While an entire generation suffers, Big Business and the Cheap Labor Lobby profit.
Democrats used to care about America workers. Now they care about abstract ideas like “social justice” perpetuated by urban elites, and have left the majority of American workers behind.
Worse? There are THOUSANDS of visa programs just like F-1.
Lauren will pass legislation to restrict these visa abuses and tax cheats. Combined with Lauren’s immigration platform, which will restrict the endless supply of labor into the market, Delawareans and the rest of America will see a rise in wages, and American college students will compete in the labor market without being put at a massive disadvantage. This plan relies on the basic principles of supply and demand, and common sense. Beltway elites seem to understand neither.