In the midst of an unprecedented shutdown of American life due to the Wuhan coronavirus, the anti-border forces are as active as ever.
Industries immediately began using the crisis as a pretext for demanding more foreign worker visas, in one case citing school closures that are preventing American employees from going to work. There was also a push to slip a big increase of EB-5 visas, which go overwhelmingly to wealthy Chinese investors, into the emergency stimulus bill. And well into March, refugees were still being resettled as the pandemic raged.
Drawing on our years of research into these programs, the Center has publicized the brazen efforts to increase immigration during the greatest economic dislocation of our lifetime. We've published reports, authored op-eds, and hosted online panel discussions. We brought the attempted increase in H-2B visas to Tucker Carlson's attention, and his segment on it is the only reason the White House belatedly backed down.
Even as our staff all works from home, we remain one of the only organizations shining a light on the biased research of immigration expansionists. Throughout this quarantine, with your help, we will continue to do so.
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