Thanks Obama, gave foreign students 180,000 American jobs, cost 32 Billion


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A pro-immigrant program was expanded under President Obama that paid U.S. firms $2.7 billion to hire 180,000 foreign “students,” jobs that likely otherwise would have gone to Americans, according to a new report.

The so-called “Optional Practical Training” was supposedly set up for foreign students but actually included no training and put college graduates in the high-paying jobs for three years.

The Center for Immigration Studies, which on Friday urged President Trump to stop the program, estimated that the jobs paid $60,000, suggesting a total of $11 billion in annual wages lost to American workers, over $32 billion over three years. In his Inaugural Address, Trump advocated an “America First” theme.

“The best part of OPT for the foreign alums — and a devastating factor to U.S. resident college grads (both citizens and green card holders) — is that employers are given a $10,000-$15,000 bonus for hiring an alien rather than an American with the same salary.

“This is hard to believe, but true; recent administrations have waved a magic wand over the foreign grads and called them ‘students’ so that the usual payroll taxes (Social Security and Medicare) do not apply to either their employers or to the students.

“So the employer, faced with two equally qualified candidates for, say, a $60,000 a year job (for three years), each candidate being willing to work for that salary, has his choice. If he hires the alien the total payroll costs for three years will be $180,000; if he hires the citizen alternative, the employer will pay $193,770. The higher the salary, the bigger the bonus to the employer hiring the alien.”

H/T and more: Washington Examiner

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20 Responses to “Thanks Obama, gave foreign students 180,000 American jobs, cost 32 Billion”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Thanks Obama, gave foreign students 180,000 American jobs, cost 32 Billion […]

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  2. mcnorman Says:

    He really hates the USA. Odious man.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      We will probably never know all of the evil he perpetrated against the US.

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    The hits just keep on coming, when will this be over?!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I keep saying that this is the last mention of Obama and his nonsense… but we keep finding out more of his outrageous actions that had nothing to do with taking care of Americans, but rather to hurt Americans.

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  4. Hootin' Anni Says:

    Well NOW I’m really P O’d!! And to think, Obama is still worshiped by many. It boggles the mind.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      He has the MSM to thank in large part for not revealing his true self.

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  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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  6. Always On Watch Says:

    Obama — undercutting American citizens at every opportunity. 😦

    All about redistribution of wealth and Zinn-ism, of course.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      You called it AOW. No leaf left unturned.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again

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  8. petermac3 Says:

    But being the anti-Obama racists that we are can we be sure that this anti-American program didn’t in some hidden way help Americans, especially those negros comprising the staggering unemployment numbers in the negro “community.”Let’s face it would 97% of his brothers vote for him if he was giving their jobs away to foreigners? I think we know the answer..:

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Too bad his bros don’t understand he keeps them on the plantation by spoon feeding them with bad schools and crime.

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  9. Just Simply Linda Says:

    …and yet, Americans are hard pressed to find a job…oh wait, that number of unemployment magically reflects a falsehood, the real story is much worse. Shaking my head….America First. period

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    • bunkerville Says:

      And Obama was suppose to be for the little guy. What a joke. All in bed together. Anything to run America into the ground and get the foreigners here.

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      • Just Simply Linda Says:

        yep….see how much flack Trump is getting….in my opinion, is a good thing. That means he is doing something right, MAKE AMERICA FIRST.

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    • Hootin' Anni Says:

      Linda, I wish you didn’t have the wordpress password to your blog…I used to be able to visit…Oh well…it’s always good to see you here tho.

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