H-2A Temporary Workers Program Americans Shafted by Liberals Again.

A little while back on a blog, I wrote about how Americans only received $7.25 and hour but legal immigrants made $10.10 an hour. I was blasted by every liberal out there as a liar, misrepresenting the facts, they were government contracted employees falling under the new executive order that all government contractors minimum wage would be $10.10 an hour and more; well I was right but I didn’t know just how bad it was until I finally received some of those documents I was telling you about. Now to be honest, I have nothing against guest workers because they did it the right way, my problem is with the politicians who promote them and require more from their employers then is required for the American citizens employers.

Before we get started we need to clear up a couple of identifying terms:

  1. Immigrant- a person who is immigrating to another country seeking permanent citizenship.
  2. Illegal Immigrant- a person who illegally immigrates to another country breaking that countries laws with the intent to or not to seeking permanent citizenship.
  3. Nonimmigrant Worker- a person from another country who is not immigrating but coming to another country on a work visa for increments of no more then a year which can be renewed by sponsor.

Now that we have that strait, the H-2A Guest Worker Program which is ran by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is the name of the program I was talking about. These guess workers are not government contractors but are nonimmigrant workers coming to America on a work visa sponsored by companies or individuals requesting workers. Their sponsors must fill out the I-129 form to apply for a nonimmigrant work visa and will be their sponsor while in country if accepted. The requester must see if they are qualified under the USCIS in order for USCIS to determine if you must pay the additional $1,500 or $750 American Competitiveness and Workforce
Improvement Act (ACWIA) fees. The sponsor must pay for a minimum of 20 hours a week even if no work is completed, provide housing, and medical. I ask, does this benefits that the sponsor is forced to pay far exceeds what is required for American workers? Now lets look at the wages.

The minimum wage controlled by congress is across America and all American territories; the lowest minimum wage for American and American territories is $4.18 an hour in the American Samoa territory which was written out of the $7.25 minimum wage by Nancy Pelosi but we will get back to that later. As of 18 December 2014, the highest minimum wage was at $9.50 in DC. The lowest minimum wage you could pay a nonimmigrant worker was $9.87 in five states and the highest mandatory minimum wage was $13.41 in four states. So let me get this right, if you count the American Samoa, the nonimmigrant worker gets paid 57.7 percent more ($4.18 compared to $9.87), if you don’t count them it is 27% more ($7.25 compared to $9.87), with the highest minimum wage being 29.2% higher ($9.50 compared to $13.41). No lets not forget that the sponsor must give them from housing, utilities, and health insurance so like I said, the American citizen getting screwed by liberals again; no lets look at an inconvenient truth.

When it come to liberals, most are in the Democratic party and claim to always be looking out for the little guy. No one in the Democratic party has stood on this pedestal more then the ultra liberal Nancy Pelosi but she is pretty much the poster child of the liberal left in America. Nancy Pelosi is a liberal Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 12th district and one of the biggest advocates of a minimum wage, at lease in public, but she as all liberals are nothing but con artist. In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage since 75% of the American Samoa work force are employed by Star-Kiss. StarKist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi's home district, StarKist mother company is Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi so this could be the reason she exempted them, or it could be because Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband, owns $17 million dollars of StarKist stock. The American Samoa should be at $7.25 an hour minimum wage like the rest of American and it’s territories; it is ok for her to push through legislation which requires American sponsors to be forced to pay at a minimum $9.87 plus housing to foreign workers but won’t even raise her people up to $7.25 an hour. Do you really think she cares for the small guy, or the big business that supports her?

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