‘Hire AMERICANS’: Jim Jordan responds to Biden’s immigrant labor supply idea
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) responded to the Biden administration‘s idea of lowering inflation through the hiring of immigrants, suggesting that unemployed Americans be considered first.
“Why not just hire AMERICANS looking for jobs?” Jordan tweeted.
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While jobless claims have dropped, still more than twice the 5 million job openings that were normally available pre-pandemic remain.
In an effort to bolster the economy and increase the labor supply, President Joe Biden is hoping to tackle immigration reform in the new year, according to Axios. Yet with Republicans now controlling the House, he will face greater opposition.
His plan reportedly includes the hiring of “Dreamers” under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program or Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act — a cause close to Democrats. In exchange, Republicans would receive increased funding for border security.
Immigration reform is “harder in the divided Congress, but it’s so clearly necessary in light of what we’re seeing in the job market,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said. “The thing that’s underpinning inflation still — that’s driving inflation still — is this tight labor market.”
“Immigration is a lever,” Raimondo added. “We’re down a million immigrants a year. That’s a workforce that we need.”
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The number of immigrants crossing the border is expected to increase by record numbers when Title 42, a pandemic-era policy allowing the government to expel millions of immigrants from U.S. borders expeditiously, expires.
The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday for a delay in Title 42’s termination.