MADE IN AMERICA WEEK: Trump Officials Order 15,000 New Visas For Low-Wage Seasonal Workers

The Chicago Tribune reports:

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced a one-time increase of 15,000 additional visas for low-wage, seasonal workers for the remainder of this fiscal year, a seeming about-face from President Trump’s “Hire American” rhetoric, following heavy lobbying from the fisheries, hospitality and other industries that rely on temporary foreign workers.

The increase represents a 45 percent bump from the number of H-2B visas normally issued for the second half of the fiscal year, said senior Homeland Security officials in a call with reporters Monday. The visas are for workers taking seasonal jobs in the seafood, tourism and other industries — but not farm laborers.

Businesses must first attest that their firms would suffer permanent “irreparable harm” without importing foreign workers, and will be required to retain documents proving that they would not otherwise be able to meet their contractual obligations, the officials said.

(Tipped by JMG reader Thomas)

  • Todd Allis

    LOL, excellent timing!

  • Christopher

    When people have to start paying $10 for a head of lettuce maybe then they’ll realize that all of this crap is nonsense.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • TampaDink

    The only reason that they’ve had to resort to this is that we now have zero % unemployment.

    • Christopher

      It amuses me to no end when the people fuming about immigration are having to throw out their harvest because it rotted on the vine due to not enough employees to gather it up.

      • TampaDink

        Stupidity rules supreme among those folks.

        • Christopher

          That it does, sir. That it does.

          • TampaDink

            It is exactly what the corrupt administration wants….stupid people don’t ask questions, just do as they’re told. Which is how hair furor came into his current “job”, by doing whatever Vlad told them to do.

      • Hue-Man

        Worse, Trump is paying millions of dollars for people to round up and deport the very people who would harvest the crops on the vines!

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Those large farm operations in ventura county, the owners of are staunchly republican.
        I used to drive down the 126 almost every week going to ventura and every one of those “farms” had migrant workers in the fields and “yes on prop 8” signs hung on their fences.
        They should not be allowed loopholes for their labor problems.
        IOKIYAR

        • Christopher

          They should also be sterilized.

          The people, not the crops. πŸ˜‰

  • Jeffrey Hitchin

    Ah, Angry Cheeto, you lying, two faced sack of spray-tanned shit.

  • Mikey

    I didn’t realize there was such a demand for eastern European hookers. Maybe Trump is in the market for a new wife?

    • Christopher

      If history has shown us anything, it’s that Trump is ALWAYS in the market for a new wife.

  • Halou

    Does that number include Russian “diplomats”?

  • Gregg

    I guess “Made in America” doesn’t count for people made in America.

    • Todd20036

      Well Duh!

      Most of his wives weren’t made in America.

      His presidency wasn’t made in America.

  • djcoastermark

    See y’all heard it wrong. T rump said , “15,000 more maids in America”

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • katkelly57

      Lonesome Hwy.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Hwy to hell

        • Christopher

          “I’m on the highway to…”

          Well, you know the rest. πŸ™‚

    • Christopher

      Wow! The KKK have really kept that stretch clean!

    • clay

      East Central Ohio through Indianapolis, northern Missouri and Kansas, past Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park.

      Opioid central, to Posse Committatus lane, to Rocky travels, appropriate.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Which reminds me of that all elusive infrastructure bill……
      Which if it ever shows up will be nothing but a corporate giveaway.

      • djcoastermark

        yep, millions if not more for 1 mile of freeway. ( probably with tolls too.)

        • Dorothyjgreen

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    • Nick in Pasadena

      Keep going east until he hits Highway 1.

    • DoctorDJ

      Shouldn’t that be “South” (and dropping).

    • JT

      It should be 36 South because that’s where it’s going.

  • Jerry Kott

    There are no adults in the Room!

  • SoCalGal20

    How many of them are going to work at Trump properties?

    • JWC

      And not get paid

      • TampaDink

        How has your Monday been?

        • JWC

          quiet 23 brite and sunny and yours

          • TampaDink

            Humid, upper 80’s & our requisite afternoon thunderstorm with a chance of more of that tonight. I just peaked at the 10 day forecast, from now until the end of the month there is one day, Sat. the 29th, that we don’t have a forecast for thunderstorms. Poor Sam.

          • JWC

            you and Sammy have your work cut out for you

          • TampaDink

            We do….as we were hunkered down watching Rachel & Lawrence, some idiot in the neighborhood fired off a few more firecrackers.

          • JWC

            poor Sammy

          • JWC

            Enjoy Rachel and Lawrence

          • TampaDink

            I did & trust that you will too in about 50 minutes.

          • JWC

            yup coming up shortly

          • JWC

            Been having a problem with Discus kept deleting my password I think I fixed it

          • TampaDink

            That is odd. I’ve never had that happen to me (yet).

          • JWC

            mostly on my cell phone and Surface

          • TampaDink

            I’ve never accessed JMG by any means other than desktop pc

          • JWC

            As the sun gets way to brite in my computer room 1300-1500 I move to another part of the house thus the i Phone

          • TampaDink

            So many options. For me it is the desk top or nothing.

          • JWC

            to many toys

          • TampaDink

            Tragic story of so many lives….too many toys & not enough playmates.

          • JWC

            I suppose there is way miore than a grain of truth in that

          • TampaDink

            Just a tad. πŸ˜‰

          • JWC

            how is Sam today

          • TampaDink

            So far, so good. No rumbles….yet. How are you & yours today?

          • JWC

            Fine took ASKYM out on the deck and hosed her down

          • TampaDink

            I bet she enjoyed that….how wet did you get?

          • JWC

            Just a bit She loves it Spray her tummy back butt sides and neck then tell her to shake while I get a towel Then towel and brush her and she is all happy

          • TampaDink

            Askym sounds really cooperative. Sam is the opposite.

          • JWC

            she is a very good dog

          • TampaDink

            Clearly! We should be so lucky.

          • JWC

            Sams a good dog

          • TampaDink

            For the most part, yes.

          • JWC

            well here we go again Enjoy Rachel and Lawrence I will in3 hrs and 20 min

          • TampaDink

            They were great last night…while we had another thunderstorm. Had another one around noon today.

          • JWC

            Hope Sam is alright

          • TampaDink

            He is now recovering from our 2nd long & loud storm of the day.

          • JWC

            poor doggy

          • JWC

            we are here once again where I will bid you a good Rachel & Lawrence viewing

          • TampaDink

            I had to get into the viewing position early…because of more thunder. Exhausting night for breaking news….again!

          • JWC

            you poor guys Yup Sean Sphincter is out Rancid Pubis may be next Jeffy is in the wind and we don’t know what R%ex is doing It looks as if President Bannon is cleaning house

          • TampaDink

            It has been another day of thunder terrors although I missed out on some of the big bed therapy time since I’d gone to take a friend who no longer drives (and who gave Sam to us when he could no longer take care of him) out grocery shopping. Seems like things in the train wreck administration are heating up.

          • JWC

            ya and its Friday so a weekend of tweets No Lawrence tonight The weels on the the Clown Car are really wobbeling

          • TampaDink

            Our government is apparently about as stable as Sam is during a thunderstorm with fireworks.

          • JWC

            I see where we Jeffy Noregard Session is in deeper shit

          • TampaDink

            Bigly!

          • JWC

            More thunder and lightning today

          • TampaDink

            Yes…..and then just as the 9pm TRMS began, my friend John called, he’d left something in my car that he needed immediately. I’ll have to watch Rachel at midnight, when you are watching. At least Joe posted a new thread to slog through.

          • JWC

            Oh Joy well we will at 1400 miles apart watch it together

          • TampaDink

            Sounds like a plan.

          • TampaDink

            I understand how that works for you. What happens here is that all is fine & good until we have thunder….and then (as happened around 7pm our time) Now that it is after 2am and I’m back from my evening outing with friends, he seems fine & dandy.

          • JWC

            could be my iPhone trying to doan e-deposit My photos of said mitem haqve been rejected 54 time

          • TampaDink

            I’ve only had a (cheap) “smart phone” for about 6 months…and have barely mastered making & receiving calls & texting.

          • JWC

            ah when you push the right buttons it works

          • TampaDink

            I’ve been known to push buttons. heehee

          • JWC

            Moi aussi One thing you Bro and sis in law will notice in my area a perponderance of both Spanish and British names as it was all settled by both such names as Valdez Saturna Juan de Fuca and Galiano and then Mayne
            Salt Spring and Pender New Westminster a sub of Vancouver was the Capitoo of Bc till the 49th was chossen Then Vicky moved it to the southn point of Vancouver island so the US couldn’t lay claim to the sounthern of VI OH yawn

          • TampaDink

            Fortunately, my bro & sis-in-law are very much okay & comfortable with people from other countries & all walks of life. It wasn’t until after their sons were grown that they explained that my nephews were not exposed to or involved with the boy scouts was due their exclusionary policies towards gay boys & men…and they didn’t want their boys growing up thinking that was okay.

          • JWC

            You 3 sleep well

          • TampaDink

            I did & hope that you did as well. Today’s been busy, first it was back to bed before noon due to thunder, then a late lunch or early supper with my blind friend, then some shopping & at last I’m home. I’ll be headed out after Rachel to visit friends.

          • JWC

            Busy Lad Poor Sam yes got my e- deposit finally done Finally noticed the right button Rachel should be good

    • clay

      “Because of the wet summer and tropical storms, landscaping demands go up in the second half of the year.”

      “If the President can’t pull profits out of his blind trust, he’ll suffer irreparable damage to his corporate image.”

  • -M-

    Mar-a-Lago must need some new bellboys and dishwashers.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      All the summer help in atlantic city casinos is eastern european/russian
      Hmmmm

      • Same thing with the large tourist hotels and shops here in Alaska. Princess tours hires loads of eastern European folks to help run their summer only hotels.

        • Randy Left Brooklyn

          So does Ptown

  • Sam_Handwich
    • -M-

      ffs

      • I will put my head in the sand – and yell, “I can see the world.”

    • Christopher
    • clay

      Apparently, they didn’t read all the way down to the end of the email chain.

    • billbear1961

      They don’t believe something he has ADMITTED happened!

      No one denies it now but the majority of the useless SCUM who voted for that goddamned TRAITOR!!

    • SoCalGal20

      And THAT is why Dems should not waste a single second trying to get those voters. Maybe if Dems get the House back in 2018 they can pass a bill get those people deprogrammed because they’ve basically been brainwashed by Fox News and the GOP.

      • JCF

        SRSLY. Turn out the Obama voters (and *younger*) who didn’t vote AT ALL, not the hopelessly pathetic DrumpfenKorp…

  • boobert

    American jobs for foreign workers ! But you’re deporting the ones that are already here. lol

    • GanymedeRenard

      Exactly!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Sorta on Topic. This woman never fails to impress.
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/825945631147565056

    • Boom Baby, yeah!! Joy Ann really smacked her a great one!

    • another_steve

      There is no better TV journalist/commentator than Joy Ann Reid.

      None.

      • RidingTheLine

        I totally agree. But I like everyone on MSNBC.

        • another_steve

          Please tell me you don’t like Chuck Todd. :-/

          • RidingTheLine

            Good point. And it’s Mika on Morning Joe, not Joe himself, that’s worth watching. But I like the evening lineup, now that Greta has been given the boot.

          • another_steve

            Agree. I like Mika and don’t like how Joe treats her on the show. Constantly cutting her off and more or less not paying attention to what she’s saying.

            The only time I spend quality time with the Morning Joe show is when Joe is off and Mika or someone else is filling in for him.

    • Mow

      The side eye Ann throws while Joy is schooling her… “I really’d rather be anywhere else but here..”

      Love. it.

    • JT

      How could she not? She’s Magna Cunta.

    • JCF

      Sigh. If only I could see this. Loves me My Joy…

      • prixator

        Have you tried watching it directly from the Twitter page? You can get there by clicking on the date line in the embedded tweet above.

        You probably already have tried it, but just in case!

        • JCF

          Oh yeah. Long ago. Twitter takes me to entire PAGES of “The media could not be played.”

          It’s a hardware problem. My hardware is not capable of being updated to be able to play Twit vids.

  • GayOldLady

    And many of those 15k will work in his vineyard in VA making pennies to harvest grapes. That sorry SOB always thinking about lining his own pockets.

    • BobSF_94117

      This 15,000 is for non-agricultural workers.

      • GayOldLady

        Well then they’ll clean rooms, wash dishes and manicure the golf courses at Mar a Lago

        • BobSF_94117

          In addition to the 78 he requested in December.

          I cannot fathom why anyone would want to stay at a “luxury” resort where cooks are paid less than $11/hour.

          “Try the chocolate pie. It’s unique!!!”

  • Christopher
    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Theres a fad market to make a million in…..
      Voodoo dolls shaped like cheetos

      • justme

        with small arms and hands??

  • billbear1961

    More hypocrisy! This is, coming from these scoundrels, surprising?! It’s an admission of how WRONG their policies are!

    Today, this two-faced bastard said the meeting with the Russians to collect dirt on Hillary was all just politics as usual!

    NO, collusion with a hostile foreign power–the single most powerful organized threat to democracy around the world (until, that is, the GOP became a nest of neo-fascist traitors serving solely the anti-democratic gangster oligarchs of THIS country)–to subvert the democratic elections of your own country is NOT just politics as usual, you filthy, traitorous pile of SHIT!!

    The ONLY reason that stupid bastard continues in office is because the people of this nation are goddamned COWARDS!!

    That POS is a traitor, and I do not and will not EVER recognize him or his traitorous fascist regime as legitimate!!

    At long last, hold this bastard accountable!

    If government won’t, WE must!!

    We must FORCE them to hold him and his people accountable!

    If we don’t, this country is now nothing but a banana republic!

    Future elections will be as compromised as they were last November!

    It’s do-or-die time, people!

    http://images6.fanpop.com/image/articles/221000/30-seconds-to-mars_221342_1.jpg?cache=1380401030

    Rise up–demand the traitor’s tax returns and secure elections!

    Demand the impeachment, conviction and imprisonment of this traitor for graft, collusion and obstruction!

    Rescue the Republic from certain death!

    The Sovereign Authority is in YOUR HANDS–YOURS is the power to PUNISH TREASON and to preserve the RULE OF LAW from the traitors in his party who are aiding and abetting his COUP D’Γ‰TAT!!

    https://youtu.be/TQwGTe_MueM?t=2m17s

  • -M-

    Joe’s brought us a lot of great stories to comment on today. If you haven’t already, I suggest taking a moment to click recommend on a few of your favorites.

  • dcurlee

    Guess Trump has been shopping at Whores Are Us again

  • teedofftaxpayer

    They must be workers for his Winery. I know the sons, dumb and dumber, were asking for some visas for workers. Guess Daddy gave it to them.

    • justme

      I thoughtthe winery was name Hiney and his sons run it..You know Thor and Big Red Hiney..

  • Dagoril

    Drumpf opens revolving door for 15k new Bad Hombres!!!

  • Robert Conner
  • Ken M

    By the time the businesses supply all that, they will be out of business, or it will be next season.

  • andrew

    The words low wage should read what they really earn: Slave Wage. The whole program is a fucking disgrace and shames America.

  • In a 60 Minutes special some time ago, Trump stated he could not find Americans to work in his mansion in Florida. Then the 60 Minutes team went to Trump’s nearest labour place and guess what? Trump’s officials never asked them for American workers. Just another lie.

  • The produce suppliers just tripled the cost to trump hospitality due to the deportations so gotta undo 15000 to supply labor for trump’s suppliers.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I bet all his supporters are just thrilled by all this ‘winning’

  • Keith

    The British Income Tax was temporary too. Once. Still going strong…

  • JWC

    She is a very good dog as long as she gets the attention she is good with it

    • TampaDink

      Our boy gets all of the attention he demands & more treats than he needs.

      • JWC

        Oh mine too

        • TampaDink

          all of it well deserved

          • JWC

            Is there something in the Florida water, where a retired fireman , because he doesn’t like utility trucks parked it front of his home, can take a loaded pistol and shoot the shit out of the trucks OH Whoppee

          • TampaDink

            There is a crazy news story every day coming out of Florida.
            And forecasts for more thunder boomers, naturally. This morning’s storm arrived well before I was ready to wake up but the pacing dog on the bed alerted me to our weather conditions. Hope that you are having a great day out there.

          • JWC

            animasl are far more sensitive to nature than we humans are Dogs that can sense siezures and other maladies they are amazing

          • TampaDink

            Animals are so much smarter than they are usually given credit for.

      • JWC

        watched Rachel and Lawrence now downloadin suitsthen to bed