Friday, July 10, 2020
BIZ EXODUS THREATENS KANSAS CITY OVER LEGAL IMMIGRATION CRACKDOWN!!!
Reps for local big biz and higher income international workers dispute Prez Trump policy for reasons that are more practical than political. It turns out the culture war was never more important than money in people's pockets and the bottom line for corporations.
Arguing the law is pointless because things change and even the sketchy Roger Stone is now a free man.
Similarly . . .
A LOCAL LAWYER ARGUES: KANSAS CITY CONFRONTS WIDESPREAD BIG BIZ EXODUS WITHOUT LEGAL IMMIGRATION!!!
Of course, big biz could pay more and hire Americans to do those same jobs whilst reducing reliance on migrant labor & H-1B workers but that could cut into profits . . . So its never going to happen. Instead, tele-work and outsourcing continues despite hopes for a MAGA turnaround.
Check the argument . . .
KC Biz Journal: As legal immigration craters, KC employers may move staff out of U.S.
"Kansas City-area businesses that rely on immigrants to perform key roles face a crisis as a budget shortfall spurs plans for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to shut down.
"The USCIS already has issued furlough notices and plans to shut down operations within 30 days, unless Congress sends it about $1.1 billion. If USCIS shutters, it will be impossible for legal immigrants to get visas.
"That leaves local businesses weighing the few options they have left.
“If you have a key department 25% staffed with foreign nationals, you can’t just lose 25% of your workforce,” said Mira Mdivani, founder of Mdivani Corporate Immigration Law Firm in Overland Park. “That would destroy the business. So it’s just not an option to lose those workers. The options (companies) do have are to figure out if something can be done in the United States, and if not, where can we transfer them around the world and still retain them as part of the business?”
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Meanwhile, biz owners contemplate the consequences of the "America First" agenda that might be incompatible with the global digital economy.
You decide . . .