Democrat support for illegal aliens has often been criticized for prioritizing illegals over legal immigrants.
And this proposed move by the Biden administration is just another example of that.
The Biden administration on Tuesday proposed increasing application fees for employment-based visas and other immigration programs, in part to fund the adjudication of soaring numbers of asylum claims along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The proposed rule would also keep application fees for U.S. citizenship and humanitarian immigration benefits, such as asylum, close to or at current levels, as well as codify and expand fee waivers for low-income immigrants and other populations, such as military veterans and victims of human trafficking and other serious crimes.
While work visas are often abused, the recipients are at least trying to come here legally and making a show of being able to support themselves, and they’re being brought in my businesses. The whole thing often disrupts American labor and takes away jobs from American workers, especially in the tech industry.
But it’s still less abusive than open borders mass migration.
So the Biden administration is raising fees on them to subsidize the rapid processing of the flood of illegal migrants attracted by its open borders. It’s also expanding waivers for the people who are going to be on social services full time, keep the fees in place for asylum applications, now mostly a massive fraud, and make sure these folks have no problem with fees for applying for citizenship so that they can vote for them.
“Under the proposed rule, applications from employers seeking to sponsor immigrants for permanent U.S. residency or temporary work visas would need to be filed with an additional $600 fee to fund the USCIS asylum program, which is responsible for screening migrants who ask for humanitarian refuge along the southern border, as well as other populations seeking U.S. asylum, such as Afghan evacuees.”
Or how about we charge the illegal migrants applying for asylum a few thousand bucks or a few weeks of labor for the privilege?
“USCIS said it decided to attach an asylum program fee to employment-based immigration petitions because employers have “more ability to pay” higher fees. Doing so would allow USCIS to keep fee increases for other applications, such as permanent residency requests, low, the agency argued.”
Let the productive people pay for the non-productive people, who are the ones the Dems really want.