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Congress and Trump Discover Bipartisanship on Immigration—But Only to Increase H-2B Visas for Captive and Underpaid Migrant Workers

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Congress and Trump Discover Bipartisanship on Immigration—But Only to Increase H-2B Visas for Captive and Underpaid Migrant Workers

Daniel Costa

Instead of taking action together to enact legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for the unauthorized immigrants who are in danger of losing their immigration protections and work authorization as a result of President Trump’s efforts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status, Congress and the Trump administration have collaborated to increase in the size of the main temporary work visa program that U.S. employers use to fill low-wage non-agricultural jobs: the H-2B visa.

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