Way back in the 1990s, the US signed onto a trade deal (which has my last name) which proposed to vastly increase trade in services, lowering wages to global average levels. If a foreign country wins its challenge which is currently being considered by the WTO, they could tender winning low bids on skilled labor contracts in areas which ultimately are supposed to include all service sectors and modes of supply by default (unless carved out)
Areas like IT, infrastructure, nursing, and teaching..
As many as 40% of all jobs could be offshored and possibly as many as 40% additional jobs could be lost to automation in the next two decades.
Trump is probably trying to scare other countries into not pushing for the deal to be finished in Buenos Aires later this year as its been proposed.
This same deal has kept our health care in limbo for over 20 years and they still have not told the country about it. I wonder why?
Education is also supposed to be privatized so there will be a need for highly skilled workers so they can avoid hiring domestic college graduates and cut funding for education. Why buy when you can rent?.