Another Way The Border Wall Might Be Built: 1st Smugglers Caught Using H-1B VISA Recipients To Enter U.S.

The Trump administration has approved the second phase of a pilot program to expand the number of skilled refugees who will be allowed into the United States after their visas have expired. A letter…

Another Way The Border Wall Might Be Built: 1st Smugglers Caught Using H-1B VISA Recipients To Enter U.S.

The Trump administration has approved the second phase of a pilot program to expand the number of skilled refugees who will be allowed into the United States after their visas have expired.

A letter from the Department of Homeland Security to members of Congress, obtained by FOX News, confirms a second phase of the pilot program, which has been criticized by immigrant rights advocates as a threat to Americans’ safety.

Under the pilot program, which is in effect until June 5, 2021, 10,500 refugees are allowed to enter the United States with a skill that includes an advanced degree, as long as the applicant can pass a background check. The first group of refugees was approved last July.

In the letter to senators on the Judiciary Committee, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that after June 5, 2023, the pilot program will be canceled and the new U.S. refugee admissions will grow at the current rate, to 50,000 each year from 2020 to 2031.

Congress cannot change the law that provides for the use of H-1B visas and employment based green cards for non-visa holders. In this case, the administration is using those visa holders as a replacement for a shortfall of skilled foreign workers in the economy.

Nielsen said that in the upcoming year, there will be 21,450 refugee admissions and 2,800 of them will be not-skilled. With the new pilot program, nearly 40 percent of refugee admissions will be to unskilled people.

Nielsen and President Trump have come under criticism for not limiting the number of refugees. The ACLU sent out an alert on Monday to members of Congress, warning that refugees coming into the United States at that level could spark violence and mass shootings.

Fox News’ Eben Brown contributed to this report.

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