PHOENIX — A group of Republican senators is pushing President Trump to expand his April proclamation to pause certain immigration.
The senators want a suspension of all new guest-worker visas, and they’re using the same reasoning Trump gave for the initial order.
Protect American workers by not making them compete for jobs with foreigners, says a letter to Trump signed by senators from Arkansas, Texas, Iowa and Missouri.
Guest-worker programs bring in people with a wide range of skills and education. One lets foreign college students and graduates temporarily work in their field.
The letter calls guest-worker programs a threat to the U.S. labor market bouncing back from COVID-19.
Between the beginning of October and the end of March, Arizona ranked among the top 10 states in the country for hiring guest farm workers.