GOP Rep McCaul: 'Not An Interest' in High-Tech Jobs Among Americans

GOP Rep McCaul: 'Not An Interest' in High-Tech Jobs Among Americans

Representative Mike McCaul (R-TX) argued that “there’s not an interest” among Americans for high-tech jobs in a discussion on increased guest workers on Tuesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”

McCaul pledged he would “absolutely” oppose any executive order to grant amnesty through an executive order, and that his recently announced “pre-emptive strike”

When asked he thought of the Senate’s plan to increase guest workers and fast-track H-1B visas, he responded “We’re going to oppose amnesty in December and if these executive actions come out to basically allow work permits or grant citizenship or whatever he plans to do in circumvention of the law and Congress, then…this is going to be a fight we’re going to have.”

He then said, “well, I think we need to protect Americans first and American jobs first,” but added “we educate people and pay a lot of money for them, they’re skilled and high-tech and then they can’t stay here and they go back to our competitor in China.”

McCaul argued the US shouldn’t be educating foreign graduates at taxpayer expense, and that “I think Americans should have those slots first.” But then he argued, “the fact is that there’s not an interest.”

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