There is a huge myth in the US that companies have unlimited freedom to hire anyone they want.
Federal law – namely Title 8 – says the exact opposite:
(5) Labor certification and qualifications for certain immigrants
(A) Labor certification (i) In general
“Any alien who seeks to enter the United States for the purpose of performing skilled or unskilled labor is inadmissible, unless the Secretary of Labor has determined and certified to the Secretary of State and the Attorney General that— (I) there are not sufficient workers who are able, willing, qualified (or equally qualified in the case of an alien described in clause (ii)) and available at the time of application for a visa and admission to the United States and at the place where the alien is to perform such skilled or unskilled labor, and (II) the employment of such alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed“.
Mr. Alderson, Federal law says that no foreign worker can be admitted to the US for skilled or unskilled work if doing so “adversely affects the wages or working conditions of Americans similarly employed – even if they are more skilled, which they’re not”.
Surprise! Open borders + free movement of people is a myth under US law. No such thing exists, legally. In fact, the law says the opposite – heavily protecting US workers.
We need to educate the biz community + lobby such as the Chamber of Commerce that they are all in violation of US law.
Rather it is Corporate America and foreign workers who are acting entitled.
No one in America has an entitlement to cheap labor.