In response to high unemployment levels caused by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., President Donald Trump issued a series of orders placing new restrictions on new work visas for would-be immigrants. But according to Breitbart, State Department bureaucrats are undermining the White House’s policy.
In a pair of reports Thursday, Breitbart outlined allegations that the State Department is still “allowing Fortune 500 companies to freely import H-1B visa workers for jobs needed by American voters,” despite Trump’s orders, the first of which was issued in June.
“The H-1B visa is sort of a Trojan horse to bring in folks who cannibalize our own workforce and ultimately take any number of intellectual property secrets, or proprietary information, back to their home countries,” White House aide Theo Wold said during a recent appearance on the Breitbart News Daily radio show.
“A Trojan horse”
Wold told Breitbart that the situation is particularly insidious when it comes to employers like the Tennessee Valley Authority, an entity that controls hydroelectric dams and a nuclear facility.
“Not only were we firing American workers…we were also bringing in foreign nationals to run critical national security infrastructure,” he complained, according to Breitbart.
Wold went on: “The President then decided to take decisive action, so he signed an executive order a week ago [on Aug. 3] that will essentially eliminate the ability of the federal government to do this kind of outsourcing…in the future.”
But according to Breitbart, even Trump’s August order has been less than successful in achieving that goal — and “Deep State” bureaucrats at the State Department, run by Secretary Mike Pompeo, aren’t helping.
The Deep State strikes back
“They have totally eviscerated the requirements,” Immigration Reform Law Institute attorney John Miano said of State Department officials who he accuses of exploiting loopholes within Trump’s executive order, according to Breitbart.
“There is no doubt about it — whoever created this is thumbing their noses at President Trump,” he added, as Breitbart reported. “You can bet that the guys who did this are voting for [Joe] Biden.”
Miano also alleged that those responsible for “this are ignoring the president.”
“I can only guess at their motivations, but we can say it is Deep State acting independently,” he contended, according to Breitbart. He added later, “Clearly [Trump] has people in the State Department sabotaging him.”
The State Department, for its part, has yet to respond to requests for comment, Breitbart noted.