Visas for 'the brilliant' is Kushner Code for replacing you
While it’s true that U.S. immigration policy selects for low moral character by rewarding unacceptable risk-taking and law-breaking – it’s incorrect to say that it doesn’t “create a clear path for top talent.”
Kibitzing about a shortage of talent-based immigration visas is just Mr. Kushner channeling the business and tech lobby’s interests.
No doubt, Big Business wants the “good” old days back. They currently operate in a labor market. They don’t like that, because in a labor market, firms compete for workers and wages are bid up. Companies don’t like a labor market. They prefer that workers compete for jobs and wages not rise.
Multinationals, moreover, are stateless corporations. They are “global beasts with vast balance sheets” and no particular affinity for American labor. But it’s not only about the Benjamins (to borrow from a U.S. congresswoman who, too, dislikes Americans).
The “men” who run multinationals are true believers. They are social justice warriors first; businessmen second. Tech traitors like the FAANG – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google – are certainly radical leftists, who believe in replacing American labor as a creed and as a principle to live by.