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Obama Administration Approves 3 Million New Foreign Workers

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By    |   Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 09:27 AM

At least 3 million new foreign workers reportedly got the green light to enter the United States in 2013 alone — and a proposed $1.1 trillion funding bill does nothing to address the Obama administration's breakneck pace for issuing work permits, work visas and green cards, critics charge.

The Washington Free Beacon, citing data it obtained from the Congressional Research Service, reports the millions of new foreign workers in 2013 were primarily from from Mexico, China and India.

Citing unnamed sources and statistics it obtained, the Free Beacon reports 2014 permits continued to be issued at record numbers — including 1 million green cards with work authorization, 1 million employment-based nonimmigrant visas for foreign workers, and 1.2 million work-permit authorizations for foreign nationals.

The 2014 number of foreign workers in the United States was 26 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Labor statistics show Hispanics accounted for 48.3 percent of the foreign-born labor force in 2014, and Asians accounted for 24.1 percent, the Free Beacon reports.

"All foreign nationals who gain lawful permanent resident status in the United States are eligible to work, regardless of what preference category or class they entered through," according to a congressional research memo obtained by the Free Beacon.

The flood isn't addressed in the proposed new funding bill, critics tell the newspaper.

"The omnibus will fund 100 percent of the continued issuance of work permits, work visas, green cards and refugee admits, continuing to accelerate the U.S. beyond all known historical immigration precedent," one congressional source tells the newspaper.

"The U.S. presently has four times more migrant residents than any other country in the world, regardless of population."

The nation's immigrant population — both legal and illegal — hit 42.4 million in 2014, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions has criticized the funding bill for giving the Obama administration a "blank check" on the immigration front, including the president's refugee resettlement plans for 10,000 refugees from Syria.

"The net cost of resettling 10,000 refugees averages out to $6.5 billion over the lifespan of those refugees," Sessions wrote in a letter to congressional appropriators, the Free Beacon reports.

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