Biden Has Jobs for Palestinians but Not Veterans

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President Biden chose Valentine’s Day to share something special with Palestinians in the US. Via a memo to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State Department, he has given Palestinians in the US 18 months or more of “Deferred Enforced Departure.” Citing the Israel vs Hamas conflict, he wants to ensure they have at least a year and a half to figure things out.

First presented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), this far-left group pitched the idea back in November 2023. Their will was directly reflected in the text of the memo from Biden. “I am directing the deferral of removal of certain Palestinians who are present in the United States…I have determined that it is in the foreign policy interest of the United States to defer for 18 months the removal of any Palestinian subject to the conditions and exceptions provided below.”

Not done there, he also ordered DHS to “employment for noncitizens whose removal has been deferred…for the duration of such deferral.” He also ordered DHS to bend the rules a little bit with Palestinians here on F-1 student visas to be allowed to have jobs. This falls right in line with the program to give illegals American jobs that Biden has proposed for years. Given the tremendous benefits and savings it gives his buddies and their stocks, he only wants to do more to get foreigners to take American jobs.

This has translated to the middle and working class having fewer opportunities. Since 2019, the number of immigrants working in the US has shot up by 3 million, and the number of employed native-born Americans fell by 200,000. This isn’t a coincidence or reflection of Americans refusing to work. Rather, it’s a matter of companies undercutting pay and Americans are demanding working wages more than in years past.

One group that often unfortunately ends up in the lower end of the middle-class bracket is our veterans. Largely unemployed or under-employed, many of America’s bravest are watching as non-Americans are taking the jobs they should be filling. One of the biggest slaps in the face for that comes from their own Veterans Affairs. Frequently, when going to check in to appointments or get help, they are seeing people who aren’t a fellow veteran or even a native-born American.

It doesn’t get any easier on the outside for them, either. At various hiring events across the country and on LinkedIn, one common theme appears: companies don’t understand military culture. Therefore, they don’t quite comprehend the leadership, training, management, and accountability skills these veterans are bringing to the table. Undervaluing these combinations in favor of certification or title, they are already behind the eight ball.

Meanwhile, these immigrants are flooding the nation. Showing up in cities near you with vouchers for housing, gift cards, prepaid phones, and bad attitudes. Apparently, from the stories, they magically got back home. We have everything, and they have nothing. The stories of plentiful jobs, easy and cheap housing, and things being handed out to them keep them flooding here. While these tales weren’t initially true, leaders in places like Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, and San Francisco, CA, damn sure don’t want to let them down.

All the new regulations and ways of doing business to provide for these immigrants are coming at a cost. Currently, with the recent uptick in Antisemitic behavior, the risk to Jews in this country is higher than ever. With many people of Palestinian origin behind the attacks and even committing false flag attacks on themselves, the hate is getting deeper than we as a nation should be comfortable with.

Giving the people of Palestine an extended stay here without deportation restrictions only makes it easier for the sleeper Hamas militants to wake up and rise against the US. This is not a period where we need to worry about the actions of the violent extremists or the nation that breeds them. Instead, we need to button down and put Americans before anyone else.