Don’t Trust GOP Indian CEOs. They Want More Immigrants
10/09/2023
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Though the Indian CEOs who control Big Tech and are typically Leftists and Democrats, sometimes they’re conservatives and Republicans. But don’t be fooled. They can’t be trusted, particularly on immigration. Examples: two GOP presidential candidates, Punjabi Nikki Haley (real name, Nimrata Randhawa), and Keralan Hindu Vivek Ramaswamy (real name, Vivek Ramaswamy).

The son of immigrants, Ramaswamy would close the southwest border to the Great Replacement invasion. And, some credit where it’s most certainly due: He exposed just how easy it is to enter the United States illegally from the northern border. He crossed the border from Canada on a hiking trail with no problem, and posted his journey on Twitter.

He has even said he wants to end the H-1B program that imports cheap foreign labor [Ramaswamy wants to end the H-1B visa program he used 29 times, by Myah Ward, Politico, September 16, 2023]. 

That sounds great, but not so fast.

He would end H-1B visas not because they take jobs from Americans. Rather, he thinks the workers aren’t skilled enough and amount to indentured servants. He would probably import more of them.

The Center for Immigration Studies’ David North explained:

“The lottery system needs to be replaced by actual meritocratic admission. It’s a form of indentured servitude that only accrues to the benefit of the company that sponsored an H-1B immigrant. I’ll gut it,” Ramaswamy said in a statement, adding that the U.S. needs to eliminate chain-based migration (which H-1B often causes).

The candidate seems to be against H-1B (as it stands) not because he wants to limit immigration’s impact on U.S. workers, but because H-1B brings in not-so-skilled workers. He wants a more talented set of H-1Bs, not a smaller group of them, an attitude that meshes with his former role as an employer of them.

[Ramaswamy, Once a User of H-1B Workers, Is Now Opposed to Program as a Candidate, October 9, 2023]

Happily, neither of the GOP Indian CEOs has much of a chance of becoming the GOP POTUS nominee. Haley is polling slightly ahead of Ramaswamy, 7.2 percent of voters to 6.8 in the Real Clear Politics average of surveys. Trump is at 57.4.

NB: Trump used H-1B workers, too, as North observed, but at least he tried to make H-1B workers too expensive to hire until the usual kritarch stopped him [Judge Kills The Last Trump H-1B Visa Rule Left Standing, by Stuart Anderson, Forbes, September 17, 2021]. 

And, true enough, his mother was an immigrant.

But Trump’s mother—née, Màiri Anna Nic Leòid or Mary Anne MacLeod—was Scottish, not Indian. She was one of us.

Scots and Scots-Irish helped make America. Trump’s loyalty to the Historic American Nation is not in question. 

Neither Haley’s nor Ramaswamy’s people have any history here. They didn’t help make America. They are not one of us. To the degree the two Indian candidates have any loyalty, it’s to America as an idea, not to the people who built it.

That’s the difference, although North, of course, didn’t notice.

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