Mercedes-Benz won’t be importing foreign construction workers to its American auto plant in Alabama. The decision came after a report was released stating that multinational corporations operating in the United States have a tendency to leave Americans behind.
Breitbart is reporting (per Breitbart Texas), In a CBS News investigation, researchers found that over the course of the last four years, foreign workers were brought to the states–either on the B-1 or L-1 visa–to fill construction jobs for the car manufacturing plant.
The L-1 visa is for foreign workers who are employed by a multinational corporation. The workers are allowed to come to the U.S. after working with a corporation abroad for a year. Close to 80,000 foreigners are imported to take jobs that Americans would otherwise do.
CBS researchers spoke with Gerald Greiner, a former manager for German contractor Eisenmann, revealing how foreign workers were imported to take construction jobs that blue-collar American workers could have done locally.
Since the investigation was released, Mercedes-Benz dropped Eisenmann as the contracting firm they use for construction jobs in Alabama.
According to the CBS report, more than 200 workers from Eastern Europe were brought over to the United States to perform construction jobs.
Up till now, many multinational companies have been totally okay with having a plant here and taking advantages of the perks our nation and economy provides, yet haven’t reciprocated the blessings by employing those who could do the work they require right here on U.S. soil.
Hopefully the impact this report had on Mercedes-Benz will spread to other companies who’ll take similar measures to hire American workers.
And who knows? Maybe Donald Trump has something to do with it.