Instead of just being all about protecting the US labour market, should not US immigration be about getting in the best from worldwide?
A good country and society works on a meritocracy which is 'raw ability alone,' especially if your own people simply can't cut it or have what it take to perform those jobs.
If a promising and motivated Belgian can be found to present the national news and weather on CNN even if in a non American accent, why not hire? They also bring something a bit different to the table and add a diverse and foreign flavour and cultural experience to the team, coupled with highly transferable and international skills, qualifications and experience.
Why does it alway just have to be about an all American workforce and protecting US workers?
Why can't it be instead about building a truly international and diverse workforce from all corners of the globe?
Think local but hire global should be what Donald Trump is all about. More diverse teams such as Google and Microsoft also make for more successful organisations.
What is so inherently bad by being severed morning breakfast by a Brazilian on roller boots with a wonderful accent in Denny's in Los Angeles, instead of a local? It adds to the wider customer and dining experience.
The need to recruit people who are able to work in more than one language, although it is fair to say that English is very much the global language within business
The pressure to recruit highly skilled and qualified staff, as they are competing globally, not nationally
An increased recruitment pool which encompasses all members of the USA and potentially beyond