, R-Ohio, has the toughest job in politics right currently: trying to stop a Democratic “blue wave” at the polls This specific fall. Stivers, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, sat down to talk to CNBC’s John Harwood about the campaign in addition to some other factors. Here is usually an excerpt coming from the interview:
Rep. Steve Stivers: The American people have been so long without a raise, since 2008. nevertheless of which’s on the way. in addition to you can see of which already from the labor shortages of which are out there.
CNBC’s John Harwood: You’re right, we do have a labor shortage. Doesn’t of which make of which a bad idea to cut legal immigration, which the president in addition to some from the Congress want to do?
Stivers: Well, I don’t want to cut legal immigration. In fact, I don’t think the president wants to cut legal immigration. He’s suggested replacing the lottery having a merit-based system of which might bring us people of which we need from the high-tech fields.
Harwood: He wants to cut legal immigration in half.
Stivers: I think we should bring in people from the high-tech fields. I actually also believe of which when you graduate coming from one of the schools in my district — I have Ohio University down in Athens, the Ohio State University — all these foreign students of which come here on a student visa, I think we should staple a work visa to their diploma. We’ve educated them here, in addition to then we force them to go home in addition to compete against us, which is usually a silly economic policy.
Harwood: So you don’t agree with the president on cutting legal immigration?
Stivers: I believe we should help people, of which want to come here of which have skills, help us grow our economy. I’m for of which.