Big Business Renews Amnesty Demand



Big Business Renews Amnesty Demand

“While Congress was preoccupied with Syria on Tuesday, more than 100 businesses, including some of the nation’s largest companies, sent a letter to leaders of the House of Representatives reminding them not to forget about immigration. The letter — addressed to House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the minority leader — was signed by 110 human resource executives for technology and communications companies like Motorola Solutions, Verizon and AT&T,” the New York Times writes.

“The businesses joined an array of supporters of an immigration overhaul who have spoken up this week, as Congress returned formally to Washington, to prod lawmakers to keep that issue on their agenda.”

Democrats Work to Defeat GOP Reps They Want to Vote for Amnesty

“House Democrats want to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. They also want to take back their majority in 2014. Those two goals have been at odds at times this summer. The Democratic Party’s main campaign arm for House races is targeting 17 Republicans-the number of seats the party would need to flip to regain control-who it believes are vulnerable in 2014. More than half of those are also on the list of GOP lawmakers who advocates of a broad immigration overhaul are hoping will join them in pushing legislation through the House,” the Wall Street Journal writes.

“The result: Some Democrats are working to oust the very Republicans that could be vital to kick-starting the stalling effort to pass broad immigration legislation.”

Amnesty Supporter Says Next 40 Days Critical to Passage

“Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said Monday the fate of comprehensive immigration reform will be decided in the next 40 days, calling the condensed time frame a “critical” moment in the effort to open a pathway to citizenship for million of people.
The congressman made the comment Monday in a national teleconference with Catholic, Protestant and Jewish leaders from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition. They launched a campaign to pray, fast and push for immigration reform for 40 days,” The Hill says.

“On Friday, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) wrote in an op-ed in the New York Daily News that Congress has a “once-in-a-generation chance” to pass immigration reform and fix a broken system.
That same day, Rep. Tom Cole, (R-Okla.) predicted the House will cancel its week-long recess it has scheduled for late September to tackle immigration.”

AFL-CIO Opens Membership to Non-Union

“The AFL-CIO on Monday opened the door to becoming a group that is more representative of the left than of its members. Facing what AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka called a “crisis” of membership, officials took the dramatic step at their annual convention of adopting a resolution that invites anyone in the country to join, regardless of union affiliation. The move faced stiff resistance from union officials who fear the AFL-CIO’s primary mission of representing workers will be left behind if the federation becomes a mouthpiece for liberal and progressive groups,” The Hill reported.

Paul Mulshine: Immigration Is Hurting American Workers

“If employers aren’t hiring at the current mimimum wage they’re obviously going to be hiring even less at a higher wage.
But the real issue these Democrats are evading is immigration. Democrats support amnesty and increased immigration because both increase the number of people likely to vote Democratic. But they neglect the impact high immigration has on the many people seeking to make their way out of poverty,” says Paul Mulshine at NJ.com.

“The more people competing for a job, the lower the salary an employer can offer. That’s simple economics. Watch the short video above in which David North of the Center for Immigration Studies makes that rather obvious point. After watching it, ask yourself why so many Republicans support amnesty and open immigration. Hint: It’s not because they love immigrants. It’s because they love the campaign cash they get from business interests.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)’s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as “America’s best-known immigration reformer.” Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

25 Comments

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    In regards to the letter sent to the House of Representatives, these organizations understand the importance of immigrant workers. Non partisan research has found that immigration reform will improve the economy.

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    Don’t give religous leaders a free pass. Both pol. parties do appear to be pro-illegal, albeit not for the same reasons. It’s time to try to find candidates in the primaries of each party, to send a message.

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    Jacqueline Kruger on

    I truty hope that black America is paying attention….If the unemployment figures in the black community is high now, it will get worse if Amnesty is approved by Washington and it encourages millions more to come over the border. If amnesty is approved, the fact will be proven that does not listen to the voice of the people but rather to the rich corporations who want cheap labor AND the Unions. BOYCOTT THESE COMPANIES AND THOSE COMPANIES THAT MOVED ABROAD. WAKE UP AMERICA. OUR GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED WAR ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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    If they think lining their pockets beau destroying America, let them sponsor and be responsible for every one of those so called amnesty illegals, they can take care of their health care expense, the legal fees when they kill American citizens, mostly by drunk driving, they can pay their restitutions, they can pick up the check for everyone of those criminals they DEMAND gets a free ride in America! Maybe congress should but that in there so called reform decisions.

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    I just did a quick “Google” check and all of the companies listed, except for CVS and 21st Century Fox, have done or are planning to do lay-offs during 2013. The only “immigration overhaul” these companies want is to increase the flood of foreign workers to drive the wages of Americans even lower. There’s no labor shortage in the U.S. and no need for the million or more foreign workers we presently admit, let alone doubling the number of foreign workers as the Senate bill would do if it became law.

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    Is it going to take boycotting these companies? Many of us could do that easily but many won’t. This issue with illegal immigrants is just as important as Obamacare. Neither one once passed will not go away. The so called 12 million illegal immigrants will grow to 80 million more when they bring their families here. WE DO NOT HAVE JOBS OR FOOD to support them. This will devastate our country and bankrupt us. Not to mention the baby boom we would have.

    We need to FIRE every last Politician and bring others in that will go by the will of the PEOPLE. These old buzzards like McCain and Graham and especially Reid and Pelosi need to be retired. They run this country and it is NOT in the direction it needs to go in. We see a 1 in 5 of people on food stamps now. Can you imagine what that will be when they give Amnesty. And the medical. These illegal immigrants are raping our State and Federal programs as it is………………ILLEGALLY with their fake or stolen documents which is a felony offense to have. If I as a born US Citizen used fake or stolen documents I would go to prison. Why should we reward CRIMINALS.

    Amnesty or Reform………… is in comparison of Illegal Immigration going to a football or basketball game. You have a stadium that seats 80,000 people and 20,000 people sneak in sit down and demand you give them free food, sports jerseys and some aspirin for their headache, all while not paying a dime. The majority of those you want to give Amnesty do just that to our State and Federal Programs. They don’t give a damm about citizenship. Otherwise they would have done it LEGALLY by now!!!

    SO……….in the meantime, our immigration laws are not being ENFORCED STILL!!! That just proves that our Government will not enforce new ones either. Our current immigration laws are NOT BROKE, THEY ARE JUST NOT ENFORCED. We need to DEMAND they be enforced NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Why is it that in both the last administration and this administration the middle class America (legal citizen) can always count on these politicians making the choice that will hurt the middle class the most? Anytime George W or Obama says anything you bet the farm that the opposite is true. I sickens me…Free trading 8 million American jobs away and these blood suckers in corporate America and multi-nationals still aren’t happy. Now they insist on making every middle class American their slave or leave them with no job, no hope, and no future. I can only hope there a special place in hell for these “buisiness men.”

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    No, No, No on Amnesty. This IS America not Mexico. We need to close the boarders north and south. This is how a lot of the terrorists are getting into America. America cannot even support our own people let alone those coming here from other countries. All this “Touchy-Feely” crap needs to be flushed from our country. We need to ship ALL illegals back to the s**t hole country they came from and with the message, if you come back, you will be put in jail.
    This is what other countries do to illegals.

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    Our “broken system”? How long do we have to keep hearing that dishonest nonsense? The only thing broken is our will to enforce the laws we have on the books. An amnesty with no guarantees of enforcement, just the usual vague promises, ensures it will stay broken.

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        Really? You’re trying to tell me the laws are being enforced? When we know people are here illegally and we fail to order them removed unless they commit a major crime? Nor are there any guarantees of enforcement in the Senate version of “reform” that will change any of that. When the guarantees were actually voted on in separate votes they were defeated. We’ve had one broken promise after another on this issue. If you want to keep drinking the koolaid of people who lie through their teeth, go ahead. I’ve got a brain and it tells me don’t trust people whose word is worthless.

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          Leland, You are absolutely correct!! The only way to clean up the cesspool that is congress is to establish term limits. Bill Schoonover said it best when speaking about congress. He said that they “understand very well the only two rules they need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And they do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and the under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Their (congress’s) so-called ‘safety net’ has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?”

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    In fact Obama won 8 of the 10 largest counties including Harris, and Dallas in Texas and San Diego Ca which the Republicans use to won. Only Orange County and Maricopia supported Romeny. All the ten largest counties have a lot of Hispanic immigrants legal and illegal.

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      You send our citizens over seas to fight a war we don’t even belong in, while you let illegal immigrates just keep coming to this country and drop a baby, then they can stay. Make them want amnesty by going and fighting in these other countries. We have to many on warefare and they just keep having more. Someone in wi. Has 20 children and has never been married, so you know who is paying for them. That is the major thing wrong with this country. After a 2nd child they should be fixed! Then we wouldn’t have so many starving children in this country alone. The ecomony would have a better chance at recovery.

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    If employers aren’t hiring at the current mimimum wage they’re obviously going to be hiring even less at a higher wage.
    But the real issue these Democrats are evading is immigration. Democrats support amnesty and increased immigration because both increase the number of people likely to vote Democratic. But they neglect the impact high immigration has on the many people seeking to make their way out of poverty,” says Paul Mulshine at NJ.com.
    Actually, the Orange County still votes more Republican than Democratic and its not overwhelming Democratic compared to even Houston and Dallas Texas that voted for Obama. So, the author made a mistake but it votes less Republican than in the past. Loretta Sanchez district which includes heavily illegal immigrant Santa Ana voted heavily for Obama even at high levels than Irvine which has a lot of Asians and more liberal whites compared to the rest of Orange County.

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    While Congress was preoccupied with Syria on Tuesday, more than 100 businesses, including some of the nation’s largest companies, sent a letter to leaders of the House of Representatives reminding them not to forget about immigration. The letter — addressed to House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the minority leader — was signed by 110 human resource executives for technology and communications companies like Motorola Solutions, Verizon and AT&T,” the New York Times writes.
    “The businesses joined an array of supporters of an immigration overhaul who have spoken up this week, as Congress returned formally to Washington, to prod lawmakers to keep that issue on their agenda.”
    I think another reason why the business like immigrants, particularly Hispanics is their birth rates are higher than whites and they still average younger which means more people to sell to products, it remains me of some on the right that complain about the kids population is dropping in the US like Joel Konkin for example. An aging white population means less consumer demand because the old folks are on a fix income. Yet, a certain group of middle age and elderly spent more money on certain things than younger people who have kids and must limit their spending to fed their kids on their low income jobs.

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      Cynthia……they contribute to the country while you do not so do the math…..they will listen./…

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        They’re not contributing to the country when one quarter of all welfare payments in Los Angeles County go to families headed by an illegal. You have an odd idea of “math”.

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          you think it is odd ????? are you from the US…..?….WELFARE can only be collected by legal residents BUBBA

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            Steve & John: You both know that the illegal alien parent of a US-born child can collect welfare for the child in all 50 states.

            So Bubba Steve, do you see any six month old babies waddling into the Welfare office without their parents to collect the welfare directly? Do the babies cash the check by themselves as well?

            The average K-12 educational cost in the USA is over $12k/year/child. Do you really believe that the illegal parents pay enough in taxes to cover that cost ALONE?

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            Plus the fact you are not looking at that they have fake or stolen documents they use which is a felony offense btw.

            And you are going to be shocked but illegal immigrants vote also with the same fake documents or in many places where they don’t check for ID. Did you know Obama tells them to not enforce checking for ID for voting OR to enforce illegal immigrants coming across the border.