D.C. Police Arrest Illegal Aliens Protesting At Capitol

“More than 100 women demanding immigration legislation are blocking an intersection outside the U.S. Capitol and police are arresting them . . . Police began handcuffing them and loading them into vans. Organizers said some two dozen of the women are here illegally,” the Washington Post reports.

One of the organizers has an op-ed at CNN explaining why we need more domestic servant visas.

Will More Immigration Help the Economy?

“Foreign-born residents, who now account for one in eight Americans, are boosting job growth, raising home prices and more broadly helping to revive thousands of economically distressed communities, according to a new report by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the Partnership for a New American Economy,” CBS News writes.

“The organizations, whose membership consists mostly of business leaders and city mayors, advocate changing the nation’s immigration laws by, among other things, making it easier for high-skilled workers to obtain visas and expanding “guest worker” programs. They are among the bevy of interest groups, from high-tech and agricultural giants to grass-roots advocates, lobbying on [amnesty].”

Tech Industry Still Lobbying for Cheap Labor

“Much of Washington believes a potential military strike and a debt ceiling debacle have swallowed chances this year for immigration reform. Not tech. Silicon Valley and its D.C. representatives still envision that legislation can creep through before momentum fades. Congressional calendars be damned. Tech vows to further hound lawmakers, target districts and partner with outlying groups as the industry tries to wedge its most unifying issue yet back on the agenda,” Politico reports.