Business Lobby Targets GOP for Late October Amnesty Push

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Business Lobby Targets GOP for Late October Amnesty Push

“While the immigration debate has been put on the back burner in Washington, national and local business heavyweights have been working behind the scenes – and using their financial might – to press House Republicans to bring legislation overhauling the immigration system to a vote,” McClatchyDC.com reports.

“The well-organized groups are led by some of the biggest names in business, such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. They’ve set their sights on GOP lawmakers from Southern states like North Carolina, Texas and Florida, and have recruited local business leaders and chambers of commerce to deliver a unified message that immigration legislation is crucial to the success of local economies.”

Obama Says Amnesty Vote Should Follow Debt Ceiling Raise, Shutdown End

“President Obama vowed Tuesday that he would pursue an immigration reform vote in the House the “day after” Congress reached an agreement to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling,” The Hill reported.

“‘Once that’s done, you know, the day after — I’m going to be pushing to say, call a vote on [amnesty],’ Obama told Univision’s Los Angeles affiliate. ‘And if I have to join with other advocates and continue to speak out on that, and keep pushing, I’m going to do so because I think it’s really important for the country. And now is the time to do it.'”

Illegal Alien Employed As ‘Navigator’ Of Obamacare Program in New York?

“Americans were outraged after the Obama Administration denied access to the WWII memorial for veterans – but allowed illegal aliens to hold a rally for amnesty on the “closed” National Mall. Americans were also angered last week after the Healthcare.gov ObamaCare website, which cost $634 million to build (half a billion dollars over budget), utterly failed to work. Now it has emerged that an illegal alien in New York is serving as an Obamacare navigator, according to the Center for Immigration Studies,” says Standwitharizona.com.

“According to the CIS report, Maria Marroquin – identified as an illegal alien as recently as March 2013 – from Peru is also the ‘Health Education Organizer’ for the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY). ROC-NY is listed as a subcontractor for the ‘New York Health Benefit Exchange: In-Person Assistors and Navigators.'”

NJ Gov. Christie Flip-Flops on Tuition Break for Illegal Aliens

“On Saturday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) said for the first time that he would try to pass the New Jersey Tuition Equality Act — a bill that grants undocumented immigrants the chance to pay the lower in-state tuition rates. He plans to push for the legislation during the state legislature’s lame duck session. His public support reverses his previous opposition to granting in-state tuition at public colleges to so-called DREAMers, undocumented students who were illegally brought to the country by their parents,” says ThinkProgress.

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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.

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    THIS IS THE LAST NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR AMERICA. THE REPUBLICANS WILL SUPPORT AMNESTY, CANTOR PAUL RYAN, RUBIO, BOEHNER, MCCAIN, L. GRAHAM AND ALL THE OTHER RINOS/ PROGRESSIVES.
    THEY WILL DESTROY THE IMMIGRATION LAWS, OVER RUN OUR COUNTRY WITH ILLEGALS AND THE DEMOCRATS WILL HAVE BUILT IN VOTERS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION WHICH IS WHY THEY ARE DOING IT AND THE STUPID REPUBLICANS ARE DESTROYING THEIR PARTY

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    No surprise that Michael Bloomberg and Mark Zuckerberg are supporting “reform”, aka “flood the country with cheap labor at the expense of Americans”. Just a few weeks ago, Bloomberg was saying you shouldn’t take too many bathroom breaks because it looks bad with your boss. Maybe the foreign labor he wants to import to work at half your salary will just sit at their desk and pee their pants.

    But hey, when it comes to robber barons like those two, all that matters is they make more more more, and you get paid less less less. But as a consolation, when you’re working 12 hour days to impress the higher ups at Facebook, there’s free bottled water and apples in the cafeteria.

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    cynthia curran on

    While the immigration debate has been put on the back burner in Washington, national and local business heavyweights have been working behind the scenes – and using their financial might – to press House Republicans to bring legislation overhauling the immigration system to a vote,” McClatchyDC.com reports.
    “The well-organized groups are led by some of the biggest names in business, such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. They’ve set their sights on GOP lawmakers from Southern states like North Carolina, Texas and Florida, and have recruited local business leaders and chambers of commerce to deliver a unified message that immigration legislation is crucial to the success of local economies.”
    Just write to big businesses that 8 million low skilled jobs are being replaced by robots and automation during the next 10 years.. Kisoks are coming to fast food and I Robot can not only do your floor and carpet but your pool. Its the technological changes that could destroy 2 million jobs done by illegal immigrants in California and 1 million in Texas by 2025.

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    Concerned Citizen on

    Bloomberg and Zuckerberg aren’t really lobbying for business….they’re pushing an experimental ideology that would create the world’s first “world culture” of races, religions and ethnicities. If you only wanted to help the economy, the people of this country and the country as a whole, you would do what I’ve often said. Here are some examples:

    1) Maintain political stability and a vibrant consumer culture by supporting the middle class and lifting the poorest Americans out of poverty
    2) Create a transparent labor marketplace with congressional oversight where U.S. citizens can see and apply for jobs offered to foreign workers, reducing dependence on government transfer payments and encouraging Americans to pursue STEM educations
    3) Maintain legal immigration at levels that do not impact the unemployment rate
    4) Make U.S. citizenship prestigious, in step with national security and highly desirable, as opposed to granting it to anyone who wants to show up and self-declare their legal status. By doing this, raise the value of the American brand abroad and give citizens a feeling that they are vested in the country’s success. One of the benefits of the latter is a greater willingness to serve in the military.
    5) Maintain a vibrant, multi-party system of government by maintaining a careful balance in immigration policy, as opposed to going down the Soviet path
    6) Benefit minorities and poor white workers, who are impacted the most by mass immigration