Super PAC Campaigns for Sen. Graham to Support Amnesty

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Super PAC Campaigns for Sen. Graham to Support Amnesty

“South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R) decision to join a bipartisan group of lawmakers to pass immigration reform came fraught with political risks. Graham faces reelection in 2014 and his efforts to work across the aisle on immigration leaves him vulnerable to a primary challenge from the right flank of the GOP,” ABC News reports.

“That’s why a pro-immigration reform GOP super PAC is launching a TV ad in South Carolina defending Graham’s work on immigration. The 30-second spot argues that Graham’s efforts on immigration reform will boost the state’s economy.”

CFO’s, Nursing Home Lobby, Business Elite Line Up For Amnesty

“The Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook survey found that 88 percent of chief financial officers at more than 500 U.S. companies favor switching from the current lottery system of immigration to one based on merit. For corporate executives, such merit appears to mean having the right set of professional skills,” a news release by two groups said.

“The nursing-home industry said Wednesday that Congress should include a “viable” guest worker program in any immigration overhaul, and should also lift caps on employer-sponsored visas for healthcare workers. The American Health Care Association (AHCA) said immigration reform should recognize the needs of employers — including nursing homes and long-term care providers, who rely heavily on immigrants for positions such as nurses,” The Hill reports.

“It is often said that government could learn a thing or two from the private sector, but what if the very same management innovations that powered the recent surge in global productivity could be leveraged to solve America’s immigration problem? It sounds far-fetched, but ‘just-in-time’ production strategy — which matches supply and demand for manufacturing components, thereby reducing wasteful imbalances — is crying out to be applied to immigration policy. We have the technology and the data to do it — all we need is the will,” says Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg of the Strategic Investment Group.

“Current green card quotas, moreover, are woefully insufficient to meet labor demands in many sectors. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix for this mismatch between supply and demand for human capital: dynamic “just-in-time” labor and immigration policies that let in immigrants as they are needed.” [FAIR comment: Will the policy also expel immigrants when they are not needed? Does Ochoa-Brillembourg’s argument ever pre-suppose that it is possible to have too many immigrants?]

Reading the New York Times So You Don’t Have To

“In a new paper, my colleague Jerry Kammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, describes how under publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. the [New York Times] editorial voice reflexively condemns any skepticism about amnesty or continued high levels of immigration as beyond the pale. In the process, Kammer writes ‘its editorials have poisoned the national discussion of a complex and emotional issue,'” says CIS executive director Mark Krikorian.

Share.

About Author

avatar

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.

6 Comments

  1. avatar

    How out of touch and utterly traitorous U.S. politicians and the gang of eight actually are, is proven by the fact that one need only check immigration blogs. The vast, vast majority of citizens of the U.S. do not want an amnesty and are against further illegal immigration and cutting down on legal immigration. These are indisputable facts, yet the Congress and Senate, supposedly “representatives” of the American citizens, DONT CARE.

  2. avatar

    How’s this for an idea? Make entering this country illegally a felony. Make the fine $2500 plus one year in Federal prison. Make this the same on overstayed VISAs. If drugs are involved, triple the fine. Then, apply this to all the illegal aliens in this country now. Leave or if you get caught, the fine will apply to them. Maybe, just maybe, this will take the place of a fence that is costly and doesn’t seem to work all that well. It may even cut down on the cost of deporting these illegal aliens. The other thing is this birthright citizenship. We MUST know through Congress or the Supreme Court if indeed a child born to an illegal alien is a U.S. citizen. I say they are not. If not, then, how do we REVOKE the birth certificates already issued. Boy, can you see the problems with this illegal immigration?

    http://www.14thamendment.us/birthright_citizenship/original_intent.html

    • avatar
      John Winthrop on

      Delaware Bob you are completely wrong……………..slaves and blacks were born here brought here etc etc were considered illegals as per the Dredd & Scott US court ………the same thing……………………..the 14th A. took care of all that………along with other ethnic backgrounds of that time….

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford

      This would be exhibit A for the Dreamers and they would win…….this as per our history and the similarities of their cases………….The American Way not Your Way!

  3. avatar

    The piece on the New York Times lays out the case of how high immigration/amnesty has become an issue in which any skepticism is cast as racism. As pointed out by the author, the Times back in the 80s took the position that unending and uncontrolled immigration was not a positive.

    Just like the Sierra Club supported immigration restriction back in the 80s, based purely on the undeniable fact that population growth is fueled by immigration and population growth is a negative for the environment. The more population growth, the more strain on our resources. It’s no figment of anyone’s imagination that populations of many birds in this country have dropped precipitously. States, even in the southeast where rain is more plentiful, like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, are now fighting over water resources and that only increases with more growth. But the Sierra Club these days declares that any argument connecting immigration to population growth is the “greening of hate”.

    There are tons of people on the left who daily state their disdain for corporations, but those same people then turn around and support those same corporations in their campaign to bring in guest workers to undercut the bargaining power of American workers.

  4. avatar

    Maybe we should avoid supporting Republicans who receive money from this GOP Super PAC.

  5. avatar

    But Imagine Eliminating Overpopulation Low Wage Workers

    And replacing them with higher paid legal workers paying more taxes into the State…..the State budgets would be far fatter….instead of the Slavemasters’ safes….