Dan Stein Op-Ed: What Motivates Opponents of Amnesty and Higher Immigration? Concern for American Workers

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Immigration laws exist to protect the social, economic and security interests of the people of the United States. In the realm of economic security – the issue that is indisputably at the top of the American public’s list of concerns – they serve to protect American workers at all skill levels from corporations that profit off of cheap labor,” says FAIR President Dan Stein in an op-ed.

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Those who care about immigration know that what is at stake is nothing less than the continued existence of a viable middle class in the United States. Over the past 40 years, American business has outsourced jobs that can be done by lower wage workers in other countries.

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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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    Who cares what the president and congress say about giving amnesty or legalization to millions of illegal aliens in America, this will be a complete disaster, America will be taken by millions of another country poor, America will be over populated by another country poor, regardless of a race issue, it just happens that the majority of illegal aliens are coming from Mexico! And they or literately running America for their own purpose, with the help of our own weak lawmakers, this is our America president, and congress! AMERICA CAN AND WILL DO JOBS THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS DO IN AMERICA, WITH THE ACCEPTIONS OF THESE TIMES THAT THEY ARE LEFT TERRIBLY JOBLESS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY! Just look how Americans are being a big sellout by their own lawmakers, this is so unbelievable!!! Millions of Americans had lost jobs, and were actually laid off, and these millions of jobs has been replace by millions of illegal aliens, THIS NOT JUST AGRICUTURAL JOBS EITHER!!! illegal aliens had been given employment, regardless of all their false security numbers, false names, false ages, and no background checks! When Americans in their own country are required to have background checks before they are hired! our lawmakers and immigration laws ignore the fact that there is a big discrimination in our jobs when it comes to illegal aliens in our jobs, because the employers jobs hiring practice and procedures are nothing but a big double standard! All of our employment laws, rules, and regulations has been blocked so that illegal aliens can continue to work illegally in America, and until an amnesty or legalization are given to millions of employed illegal aliens in America, still in the mean time, millions of illegal aliens are allow to keep their jobs in America, and just take jobs away from millions of jobless Americans! American lawmakers do not see it this way! They had found ways to ignore this, and just find more excuses to keep more illegal aliens in America, They had found ways to block all illegal aliens wrongdoings, in America, to help illegal immigration look good in America, or try to make illegal aliens look like they will be good for our America economy, and to help to push of an Amnesty or legalization over Americans heads!!!! This is saying that America welfare do not count, this is the thought of our lawmakers, who do not care about our millions of jobless Americans!!!!!!

    AMNESTY OR LEGALIZATION WILL BE ANOTHER BIG MISTATKE, A NASTY DISASTER LIKE 1986! ACTUALLY THIS TIME IT WILL BE WORSE, BECAUSE THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS ALONE WITH ALL THEIR ADVOCATES WILL BE TAKEN OVER AMERICA, RUNNING AMERICA FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSE, AMERICANS WILL BE TERRIBLY FORCE TO ENDURE IN THIS TERRIBLE ILLEGAL ALIENS CHANGE IN AMERICA! AMERICANS WILL BE FORCE TO ENDURE THIS NASTY CHANGE OF AMERICA WITH THE MAJORITY TAKEN OVER, THE MAJORITY WILL BE ANOTHER COUNTY’S POOR TAKEN OVER AMERICA, THEY WILL GET JOBS THE MAJORITY OF TIME,THEY WILL BE FORCING AMERICANS WITH ALL OF THEIR DEMANDS, AND COMMANDS, THEY WILL BE OVER MILLIONS OF OUR JOBS, WITH AMERICANS FORCE TO WORK UNDER THEM!!! PERHAPS THIS HAS SOME OF THE SAME WORDS, THAT IS BECAUSE I AM TRYING GET A POINT ACROSS!!!

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    Barbara Griffith on

    Once the majority of US voters are Hispanic the open borders organizations will have won the war that was started in the 1960s. What is going on now was planned out in the long term because a few years ago I was looking at some websites and one actually had a map that was showing how much the illegal population was spreading out in numerous states. It was done in red and it appeared to be spreading across the US. That is exactly what is happening. La Raza and their followers have been given millions of taxpayer dollars to pay for their schools and to furnish the funding needed to continue their push for amnesty. But from what I saw on Lou Dobs this afternoon and then again on Megan Kelly show that Speaker Boehner has said that immigration is off the table for 2014. So it looks like the NumbersUSA members, of which I am one, stopped amnesty again simply with our sheer numbers calling and faxing our Reps and Senators. All I can say is vote out any politician that is running for reelection in 2014 and 2016 that signed on to the immigration reform bill be they repubs or dems. Toss them out, they do not have a honest bone in their body they would gladly exchange a hard working US citizen for a illegal alien and hand over the country that the American taxpayers built to a invading mob from a third world country.

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    Illegal alien, undocumented, it doesn’t matter what you call them!! They are still here illegally, and it is WRONG and against our laws!!! To make matters worse our President and other politicians have condoned these invaders for
    many years, regardless of our protests against amnesty! They ignore the fact that they are elected by their fellow
    Americans, to work to make life better for us, not illegals.
    It is certainly possible for them to help us if they wouldn’;t be bought off by the super rich corporations and people like Mark Zuckerberg who want the cheap illegal labor. They can secure our borders, make E-Verify mandatory for
    all employers,and enforce our laws if they cared enough about our country and OUR people!!

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    We have to keep teaching the liberals that we do have laws in our country that deals with immigration and how to become a citizen by following them. Stand in line and wait your turn like everyone else. While this may seem too simple it has worked for hundreds of years and why should it be any different now, wait a minute, we have a person in the White House that has still not produced real documents to prove whether or not he is qualified to hold the office.

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    Illegal international criminal trespassing aliens must be found and deported to their own country, regardless of their story. STOP REWARDING CRIMINALS. The head of facebook just caused me to STOP using his service and I hope MANY people join me because he is encouraging lawmakers to offer amnesty and open the gates to more illegals and he is using money we get for him to sabotage the middle class and low wage workers. DUMP facebook and suckerberg.

    The liberals are just giving the country to criminals, international trespassers, aliens vampires sucking the lifeblood out of our society. Over 6.5% of people in this country are criminal aliens who befoul our and country, take spaces at our colleges and universities, and drain our social support systems when AMERICAN VETRANS ARE HOMELESS ON THE STREETS! This is unpardonable and unacceptable; it should sicken and repel every citizen that these criminals prosper while our citizens languish in poverty. The companies who employ these criminals should be fined more than they save by hiring these trespassers the first time, the second time they are caught it doubles their taxes and charges a per head fine, if there is a third time the company is taken from the owners and placed in public recievership and jobs opened to Americans at a fair wage. This may reduce profits but the company can still remain viable as an employeer and make a fair profit.

    Why should I obey our laws and suffer under chrushing expenses partially caused by the illegal criminal trespassers who leach the very last ounce of capital out of our social welefare systems? Why? Allowing, even rewarding this criminality breeds contempt for all of our laws. They get more in their tax returns than they pay in and fraud is rampant and encouraged by the organizations who promote and assist the alien invaders. They cost the country jobs, tax revenues that Americans would pay, and organize into vicious gangs who poison us with illegal drugs.

    I encourage LEGAL imigration and laud the STEM program but reject illegal entry and allowing the entry by terrorist sympathizers as ‘bama is doing now. This president is determined to destroy America as Rome and Camelot fell; from within. Only by opposing ‘bama and enforcing ALL of our laws as they appear on the books for all people can America survive as a land of law and the land of the free. “bama is determined to crash the American economy much as the USSR was bankrupted, as Detroit has fallen, and as California is quaking under a crushing load of these international criminals trespassing, organizing here and taking our jobs. Many are sending the profits to foreign countries, some of these people plot and employ terrorist attacks on America and fund terrorist attacks on American interests throughout the world.

    We gave amnesty twice before. The liberals promised to close the border and prohibit entry to 90% of trespassers. That has NOT happened, just the same empty promise this time. That just invited more masses to trample down our borders, invade our economy, form violent gangs to sell drugs to our people, and drain the coffers of every known social welfare system we have. Take care of Americans first, last, always, If an illegal invader gives birth to a child here while a criminal trespasser, that child is NOT a citizen, thay are an additional trespassing illegal alien.

    Forgive my passion, we lost a beautiful home in Arroyo Grands California because no jobs were available. We became homeless nomads with all we owned in our cars. That is a frightening experience and infuriating. When I tried to get enough “welfare” to feed and house my family, I was told I did not qualify because I had, in the past, made more than the limit. This while illegal aliens were demanding and getting welfare, food stamps, WIC, and child care credits for children who did not exist. I am angry that I must obey all laws while these criminal invaders drive without license or insurance, when in an accident with an illegal, I found that he had neither. I suffered the loss and he went free, without punishment for either infraction of the law. This is the new justice system under ‘bama; hire lawyers who will selectively enforce American laws, against Americans while the aliens continue to flow across our sparsely protected border. Find, punish, expel every trespasser without hope of return (we do NOT want criminals), deport them to their homeland where they will be cared for appropriately. Strong post to follow.

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    the government leaders are giving those illegals invading our country a “license to steal” as those illegals are stealing jobs and “entitlements” from the American taxpayers. Perhaps the next move from the liberals now in control will be to “legalize” or prevent enforcement of the “other laws” such as against larceny and robbery???

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    Just a word or two about the people waiting to be scrutinized regarding their possible citizenship ( legally ) into the United States. They are abiding by the rules and laws, which are not being enforced on the millions who have been allowed to bypass these laws and stay for generations illegally. I feel the unfairness of these decisions have been ignored, and all the emphasis has been directed toward the “unfairness” toward the illegal aliens.

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      WHAT part of illegal do you not understand????? If they start off illegal do you think they are going to change when they get to our country??? I don’t think so ,kick all ILLEGALS out and have them return the legal way as all others have

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        I think she is saying there should be more concern about the plight of those trying to enter legally but whose applications are rejected.

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    The last 30 years have seen massive immigration, legal and illegal, into this country. At the same time, it’s the 1% that have seen their share of the pie grow by leaps and bounds. If this massive immigration was not benefiting big business and the richest among us, it would be stopped TOMORROW. The working class did best in this country during the low immigration mid 20th century. It’s a fact.

    As for Mark Zuckerberg and his positions, this is the last guy to be moralizing to anyone. He cheated those who helped him start up Facebook. He also gave a percentage of his company to his buddy Sean Parker. Parker happens to be the guy who founded Napster, the website that helped people download free music, essentially stealing the intellectual property of musicians, some of whom sued Parker. I doubt the great Zuckerberg would be so kind to anyone who did the same to him.

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    Yes Dan

    And the unsustainable debt to “fill in” for a lack of an American Manufacturing base with livable wages is as doomed as the dead canary in the mine with no air. Who’s gonna buy all the rich elite products in this world when American type consumers go the way of the dinosaurs?