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The GOP guy has to be for immigration restriction BOTH legal and illegal (just think of Eric Cantor). Immigration today is largely about cheap labor - great for employers and terrible for everyone else. How else to explain H-1B, J-1, etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Anyone think THAT'S an accident? Does it make sense to bring in large numbers of low wage foreign workers when we have such unemployment and wage stagnation? Also don't forget all the other high costs of immigration: education and health care costs, population congestion, terrorism, disease, language issues, lawlessness. Pointing out the many negatives of high immigration wouldn't cost the GOP votes. Those who want high immigration already vote Democrat. And recent immigrants rarely vote for the GOP. Even Sen Amnesty McCain couldn't change that. Follow the lead of Alabama Sen Sessions. Immigration provides a rare case for the GOP to be progressive and stand for workers against the crony capitalist CEO class.
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David Cameron Gets It On Immigration

Michael1445 Wrote: Dec 04, 2014 8:03 AM
Lower immigration BOTH legal and illegal would truly benefit the entire country except employers. Immigration today is very often just about cheap labor -great for employers but terrible for everyone else. Does it make sense to let in large numbers of low wage foreigners from poor countries to compete for US jobs? But even today employers often insist there is a labor and skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And of course it's a "coincidence" H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. come overwhelmingly from poor countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Sheeze!
Lower immigration BOTH legal and illegal would truly help the whole country except employers. Immigration these days is mostly about cheap labor - great for employers but terrible for everyone else. Even today with our unemployment and wage stagnation employers often insist there is a labor and skills shortage, and there are jobs Americans won't do. And they insist more immigration is the ONLY solution (forget about hiring or training US workers). And of course it's a coincidence H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries, India in particular (forget Japan or Western Europe). We're sooo gonna regret it if we don't get immigration reduction. It's being abused all over the place. But employers soooo love their cheap labor and servants. And Democrats soooo love that recent immigrants vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Doesn't anyone care about the regular US working class anymore? Sheeze!
Is Chapman kidding? Illegal immigrants brazenly march in the street and protest. Most admit these days hardly anyone really gets deported. Come on. In truth reduction in BOTH legal and illegal immigration would really help the entire country except employers. Does anyone think it's a good idea to add large numbers of low wage immigrants to compete for US jobs when we have such unemployment? Immigration these days is very often about cheap labor - great for employers but terrible for everyone else. It's NO accident H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries, India in particular (forget Japan or Western Europe). Anyone think THAT'S an accident? Oh btw recent immigrants rarely vote for the GOP and even Sen Amnesty McCain couldn't change that.
Lower immigration BOTH legal and illegal would truly help the entire country except employers. And it would help Republicans also.
Lower immigration BOTH legal and illegal would truly help the entire country except employers. It would definitely help US Black and Hispanic citizens as well. Does it make sense to bring in large numbers of low wage foreigners when we have such unemployment and wage stagnation? When you further consider employment, education and health costs, population congestion, terrorism, disease, language issues, use of gov't services, etc. how can you feel otherwise? But employers and our elite soooo love their cheap labor and servants regardless what it does to everyone else. And Democrats sooo love that recent immigrants vote overwhelmingly Dem, and it also makes them feel morally superior to support easy high uncontrolled immigration. We're in a real pickle on this issue.
Star should also take a strong look at the immigration issue. At a time of high unemployment and wage stagnation should we be increasing the labor supply with high immigration rates? Employers love it but it's terrible for everyone else. And that includes our US black and Hispanic citizens. Obama and the Dems offer an illegal executive amnesty and a terrible "comprehensive immigration reform". Unfortunately Repubs are often only slightly better. Many Repubs actually think high immigration and amnesty are good. This includes the Bushes, Sen Amnesty McCain, and Romney who promised to pass CIR in his first year so that employers "would have the workers they need". How come our wealthy and elite prefer cheap foreign workers so much and won't consider hiring and training unemployed US workers? Even today employers often insist there is a labor and skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And it's also a "coincidence" H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Anyone think THAT'S an accident? Immigration restriction would help all of us except employers and Democrats. And it can even be a political winner. Follow the lead of Alabama Senator Sessions!
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If They Can’t Win Now, Then When?

Michael1445 Wrote: Nov 01, 2014 8:54 AM
Much of the reluctance to support Repubs more comes from poor GOP choices, especially concerning immigration. While Obama and the Dems give us executive amnesty and try to pass a terrible "comprehensive immigration reform" the GOP has been only a little better. Some prominent Repubs such as Sen Amnesty McCain or the Bushes even think CIR is a good thing. Remember Romney promised he would get CIR done in his first year so business could have the workers it needs? See how much his immigration position helped him? Seriously now, does anyone think adding more low wage foreigners to compete for US jobs is a good idea? Our CEO class likes that but it's terrible for everyone else. Don't forget even today employers often insist there is a labor and skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And they often insist foreign workers are the only solution (forget about training US workers). Also, it's just a "coincidence" H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Anyone think THAT'S an accident? Oh btw recent immigrants rarely vote for the GOP and even Sen Amnesty McCain couldn't change that. Immigration restriction, not expansion, can definitely be a political winner. Follow the lead of Alabama Senator Sessions!
Star Parker should have mentioned Tillis' poor record on immigration. He's been a chamber of commerce tool and helped employers gain cheap foreign immigrant labor at the expense of the US workforce. Maybe much of Tillis' trouble is that the Republican base doesn't think much of him. Lower immigration would truly help the entire country except employers. US Black and Hispanic citizens also suffer greatly from uncontrolled immigration. Has it ever made sense to let in foreign worker competition when we have such unemployment and wage stagnation? Don't believe ANY claim of labor or skills shortage or jobs Americans won't do. It's about cheap labor these days. It's NO accident H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe)!
Ann is very correct in this article. Lower immigration BOTH legal and illegal would greatly help the entire country except employers and our elite. But our elite soooo love their cheap labor and servants regardless what it does to everyone else. And Democrats love that recent immigrants vote overwhelmingly Dem regardless what it does to everyone else. Lower immigration would help everyone but employers and Democrats. When you consider employment, education and health costs, terrorism, disease, language issues, population congestion, etc. how can you feel otherwise?
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