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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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Hispanic Voters and the American Dream

Michael1445 Wrote: Oct 07, 2014 11:53 AM
Lower immigration BOTH legal and illegal would truly help the country except employers. Immigratrion today is very often just about cheap labor. When you consider employment, education and health costs, terrorism, disease, language issues, population congestion, use of govt services etc. there are MANY reasons to reduce immigration. btw, Black and Hispanic citizens suffer as much as anyone from easy high immigration. Also fyi, recent immigrants rarely vote for the GOP regardless of what immigration policy the GOP takes. Even Sen Amnesty McCain couldn't change that. And finally a fairly high percentage of Hispanics vote for lowering immigration. Immigration reduction is a winner for everyone but employers and Democrats, even if we don't realize it completely.
No state has suffered more from high uncontrolled immigration than CA. And yet the CA GOP put up high immigration enthusiasts Carly Fioranni and Meg Whitman as candidates not long ago. And recent immigrants rarely vote for the GOP. Even Senator Amnesty McCain can't change that. No place needs immigration restriction more than CA. Does it make sense to bring in large numbers of foreigners when we have such unemployment and wage stagnation? But Fioranni and Whitman LOVE high uncontrolled immigration and H-1B etc. After all, there is a labor and skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And it's a "coincidence" H-1B etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries such as India (forget Japan or Western Europe). When will we learn immigration today is largely about cheap labor? It's great for employers and our elite but terrible for everyone else. Immigration restriction needs to be a part of any GOP resurgence today. It would feel better if immigration had even been addressed in this article.
Ah another article claiming how much we need more foreign workers. And this comes against a background of high unemployment, wage stagnation, layoffs, outsourcing, and even some credible cases of workers being forced to train their replacements. And often the solution employers push for will be more foreign workers through H-1B, OPT, J-1, L-1. After all many employers even today insist there is a labor and skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And they insist the ONLY solution is more foreign workers (forget about recruiting or training US workers). And it's also a "coincidence" H-1B, OPT, J-1 come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). When will the public wake up that immigration today is largely about cheap labor. It's great for employers but terrible for everyone else. And don't forget education and health costs, population congestion, terrorism, disease, language issues etc. We're sooo gonna regret it if comprehensive immigration reform passes.
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GOP Bordering On Victory

Michael1445 Wrote: Sep 25, 2014 7:31 AM
Lowering immigration, BOTH legal and illegal, would truly help the entire country except employers and Democrats. But there's the issue: employers and our elite sooo love their cheap labor and servants regardless what it does to everyone else. And the Democratic party sooo loves that recent immigrants vote overwhelmingly Dem regardless what it does to the rest of the country. Even today employers often insist there is a labor and skills shortage and there are jobs Americans won't do. And they insist their only solution is foreign workers. And it's a "coincidence" H-1B, J-1, L-1 etc. come overwhelmingly from low wage countries (forget Japan or Western Europe). Immigration reduction has become so critical to the health of our country.
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