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BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Gang of Eight Immigration Reform Bill

No-Way-Jose Wrote: May 22, 2013 8:52 AM
Gotta hand it to old Orrin Hatch -- posed as an immigration hardliner late in his last term and through his primary and reelection; and then once again revealed his open border nature now that he is safely ensconsced for another 6 years. And what did he fight so hard for in exchange for his support of amnesty? Tougher Security? Restrictions? Lower legal immigration? No -- He fought for a more liberal Guest Worker Program -- particularly in the high tech industry. So basically he sold his support for amnesty in exchange for even more foreign workers in our country. Thanks Orrin, you are a real patriot!
Broadus Wrote: May 22, 2013 9:13 AM
it's ok to lie and deceive when your're a politican...

while you're pals are investigating lying and deceiving in the IRS.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: May 22, 2013 1:59 PM

YOU naysayers are lying and deceiving HERE;

With the "chain migration" and "more illegal immigration" BS.

chamuiel Wrote: May 22, 2013 9:00 AM
I had rather have more guest workers in the higher Technology field than simply open borders.

At least the more highly educated guest workers contribute to society unlike the poorly educated open borders illegal aliens.who only suck off society.
Broadus Wrote: May 22, 2013 9:11 AM
I think their are enough american high tech college grads looking for jobs without tilting the playing field for imported high tech workers.

No-Way-Jose Wrote: May 22, 2013 9:23 AM
I take it you are not a high tech worker having to compete against these guest workers. You might feel otherwise if you were.

If Hatch's efforts shut down the flow of unskilled workers in exchange for more skilled workers then perhaps you would have a point. It of course doesn't. Instead we get more of every kind of worker flowing into our country -- more skilled, a lot more unskilled, chain migration, more illegal immigration -- basically a tsunami of people and workers in a climate of stagnant job growth and depressed wages. Is this what our country needs?
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: May 22, 2013 1:52 PM

actually; American college grads have no monopoly on high tech openings. We don't have suitable graduates.

They all want to become hair stylists and actors in soap operas these days. Thank Dr Spock for them, and our liberated women in America!

Dreadnaught011 Wrote: May 22, 2013 1:56 PM

Dear Jose:

Somebody has to take the jobs. As competent Americans our youth is supposed to COMPETE -- They aren't just handed those jobs.

Are you saying we can't meet the competition from south of our border??? Do we understand you correctly?

Trackerpa Wrote: May 22, 2013 6:51 PM
Actually, I read a report from the state of Washington that of all the universities combined in that state cannot fill the open entry level hi-tech jobs available every year.
Trackerpa Wrote: May 22, 2013 6:57 PM
Our college grads can compete against candidates South of the border; what they Cannot compete against are those from India & Korea! Asian countries educate so much better in math & science than our state schools. Our premier private schools such as MIT, Stanford, etc do produce excellent students whom are heavily recruited.

This was not unexpected, of course, but for those unfamiliar with the legislation, here are the nuts and bolts of the committee-approved bill:

The Senate Judiciary Committee gave final approval Tuesday to a sweeping immigration reform bill, setting up a debate on the Senate floor for early June.

Three Republicans joined 10 Democrats to support the bill, which would create a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, invest billions in new border security measures and overhaul the legal immigration system.

The vote came after the committee deliberated for five days and considered more than...