Whom Does Congress Serve?
January 17, 2014 by Bob Livingston
The push for amnesty for illegal aliens is heating up.
In a post published on Linkedin, Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson made a pitch for amnesty to help “us staff positions that might otherwise go unfulfilled.”
A trade group representing national CEOs met in Washington Wednesday and listed an increase in visas for high-tech workers and an improved visa process for temporary workers as high priorities.
Congressional Republicans are hopping aboard the amnesty bandwagon in increasing numbers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has engaged in a full court press, leaning on 80 representatives from 40 States to move on amnesty. Other K Street lobbyists and big money corporations are vowing to kick to the curb any conservative lawmakers who stand against “immigration reform,” which is a code word for amnesty.
There are currently 92 million people of working age who aren’t in the workforce. Real unemployment is almost 25 percent. For the young and minorities (people who predominate low-skilled, low-wage jobs), the unemployment rate is much higher. One in four blacks under 25 is out of work. One in six Hispanics under 25 is out of work. There are almost 10 million young people of all races who have simply given up looking for work out of frustration.
To suggest that there aren’t people to fill the jobs in any industry is ludicrous.
What Republicans who are pushing for amnesty are doing is bowing to the will of their corporate masters who want workers content with slave wages. High unemployment drives down wages. Immigrants used to working for pennies consider it a raise if they start getting dimes.
Democrats, likewise, are pushing for amnesty to satisfy their corporate and union masters. Unions see a host of receptive dues paying slaves in the millions of illegals suddenly legalized.
Neither Republican nor Democrats in Congress pushing for amnesty are doing so out of a desire to help the American people. They are simply showing us whom they serve.