"Many skilled workers across the labor spectrum, from farm workers to
engineers, do not have a legal way to work and contribute to the economy —
while countries like Canada and Chile have adapted and are providing visas to
the entrepreneurs and STEM graduates we are turning away."But
the USA is already turning away tens of thousand of USA candidates looking for
jobs! Why should foreign workers have the privilege of being considered first
before USA candidates? That is essentially what the H-1B visa program is doing.
The stats on this are incredible: -One third of USA
computer science/information technology college graduates do not get a job in
their field of study.-On half of USA engineering college graduates
do not get a job in their field of study.-And a whopping 2/3 of USA
science college graduates do not get a job in their field of study.Massive increases in the visa are not needed. American workers should not have
to compete with an unfair government subsidy - the H-1B visa. It unfairly gives
foreign workers an advantage as any subsidy would.
Ho hum. Another bill that we have to pass to find out what is in it. For sure
there wasn't much in the way of enforcement in the bill he voted yes on.
The 1986 bill (which he voted yes on also) was an "Amnesty to end all
Amnesties" and now we have a much bigger problem which they in Washington
are planning to "solve" by passing another amnesty bill. I can hardly
wait for the next amnesty in 2040, that should really be a doosie. Viva LEGAL
Hatch's career is over. This is his last term. He's showing his true
colors.I only hope the House has the will to fight immigration
reform (code for amnesty and open borders). Repeated amnesty and open borders
will ultimately play a major part in the ruin of this country. This
is a phoney campaign of compassion. It is driven by greed by powerful people.
I don't know about courage, but it does take a lot of nerve to run for
re-election one way, get elected, and then vote the other way. I guess being
his last term he has nothing to lose. He lost the respect of the people some
Courage? He showed us just how weak he is. The Dream Act and this bill are
nothing less than granting amnesty
I actually voted for Romney last election. When was the last time you voted for
a Democrat for President?Repubs have taken partisanship to a whole
"maverickyou'd vote for the very devil"I never
voted for Bush. Nice try though!
Hatch is a sellout. I wish Rep Chaffetz would run against him in a Primary.
Those of us who have lived in this country for awhile, remember that the bill
signed in 1986 was supposed to get rid of illegal immigration. It didn't.
Why would this bill be any different. It is full of enforcement promises, but
we can see through the lies. Second, there are many legal immigrants who
don't want this bill. They jumped through the hoops and immigrated the
right way. Now a group gets preferential treatment? Does that sound fair? A
true courageous stand would be to rework the 14th Amendment's Citizenship
Clause and remove the "anchor baby" mentality. As a Utah Republican I
am ashamed of Hatch and haven't voted for him the last two cycles. If we
are going to have a Democrat in the Senate, might as well vote for the real
@The Economist"...help America keep it's population up to
replacement levels. ... younger people have less babies, to the point that the
count is below replacement levels ... I don't know how they'll be able
to handle it without the reform."How about stop persistently
pushing for policies designed to drive down wages -- such as looking the other
way at illegal immigration, legalizing illegal aliens, and flooding the nation
with tens of millions more foreign workers on top of that -- to where American
families suffer terribly with unemployment, underemployment, shamefully low
wages, inability to properly clothe and feed their families, foreclosure upon
their homes, and both parents having to work and thus having to put their
existing children into commercial daycare anyway. Then perhaps
Americans would take courage and have more children.
Hatch actually showed no courage at all. The popular thing to do was to vote for
this current Immigration "Reform" bill in the Senate.The
only Immigration Reform we need is:1. Build the fence NOW!2. Then and only then, put together a program for worker visas and paths to
jesus,please explain how you are paying personal income taxes without a
valid tax ID number. Pleasemaverickyou'd vote for the
very devil if he had a D by his name - oh wait, you probably did.LDS? lib,how do you know how many times Mike voted for hatch? have you
been tampering with ballot boxes? that's a federal offense, you know. of
course, holder refuses to uphold election laws that don't directly benefit
dems.but better to vote for hatch than to give harry reid more
The irony of Sen. Hatch is that he voted for the 1986 amnesty!Doesn't it occur to him to demand enforcement of that amnesty, rather
than write a new amnesty bill?Maybe if he votes for a new amnesty
bill every year; at some point he will remember the enforcement component?
Mike,You have a lot of audacity to complain when YOU voted for the guy 7
times in a row.
Are we really surprised?Why did we even reelect him in the first
place?Utah would elect the very devil if it had a "R" by its
Hatch's age, or spinlessness has caught up with him, and he wants to be a
member of the "good old boys club" with his liberal Democrat associates
more than he wants to uphold the rule of law.Too bad. He was a
pretty good Senator for the first 14 years or so, but in the last 12 has gone
downhill, and now is an embarrassment to Utah and to the conservative principles
he touts when campaigning but ignores when voting on bills.Thank God
we have Mike Lee to balance out Hatch's actions.We really
missed an opportunity to improve things for our country when we fialed to
replace Hatch last election.
Mr. Hatch is acting disgracefully. He knows that funding was provided to build
a fence and that funding was provided to secure the border. He knows that Obama
chose to NOT build a fence letting millions of aliens enter the United States
illegally. He knows that the bill that he voted for has a provision to let
someone in government defund the fence and to defund border security if that
person wishes to do so. No matter how many promises Obama has given that he
will tighten border security and stop the influx, the bill contains all the
"loop-holes" necessary to let him do whatever he wants. Meanwhile the
federal government has blocked attempts to require voters to show I.D. before
voting. Some precincts had over 150% of registered voters voting in the last
general election. Hatch campaigned on fixing things in Washington
and now he's doing what he has always done - he made promises that he had
no intention of keeping; but, he's secure in his job. Why should he care?
Not courageous ..... Sell out is a better word.
Hatch is a true RINO, a byproduct of being a perpetual politician and
illustrates why term limits are necessary.
Jesus, Most Americans do not object to streamlining the system. What we object
to is millions of people who have entered the Country illegally then milked the
system to stay here. What we will not accept is rewarding those of you who are
here illegally being rewarded with citizenship and or a favored place in the
line. It appears you have been rewarded mightly with education and opportunity
at the cost of U.S.Citizens but you are an execption. Most remain burdens on the
system. Sen. Hatch so naively beleives that future enforcement will happen.
Those of us who are more in tune with government know that as in the present
refuse to enforce laws or choose to ignore those laws much like you have. The
amnesty of 1986 proves this and why should we beleive that now it will be
different. There is nothing borken about our present system other than the will
to enforce the law is non existant.
A quick look at the authors' brief bio. tells me why he thinks Sen. Hatch
is the best thing since sliced bread.High-tech employers LOVE the
Senate immigration bill because it will allow them to hire (now legal)foreign
high-tech workers for approximately one-third of what the salary range is for
U.S. legal citizens.When Sen. Hatch is crusading against excessive
government regulation; I support him. In the case of illegal trespassers,
he's followed the advice of his good bud Chucky Schumer and his lobbyist
friends.Out-of-work LEGAL American citizens can......well.....just
live with his choice of putting lawbreakers at the head of the unemployment
lines.Lets hope the House of Representatives represent LEGAL
American citizens, rather than lawbreakers when they vote.
An important element in the discussion on Immigration Reform is it's need
to help America keep it's population up to replacement levels. Western
Countries, in general, are seeing their younger people have less babies, to the
point that the count is below replacement level. Fortunately for America, many
people still want to Immigrate to our country. By streamlining the Immigration
process and making it available to these people, we can help replace our aging
population. This is especially important as, without reform, our young people
of today will have to face the consequences current deficit spending and the
high costs of the aging Baby Boomers on a smaller population. I don't know
how they'll be able to handle it without the reform.
More sophistry, and lies. The DREAM act, the Gang of Eight bill, and similar
legislation benefits illegal aliens, their children, and those who hire
illegally, while the rest of America suffers. I wonder why Mr. Loya
doesn't think he could make a valuable contribution in his home country.
And I notice that among all illegal aliens who do claim to love
America but in fact disrespect its laws, DREAMers have an extraordinary sense of
entitlement to legal residency, a green card, and more This is because their
parents taught them this false sense of entitlement, as they also taught them
that being dishonest and manipulative and breaking the law is the pathway to
legal residency and education in this country. Such persons -- who
in turn teach such bad values to yet another generation -- hardly are in a
position to lecture us on "strengthening families." The
entire DREAMer enterprise is a scam. Parents purposely bring their children
here illegally at four years old or whenever, then they falsely manipulate
Americans into feeling guilty about enforcing immigration law. The
answer is to draw the line at the law. Parents will then stop illegally
trafficking their children into this country.