A big THANK YOU to Sens. Hatch and Lee for trying to at least have detailed
hearings on immigration reform!No doubt the "Chamber" is
disappointed.They've been advocating for jobs for illegal
trespassers over LEGAL Americans for several years now.Why pay
decent wages when you can instead just send a donation to whatever
Congressperson will do you the most good?Lately, high tech firms
have caught on to what illegal/unethical businesses have known for years. Make
the claim that you can't find ANYONE to fill your high tech jobs, and voila
- you get sympathy from the open borders crowd to be able to keep the
college-trained here in the U.S. instead of paying U.S. citizens the prevailing
wages rate!A citizen of India will work here for HALF what his U.S.
counterpart will. BTW - just to illustrate how much the
"chamber" knows - the 11 million number that amnesty advocates
continually toss around is false. The number is closer to 20-25 million.
Kalifornia alone thinks they have 7-9 million.But then, we'll
never really know because La Raza doesn't want us to know!Thats
why the Senate hearings are needed.
It takes voters to recall elected officials, not Chambers of commerce. Why
should Utah's labor vote out people so you can get your cheap, taxpayer
subsidized labor. Same on you, put Americans to work first, instead
of depressing their wages and pushing them out of jobs. Your greed is showing.
Among the Salt Lake Chamber chairmanships, The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints,Deseret Management Companies, MediaOne join a handful of
banks, and utilities. With this business vs labor battle coming, I think they
should get out of a business organization. It seems wrong without
the coming battle.
Science magazine contradicted the notion of a shrinking supply of native-born
talent in United States. "Those who advocate increasing the supply of STEM
talent should cool their ardor a little bit," says one of its authors, B.
Lindsay Lowell, a demographer at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.The
supply has actually remained steady over the past 30 years, the researchers
conclude from an analysis of six longitudinal surveys conducted by the U.S.
government from 1972 to 2005. However, the highest-performing students in the
pipeline are opting out of science and engineering in greater numbers from a
lack incentives that would make science and technology careers attractive.By depressing wages in S&T fields with the H-1b visa and turning
potential science and technology innovators into other fields of study. .
So it wasn't about compassion or the Chambers "Compact". It was
It never ceases to amaze me how these advocates come out of the woodwork when
the push is on in Washington.I could care less what The Chamber wants.Or the AFL-CIO.Or the church leaders.Or Latino advocates.I
care (and so should our elected leaders) about our country and its people.Why introduce millions of legal workers to compete with our own entry-level
citizens? When you combine our adults without college who are out of work and
our unemployed teens you get well over 35 million available workers. Let's
entice them to go to work.And lets not open the floodgates for even more
social service benefits to those who trespassed into our nation.Let's
have a discussion about enforcement of our laws and putting pressure on illegals
to leave. Yes, it will seem like stiff treatment. But to give them a wink and
a nod is not fair to our own who need jobs.
This isn't really about labor shortage. Nor is it about
"compassion," and "family values." It is about a
shortage of Americans who are able and willing to accept substandard wages
because of greedy Utah businessmen's unwillingness to pay their fellow
Americans a fair wage. And so, these businessmen falsely claim that there is a
"labor shortage" when on the contrary, we have high unemployment, high
underemployment, depressed wages, and American mothers and father both having to
work long hours and abandon their children to day care in in an effort to eke
out a meagre subsistence. So much for "compassion," and
The reason Lane Beattie is is a panic is because amnesty for the Chamber's
cheap labor pool has never been closer to reality and he is worried it might get
derailed. The Chamber's brainchild, the Utah Compact, has successfully
demonized anyone who calls for obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. The
accompanying propaganda campaign has successfully conned many Utahns into
thinking that enforcing the law is cruel, inhumane, and impossible, and that
looking the other way at illegal immigration and causing innocent parties to
suffer in the process, is "compassion." Now, Beattie is
desperately urging IMMEDIATE passage of "comprehensive immigration
reform" (notice he won't come right out and say "amnesty," or
"legalization," which of course is what he's really talking about),
because he is terrified that all that wonderful work that the Utah Compact and
accompanying propaganda will be exposed for what this whole thing really is all
about: pure, unbridled GREED.
It sounds like Beattie is anxious for our senators to support a rush into
adopting immigration reform much like Beattie helped push the Utah legislature
into adopting HB 116 without reading or understanding it back in 2011.The Salt Lake Chamber, much like the U S Chamber, chose to disregard the sad
situations that a 'pathway to citizenship' can create for American
citizens and American jobs.True and good Immigration Reform must be
thoroughly understood and agreed to before adoption by congress. Commendations
to Hatch and Lee for using more common sense in the issue.
Yes, let's reward people for breaking the law. They knew when they came
here they were breaking the law. If we enforced the laws we have now about
hiring of illegals and punished the businesses that did, the problem would solve
itself. We need to go back to when the workers came here for the season then
went back home.
I saw Mr. Beattie on one of the local news channels last night, he seemed like
he was under some sort of duress, (I do hope he is in good health), I wonder
what is so urgent that we smaller people continue to be urgently deceived when
it comes to illegal immigration (human trafficking).I am drafting an
e-mail which will be sent to the Media execs, Attorneys General, Governors,
Chamber of Commerce (unintended, human trafficking facilitators) Presidents
urging them to come out and open their eyes to the morbid, sleazy, abusive,
violent, costly plague of human trafficking, then perhaps, maybe we, society,
can start having a grown-up discussion about immigration. Please
accept these comments in the spirit for which they meant. I am sickened that I
do not have a larger voice and influence when it comes to protecting the lives
of over 800 children, 'boys' and girls, a day who are bought and sold
right in front of our eyes.
The big secret that is kept and swept under the rug is the many victims of
identity theft and the other crimes that come with illegal immigrants who are
willing to pay for the identities made available to them by the dark and evil
criminals who are oh so willing to profit from this crime. But this would not
be an issue if it weren't for businesses willing to turn a blind eye by
hiring these same illegal workers.Make no mistake. The Chambers of
Commerce in Utah are not the friends of those that seek a fair wage through
legal employment. They are looking out for the business owners who are so quick
and willing to jump on the profits that come with the festering problem of
illegal labor. Illegal hiring practices, continue to perpetuate the suppression
of wages, fraud, identity theft and all the other crimes that come with inviting
illegal and in turn criminal elements into our state.