Okay, there may be benefits to "immigration reform" although I see
absolutely NONE if they are selling amnesty under some code word.Even with the alleged "benefits" please make sure they include
calculations on the COSTS of illegal immigration, and any "fixes" they
propose. That includes human suffering of those brought here illegally against
their will, as well as crime, incarceration costs, education and health care for
people who are not legally eligible. And the depressed wages for U.S. citizens
due to competition from cheap foreign labor. And lost government revenue from
the underground economy and under the table wages. And the massive cost of
fraud through claims for various child tax credits and welfare programs for
fictitious family members or ones not legally eligible for such payments.No amnesty, period!Welcome legal immigrants who follow the laws to
Cheap illega labor builds the economy only for business. The costs are much
greater to the taxpayers, and local government. That's all been discussed
before. The toxic Senate bill with loopholes to avoid enforcement,
double the work visas and green cards, and 42 million people over the next 20
years, stands to destroy this country. We can't afford to put 20 million
Americans back to work full time. And after seeing this
administrations bungling Obamacare, do we really trust them to add 42 million
new Americans, and get it right? The Senate passed a bill, and if
the house passes any bill this year, it goes to committee and the Senate usually
wins out. Those going to Washington are cheap labor business driven lobbyists.
There is nothing immoral about enforcing immigration laws. Encouraging people to
come here illegally, steal IDs, social security numbers, and commit i-9 perjury
is immoral, and illegal. Obama refuses to enforce our immigration
laws, that won't change with reform. Reform/amnesty just kicks the can down
the road. 42 million is to big for amnesty. Our leaders need to work
on the budget and Obamacare this year. Let them talk immigration next election
I have no problem with increasing the number of visas if it is truly needed.
However, I sense that there is a problem getting the illegal immigrants already
here to take these jobs so there is no real reason to keep them here. If
we need foreign workers let's at least make sure that they are willing to
obey our laws. Let's also make sure that our Gov't will enforce those
laws. I realize that we face a shortage of workers brought about at least
partially by 55 million abortions since Roe v Wade. But we will not see mfg.
jobs return until we refuse to purchase products built overseas.
Plain and simple. This group wants cheap labor. To heck with the rest of us who
struggle to put food on the table and pay the mortgage.
The sad truth is that the movement for temporary tech visas is primarily driven
by business to reduce wages (primarily for IT professionals seeking a fast buck
in dot.com's) based on a so-called "skills gap". This claim is
buoyed by an invalid agglomeration of diverse fields referred to collectively as
STEM (a concept hijacked from education). The net outcome of this quest is
making science and engineering careers less attractive to domestic students. We
are already paying a dear price for our technology transfer overseas. Furthermore, US manufacturing employment is at level of the great depression
after a precipitous decline since 2002 due to trade with China.I
have written on the subject of truth about high tech immigration in the magazine
named IEEE-USA Today's Engineer in March 2012. You can find my article
online via a simple search.
With almost 15% real unemployment, falling wages, escalating poverty and
engineers stocking shelves at Walmart, the only real question is why those
advocating policy so grossly detrimental to this nation and its citizens should
not swing from lamp posts.This is legislation that will enrich
corporations and elites while our middle-class and poor are left to confront a
DECADE of increased unemployment and falling wages. FACTS confirmed by the
CBO.No one should now have any doubts on the COMPLETE CORRUPT of OUR
government by these moneyed interests. Tech corporations have bought a lot of
lies, liars and politicians with their $2 BILLION spent on "lobbying"
and propaganda.The only shortages in THIS country are politicians
remembering this nation's ARMED POPULACE and plutocrats recognizing their
short distance to the guillotine. It is time for the American people to TAKE
BACK their government.