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Rupert Murdoch Pushes for Immigration Reform in WSJ Op-Ed
Mediaite ^ | 6//18/14 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 06/19/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT by jimbo123

Rupert Murdoch, the head of NewsCorp (the corporate owner of Fox News), penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal today in which he strongly advocates for immigration reform, an issue believed to have cost Eric Cantor his reelection at the hands of the tea party. And, in fact, Murdoch opens his op-ed by saying, “When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestypimp; chamberofamnesty; chamberofcommerce; h1b; india; mexico; rupertmurdoch

1 posted on 06/19/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
“When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank.”

Ruper Murdoch and George Soros are kindred spirits.

2 posted on 06/19/2014 6:21:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: jimbo123

Must have gotten some directions from the lyin’king’s gal pal(boss) val at lunch huh?


3 posted on 06/19/2014 6:22:11 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: jimbo123

Perhaps Rupert is trying to engender leniency with the ‘powers that be’ with respect to some of those problems he’s been having.

To me, it can be the only reason. I mean, it’s not like he owns a bunch of chicken processing plants or rug mills, or vegetable farms. How many illegals could he possibly need in a media empire?


4 posted on 06/19/2014 6:22:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jimbo123

Someone please tell me when advocating the downfall of the United States became the norm?


5 posted on 06/19/2014 6:22:17 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: jimbo123

Well, good for him. He’s a billionaire. He oughta be able to take in at least a few hundred of them..


6 posted on 06/19/2014 6:23:08 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rktman

Rupert is going to get indicted for the News Corp. phone hacking scandal if he doesn’t do what Valerie tells him.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 6:24:37 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Not surprising. He carries Hillary's panties.

Although she might have to 'splain to him what she meant when she said, "send them back", a few days ago.

Odds are he knows she didn't mean it.

8 posted on 06/19/2014 6:25:04 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jimbo123
“When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank.”

Have a hankie. When I hear that an already incredibly wealthy person wants to sell out this country's sovereignty to further line their pockets, my hear sinks - and my gorge rises.

9 posted on 06/19/2014 6:25:20 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: raybbr

Valerie Jarrett is threatening Rupert with criminal indictment for the News Corp. phone hacking scandal. They have his emails.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 6:25:39 AM PDT by jimbo123
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Murdoch you are on the wrong side, on this issue.

Stop it.


11 posted on 06/19/2014 6:26:29 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: jimbo123

Mow your own lawn, Rupie!


12 posted on 06/19/2014 6:27:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: jimbo123

:>}. Val the puppet master.


13 posted on 06/19/2014 6:29:07 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My heart rejoiced!.....


14 posted on 06/19/2014 6:47:01 AM PDT by Guenevere
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This SOB and Soros are likely funding the surge in illegals from Messy-co and Central America.

Cloward-Piven.....overwhelm the system in an effort to cause collapse and usher in an alternate form of gubbamint.

It's pretty clear this is Obozo’s motive.

15 posted on 06/19/2014 6:55:25 AM PDT by servantboy777
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Good thinking, Rupe.

We indeed do need more high tech geniuses.

Maybe one of those Guatamalan castaway children can retrieve those "lost" IRS emails.

16 posted on 06/19/2014 7:02:53 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jimbo123

Was Rupert Murdoch are penniless criminal when became an American Citizen ?


17 posted on 06/19/2014 7:46:41 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: jimbo123

The Obama DREAMER WAR ON CHILDREN continues at the Southern US Border with hostile Nation Mexico.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 7:55:39 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
#1: Murdock is not an American

#2: Murdock is not a conservative

#3: Murdock owns WSJ. The WSJ has been pushing for amnesty for years

#4: The plight of the American people is way down the list for Murdock & therefore the WSJ

19 posted on 06/19/2014 8:01:37 AM PDT by Pietro
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He was caught hacking into many celeb and politicians cellphones in England and no doubt in the USA. He has not yet been indicted.

This is the result of his meetings with the democrats.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 9:40:00 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; jimbo123
Murdoch you are on the wrong side, on this issue.

Agreed. Regarding H-1B visas, Murdoch definitely doesn't know what he's talking about. He states that "we already know" that there is a "shortage of qualified American candidates" but the articles linked to at this link suggest that the so-called "skills gap" is greatly overstated if not an outright myth. The H-1B visa program is supposed to be designed to bring in the "best and the brightest". However, the following graph shows that nearly half of the software developers in Silicon Valley are non-citizens:

Software Developers, Applications, System Software in Silicon Valley

This comes from 2012 Census numbers posted at this link. Hence, the H-1B visa program is being used to fill mid-level software jobs, not just jobs with unique skills that cannot be filled by American candidates.

Furthermore, Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) which are required with each H-1B visa are supposed to protect H-1B and American workers. However, I recently looked at the LCAs disclosed online and posted the results at this link. As you can see, very few are denied and many of those that are certified are rife with errors. For example, there were a number of certified applications that did not appear to contain enough information to determine the workplace location, a critical piece of information for evaluating the requests. Then, I noticed that nearly every application that proposed to pay a salary significantly below the prevailing wage was denied. However, many that proposed to pay a salary many multiples the prevailing wage, suggesting bad salary data, were certified. For example, a request to pay a product consultant $11.4 million a year and a staff dentist $15.5 million a year were certified! That's despite the fact that they listed the prevailing wages as $84,344 and $136,864, respectively. It appears that someone is just applying a set of filters to the data and "rubber stamping" everything else. This seems to agree with a 1996 OIG audit which stated that the Department of Labor's role amounted to little more than a "rubber stamping" for LCA program applications (see this link).

For a further response to Murdoch's editorial, see this link.

21 posted on 06/20/2014 9:35:21 PM PDT by remember
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