Skip to comments.Rupert Murdoch Pushes for Immigration Reform in WSJ Op-Ed
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...
Ruper Murdoch and George Soros are kindred spirits.
Must have gotten some directions from the lyin’king’s gal pal(boss) val at lunch huh?
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?
Someone please tell me when advocating the downfall of the United States became the norm?
Well, good for him. He’s a billionaire. He oughta be able to take in at least a few hundred of them..
Rupert is going to get indicted for the News Corp. phone hacking scandal if he doesn’t do what Valerie tells him.
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.
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.
Valerie Jarrett is threatening Rupert with criminal indictment for the News Corp. phone hacking scandal. They have his emails.
Murdoch you are on the wrong side, on this issue.
Mow your own lawn, Rupie!
:>}. Val the puppet master.
My heart rejoiced!.....
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.
We indeed do need more high tech geniuses.
Maybe one of those Guatamalan castaway children can retrieve those "lost" IRS emails.
Was Rupert Murdoch are penniless criminal when became an American Citizen ?
The Obama DREAMER WAR ON CHILDREN continues at the Southern US Border with hostile Nation Mexico.
#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
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.
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:
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.