Skip to comments.Chamber of Commerce: We've 'Never' Supported Amnesty (are they feeling the heat??)
Posted on 07/17/2014 6:29:27 PM PDT by cotton1706
On Wednesday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce claimed that it has never supported amnesty, despite vowing to spend at least $50 million to ram through amnesty legislation and oppose anti-amnesty and Tea Party candidates.
"The U.S. Chamber does not support amnesty and never has," Sean Hackbarth wrote on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
The Chamber of Commerce took issue with Rush Limbaugh's statement that the Chamber would not finance candidates in 2016 who do not support comprehensive amnesty legislation because Limbaugh, though capturing the gist of the Chamber's stated intentions, did not accurately quote Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue.
Limbaugh recently said on his program that Donohue essentially said, "If you don't do amnesty, you may as well not even nominate a candidate in 2016 'cause none of us are gonna give any Republican any money if they don't do this." Donohue had half-joked earlier this year at the event Limbaugh referenced that the GOP would not win the White House if it did not pass amnesty legislation, and he said he hoped it would be passed in the lame-duck session.
If the Republicans dont do it [pass immigration reform], they shouldnt bother to run a candidate in 2016, Donohue said. Think about that. Think about who the voters are. I just did that to get everybodys attention. But as Limbaugh noted, the Chamber of Commerce is unlikely to enthusiastically back a candidate who is against amnesty legislation.
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Damn is everybody going Harry Reid these days.
The face of a liar.
I would say, "Thanks for the laugh", but it's not a bit funny.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce burnt their bridge with me.
When they declared war on the Tea Party they declared war on me.
They’ve been screaming it loud and clear for YEARS.
This denial is totally ridiculous.
I’m allll FOR property rights and getting rich, but make no mistake —these slick-operating sheisters would sell their mother down the river for 0.00001 cents.
Sorry, but culture and country do come into the mix SOMEWHERE.
Chamber of Commerce —heartless, sick, greedy AMERICA HATERS.
It would be almost infinitely better to hear “We hear you” than to fib at us, because at least they MIGHT be sincere in the first case.
LIARS. They sold out a long time ago to the traitors and their loves, the illegal alien invaders.
screw the COC
Never thought id see the Camber of Commerce go un-American.
LIES! They still support amnesty. They just call it immigration reform, same as their comrade Obozo
Let’s simply PASTE it from THEIR web-site, now shall we ? You can click on the link and scroll down 40% to see it, just to know I’m hiding nothing from ya
Continue pursuing immigration reform that includes the following:
Reforming our legal immigration system, including both green card reform and the implementation of workable temporary worker programs for high-skilled and lesser-skilled workers as well as the agriculture industry.
A federal employment verification system that is workable for employers.
A legal status for the estimated 11 million undocumented people here, allowing them to emerge from the shadows, creating a stable workforce.
Improving enforcement to protect our borders while facilitating the flow of trade and travel.
Support legislation that takes meaningful steps toward addressing all four critical immigration priorities as noted above.
Strongly oppose bills that cripple the current nonimmigrant worker visa systems and fail to include a mechanism to ensure that businesses have a future flow of workers to fill jobs when Americans are not available. Oppose legislation that imposes unworkable and inconsistent electronic employment verification systems.
Advocate for continuing and expanding both temporary and permanent visa programs for highly skilled workers (including, L-1 and H-1B as well as EB green cards) to ensure that employers are able to compete for global talent to remain competitive, including creating a new STEM green card category.
Essential Lesser-Skilled Workers
Secure additional essential workers to counteract demographic trends, provide for targeted earned legalization of those essential undocumented workers already here, challenge burdensome new regulations of H-2B nonagricultural worker programs, and support creation of workable agricultural and nonseasonal lesser-skilled worker programs.
Make certain that any immigration reform package contains strong language ensuring a future flow program so that U.S. companies will be able to hire legal immigrant workers in a timely fashion.
Electronic Employment Verification System
Work with Congress on implementing an electronic employment verification system that preempts state laws, includes limited subcontractor liability, covers only new hires, and establishes safe harbor provisions for employers using the system in good faith.
Travel, Tourism, and Border Issues
Urge Congress and the administration to expand the Visa Waiver Program and address delays, backlogs, and disruptions in our immigration and border management systems that impede the movement of legitimate businesses and tourists traveling across U.S. borders.
+The Chamber of Commerce agenda is cheap labor and damn the American workers and our country. They only care about saving labor costs.
"Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia."
Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty, and it won’t change by cloaking it with political agendas and jargon.
This is an amnesty and the real numbers are 25 million or more
And lets not forget all the power of buying politicians to use to crush competition and ensure theirs is the only game in town.