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  • Cruz 2013 Tweet: Any bill this body passes should have border security first & then legalization.

    9:37 AM - 19 Jun 2013 We need to secure the border. Any bill this body passes should have border security first & then legalization. Not the other way around.
  • Foreign operatives and foreign-owned businesses changing America by changing the people

    01/15/2016 8:24:11 AM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | January 13, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    Foreign operatives and foreign-owned businesses changing America by changing the people Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 13, 2016 The Wall Street Journal’s Miriam Jordan gives us a peak inside the employment services that the nine major refugee resettlement contractors offer American businesses. I just want to scream when I see stories like this—what about Americans who might like to own a small business or need work? Everyone working in ‘pockets of resistance’ must begin to expose the businesses in your city and state that work with refugee contractors to displace American workers. And, don’t forget the Chamber of Commerce!...
  • Head of business lobby slams Trump, GOP candidates for immigration rhetoric (US Chamber of Amnesty)

    01/14/2016 9:18:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/14/16 | Lydia Wheeler
    The leader of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday assailed the "very loud" voices in the Republican presidential race who advocate "walling off America," taking what appeared to be a swipe at Donald Trump. While Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue did not mention Trump by name, he denounced candidates who he said "are attacking whole groups of people based not on their conduct but on their ethnicity or religion." "This is morally wrong and politically stupid," Donohue said in his annual State of American business address. Donohoue later denied that his remark was aimed directly at Trump,...
  • Charles Koch bemoans lack of influence over 2016 race

    01/08/2016 11:01:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Charles Koch is “disappointed” with the line-up of Republican candidates in the 2016 cycle, and is surprised by the lack of influence he and his brother have wielded so far. In an interview with the Financial Times, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist, said he’ll eventually support a candidate who he agrees with on some things with, but that it’s hard to get excited. He said a list presented to all the candidates about the Kochs' political arm's priorities “doesn’t seem to faze them much. You’d think we could have more influence.”
  • Paul Ryan's Christmas Warning: American Companies Will Shut Down Without More Foreign Workers

    12/24/2015 5:35:22 AM PST · by maggief · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 23, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    In a Tuesday morning interview with radio host Bill Bennett, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% defended his omnibus bill's controversial expansion in the H-2B visa program, which would allow foreign workers to fill blue-collar American jobs, by arguing that if the provision were not included, American companies would be forced to shut their doors. Bennett pressed Ryan on the details of the H-2B visa expansion, slipped 700-pages into Ryan's 2,009-page omnibus spending bill-asking Ryan directly, "Do you believe there are not enough Americans to fill these jobs?" In response, Ryan described the H-2B visa expansion as "a very small, discrete provision."...
  • The Ugly Truth Donald Trump Has Exposed

    12/13/2015 2:00:02 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 265 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Dec. 13, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    The fear in both the GOP and Democratic party is visible at the surface when it comes to Trump, and it's not that he's any of what they've accused him of. No, it's really much simpler than that, and both Republican and Democrat parties, along with the mainstream media, are utterly terrified that you, the average American, is going to figure out what underlies all of these institutions in America. No, it's not that they're evil. It's worse, for evil frequently is recognized and fought back yet for decades America has not awakened to what has been going on in...
  • Why 2016 could be shattering for Republicans

    11/14/2015 9:12:24 AM PST · by Mariner · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 13 at 8:30 PM | By Stanley B. Greenberg
    Election Day 2016 will produce a shattering crash larger than anything the pundits anticipate because the revolutionary economic and social changes occurring in the United States have now pushed both the burgeoning new majority and the conservative Republicans’ counterrevolution beyond their tipping points. The United States is being transformed by revolutions remaking the country at an accelerating and surprising pace. Witness the revolutions in technology, the Internet, big data and energy, though just as important are the tremendous changes taking place in immigration, racial and ethnic diversity, the family, religious observance and gender roles. These are reaching their apexes in...
  • How Sweden, the most open country in the world, was overwhelmed by migrants

    11/13/2015 11:56:25 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Nov 2015 | Fraser Nelson
    When it opened 15 years ago, the Öresund Bridge was seen as a glistening symbol of the new Europe. Sweden and Denmark had been joined together by a motorway with no border controls, fusing together economies and even blurring national identities. Many Swedes in Malmö have come to relish the city’s growing reputation as a suburb of Copenhagen, just half an hour away by train. It seemed to embody many dreams about the future: a continent where national borders would come to mean nothing. That dream was shattered at noon today.
  • Clinton blasts Trump over 'deportation force' idea

    11/13/2015 6:19:30 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/11/15 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton has a word for Donald Trump's plan to deport 11 million people from the country: No. The Democratic presidential candidate blasted Trump's call for a "deportation force" on Wednesday, calling it "absurd." "The idea of tracking down and deporting 11 million people is absurd, inhumane, and un-American. No, Trump. -H" Clinton tweeted, quoting a New York Times reporter's tweet on Trump's comments made earlier in the morning on MSNBC.
  • President Obama Denounces Donald Trump’s Deportation Plan

    11/13/2015 6:12:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/12/15 | Peter Baker
    President Obama on Thursday denounced Donald J. Trump's campaign promise to deploy a "deportation force" to round up millions of immigrants in the country illegally and send them home, calling it unrealistic and un-American. "The notion that we're going to deport 11, 12 million people from this country - first of all, I have no idea where Mr. Trump thinks the money's going to come from," Mr. Obama said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. "It would cost us hundreds of billions of dollars to execute that." "Imagine the images on the screen flashed around the world...
  • Trump Overwhelming Leader in Newsmax Debate Poll

    11/12/2015 8:35:20 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/12 | Greg Richter
    Donald Trump is still the leader in a Newsmax poll taken after Tuesday's Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee, with half of respondents saying he fared best. Here are the results: Donald Trump: 51 percent Ted Cruz: 19 percent Marco Rubio: 13 percent Ben Carson: 7 percent Carly Fiorina: 3 percent Rand Paul: 3 percent John Kasich: 1 percent Jeb Bush: 0 percent
  • Here Is Why Donald Trump Said "Walls Work, Ask Israel"

    11/11/2015 4:32:41 PM PST · by Ziva · 37 replies
    Zionists4Trump.com ^ | 11/11/2015 | Zionists 4 Trump
    At the November 3, 2015 press conference to announce his new book, Donald Trump reminds us, "Walls work. All you have to do is ask Israel." What has been the result of the border fence Israel built in 2013 to prevent infiltration from the Egypt? According to Joel Pollak of Breitbart.com in June 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has touted the success of a new border fence that Israel built along its boundary with Egypt to stop illegal infiltrators. In a statement posted at his government website, Netanyahu reported that illegal crossings had declined 99.9%, from 2,000 per month to...
  • Carr: Donald Trump tramples over RINOs, rest of Republican field

    11/11/2015 10:10:53 AM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 72 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11-11-15 | Howie Carr
    To win the crown, you have to knock out the champ. That would be Trump. Nobody came close last night. Apparently John Kasich and Juan Ellis Bush didn’t get the paraphrased memo from Harry S. Truman: If you give people a choice between a Democrat and a Democrat, they’ll pick the Democrat every time. Kasich had no business even being on the stage last night. He belonged in the kiddie debate, from whose bourn no traveler returns. Ditto Juan Ellis Bush. Who exactly did the son of a mailman think he was kidding when he said the U.S. couldn’t deport...
  • The Trump Way on Immigration Suits Republicans, Poll Shows

    11/11/2015 9:17:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 81 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | Posted at 12:08 p.m. today | Lindsey McPherson
    Republicans need to make gains with Hispanic voters in 2016, but that reality is complicated by the fact that more adults support Donald Trump’s hard-line stance on immigration, a new Economist Group/YouGov Poll finds.A whopping 49 percent of Republicans and independents who lean to the GOP say Trump is the presidential candidate who can best handle the issue — well ahead of Marco Rubio with 10 percent GOP support, Ted Cruz with 7 percent and Jeb Bush at 5 percent.The divide in the GOP over how to address issues stemming from illegal immigration spilled over in the fourth Republican presidential debate...
  • Opinion: Sorry Trump, "Operation Wetback" Was a National Disgrace

    11/11/2015 1:10:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Raul A. Reyes
    ... Although Trump glibly describes "Operation Wetback" as moving undocumented immigrants "waaay south," this program was at best inhumane and at worst horrific. Back then, the government rounded up suspected undocumented immigrants and sent them deep into the Mexican interior, where they were abandoned with next to nothing. The transports across the border were reportedly "indescribable scenes of human misery and tragedy." In one instance, 88 deportees died from heat stroke in the desert. Other deportees were sent to the Mexican Gulf Coast by ship, in vessels described by historians as an "eighteenth century slave ship" or "penal hell ship."...
  • Jeb Bush: Deporting Illegal Aliens Is Un-American - "It's Not Embracing American Values" (VIDEO)

    11/11/2015 7:00:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Ugh. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush argued that deporting America's illegal immigrants is not the answer to the country's immigration issues at Tuesday's GOP debate. Jeb called the action, "Un-American." "Twelve million illegal immigrants, to send them back, 500,000 a month, is just not possible. And it's not embracing American values.
  • Carly Fiorina Added to Koch Brothers' Short List

    10/07/2015 3:08:11 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/7/15 | JORDYN PHELPS
    Carly Fiorina has officially made it onto the short list of candidates being considered by the Koch Brothers network of donors -- potentially opening the door to a deep pool of money. Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the Koch brothers umbrella group, which includes a sprawling network of conservative donors, confirmed to ABC News that Fiorina is one of the five candidates on the donor networks watch list. "Governor Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are leading a thoughtful and substantive discussion on the issues and we look forward to hearing more about...
  • Trump companies sought to bring in 1,100 foreign workers: report

    08/01/2015 10:44:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/1/2015 | Peter Schroeder
    Companies owned by Donald Trump have reportedly tried to import at least 1,100 foreign workers since 2000. A Reuters review [link at URL] of Labor Department data found that Trump Enterprises have requested temporary work visas for over a thousand foreign workers. ... The desired workers include waitresses, cooks, vineyard workers, as well as positions as assistant golf-course superintendent, assistant hotel manager and banquet manager. ... Reuters found that most of the visa requests were granted, as Trump has vowed to create and protect jobs for American workers. ... The Labor Department data did not specify the nationality of the...
  • Maid Of Bush's Son In Miami Is Deported (1991 Flashback)

    07/27/2015 4:58:38 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/16/1991 | Deseret News
    President Bush's son, Jeb, is looking for a maid who's a legal U.S. resident. A maid who had worked at Bush's Miami home for three years was deported back to her native Honduras last week. Bush was out jogging when immigration agents showed up so his wife, Columba, had to deal with them. "She indicated, `Yes, she works here,' brought the lady out, and the two agents showed her the deportation order,said Richard Smith, director of the INS's Miami office."
  • Bush denounces 'crazy message of hate' in campaign, urges rivals to stop scolding each other

    07/27/2015 4:45:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    AP US News ^ | 7/27/15 | SERGIO BUSTOS
    Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the "crazy message of hate" that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a "committed conservative," but not an "angry" one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed. As conservatives, he said in a speech to pastors, "if we act with our heart, people will rise." Afterward, Bush gave his call for political civility a harder edge in a raucous rally where he urged other GOP contenders to quit scolding each other. "We have to campaign with joy in our...
  • Bush`s Maid Deported (Jeb and Columba Flashback 1991)

    07/27/2015 2:32:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/15/1991 | Staff Reports
    While presidential scion Jeb Bush was out jogging last week, Miami immigration officials deported his maid to her native Honduras. The Immigration and Naturalization Service used to send a deportation letter ahead of their agents. But a new law allows the agents to apprehend someone without any forewarning once all deportation appeals fail, said Richard Smith, director of the INS office in Miami. The new law, called the Immigration Act of 1990, was signed on Nov. 29 by Jeb`s father, President Bush. The maid, Maria Magdalena Romero, had used up all of her appeals, Smith said on Monday. Romero had...
  • Wall Street is getting tired of funding socially conservative Republicans running for president

    06/13/2015 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 77 replies
    Business Insider / Yahoo ^ | June 13, 2015 | Linette Lopez
    For years, when it came to presidential candidates, Wall Street made huge compromises in order to support the Republican Party. The money men in New York City set aside their socially liberal views in order to support fiscally conservative candidates because that was the only way to get on the same page as the GOP base. The result has been a series of candidates Wall Street's big donors didn't really want. It seems those donors are getting tired of that outcome.
  • If Jeff Sessions' Anti-Immigration & Free Trade Stances Are the Future of the GOP, It Has No Future.

    05/17/2015 8:06:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Reason ^ | 05/16/2015 | Nick Gillespie
    In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions said the United States needs to curb legal immigration along with illegal immigration, and fast. We need a timeout, don't you know, and the only folks who favor letting more foreigners in are monocle-wearing, cigar-smoking elitists: High immigration rates help the financial elite (and the political elite who receive their contributions) by keeping wages down and profits up. For them, whats not to like? That is why they have tried to enforce silence in the face of public desire for immigration reductions. They have sought to intimidate good and...
  • Jeb Bush: Its Not An American Value To Allow People To Stay In The Shadows

    04/11/2014 5:57:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 143 replies
    AP ^ | April 11, 2014
    With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party. The former Florida governor sparked a conservative furor this week when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an act of love by people trying to provide for their families. Backing Bush are some of the GOPs most powerful insiders and financiers, who are hoping the party can woo Hispanic voters and rebound from Mitt Romneys damaging self-deportation rhetoric in 2012. The...
  • Haley Barbour: Jeb Bush stance like Reagans

    04/09/2014 8:04:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/8/14 | UCY MCCALMONT
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Jeb Bushs recent comments that some illegal immigration is an act of love, saying its very similar to what former President Ronald Reagan thought. What people want you to do: Tell the truth, Barbour said Tuesday at the LBJ Presidential Librarys Civil Rights Summit. And if Jeb feels that way about it it sort of reminds me of my boss, Ronald Reagan. Barbour, who was an aide in Reagans administration described what the president used to call the gates test during a panel Tuesday with Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. Ronald Reagan...
  • US to soon allow spouse of H-1B visa holder to work in America

    04/08/2014 5:02:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Times of India ^ | 4/8/14 | Times of India
    Aimed at attracting the world's best and brightest, the US will soon come out with a series of policy initiatives and changes in the existing rules including allowing the spouses of H-1B visas to work in America. In a statement, the White House said that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several proposed rules that will make the US more attractive to talented foreign entrepreneurs and other high-skill immigrants who will contribute substantially to the US economy, create jobs, and enhance American innovative competitiveness. "These proposed regulations include rules authorizing employment for spouses of certain high-skill workers...
  • MILLIONAIRES NEED YOUR HELP!... Ann Coulter

    04/03/2014 12:01:16 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Last Sunday, The New York Times published a front-page article about the heartfelt need of California farmers for more illegal aliens. The first tip-off that heinous public policy ideas were coming was that the Times introduced farmer Chuck Herrin, owner of a farm-labor contracting company, as a "lifelong Republican." That's Times-speak for "liberal." Herrin admitted that he employs a lot of illegal aliens and bitterly complained that they lived in fear of "Border Patrol and deportations." (But, apparently, he doesn't live in fear of admitting he's violating our immigration laws.) Sorry that running a country inconveniences you, Chuck. He said...
  • Rand Paul: GOP must get beyond deportation

    04/01/2014 8:34:13 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/14 | Katie Glueck
    en. Rand Paul on Tuesday argued that the Republican Party needs to get beyond deportation in order to break through to Hispanic voters. The Kentucky Republican and likely 2016 contender argued that before the GOP can make its case to the Latino community, which voted overwhelmingly for Democrats in 2012, the party needs to make clear it is open to a more welcoming approach to immigration. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/rand-paul-gop-must-get-beyond-deportation-105241.html#ixzz2xeJfopZK
  • Immigration Reform Is a Moral Imperative

    03/31/2014 10:12:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 30, 2014 | Ralph Reed and Russell Moore
    Republicans in the House of Representativessensing the political winds at their backs heading into the midterm election and distrustful of President Obama's willingness to enforce the lawhave opted to do nothing about immigration. Their strategy is shortsighted. Reform will require moral courage and leadership, but it is necessary. Because of the federal government's failure to secure the border, antiquated policies and a patchwork of conflicting regulations, there are now millions of people who have overstayed visas or crossed our borders illegally. The current system is inadequate for the country's needs, and it is inequitable as well.
  • House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan

    01/25/2014 5:55:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 121 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/25/14 | ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    House Republicans are preparing to unveil their own broad template for overhauling the nations immigration system this week, potentially offering a small opening for President Obama and congressional Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year. Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders are expected to release a one-page statement of immigration principles this week at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md., according to aides with knowledge of the plan. The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status but not...
  • Zuckerberg Launches New Ad Campaign to Push for Amnesty

    11/18/2013 5:20:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/13 | M Boyle
    Facebooks billionaire founder Mark Zuckerberg has launched a series of new television ads pushing for Congress to pass amnesty now, Politico reports. The new ad quotes President Barack Obama, House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Speaker John Boehner and strikes, as Politicos Maggie Haberman wrote, a new tone for Zuckerberg. The ads, obtained by Politico, mark a shift in course for the group, Haberman wrote. Its earlier ads aired through FWD.us and its partisan-leaning affiliates sought to persuade with a gentler tone, or by offering cover to Senate...
  • Conservative groups press for immigration reform

    10/29/2013 1:31:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    More than 600 conservative-friendly officials and activists are descending on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a lobbying blitz targeting a wide range of House lawmakers, primarily Republicans, on immigration reform. The effort spans lawmakers from about 120 congressional districts in about 40 states, said Josh Breisblatt, the advocacy and policy associate for the National Immigration Forum. Its meant to make the conservative case for immigration reform to lawmakers by bringing business experts, religious leaders and law enforcement officials to the Hill. -snip- Failure to come up now with a solution to immigration reform is a sign of weakness, not of strength,...
  • Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    09/11/2013 11:35:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/11/2013 | Byron York
    On Tuesday, the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.The officials represent companies with a vast array of business interests: General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, The Wendy's Company, Coca-Cola, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Communications, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, and many more. All want to see increases in immigration levels for low-skill as well as high-skill workers, in addition to a path to citizenship...
  • Undocumented Immigrant Federal Contract Workers Say They Are Victims Of Labor Violations

    07/26/2013 7:01:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Llorente
    The Guatemalan immigrant was paid below minimum wage, in cash, by an employer who made him work more than 70 hours a week, he says.
  • Silicon Valley prepares to push House toward immigration reform

    06/30/2013 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sunday June 30, 2013
    The tech industry scored two major victories on immigration this week, but its toughest legislative battle on the issue lies ahead in the House The passage of the Senates immigration bill is the closest the tech industry has come in recent years to its primary goals of raising the H-1B visa cap and securing more green cards for highly skilled foreign workers. But tech companies, like other stakeholders pushing for immigration reform, are only at the 50-yard line. We want to see the process move forward and this week it did, in a big way, said Andy Halataei, director of...
  • Pregnant worker at Nike factory in Cambodia loses baby after police stunned her with CATTLE PRODS

    05/28/2013 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 01:45 EST, 28 May 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Cambodian police used cattle prods to stun workers protesting over pay at a factory that makes clothing for U.S. sportswear company Nikeinjuring at least 23 women and causing one to miscarry her baby. Police dressed in riot gear were deployed to move around 3,000 predominantly female workers who had blocked a road outside their factory owned by Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing in Kampong Speu province, west of the capital, Phnom Penh, in Cambodia today. Among the 23 women injured in the incident was a two-months pregnant worker who lost her child after military police pushed her to the ground, Sun...
  • Tech Workers Wary, Industry Hopeful on H-1B Proposal

    04/18/2013 8:47:54 PM PDT · by null and void · 16 replies
    Dice ^ | Apr 17, 2013 | Susan Hall
    Tech industry groups are cautiously optimistic and tech workers are wary of the immigration reform bill introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, which was released by its sponsoring Gang of Eight early Wednesday in all its 844-page glory. On Tuesday, Neil Ruiz, associate fellow and senior policy analyst at the Brookings Institution, told us prospects for the bills passage looked promising, though at that point he had seen only a 19-page summary of the legislation. Among the wide-ranging bills provisions: Raising the cap on the number of H-1B visas from 65,000 to 110,000 annually, with as many as...
  • Immigration Bill Would Spark Surge of Legal Arrivals [Massive New Arrivals Depress Citizen Wages!]

    04/13/2013 11:26:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 12, 2013 | Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro
    Immigration Bill Would Spark Surge of Legal Arrivals The immigration debate often focuses on people in the U.S. illegally, but a reform bill's biggest initial effect could be a sharp rise in legal immigration. By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro April 13, 2013 WASHINGTON While much of the debate over immigration has focused on the fate of the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. without legal authorization, one of the biggest immediate impacts of the reform bill being prepared in the Senate would be a sudden, large surge in legal migration. The U.S. admits about 1 million legal...
  • Accord Reached On Farmworkers For Immigration Bill [New "Blue" Card]

    04/13/2013 10:10:42 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 12, 2013 | Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro
    Accord Reached On Farmworkers For Immigration Bill The deal would establish a new 'blue card' for workers already in the U.S. It concludes one of the last major components of sweeping legislation being drafted in the Senate. By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro April 12, 2013 WASHINGTON Agreement was reached late Friday between farm labor unions and growers on one of the last major components of a sweeping immigration bill being drafted in the Senate a deal that would set the terms of wages, visas and working conditions for migrant agriculture workers. The accord, struck after weeks of...
  • Immigration reform: Can Mark Zuckerberg and friends deliver?

    04/12/2013 8:14:41 AM PDT · by AuntB · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 11, 2013 | Gloria Goodale
    Washingtons bipartisan Gang of Eight senators are in what many hope is the endgame in the debate over immigration reform. But just in case, on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg brought in a slew of major players to bring it all home. He and an impressive roster of Silicon Valley luminaries have teamed up with political strategists from across the spectrum to launch a political action group on the issue. Since by most accounts some kind of reform package is likely, the move has some asking, why now? Its all about the game, says David Mark, editor-in-chief of the online...
  • The Cost of Cheap Labor (Welfare use by less educated immigrants is high)

    02/27/2013 7:25:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/27/2013 | Steven Camarota
    A new study by the Cato Institute attempts to make the case that the use of welfare by immigrants is not really so high or costly. The report’s lead author, Leighton Ku, was for many years a researcher at two liberal D.C. think tanks, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Urban Institute. That the libertarian Cato Institute would employ Ku is a reminder that immigration is not an issue that neatly conforms to the liberal–conservative divide. Ku’s central argument is that immigrant welfare use is not worrisome because low-income non-citizens use some programs (the ones he...
  • Bloom Energy paid workers in pesos

    02/07/2013 9:51:07 AM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    The Swarm ^ | Feb. 7, 2013 | The Swarm
    An old friend Bloom Energy is making news, and not in a good way. The San Jose Mercury News reported today that Bloom Energy, a political heavyweight, paid workers brought in from Mexico in pesos: "Authorities said Bloom Energy paid the Mexican workers in pesos by wiring funds back to bank accounts in Chihuahua. Bloom also paid for the men to stay in a Sunnyvale motel and provided each with a meal stipend of $50 a day." If true, that's stunning for a company with a board of directors that includes former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Silicon Valley...
  • U.S. AGs Brother Appears To Employ Illegal Immigrants

    10/04/2012 1:59:36 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holders brother, William Holder, apparently employs illegal foreign workers at one or more of the four McDonalds restaurants he and his wife Deborah purchased last year in Wake County, a Carolina Journal investigation has found.
  • Driver, others flee scene of morning crash in York Township [illegals, of course]

    05/04/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    WPMT (PA) ^ | May 2, 2012 | Paul Smith
    YORK TOWNSHIP The driver of a Strathmeyer Forests Inc., van and possibly others riding in the van that struck a car at the intersection of Cape Horn Road and Starlight Drive this morning and fled the scene on foot, according to responders. It happened just before 8am. The female driver of the car was taken to York Hospital after being extricated from her vehicle. UPDATE: York Area Regional Police issued a release that a hit and run accident occurred on Cape Horn Road at Starlight Drive and 6 Hispanic males ran west from scene. Two have been apprehended, and...
  • Whistleblower calls out IT giant over U.S. jobs (the usual H1-B visa scam)

    04/14/2012 8:14:05 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 131 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 12, 2012 | John Miller
    It's called outsourcing. American firms do it because foreign labor can be cheaper. But now, one company is being accused of bringing those lower-paid workers to the U.S. illegally and that may be costing Americans jobs. -- snip -- Palmer says Infosys, the global high-tech giant, engaged in a systematic practice of visa fraud, a charge the company denies. Palmer said the first thing to catch his attention was an employee that had been in the U.S. from India several times before. "He came up to me and he was literally in tears," Palmer said. "He told me he was...
  • Immigration Report Card: Obama, F-; Paul, D-; Gingrich, D; Romney, C+, Santorum, A-.

    02/14/2012 9:51:26 AM PST · by dangus · 39 replies
    NumberUSA ^ | NumbersUSA
    Barrack Obama: F- Ron Paul : D- Newt Gingrich: D Mitt Romney: C+ Rick Santorum: A-Excerpts about Rick's grades STOPPING AMNESTIES Sen. Santorum earned an A+ on stopping amnesties while in Congress. And he has challenged his own Catholic Church leaders as well as other candidates for supporting the legalization of millions of people who have broken immigration laws. MANDATE E-VERIFY. In 1996, Sen. Santorum voted against creating the program that became E-Verify. But on the campaign trail 15 years later, he has promised to push mandatory verification. He misses an EXCELLENT rating because he continues to talk about there...
  • Illegal-hiring bill spurs jest and jeers (prof opposed to capitalism - calls for transformation)

    03/04/2011 1:03:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 3, 2011 | Jennifer Radcliffe and Peggy Fikac
    A proposed immigration law being cast in jest across the country as a way for Texans to rid the work force of illegal immigrants while protecting their low-paid nannies and gardeners drew serious concern Thursday from advocates who fear the bill could have a chilling effect across the state. Rep. Debbie Riddle's House Bill 1202 calls for two years in jail and up to $10,000 fines for people who "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly" hire unauthorized immigrants. Specifically exempted: Laborers relegated to "work to be performed exclusively or primarily at a single-family residence." "House Bill 1202 has just really created an...
  • U.S. fast food caught in immigration crosshairs

    02/08/2011 12:52:15 PM PST · by wbill · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Mon Feb 7, 5:25 pm ET | By Lisa Baertlein, Mary Milliken and Ed Stoddard Lisa Baertlein, Mary Milliken And Ed Stoddard
    LOS ANGELES/DALLAS (Reuters) Chipotle Mexican Grill has a lot going for it -- an upscale burrito concept, a hip and eco-friendly image, expansion plans galore and a 500 percent-plus stock price gain in just over two years. And then it has something not going its way -- a federal crackdown on its immigrant labor force that has so far forced Chipotle to fire hundreds of allegedly illegal workers in the state of Minnesota, perhaps more than half its staff there. The probe is widening. Co-Chief Executive Monty Moran told Reuters on Friday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...
  • Illegal-immigrant numbers in state jump 35% in 3 years

    02/07/2011 8:20:27 AM PST · by La Lydia · 11 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | February 7, 2011 | Lornet Turnbull
    ....An estimated 230,000 illegal immigrants were living in Washington state last year 35 percent more than three years earlier, according to a new report by the Pew Hispanic Center. The total represents one of every 20 workers in the state. ... They found that nationwide, illegal immigrants numbered 11.2 million, virtually unchanged from 2009 and down from a peak 12 million in 2007...While 57 percent are from Mexico, the illegal immigrants hail from across the world...They include people who sneaked across the borders, as well as those who came legally but overstayed employment, student or visitor visas. Continued failure...
  • Congressman Hinojosa files for bankruptcy (Texas RAT serves on House Financial Services Committee)

    02/04/2011 5:25:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Congressman Hinojosa files for bankruptcyby Action 4 News Staff Posted: 02.03.2011 at 6:46 PM WASHINGTON (AP) -- An eight-term Texas congressman who serves on the House Financial Services Committee has filed for personal bankruptcy and is blaming his family meat company for his problems. According to federal bankruptcy court documents, Democratic Rep. Ruben Hinojosa has $2.9 million in liabilities, though he also has nearly $1.5 million in assets. **SNIP** The Financial Services panel has jurisdiction over legislation affecting banks. House aides and outside experts say the House has no rules forbidding a lawmaker who owes large sums to a bank...