Skip to comments.Businesses Press House to Pass Immigration Provisions
Posted on 06/28/2013 5:59:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Businesses won a victory in the Senate immigration bill through measures to boost access to foreign workers. Now, they are moving to protect those provisions as they face a much tougher sell in the House.
The lobbying push started even before the Senate on Thursday passed its sweeping rewrite of immigration laws. Businesses in the agriculture, manufacturing, high-tech and other sectors are arguing that they need legislation to alleviate labor shortages restraining their own growth and their local economies.
"What we're struggling with is convincing lawmakers that there's not a line of individuals waiting to get on our job sites," said Jay Reed, head of the Alabama chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, a construction-industry lobbying group. "The workers have to come from somewhere."
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This is Democrat/Progressive Speak for "cheap labor" and big money donors buying this for themselves.
Translation = We need slaves willing to work for peanuts.
How do you have labor shortages during a high unemployment period?
If the Senate Immigration bill passes, there will be a F*L*O*O*D of foreigners into the US, because businesses will hire them and not have to pay Obamacare penalties.
Big business has bought a bunch of Senators.
Contractors like Jay Reed should be held liable for the illegals he hires when they rape, drive drunk and kill innocent U.S. citizens, wind up in prison at great public expense, father children here that instantly become free-loaders. Those costs should be recovered from the greedy businessmen who hire these criminals.
Why should U.S. citizens suffer because businessmen want cheap labor? The houses slapped together by ignorant illegals cost a lot more than they are worth, Jay. Ever watch HGTV and see what slop people find behind the walls of homes they paid handsomely to have built?
Short sighted “capitalists”. If amnesty passes in a generation there will be no more free market.
The GOP aka Grand Ol’ Progressives party will see to it they are happy.
Too late there is no free market now, it is controlled by the government.
“Businesses won a victory in the Senate immigration bill+”
but the country suffered a disaster.
Oh, for the days when American businesses were pro-American, and not just bottom-line, to hell with the country entities.
“they need legislation to alleviate labor shortages”
Yeah, in the Obummer Economy there’s just too many jobs out there/sarc.
What these traitors can’t outsource by moving their factories out of the U.S. they want to insource third-world workers to fill here.
I detest these people. Our only hope is to put enough heat on the House critters with torches and pitchforks to scare them into voting shamnesty down rather than taking the bribe.
Businesses hiring illegals need to be caught and put out of business!
“How do you have labor shortages during a high unemployment period?”
Make welfare, as it is now, so lucrative that you can’t afford to work unless you make well over $30,000 per year!
Wall Street scum who think a nation is a marketplace....not a homeland where you raise your children in a safe environment.
Just say a do-gooder commercial on TV about the number of immigrants in this country being used as slaves, child labor, prostitutes, etc. I guess these are the businesses that want the immigrants. Maybe the people from Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico should not send these illegals home when they are caught .... just give them one-way bus tickets to places where businesses could really use them, such as: LA, Denver, Chicago, Boston, NYC, etc. I mean, they really want them and need them there.
Big money is running TV ads in Florida backing this horrible
‘immigration’ bill. The ads are playing up the idea that since Rubio’s a conservative that this bill is going to control the problem of illegals.
Would love to know who’s buying those ads...
Funny thing is that the group likely to be hardest hit is young blacks, who already have an unemployment rate over 25% - if I remember correctly. Adding in millions who will eagerly work will push more black youths out of the work force. It’s amazing how liberals can wreak havoc on a cherished constituency and still have that same group eagerly clamor for more democrat overlords.
Contractors like Jay Reed need to be required to pay for EVERY cost to the community their “guest” workers incur. Healthcare, housing, welfare, crime.
Oh? The labor isn’t so cheap now is it?
These short-sighted grifters don’t give a damn about the trades or employing Americans for a living wage. They’d much rather pay peanuts to a bunch of illegals living 14 to an apartment then disposing of them when the work moves on.
Jay you have your house (the Senate) with your cronies. And we have ours. The people’s House.