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  • Republican Senator Floats Back-Door Amnesty Proposal

    05/24/2017 10:28:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 5-24-17 | Brendan Kirby
    Bill would create 500,000 new visas, include path to citizenship, and be open to current aliens A bill introduced this month by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) would increase foreign guest workers by up to 500,000 a year and offer a back-door amnesty for illegal immigrants. The legislation, the State Sponsored Visa Pilot Program Act of 2017, has attracted support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the libertarian-oriented Cato Institute. “We pretty strongly oppose it. It’s an indefinite renewable visa. In our eyes, that’s a permanent worker.” The bill would represent a massive increase in the number of non-immigrant visas...
  • Two GOP Legislators Propose American Replacement Bill, Plus Amnesty

    05/04/2017 11:53:47 AM PDT · by WatchungEagle · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2017 | Neil Munro
    Two GOP legislators are introducing legislation to let states annually import 500,000 foreign blue-collar workers and white-collar professionals to replace Americans who have fallen out of the workforce and into drug addiction. The American replacement bill is needed because companies can’t hire the employees they want amid the massive decline in the number of Americans who are seeking work, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson told an event hosted Wednesday by the CATO Institute.
  • Foreign guest workers in U.S. found to earn less than others in same job (duh!)

    01/19/2016 12:42:26 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Jeffry Bartash
    Guest workers in United States earn less than the average U.S. wage for the same job, and there's little evidence of a labor shortage in the fields where they are employed, a study contends.

    10/24/2015 8:41:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 139 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9/13/15 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    During an appearance of Face the Nation, Dr. Ben Carson took a stab today at outlining how he would deal with the issue of illegal immigration. After criticizing Donald Trump’s concept of deporting every illegal immigrant (and then readmitting “the good ones”), Carson said this: [L]et’s say we get [the borders] sealed, because certainly in a Carson administration that would be done within the first year. You also turn off the spigot that dispenses the goodies, so that people don’t have any incentive to come here. Then those who are here, we have to recognize that we can’t just round...
  • Ben Carson Immigration Reform: Let Undocumented Immigrants Work On Farms

    10/24/2015 7:18:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/16/15 | Michael Kaplan
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his immigration plan during Wednesday night's Republican debate, but his explanation only got him into further trouble with some voters. Carson supports giving guest-worker status to millions of undocumented immigrants without criminal records. "After we seal the borders, after we turn off the spigot that dispenses all the goodies...people who had a pristine record we should consider allowing them to become guest workers primarily in the agricultural sphere," Carson said. "If they don't do it within that time period then they become illegal and as illegals they will be treated as such," he said....
  • Ben Carson Calls For Guest-Worker Status For Immigrants [Calls Trump Plan "Impractical"}

    09/08/2015 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    YahooNews ^ | September 8, 2015 | JANIE HAR
    Ben Carson Calls For Guest-Worker Status For Immigrants By JANIE HAR SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson jabbed Tuesday at front-runner Donald Trump's proposal to deport everyone who is in the country illegally, calling the plan impractical. "People who say that have no idea what that would entail" legally and otherwise, Carson said, adding: "Where you going to send them?" The retired neurosurgeon spoke before The Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday in a 75-minute event in which he took questions from the audience on topics ranging from abortion to immigration, taxation to race relations. Carson's longshot...
  • Farmers: Trump 'terrible for agriculture'

    09/01/2015 5:28:18 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/01/2015 | Bill Tomson
    Even before real-estate mogul Donald Trump called undocumented immigrants "rapists and murderers" who "have to go," California contractor Carlos Castañeda was having difficulty hiring enough workers to pick celery and squash. Now Castañeda and others fear Trump's talk about erecting a "big beautiful wall" at the border and deporting millions could make it near impossible to find the guest workers they need, and who would obtain legal status under most comprehensive reforms bills. "There are growers out there screaming for labor," said Castañeda, a farm labor contractor in San Luis Obispo County in central California. "The people who are coming...
  • Obama Providing Extra Million Alien Work Permits Annually

    08/06/2015 7:16:37 AM PDT · by RedMominBlueState · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    The Obama administration has issued more than 7.4 million work permits to foreign nationals from 2009 – 2014, beyond the approximately one million lawful permanent residents and 700,000 foreign guest workers admitted to the U.S. each year. In written responses to the Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee Republicans obtained by Breitbart News, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reveal that the Obama administration has been approving work authorizations for immigrants beyond admission limits and for some categories of immigrants that Congress never intended to work in the U.S.......
  • Irish Students Who Died In Balcony Collapse Came To Bay Area Through Work Program

    06/17/2015 7:03:38 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 17 June 2015 | Sarah Parvini and Veronica Rocha
    For hundreds of college students in Ireland, flocking to California for the summer has become a rite of passage. They arrive in Berkeley each year not to fill University of California lecture halls, but to work on temporary J-1 visas, the federal Work Travel Program that allows foreign students to live and work in the U.S. for up to four months...About 8,000 Irish students applied for the J-1 visa in 2014...
  • Robots Step Into New Planting, Harvesting Roles

    04/24/2015 7:28:14 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 77 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 23, 2015 | ILAN BRAT
    OXNARD, Calif.—A 14-arm, automated harvester recently wheeled through rows of strawberry plants here, illustrating an emerging solution to one of the produce industry’s most pressing problems: a shortfall of farmhands. Harnessing high-powered computing, color sensors and small metal baskets attached to the robotic arms, the machine gently plucked ripe strawberries from below deep-green leaves, while mostly ignoring unripe fruit nearby. Such tasks have long required the trained discernment and backbreaking effort of tens of thousands of relatively low-paid workers. But technological advances are making it possible for robots to handle the job, just as a shrinking supply of available fruit...

    03/16/2015 2:18:10 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2015 | by ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A so-called “war on the American worker” has intensified in the Golden State. Massive layoffs are being spearheaded by the multi-billion dollar Southern California Edison utilities company, which is terminating scores of American IT workers and replacing them with immigrant IT workers, from a slew of foreign counties, who are willing to work for far less compensation. These immigrants are in the U.S. on an H-1B visa program. “We don’t need foreign workers. We have plenty of Americans who are fully capable and equipped to carry out these jobs. It’s an absolute issue of corporate greed; nothing more nothing less,”...

    01/13/2015 8:51:18 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 13, 2015 | By Tony Lee
    On Tuesday, three Republican Senators joined three Democrats to introduce legislation that would expand the number of guest-workers for the tech industry even though there is a surplus of American high-tech workers. The Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) bill, introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would also enable companies to hire an unlimited number of workers with advanced degrees from U.S. institutions in science, technology, engineering and math, which critics have said would turn some universities into diploma factories for foreign students. Currently, the first 20,000...
  • Business, Labor Strike Deal On Guest Workers

    03/30/2013 9:22:13 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 14 replies ^ | 30 March 2013 | Kristen Welker and Carrie Dann
    Business and labor groups [AFL-CIO and Chamber of Commerce] have reached an agreement on a temporary worker program. The program would start at 20,000 visas, increasing in subsequent years up to 200,000 [low skilled foreign workers]. Workers would be eligible to petition for legal residency after one year.
  • Former bracero recalls program's legacy

    10/15/2010 1:33:29 AM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | October 15, 2010 | Hector Tobar
    Antonio Nuño Gonzalez stood in line in Mexico and waited for his papers to come to the United States. Eventually he was packed into a cattle car with other men for the trip north. After crossing the border, he was sprayed with DDT and stripped naked for a physical examination so thorough he's still making ribald jokes about it more than 50 years later. It was all worth it for the chance to do back-breaking work — picking cotton, strawberries, lettuce and other California crops, from the desert heat of Brawley to the verdant coastal valley of Watsonville. His American...
  • What a Difference Five Years Make

    08/14/2010 3:13:05 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 14, 2010 | Cindy Simpson
    Five years ago, my family took a vacation to Niagara Falls. On our return across the Canadian border, U.S. Immigration officials detained us for several tense hours because we happened to be the unlucky renters of a car that matched some sort of suspect list. The same year Immigration officers were busily occupied with the travel risk of the Simpson family, hundreds of thousands of babies were born in hospitals all across the U.S. to parents who gained entry in the country illegally (obviously not driving Hertz rental cars). The parents' reward, other than a beautiful newborn: shiny new made-in-the-USA...
  • McRINO 2007: Co-Sponsors Amnesty Bill With Ted Kennedy. McRINO 2010: “No Amnesty, Send Them Back”

    07/06/2010 11:06:25 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 17 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | JULY 6, 2010 | ZIP
    (The Hill)- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he would favor immigration reform that would deport most of the residents of the United States who are here illegally. McCain, who at one point had been the top Republican advocate for immigration legislation promising a pathway to citizenship for some illegal immigrants, said he favored establishing a guest worker program. But McCain expressed opposition to any program that would give illegal immigrants a way to become citizens. “No amnesty. Many of them need to be sent back,” McCain said during an interview on KQTH-FM in Tucson, Ariz. Once the border is...
  • With 1 in 5 Americans out of work, Obama issues over a million green cards

    04/12/2010 5:57:25 AM PDT · by opentalk · 236 replies · 2,728+ views
    The examiner ^ | April 11, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    The Department of Homeland Security has just reported that during 2009, they issued 1,130,818 new Green Cards to foreign nationals, allowing them to work legally in this country. That number represents the fourth highest number of cards issued in one year. 750,000 of the new Green Cards were given to the families of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. The top four recipient nations are as follows: -Mexico…164,920 -China…receiving 64,238 -Philippines…60,029 -India…57,304 In Feb. 2009, the financial institution Merrill Lynch announced that the nation’s actual unemployment rate had reached 13.9 percent. A year later, that number had risen to 17.3...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Sen. John McCain Interview: Immigration (McCain now wants to build the fence)

    04/10/2010 9:32:27 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 133 replies · 2,377+ views
    McCAIN: My view is you need a physical fence. But we all know that unless physical fences are surveilled, and then people just punch holes in them. And so I saw in Iraq on my visit there that their ability to serveil areas is that we have the technology now. (snip) McCAIN: After the border is secured, then obviously we have to address the issue of the 12 million people who are still in this country illegally. I don't know what ... American public opinion will take. But one of the key elements, as was in our previous legislation, is...
  • Kyl, McCain push hard to overflow audience (McCain still pushing amnesty)

    02/20/2010 9:35:43 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 903+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz. ^ | 2010-02- | Rhonda Bodfield
    (snip) On immigration: McCain stressed the importance of securing the border and establishing a legal temporary-worker program. Foreign workers could take jobs that Americans wouldn't want - such as agricultural jobs in Yuma that go begging - with the burden on employers to quit employing each person at the end of some specified time. Kyl faulted the administration for short-changing border enforcement. (snip)
  • Immigration Enforcement: A Populist Program to Create Jobs

    02/02/2010 11:56:01 AM PST · by Bob017 · 6 replies · 279+ views
    Human Events ^ | 01/29/2010 | Bay Buchanan
    Even before Obama’s State of the Union, Democrats were scrambling to change their priorities from health care to jobs. They realized that Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts represented a nationwide populist response against big government personified in Obamacare, and that voters are wondering why they are busy putting America into debt rather than dealing with the 25 million Americans out of work. In the words of Obama’s chief economic advisor Larry Summers, "[P]riority Number One has to be assuring rapid job growth.” Rep. Anthony Weiner, one of the strongest proponents of Obamacare, conceded, "I don't think it would be the...