So, House and Senate finally agree on the number of immigrants granted work visa status each year. 200,000. The ink isn’t dry and the House Repubs suddenly change their minds. Lobbyists for big business want more “cheap labor”. The Repubs now want the work visa number raised to 500,000/year. The Republicans are using the following rationale… 1.) If you limit immigrant labor numbers, the cost of labor will go up. Duh! 2.) The only reason to limit the number to 200,000 is so that businesses have to pay union wage scale. Yep. Don’t want them thar blue collar rif raf making a living wage.
Republicans say they want to see more of the unemployed back working. There is now even talk about the House nutrition bill requiring people to work if they collect food stamps. In the same breath, the Republicans are saying they don’t want Americans back working because business might have to pay a decent wage. Wow!
Dave, if your buddies in the House get their 500,000 immigrant work visa number, won’t that put over twice as many low-wage workers on the street? How do you justify filling those jobs with immigrant labor when so many domestic workers are unemployed? That’s right.
You also want to cut unemployment benefits.
Hey Larry, you forgot to ask “DEMOCRAT” Obama about the 300,000 that he approved.
The 14 million unemployed Americans thank you Obama.
Obama Amnesty Begins: Halts Deportations for 300,000 Illegal Aliens; Offers
by John Hill
Stand With Arizona
The Obama Administration today announced a virtual amnesty-by-decree for
hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, whose deportations will be
In addition, Obama finally announced a jobs
program - but for ILLEGAL ALIENS, not citizens - as those 300,000 illegals
will also become eligible for “work permits”.
This action represents an administrative end-run around Congress, which
twice rejected the ‘DREAM Act’ in 2010. As disgraceful as is this usurpation
of Congressional authority, this announcement is even worse than is being
Our analysis reveals that - despite media focus of this action limited to
so-called “Dreamer” illegal students, this new policy, coupled with the
criteria established by the June 2011 “Morton Memos” which set up a joint
“DHS and DOJ working group” could expand this “indefinite delay” of
deportation to potentially MILLIONS of illegals - creating a new, massive
amnesty entirely by fiat, bypassing Congress.
Read rest of story below:
Speaking of unemployment benefits Larry, what do you think of the “DEMOCRATS” in U.S. Department of Labor granting a special up to 2 1/2 year unemployment package for the Boeing employees that were laid off?
Government Gives Sweet Deal To Laid-Off Boeing Workers: 2.5 Years Unemployment,Travel, Moving And Supplementary Pay
Thanks to a federal program lined up by their unions, local workers laid off during the current dip in employment at Boeing Commercial Airplanes will enjoy a financial cushion that’s much, much plumper than what the average unemployed state resident gets.
“Compared to what Joe Worker gets when they get laid off, our members have a pretty extensive safety net,” said Connie Kelliher, spokeswoman for the International Association of Machinists (IAM).
The U.S. Department of Labor has approved Boeing workers — union or nonunion, production workers or engineers — laid off between April 2012 and June 2015 for a package of benefits that includes drawing unemployment pay for up to 2½ years, rather than the regular six months.
The Labor Department ruling also means that if laid-off Boeing workers need to travel, say to California, for a job interview, the government will reimburse 90 percent of the costs.
If they relocate for a new job, the government will pay 90 percent of their moving expenses and provide an additional lump-sum relocation allowance of up to $1,250.
While unemployed, they’ll also get a tax credit for nearly three-quarters of their health-care premiums. And they’re eligible for a grant of up to $25,000 toward the cost of a degree.