“Partnership for a New American Economy”
“Partnership for a New American Economy”
Ganging up on American Families
Michael W. Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.)
Senior Fellow, Californians for Population Stabilization
The January 24, 2014 edition of the Huffington Post ran a report entitled:
Snyder is the governor of the state of Michigan. He was quoted in the above-noted article as saying,
“The status quo is dumb, and not fixing it for political reasons would be even dumber.
“To be blunt, we have a dumb system,” he said during remarks on immigration, using a phrase he’d repeat a few times. “Why would we build the dumb system that we have today to say, we don’t want you here?”
The article also contained this paragraph:
Snyder praised the Senate’s bipartisan immigration efforts last year, and has continued to argue that reform would be beneficial for the United States. He spoke Thursday in Detroit about the need for immigration reform, promising to request 50,000 visas over the next five years for highly skilled immigrants who would move to the city. In that speech, he similarly called the system “dumb,” including the failure to give work visas to people who receive college degrees in the U.S. “We have a federal program that tells them to get out,” he said Thursday. “How dumb is that?”
What is not only dumb but reprehensible, is that he wants to see foreign students educated in the United States and provided with work visas, but could not apparently care less about providing education and opportunities for American kids living in poverty under his own nose in his very own state!
According to the article he made that statement at an event that was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Republicans for Immigration Reform and an organization created by Bloomberg and other billionaires, known as the “Partnership for a New American Economy.”
It is incomprehensible that the governor of the state of Michigan can be so stupid or morally bankrupt that he cannot look at the abject poverty of the bankrupt Detroit, a city he may want to forget is located in his state, and believe that the way to get American workers in his state back to work is by making them compete with millions of additional aliens he would provide with lawful status, hence an equal right to the jobs that the citizens of his state desperately need.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform would, indeed, create a “New American Economy.” An economy where education and effort will be far less likely to be rewarded with higher wages and opportunities for the “American Dream.”
One of the sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is Title 8, United States Code, Section 1182 which enumerates the categories of aliens who are to be excluded. Among these classes are aliens who suffer from dangerous communicable diseases or extreme mental illness. Additionally convicted felons, human rights violators, war criminals, terrorists and spies are excluded as well as aliens who would seek unlawful employment or become public charges.
This afore-noted section of the INA also excludes aliens seeking employment in the United States unless:
(I) there are not sufficient workers who are able, willing, qualified (or equally qualified in the case of an alien described in clause (ii)) and available at the time of application for a visa and admission to the United States and at the place where the alien is to perform such skilled or unskilled labor, and
(II) the employment of such alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform would provide for a huge increase in foreign high tech workers and would no longer protect American workers from unfair foreign competition. This is precisely what Alan Greenspan called for when he testified before
On October 20, 2012 CAPS posted my commentary:
In that commentary I quoted Alan Greenspan, when he testified before a 2009 hearing conducted by the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Immigration, chaired by the chief advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Senator Chuck Schumer.
During his testimony he stated, in part:
“…The second bonus (in accelerating the influx of skilled immigrant workers) would address the increasing concentration of income in this country. Greatly expanding our quotas for the highly skilled would lower wage premiums of skilled over lesser skilled. Skill shortages in America exist because we are shielding our skilled labor force from world competition. Quotas have been substituted for the wage pricing mechanism. In the process, we have created a privileged elite whose incomes are being supported at non-competitively high levels by immigration quotas on skilled professionals. Eliminating such restrictions would reduce at least some of our income inequality.”
Apparently for the elitist Michigan governor, immigration laws that protect American workers and their families are “dumb!”
There are some choice words that could be appropriately used to describe him and his cohorts who seek to plunge even more American workers and their families below the poverty line and endanger national security at the same time! Words far worse than “dumb” come to mind.