S. 744 – The Great Jobs Giveaway

S. 744 – The Great Jobs Giveaway

“Under the pretense of immigration reform, the high-tech industry is using S. 744 to push for unlimited numbers of workers, resulting in more unemployment and lower wages for all of America’s workers – regardless of their origin. This is not irrational behavior by the companies. If they get 10 quality applicants per job, great! They can pick and choose the perfect fit to their needs. It’s not their problem if the other nine end up underemployed or on welfare or even hating America because they were told we were the land of opportunity,” says professor Mark Thies in an op-ed.

“The bill is lathered up with giveaways such that 33 million permanent work permits will be given out to non-citizens over the next decade. That’s like giving all of Canada permission to move here and get a job over the next 10 years. It’s far more than the 24 million immigrants that came through Ellis Island during its entire 1890-1950 period.”

Ann Coulter: GOP Logic on Amnesty Makes No Sense

“Who convinced Republicans that Hispanic wages aren’t low enough and what they really need is an influx of low-wage workers competing for their jobs? Maybe the greedy businessmen now running the Republican Party should talk with their Hispanic maids sometime. Ask Juanita if she’d like to have seven new immigrants competing with her for the opportunity to clean other people’s houses, so that her wages can be dropped from $20 an hour to $10 an hour,” says Ann Coulter.

“A wise Latina, A.J. Delgado, recently explained on Mediaite.com why amnesty won’t win Republicans the Hispanic vote — even if they get credit for it. Her very first argument was: ‘Latinos will resent the added competition for jobs.'”

McCain Wrong, Criminals Will Get Amnesty

“This morning on the Senate floor, Gang of Eight member Senator John McCain declared that the Gang’s immigration bill needed to pass in order to remove a ‘very huge stain on the conscience of the United States of America.’ He also made the following statement about the bill’s path to citizenship: ‘Anyone who has committed crimes in this country is going to be deported.’ That’s not what the Gang of Eight bill says (see Section 2101). The bill bars criminals from gaining legalization only when the individual has committed ‘3 or more misdemeanors . . . if the alien was convicted on different dates for each of the 3 offenses,'” notes Fred Bauer at National Review.

Rep. Labrador Says Comprehensive Bill Counterproductive

“Rep. Raul Labrador has decided to take a piecemeal approach to immigration reform and will work with House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., to author legislation, the Idaho Republican told National Journal on Wednesday,” National Journal says.

“Labrador, who backed out of bipartisan talks in the House last week because of differences over health care for illegal immigrants, said he hopes to introduce some legislation by next week. He will ultimately write ‘a couple bills’ that would complement pieces Goodlatte has already introduced on interior enforcement, high-skilled workers, E-verify, and agricultural guest workers.”

About Author


Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    The powerful American Hospital Association has been saying that there is a shortage of nurses for years. If anything there is a shortage of nurses that want to work with dangerously high nurse to patient ratios etc….. The AHA has been getting away with this for many years and thus the importing of millions of foreign nurses who, in many cases, work double shifts (dangerous), never complain and send half of their income home. Nurses wages have been forever stagnate, even in the best of economic times, with measly 1% salary increases that hardly keep up with the rate of inflation. Whatever happened to the laws of supply and demand??? Also, there is a significant secondary problem created of the “brain drain” leaving those 3rd world, poor countries bereft of their best and brightest. Next, this significantly has caused an increase to the US population through chain migration of nurses’ relatives. There is and has been no real shortage in nurses, and the “crisis” was manufactured through the powerful and well moneyed AHA.

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      I volunteer R&D Bioengineering to the healthcare system so see FIRST HAND.

      The Seattle area hospitals are 1/3 full and a good share of the nurses, lucky enough to work, are given 28 hr weeks, no medical. The laid off nurses over 50 may as well buy a sleeping bag for tent city.

      And we need more foreign college graduates like we need terminal cancer in America.

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    why do we keep supporting McCain? he had his chance. ryan is looking for votes. fix the the border and keep the law/./////

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    Does anyone wonder what the results will be when Americans are laid off to make way for foreign workers to take over? The unemployed in this country will need financial help from the government and the vicious circle continues.
    It’s indeed sad to see so many businesses turn against their fellow Americans as they toss them aside to hire cheap labor. Then the low-skilled workers, who sneaked in, will move from agriculture to the jobs that Americans have always done, and between the two faction – skilled and unskilled labor, Americans lose big time…and no one in Washington cares.

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    The Open Border Pundits HATE Engineers the Most

    We make fairly good money and we earn it too with innovative managment and designs. They salivate at the idea of replacing the brightest engineers in the world, American Space and Automotive engineers, with foreigners for half pay, like we somehow we didn’t deserve the pay for the world’s finest innovations….it flattens the table and makes America more like the rest of the world after they dug America’s manufacturing heart out.

    We also make most of the rest of the world look like 3rd world subpar techs in comparison; so they rally against us and destroy our life blood, manufacturing….replace it with overpopulation glue board home debt that doesn’t need engineers, then lie and tell us there’s a shortage, when they caused it..

    The made in America NWO car manufaturing is a good example….they sell us foreign engineered/managed cars but its OK, its made in America with foreign Overlords bossing us around. What they don’t tell us is when we stop buying their foreign Overlords’ cars, they close our plants first.