Some Members of Congress say they support amnesty for humanitarian reasons. Some say they want to admit more guest workers because there is an economic need. Many claim it’s just the “right thing to do.”
Few explicitly reveal what’s really going on – it’s all about the money.
Last week, Senate and House “gang” members participated in an event hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Eight Democrats and two Republicans (Senator John McCain and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart) attended.
The respective Senate and House panels contained the same platitudes in favor of amnesty and the expansion of legal immigration, but the update on the progress towards a House bill was particularly interesting.
Maybe feeling comfortable in his surroundings and forgetting the event was streaming live over the internet, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) took the opportunity to get a little boastful about the prospects of amnesty legislation:
“There’s virtually nobody organized against comprehensive immigration reform…We have the growers and the farm works. When we have the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Congress agreeing. We have the high-tech industry…”
What a resounding endorsement for amnesty and mass immigration! Naturally the organizations and industries that stand to profit the most have expressed support for the Senate amnesty bill. The AFL-CIO and other struggling unions are eyeing potential dues paying members. The agricultural industry wants a guest worker program that makes it even easier to attract foreign workers for substandard pay. And the Chamber of Commerce and the tech industry are clamoring to hire skilled and non-skilled workers from overseas to do jobs unemployed and underemployed Americans would do for a just compensation.
More disturbing is Rep. Yarmuth’s second reason for being optimistic about amnesty:
“And probably the most significant factor is there is no money on the other side of this issue. There’s nobody out there ready to spend $100 million to defeat comprehensive immigration reform.
In fact, all the money is on the side of pushing it. And just a couple weeks ago we met with Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook and he’s raised, well, a lot of his own money, but he’s raised $50 million to run ads supporting people who will support comprehensive immigration reform and to pressure people who may be on the fence.”
So, politics-as-usual prevails in Washington, but here we have a Member of Congress actually admitting that money talks. Forget about representing constituents, Americans, even legal residents – Zuckerberg has $50 million to run ads against you if you don’t support amnesty for illegal aliens and a massive influx of legal workers that will make his industry even more profitable.
Rep. Yarmuth closed by saying:
“And I think the most compelling thing that he said when we met with him was – and he raised this from his buddies in the high-tech industry – but he said they didn’t give money to this cause because of economic reasons. They gave it because of humanitarian reasons. And that’s really significant.”
Keep telling yourself that, Zuckerberg. You and the young Silicon Valley set who have donated to Zuckerberg’s FWD.us claim to be compassionate millennials, but clearly you should get off your high horses. Admit that you’re no better than the big business leaders who came before you – using money and threats to put big business interests before Americans.
I seen Mark Z with a lot of illegal janitors in his office. Its the janitor and maid demand in Silicon Valley to clean the buildings. Pay more money about 3 per hr more and maybe Mark Z will see the native born do the janitor jobs.
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Zuckerburg is delusional & just another elite that can’t destroy the middle class in this country fast enough. There is a big difference between legal immigrants & illegal aliens. I don’t know about the rest of you but I don’t want people that have zero respect for the law as my neighbors. We have enough of the give me this, give me that people that end up dependents of this nation for life.
I haven’t paid taxes in 5 years and will not!!! I walked away from my career of 20 years and walked away from paying into the American tax system when I finally got so angry realizing how much of our tax dollars are going towards supporting all the ILLEGAL ALIENS and their kids that are over running our country, that nobody is doing anything about. I do not support ILLEGAL ALIENS. They will probably put me in jail one day because I am an American citizen.
YES, I AGREE WITH YOU. WHY TO SUPPORT THESES INTRUDERS, ALIENS, CRIMIGRANTS ,THIEVES OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. NO AMNESTY,PERIOD! PLEASE CALL TO THE SENATORS AND SAY NO AMNESTY,PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Martin you are so ignorant of our system…….you are like the republicans old and obsolete………willing to destroy your life without a reason like the GOP…..trying to destroy Obama and int he meantime run the country down………….good luck….
And probably the most significant factor is there is no money on the other side of this issue. There’s nobody out there ready to spend $100 million to defeat comprehensive immigration reform.
In fact, all the money is on the side of pushing it. And just a couple weeks ago we met with Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook and he’s raised, well, a lot of his own money, but he’s raised $50 million to run ads supporting people who will support comprehensive immigration reform and to pressure people who may be on the fence.
Zuckerberg approach on H1b even appeals a lot to Republicans while Cruz and Paul are going against the current bill on legalizing Hispanics they plan to bring in as many as 300,000 tech workers in a year.
The agricultural industry wants a guest worker program that makes it even easier to attract foreign workers for substandard pay. And the Chamber of Commerce and tech industry are clamoring to hire skilled and non-skilled workers from overseas to do jobs unemployed and underemployed Americans would do for a just compensation.
Well, one reason why we here this constant cry is because automaton and robots costs over 100,000. The money we give the farm industry should be use in states like California and Texas to allow them to purchased automation farming equipment and robots. The US needs to reduce farm workers from 2 million to 100,000 in 5 years, currently this will take 10 years.
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It’s about the money all right. What’s the going rate today for paying off the politicians who support illegal immigration, I wonder? Their reasons can’t be “because it’s the right thing to do.” If they did the right thing, they’d send every illegal back across the border and remember they are indebted to their fellow citizens who put them where they are and who can sure vote them out when the time comes.
it will fail , but go ahead with those ads i don’t mind it at all watching them !
DEPORTATION IS CHEAPER THAN SUPPORTING ILLEGAL ALIENS AND THEIR ANCHOR BABIES FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. CHARTER PLANES, CARRY THEM TO THE NEAREST AIRPORT IN THEIR HOMELAND AND DROP THEM OFF, COME BACK AND RELOAD.
AMERICAN ALL THE WAY. ILLEGAL ALIENS BROKE THE LAW TO BE HERE, SEND THEM HOME
So Zuckerberg joins the ranks of the Michael Moores of the world.
Kirsten – Do you have a cite for this? Somewhere your readers could check Rep. Yarmuth’s exact words?
A cite? Did you read the article. There are three separate boxes using his exact words.
“they didn’t give money to this cause because of economic reasons. They gave it because of humanitarian reasons.”
Nice try. It’s an established fact that tech spends a fortune lobbying for more “guest workers”. Unless they think that laying off Americans to hire lower priced foreign nationals is a humanitarian cause.
If these guys were so “humanitarian”, then they’d be setting up businesses in countries such as India and Mexico, which need the jobs and the technology far more than we do. Of course, it’s a little hard to operate in a country that lacks basic reliable infrastructure and where the law is bought and sold. Oh, wait. Zuckerberg should be right at home on the latter in corrupt countries such as Indian and Mexico. Just proves that illegal immigration is associated with CORRUPTION at the highest levels of business and government.
Zuckerberg and his Silicon Valley colleagues claim to be humanitarians while ignoring the impact of mass immigration on American citizens. If you’re interested in becoming a humanitarian, Zuckerberg & Co., help the American poor, unemployed and underemployed and lobby for foreign policies that will raise standards of living abroad. This type of charity used to be commonplace when America’s elites at least saw themselves as Americans and a part of civil society rather than globalists who are above it.
The thing that puts the lie to Zuckerberg’s claim is that he is supporting people who on other issues are against the things he is for. He’s supporting ads for people who are with him on this one issue alone. And his “humanitarian” reasons don’t conflict with the fact that he will get more cheap foreign labor out of this. So he can make another billion or two.
Where’s his “humanitarian” concern for American workers? Wouldn’t that 50 million dollars pay for a lot of training for out of work Americans. How about all the workers who have been laid off by the tech industry, including Microsoft? How hard would it be to teach courses to get them up to speed in other countries.
But no, Zuckerberg and company would rather cry on the shoulders of their paid off Washington political pals about how they need foreign workers. Phony hypocrite.
Sorry, that’s get them up to speed in “other companies”.
Leland I do not think you still know where you live…………………………nobody cares…………..watch the shark tank and MR Wonderful,,,,,,,when an asian couple opened a small company and he said he would give them the money if they were to manufacture i CHina once the couple stress the fact they wanted to give jobs to Americans………………do the best you can for yourself and have a good life,,,,it is the American Way…individualism……..and as a country with the same goal we kick anybody….