Chamber of Commerce Spends Millions to Keep Americans Out of Work

In the past year, the Chamber of Commerce has spent millions to bring in foreign workers and promote amnesty for illegal aliens to the detriment of struggling U.S. workers. And yes, this is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber’s filings reveal the organization spent $57.2 million on lobbying in 2013. A nice chunk of that no doubt went towards pushing the Senate amnesty bill, S. 744, through in June. The Chamber was a fixture in backroom meetings with the Gang of Eight and unions devising a plan to give amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens and import more foreign workers, further undermining unemployed Americans.

With the battle against the American worker won in the Senate, the Chamber wasted no time before glad-handing in the House. In addition to GOP open borders bills, Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s answer to the Senate amnesty bill, H.R. 15, appeared on the Chamber’s to-do list in end of year filings.

Now, the Chamber is rearming itself for more lobbying and spending in 2014. Its sights are on a number of House immigration bills that could potentially move – or be killed – with some coaxing from the big business heavyweights.

During this election year, the Chamber is flexing its money and clout. It is openly backing establishment Republican candidates against Tea Party and other populist contenders. And, naturally, its political machine will continue to invest in the politicians and policies that yield the most profits for big business – no matter the effect on the more than 21 million Americans looking for full time jobs.

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Content written by Federation for American Immigration Reform staff.


  1. avatar

    shut it down completely, fire them all, have an investigation and if necessary bring them up on treason charges its time for this ******** to stop now.

  2. avatar

    Its Time Now

    Replace ALL Chamber of Commerce personnel with foreign green card holders for half wages….they’re piling up at the American border hoping for this chance….don’t be cold hearted 😉

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    And it’s a so called “right wing” organization like FAIR championing the rights and general welfare of the American workers against the big business plan to drive wages and benefits to nothing while so called “pro worker” liberals support big business in their war on those same American workers.

    Remember when Congress cut food stamp benefits late last year? I wonder how many people know that those cuts did not apply to the US territory of Puerto Rico? Wonder which ethnic group is being pandered to? Or how many people know of the massive amounts of aid that goes to Puerto Rico? One third of the households are on food stamps and they pay no federal income tax on money earned on the island.

    In spite of this massive assistance, a Tribune Newspapers story this week said that, “The island’s woes have led credit rating agencies to say they are considering labeling the US territory’s general obligation bonds as junk bonds. Puerto Rico already pays the highest interest rates of any big municipal bond issuer.”