Rubio in Disney World – Wants More Foreign Workers

145043745_798727683a_oThe Walt Disney Corporation, viewed with reverential respect in Florida’s political community, has come under fire for firing American workers and replacing them with foreign workers. The response has been strange. One Senator, Bill Nelson (D), has demanded DHS investigate the practice. But Senator Marco Rubio (R) has taken a different approach: he’s working the Democrat Senators to increase the H-1B cap to nearly 200,000 a year.

What Disney did is not new. It’s been happening since FAIR first heard about the practice in 1998 when American International Group, Inc. (AIG) led the way. In nearly 20 years, what’s been done to fix the problem? A few tweaks to tighten rules for labor contracts (so-called H-1B dependent employers); otherwise the problem just gets worse. Why? Just look. A Democrat Senator from Florida (Nelson) wants an investigation. The Republican Senator from the same state wants more. But Rubio wants to be President of the United States – and he’s working with other Democrats (Blumenthal and Klobuchar) to make a bad situation even worse. Where to turn? When greed drives an issue and an agenda, inertia is one result. Growing frustration and despair is another.

Learn more about how H-1B visas are hurting American workers here, and find out more about how we are becoming a dangerously dependent nation here.

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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, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Add to this ABC’s plan to glorify the life of Savage–noted atheist, gay activist with a sitcom and you see how Disney is no longer a family oriented company but one families should abandon immediately.

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    Will never vote for rubio, tired of immigrants and refugees taking American jobs, i see it in the warehouse/factory i work in. Some can barely speak English, are dumber than a sack of dirty diapers but get hired full time.
    Time for major changes in America.

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    Not Politically Correct on

    I can cut Rubio’s name off the list of GOP contenders I will support.

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    I saw this story posted in the NYT about a week ago.

    Both Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson are my senators. I sent a thank you email to Sen. Nelson for asking the DHS to investigate this. I also sent an email to Sen. Rubio asking what his position on this story was,

    So far I have received only an interim response from Sen. Rubio’s office saying they received my email and would later respond.

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    I always thought of The Walt Disney Corporation as an All American Company. To say I am disappointed in them is an understatement!
    We were planning a trip there in November. Now I don’t want to support them anymore.
    My wife does not follow politics as closely as I do unless it directly effects her. I am going to come up with a plan B for November.

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    I just don’t understand why people don’t realize that every foreigner allowed in takes away another job from American citizens. Why would anyone vote for a pro-amnesty candidate?

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      I agree. It seems it’s vogue to replace American’s with foreigners when it comes to jobs. Just who does Rubio think is going to vote for him? For him, I guess because his parents were immigrants from Cuba, obligates him.
      If he thinks catering to the Hispanic vote is the thing to do, then he will never get past the primary’s.

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      NeverSupportUnNeededForeignWorkers on

      It does not matter if the worker is illegal and requires amnesty or a cheap foreign replacement on a visa which can be renewed and renewed and renewed. I will never vote for an idiot who does not care one whit about Americans.

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    BeResponsible2 on

    ..after hearing that Disney Corp. is getting rid of u.s. citizen workers, only to replace them with foreign nationals. I gathered my family together and collectively we gathered every piece of Disney merchandise we had since the 1950s and threw it all into a pile and set it on fire!

    Never again shall your Disney trash be allowed at any of or homes. You deserve your fail!

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    Rubio doesn’t have a chance in hell with real American citizens, due to his asinine mentality in just about every immigration matter, period!

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        Is that all you got? Name calling? Rubio has changed his position on amnesty several times. When he ran for the Senate in 2010 he was emphatically against it. The statements he made then are there for anyone to see.

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          NeverSupportUnNeededForeignWorkers on

          Rubio does not stand a chance, and yes that is all seth has.