Is Immigration Reform the Answer to Unfilled U.S. Jobs?

The issue of immigration reform is back on the agenda for 2014, with President Barack Obama recently characterizing the bill passed last summer by the U.S. Senate as a measure that would "boost our economy" and bring in "high-skilled workers." Business leaders agree, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants to see reform address the ability to import workers to fill "both low-skilled and high-skilled jobs."

With unemployment still as high as 7%, does the U.S. really need to introduce more immigrant labor? It's a complicated question, particularly for a country where growth was so strongly dependent upon immigration for so many years -- and, to a lesser degree, still is.

An integral part of the labor force
There is little doubt that immigrant labor was instrumental in the evolution of the United States, and it is hard to imagine the industrial revolution without the waves of immigrants supplying labor for the new factories. The immigrant population is still very much part of the U.S. landscape, increasing its numbers from 25 million in 1996 to 40 million by 2011, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Migrants make up 16% of the work force, and over 50% of the labor force growth. This is no small matter, since the U.S. labor force participation rate has been falling over the past decade and has accelerated since the financial crisis. As jobs go unfilled as people drop out of the labor force, economic growth is stunted. At the end of October 2013, there were 3.9 million job openings, higher than the 3.6 million reported one year earlier.

Employers want more access to foreign workers
With so many jobs staying vacant, employers have been clamoring for immigration reform that will make it easier to bring foreign-born workers into the country. Manufacturers, for instance, claim they cannot find employees to fill 600,000 new jobs, citing lack of qualifications.

The technology industry has been very vocal in its desire to import workers from other countries. Last year, the industry lobbied to have language favorable to such companies inserted into the immigration bill -- and succeeded. Still, lobbyists for tech giants like Microsoft and Oracle want to see restrictions on when employers can hire a temporary foreign worker to replace a laid-off U.S. worker removed -- a concept that seems ill-conceived at best.

We need a balanced perspective
What's the answer? Obviously, immigrants will -- and should -- continue to be an important part of the labor force. A study by the Pew Research Center notes that an astounding 93% of the work force expansion over the next 36 years will be made up of new immigrants and their second-generation offspring. With this country's declining labor force participation rate, that's huge.

But what of the millions of Americans still seeking work? With employers wanting to import high-skilled and low-skilled labor, that leaves mid-wage jobs as the best opportunity -- yet that job sector has been decimated since the financial crisis. As for low-skilled jobs, lax immigration controls have resulted in an expanding undocumented worker population with primarily low job skills, an issue that immigration reform may be able to mitigate.

High-skilled jobs generally pay the most, and are often the most desired by employers. Foreign-born workers in this category contribute the most to the U.S. economy, and this is where the tech industry wishes to see changes made. This point of view is not new in high-tech. In 2007, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates told Congress that reforms needed to be made in order for his and similar companies to hire foreign-born employees to fill positions that unqualified Americans could not.

But Americans can become qualified, and it seems that tech has a ready-made population to dip into: the youngest of U.S. workers, aged 16 to 24 years, currently experiencing an unemployment rate of more than 16%. In the six years since Gates made that speech, it seems the moneyed tech sector could have been using its influence to groom a whole new generation of high-skilled workers, many of whom could right now be filling these crucial positions that still exist.

Immigrant labor is vital to the American work force and economy, and an immigration policy that addresses those needs, as well as the well-being of both domestic and foreign workers, is essential. But so is preparing the U.S. work force for the future, even though most employers seem loath to spend money on worker education and training. When it comes to developing and utilizing a well-qualified domestic labor force, however, it certainly sounds like it would be money well spent.

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  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 12:06 PM, 2smartforlibs wrote:

    We just had unemployment welfare come up and you think we don't have people that should be doing these jobs? Time we stopped making unemployment a hammock and made it the safety net it was met to be in the first place

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 1:14 PM, sydneygottlieb wrote:

    All the rhetoric about immigration reform is because the politicians we have are too afraid of the Latino vote to enforce our existing laws. We have an existing shortage of jobs and providing another 12 - 15 M workers lawful immigration status will not improve that situation. Many time the arguments set forth by both parties are ridiculous. What makes the Latino population any different than the Haitians? Well sheer numbers for voting is the answer.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 1:20 PM, Oldlady wrote:

    Americans screamed and hollered when there was a possibility that their unemployment would be stopped and they would be forced to get up and go to work. They won and get to stay home having the government support them for the rest of their lives. Now, our businesses are giving American jobs to all the illegals. How long do

    you lazy Americans think the illegals will work to support you? Guaranteed, it will not be for as long as you worked to support them and then, you will be not only out of work, but, off the unemployment check. Hopefully you have a paid off car because you will be living in it when the illegals take over our country = that you Americans WILLINGLY GAVE to them!! Idiots!!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 1:24 PM, WayneY2002 wrote:

    Most the states have close to 10 percent unemployment rate, There are plenty of "HARD WORKING AMERICANS" That can fill this void. The problem is our leaders want theses immigrants votes to keep there jobs.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 1:27 PM, sogole wrote:

    We need more jobs not more labor.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 1:28 PM, spintreebob wrote:

    1. The word reform is meaningless. What is reform to one opinion is not reform to the other opinion.

    2. Immigration (both legal and illegal) needs to make a distinction between desireables and undesireables. Those who come here and work and take care of their families are dessireable.

    Rapists, DUI drivers, welfare parasites are undesireable. The focus should be on deporting them and preventing their entry.

    3. The government telling an employer whom he can and cannot employ is the end of freedom.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 1:32 PM, airjackie wrote:

    We need only look at what made the US one of the richest nations in the World to see what lawmakers and their wealthy backers tired to do. State with bringing slave to the US to work the fields. The Nation grew in wealth. Then came all those changes but still as long as blacks had no rights and worked for little to nothing but by law paid their fair share of Federal/State taxes life for the wealthy was great and even other whites looked to live a better life. President Kennedy was hated from day one because his idea would change the US. Well wealthy people looked to immigrants to fill those black workers jobs and that went well. But after lawmakers spend, borrowed and wasted tax money what's the plan. Blacks wont go back, whites want their share and what's left is immigrants. The shocker for the leaders today is how well immigrants know the US policies and functions much better then Americans. As other nations have moved forward the US looks for the old tricks of using a race of people. Immigrants know it's work, money that brings power and control.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 1:35 PM, jeffy57 wrote:

    To my representatives in Washington, ONCE AGAIN, THEY ARE HERE ILLEGALLY AND DEMANDING THINGS THEY ARE NOT ENTITLED TO!!!

    This immigration debate needs to end now!!! The LAWBREAKING ILLEGAL ALIENS who are in this country now need to be punished, not rewarded for breaking our laws by deportation. And trying to allow millions upon millions more to come here is a slap in the face of every legal law abiding citizen in this country. Especially the millions of legal citizens who are out of work or underemployed. JUST SAY NO TO IMMIGRATION REFORM AND DEPORT ANYONE HERE ILLEGALLY AS CURRENT LAWS DICTATE!!!

    How about working on legislation to help the LEGAL CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY FIND JOBS instead of bringing in millions of unneeded workers? How about doing what is right for your LEGAL constituents instead of the pandering to the ILLEGALS and their base? How about enforcing current laws? How about arresting the people who continue to hire these ILLEGALS while ignoring our current laws?

    Legal immigration is a necessary thing when you need more workers. Now, we don't need more workers. WE NEED MORE JOBS FOR LEGAL CITIZENS so they can maybe buy a house or pay for their child's education or maybe be able to afford to take a vacation or save for the future. If there is a future. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! You were elected to defend and protect America and Americans, not every third world person who wants to come here. How about the LEGAL citizens who want a better life also? Don't you think they deserve a shot at that dream before any LAWBREAKING ILLEGAL ALIEN?

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 1:37 PM, kabbybarty wrote:

    I simply disagree with most comments on here. Just consider how things flow as far as customs, standards and ethics in this world. Those that have an open liberal option pass those choices onto their respective countries. Most European Countries, USA, Canada are a few liberal ideology countries. China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and yes Mexico do not allow liberals to dictate policy.

    So what is happening in America has already taken place in England, Europe, Greece, Spain, Canada and now the USA. It will never happen in Japan, China, Korea, or Vietnam or Russia.

    We started with hiring illegal aliens and trusting they would obey our laws. They didn't and got Amnesty. So 3 million illegals has gone to a compromise of say 20 million. They will get amnesty and then they will raise the bar even higher with illegals and relatives taking over jobs etc.. The first wave of illegals took away jobs from our kids. They and their kids get legalized and step up to the middle class jobs and a new tier of illegals come in to back fill the lower tier.

    That is where the European model comes in. More subsidized housing, the dole will come from unemployment insurance becoming permanent. Socialized medicine is on already here. Just like England our kids will not be able to go to college. they will wander the streets and get drunk all night long and never have hope or get a job because immigrants who broke the rules and have all discrimination laws in their favor will take over the country. Just like England.

    Mean while the Zuckerbergs and Gates and Politicians protect their own with laws and money and force you the peasants to bow to their thrones.

    That is what is happening. Just as k England.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 2:12 PM, frcontrone wrote:

    What a huge steaming pile of male bovine solid exhaust. First many many tech people were laid off in 2008 and actually before. It started when the advent of a pay off to Larry Eliason happened in the mid 90's. The H1B visa was born. This Visa was created so that workers from other countries could be brought in by passing the rules that had been in place about taking a job that a citizen could and was doing. What we saw was wholesale import of workers replacing our workforce with cheaper and most often unskilled labor. Those from India would come and be put in apartments crowded with other workers. What they made here was well above what they could have made in India, but far below what was paid in this country to citizens. Tech companies loved this because they saved mass amounts of money, and were able to put that labor cost in to a different accounting column, thus smoke and mirrors made it look like there was a huge savings as well. They made big credits via taxes.

    Now these same companies want more non citizens brought in so they can fill jobs they say no one in this country is qualified for. Yet the jobs were once filled by the same people who are unemployed and wanting their jobs back. Many of the jobless have run out of benefits of unemployment. Some have turned to the lower paying jobs like in fast food. Yet there are no qualified and experienced people to fill the jobs these people (citizens) once held. Yeah and I have swamp land in AZ. I want to sell too.

    Now to the qualified workers from other countries. Are they qualified and experienced like the employers want? Most are not. In fact a vast majority are not. But since they have to go out of this country to find them, they will take anyone who looks like they can be trained to the job. Thus paying even less. Then there are the contractors that work remotely never coming into this country. Yes the USA is a leading exporter. We are the greatest exporter of jobs.

    The quote from this article sums up the media ignorance. ""Migrants make up 16% of the work force, and over 50% of the labor force growth"

    16% of what jobs? Tech yes because we have imported people to take jobs from the citizens who are qualified. As to other jobs? If they are here legally they do not amount to 16% in non tech fields. Illegally yes they do. Try going to Mexico i8llegally and see how they treat you there. There it is a no questions asked, no trial, straight to prison for a few years if you are there illegally. 50% are the labor force growth rate? What happened to the citizens of this country? They can't or have given up all hope of finding jobs, yet there are all these jobs that non citizens are getting? Something stinks in this statement and assessment of our economic outlook.

    There are problems to this whole set of ideas. This is taking jobs from citizens. What we are left with are burgeoning roles of wellfare, and other government programs to help the poor and jobless. We see our purchasing power declining at an accelerating rate because of less paying jobs, and no jobs for our citizens. Then you have brilliant ideas such as raising the minimum pay for jobs. Which if thought through is a bigger disaster. Those jobs will be filled with the 50% non citizens taking more of the jobs away. Which will decrease even further the purchasing power. Also the prices of goods will go up to compensate for higher labor costs, thus decreasing the purchasing power even further. Main Street America sees what is happening. We the people are powerless to do a darn thing about it. You have large corporations that have on paper moved their head quarters off shore, and thus pay no taxes, while getting stimulus money to create jobs. They in turn bring in non citizens to fill them with their mantra of not qualified in this country.

    With the spreading rhetoric that is in this article, you could cover the country about 2 feet deep in fertilizer and thus encourage green growth from the feeding. But in the end it is still the same old sh........

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 2:13 PM, alabi2k wrote:

    Employers need to stop looking for the "perfect employee", and offer/provide job training for the millions of Americans that are out of work, but willing and able to return to the work force.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 2:34 PM, MOSTIMPORTnt wrote:

    I ALMOST READ EVERYBODY'S COMMENT MAY THEY R TRUE AT THEIR PLACE BUT THEIR R SOME HIDDEN THINGS THAT THEY CANT SEE IS THAT ALL THE ILLEGALS ARE LIVING IN THIS COUNTRY STILL MAKING MONEY LEGAL CITIZEN EMPLOYERS USING THEM GIVING THEM LESS PAY THATS WHY OTHER PEOPLE DONT GET JOB IF THEY ALL WORK AS A LEGAL EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. ILLEGALS HAVE MONEY WHEN THEY BECOME LEGALL ALL MONEY COMES OUT FOR COUNTRY SO PL THINK ABOUT THEM

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 3:20 PM, MandiM wrote:

    We have to deport the illegals. Fine these employers that are hiring them and fine them enough to where it is no longer worth hiring illegals. This will open up jobs for people on welfare to actually get out and work. Too bad if they aren't making $15.00 an hour. At least they would be working.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 3:48 PM, jdday1951 wrote:

    I am an American born and raised. I have an A.S. degree in nursing. I am 62 years old and just retired due to the high stress and work enviornment of being a nurse. I am refused any "DESK jOB'" or anything where I can use my 40 years of experience without gaining more stress and putting up with sometimes a hostile enviornment. These refusals are some times no answer to applications to just no thanks. Right now I will work anywhere just to supplement my low social security. However even my local grocery store has more Haitians than Americans. Some can barely speak english. Foreigners are rampant in South Florida from banks to offices. Why shouldn't Americans be given preference for ANY job?

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 4:12 PM, Dayo2 wrote:

    40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal. 9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.. In L.. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish.. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County .) Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States ' annual population growth(and over 90% of California , Florida , and New York ) results from immigration. 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens . We are fools for letting this continue . If this doesn't open your eyes nothing will, and you wonder why Nancy Pelosi wants them to become voters

    LET'S IMPEACH HER NOW BEFORE SHE DOES FURTHER DAMAGE!! WHAT AN IDIOT!!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 4:22 PM, StopTreason wrote:

    From Reagan onwards with his Amnesty for over 15 Million Illegal Aliens,. our Immigration has never ever been Broken just Not being Enforced!

    We Must Deport All H-1B/L1/ J1 and any other Employer Visas holders and All Visa Over-stayers plus ALL Illegal Aliens ASAP! We Must Deport! We Must Deport! We Must Deport! We Must Deport!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 4:26 PM, StopTreason wrote:

    Over 35 Million Americans are Unemployed and Millions more are Underemployed!

    ImmigRATion is Process by the Racist Elite to make sure that the Poor Americans

    (Specially Black Americans) NEVER EVER get to the Middle Class!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 4:41 PM, bamissfa wrote:

    employers may want more access illegal aliens and legal immigratns but

    US citizens want JOBS.

    I don't believe their are "unfilled" US jobs.

    LIES all lies told by obama and democrats and SOM republicans.

    Get rid of these lying traitors to US citizens.

    go join Numbers USA and ALIPAC. Support them with small donations. They both make it ez to contact your congress reps.

    We MUST get the self serving politicians OUT.

    That would be those who voted FOR obamacare and those who continue to push for DREAM ACT and amnest for ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    Tell your reps to moratorium ALL immigration!

    6 to 7% unemployment is a blatant LIE.

    We do not need more illegals or immigrants period.

    Let the US companies who says they need so and so skilled help specify the skills and let the US GOV TRAIN those who are on unemployment for those jobs.

    That cannot be hard to do.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 5:12 PM, johnestromjr wrote:

    Unfilled US Jobs? Where? Unemployment is WAY higher than Obama's fictitious 7%. More like 19-20% if we count unemployed, under-employed, those who've quit looking etc.

    The only jobs the illegals want are higher paying jobs - not farm work. Perhaps there should be a guest farm worker bill ONLY and scrap plans to way Obama's "Magic Wand" to make those 30 million illegals legal. We don't want 'em. Democrat politicians do.

    Do YOU as a Democrat want 30 million MORE with their hands out for Food Stamps, Unemployment, Housing subsidies, Social Security? That will be YOUR money that Obama and the Democrat politicians give away for their votes at election time. Better to boot those illegals OUT and retain those benefits for REAL Americans rather than those who stole into this country in the middle of the night. They are NOT our friends and they are NOT deserving of becoming Americans.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 5:16 PM, Mathman6577 wrote:

    The answer to filing job openings is education -- not to lower immigration standards or to grant amnesty to illegals.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 5:28 PM, mkrause wrote:

    Where are these unfilled jobs? A phenomenal number of educated US citizens are unemployed or underemployed--and would work even lower paying jobs if they could get hired.

    The unfilled jobs argument seems to be propaganda for the foreign worker movement. They do not seem to have any sympathy for working-class and middle-class US citizens who are being pushed down & out of the US economy.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 7:18 PM, tom33952 wrote:

    We have a chronic job shortage in part as a result of corporations hiring immigrants to undercut American workers by working for less and accepting worse working conditions. When the effect of off-shoring production by companies that sell to American consumers is factored in, the chronic job shortage is fully accounted for. "Reform" is a euphemism used by politicians to dodge the issue and screw American workers as they grant amnesty and authorize more visas to Indian and Chinese workers to come take away the paychecks from American breadwinners. Technology companies are filthy rich and do not need government help to provide them with a never-ending supply of cheap workers; their demands and lobbying are based solely on boundless greed.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 7:34 PM, Barmil wrote:

    President Barack Obama recently characterizing the bill passed last summer by the U.S. Senate as a measure that would "boost our economy" and bring in "high-skilled workers." Business leaders agree, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants to see reform address the ability to import workers to fill "both low-skilled and high-skilled jobs."

    You know what, you have the people already! they are American citizens that can fulfill your job requirements but you the employer have to do the work of seeking them out.

    You have decimated your HR departments, the ones left doing the work can not get the job description even close to what your requirements are and you wonder why you can't get the qualified help. You hire temp agencies to do the search but they know even less than you do about your requirements.

    So you cry and whine about the work force inadequacies! Then invest in training good citizens of this country first.

    The reason you won't is because it will take from your maximized profits away from your executive salary.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 7:42 PM, WDrums wrote:

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with American workers except that we know how much it actually costs to live here and that you are expected to do the work of two people for no benefits to boot and paying all the taxes.

    The Silicon Valley leaches are the worst. The last two comments had it right...the last wave of immigrants they brought in asked for a raise, so now they need new dumb ones. While they live in 30mil dollar mansions. They need to be out in the south forty too for treason.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 7:42 PM, JBA111 wrote:

    immagration reform is VOTE BUYING of the illegle mexicans in this country !!!!!!! any politicians who votes for makein them welcome will NOT get MY vote!!!! throw out the america selling politians and the illegles

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 7:47 PM, WDrums wrote:

    WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW:

    Do not hire contractors that hire them. Do not patronize hispanic restaurants.

    Do not purchase any premade foods, that is deli items, manufood items, buy base foods and cook-guess who has all these jobs in the food industry? Guess who's at the applesauce factory? Guess who is at the store at 2 am making those deli items and their bakery crp. Baking bread.

    don't buy conventional food...guess who is putting those gmo seed in the ground and spraying them with chemicals? Another good reason to go organic or grow your own garden!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 7:48 PM, ComputerExpert wrote:

    My two cents.

    i have no problem with LEGAL immigration. It's the people who are here illegally that is an issue. Corporations, for years, have off-shored work to Asia and the result has been bloated software code, but cheap by comparison to the employment of American software engineers.

    if it is a question of machinists or other tradespeople, there are numerous vocational centers, that are operated in the respective school system or community college. Back in the day, we were all introduced to the trades, in something called junior high school. This consisted of electric, metal, printing and wood shops, along with mechanical drafting and agriculture. This was all as late as the 1970's.

    Today, I don't know if it's the students or the parents, but between this "income inequality" baloney has overcome learning how to earn a living, if not exceeding one's expectations.

    There are plenty of opportunities that pay good money; electricians, HVAC techs, bakers and such, that make $75-$100k a year, but I am sure, companies would rather pay some newbie, 1/2 their wage.

    Now, how about re-opening that pipeline, in our public schools?

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 7:49 PM, WDrums wrote:

    This computer goes...just about all the tech is going to go. The phone, the pad, the computer...you are done!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 7:58 PM, WDrums wrote:

    ComputerExpert...it is the top 1% and their wages that drive up the bar to the minimum you need to pay your bills and survive. The problem with many jobs is they don't pay what you need to live. You must be out in the Midwest or something...you can be here in SF unless you are in dire need of getting out of your degreed, two cars in the driveway, 800K house, creamcheese world self and come back to reality in the real world. I live in a mobile home and "work for those high wages that I don't deserve" and those on section 8 live in condos in a well to do town. You are also paying for the SOTB slaves in rich areas that can't quite afford to have maids live on their premises. US taxpayers are paying for their slaves housing. Isn't that nice? You all are paying1/3 to a 1/2 for their maids.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 8:05 PM, WDrums wrote:

    I think the libs have good hearts but don't realize they should excercise the same principles toward their own people. Also the libs should seriously research where their core ideas come from. I seriously think that the top liberal talking heads are on the conservatives, top 1% payroll. Just because it is coming from Joe cool the beatnik at the coffee shop doesn't make he isn't on the take. The top 1% has EVERYTHING to gain by the illegals being legalized. I wish you weren't so gullible sometimes. You have the environmental stuff down to a science but the social justice stuff, you seriously need to reexamine. You are on the top 1%'s team that should seriously give you a rash.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 8:22 PM, WDrums wrote:

    DearOldLady the only thing Americans "did wrong" was having faith in our treasonous, inept leadership that does what it is told by the corporations.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 8:24 PM, StopTreason wrote:

    Wait! so what happened to "JOBS JOBS JOBS" for American Workers that is? Creating millions of Jobs for Asians (H-1B/L1) was not what we had in mind!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 8:24 PM, StopTreason wrote:

    Microsoft, Apple, IBM, HP, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Intel and all the Tech Companies Must STOP Replacing all their highly Skilled American workers with Cheap Cheap H-1B/L1 Scabs from the Tenth World! Hire American and we will Buy American Else it's Treason and we are Doomed!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 8:29 PM, StopTreason wrote:

    Wake up America! SAY A BIG NO to All Immigration! It's a process to Flood the U.S with Billions of Criminals from the 10th World so the Thugs Business's could have an unlimited supply of cheap cheap scab labor! SAY A BIG NO to Amanda Alix (The Motley Fool) The Real Fools.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 8:30 PM, WDrums wrote:

    I too wanted the unemployment to stop. The reason being I think the biggest wake up call to now the college degreed level is having to take a job below your skills and not get paid what your time is worth. Nothing like experience to broaden ones mind. This is why you do not let illegals in, allow imports to take OUR jobs, support unions, etc. Now that the shoe is on the foot of those that said "oh, suck it up and get another job" to those even closer to the poverty line. Do you college imbeciles know what you did to this country? Look at crime, drug abuse, domestic violence, poverty, mental health, starvation and illness. It is because of the corporate commie college knuckleheads that believed everything you were brainwashed to do like sending jobs overseas. They purposely got you into debt so that you would do the bosses' bidding. And for all this look where you are at now. It came full circle, didn't it? You too, the suckups, are expendable too. It is not the bottom; it is the non taxpaying top 1% that is the problem.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 8:50 PM, StopTreason wrote:

    Asian Indian corporation pays record $34 million fine to settle allegations of systemic H-1B/L1 visa fraud and abuse of Immigration processes (Wonder why NO American Media is Reporting this).

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 8:50 PM, violet wrote:

    If America need illegal aliens and other foreigners that bad, why not just give all of America to Mexico! And other foreign countries, it seem that all of Americans that are already here and have legal status, means nothing to America any more. America now have the most weakest ass, politicians in the world, they have no kind respect for their own Americans, none at all!!!! They want to just throw illegal aliens on top of Americans, just give them just about everything in America, that really belongs to Americans, and they do this like Americans no longer exist. It is the hell with Americans now!!!!!!

    Americans need jobs terribly in America, all you hear now days, is how illegal aliens need jobs to take care of their families, how America businesses are in desperate need for illegal aliens, this is sick! what about millions of jobless Americans, who are living in their own country, who are in desperate need of jobs???? Illegal aliens do not do jobs so much better then Americans, why are politicians and other sample people praising illegal aliens, trying to make them look like so much of a good thing to America, so that it would make it so much easier to give them an amnesty or legalization. illegal aliens are lawbreakers, millions of them in reality had invaded this country and now they are to get rewarded for it in America!!! All an amnesty will be for millions of illegal aliens in America is their gain! And it will be Americans loss!

    It is already terrible that millions of illegal aliens are allow to work on their illegal status in America, while millions of Americans are left jobless! Our immigration laws has been gutted just to allow this! And if any kind of amnesty or legalization get pass for illegal aliens in America, America will be a terrible disaster, this will really hurt Americans, America will be left damage after Obama and congress have left!!! America will be an lost country!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 9:15 PM, robert21 wrote:

    But wait... IF there are all these jobs out there needing to be filled... why is it that every time the budget hawks discuss not extending the ADDITIONAL weeks of unemployment benefit that people get ON TOP of what unemployment benefits they already got...

    THEN these same pro-immigration schemers change their story and start crying that millions and millions of citizens will starve, suffer and die if extra additional unemployment benefits are cut because there are no jobs for these millions and millions of citizens? Oh but we need millions and millions of immigrants for jobs we don have for our own citizens? Somebody's lying!!!!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 9:25 PM, catperson001 wrote:

    Stop the long term unemployment. I have heard some people around where I live say they won't take a certain because it pays less they are making on unemployment.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 9:33 PM, Michaellaborde wrote:

    Aliens push Americans out of jobs , why , cheap labor. Besides where is their untaken jobs. Only 65,000 jobs created in the whole of the U.S. last month. Measley.

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 10:18 PM, AmericanIndian62 wrote:

    companys are not hiring americans that is why they are on unemployment

    new construction contracts can not be had unless they will hire illegals or "deferred status"

    It is NOT true that Americans are lazy this is propaganda

    all media is owned by a few super rich

    government is totally corrupt

    look around you!

    look at your application for jobs and the section on what nationality you are

    illegals are criminals

    illegals are cheap labor and they vote

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 10:20 PM, AmericanIndian62 wrote:

    do not be fooled

    the news in manipulated

    this is happening globally

    Look at what is happening with the European Union

    look up the northern Union( removes border to mexico and incorporate sit into US)

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 10:29 PM, StopTreason wrote:

    Zero ImmigRATion until all Unemployment is Zero!

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 10:41 PM, StopTreason wrote:

    You can't make this stuff up!

    Youtube :"Mangos that Glow in the Dark" Live Treason committed by our President!

    More Treason and sellout of all Americans by Veteran Repukes:

    Please Youtube: "John McCain & Meg Whitman on H-1B Visas"

    Did you know that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were Anchor Babies and the parent were ILLEGAL ALIENS! That is why they are both very addicted to cheap cheap H-1B/L1 SCABS and Illegal Aliens!

    Please Youtube: "Immigration Innovation or I-Squared Act of 2013"

    Please Youtube: "Sen. Cruz Amendment to Immigration Legislation to Increase H-1B Visa by 500%".

  • Report this Comment On January 12, 2014, at 11:57 PM, alfie0077 wrote:

    It is time the USA citizens recognize that the Vat-i-can has destroyed every nation it kisses. The Cs in the elected offices of the USA are intent in making the USA just as failed as every nation south of the US border. The elected Catholics that are at the assistance of the Vatican (such as McCain) should be tried for treason, sentenced, then done away with. . A third of congress and senate are the Vatican zombies and should be Un-elected.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 12:27 AM, bigfoot wrote:

    Citing lack of qualifications? Then how come we are letting in a bunch of low-educated illegal aliens. And yes they are in my profession.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 1:36 AM, randymo1965 wrote:

    If this kind of thing is to be stopped concerned citizens need to put their money where their mouth's are. By looking at the amount of comments against amnesty it is obvious our politicians are not listening on this topic, so if you want to actually do something instead of complaining about this, join a group or donate money to an organization like Numbers USA. Numbers USA, in case you have not heard about them (since the liberal press would dare not mention them but would rather talk about gay rights groups ), is the foremost organization for sensible immigration policies. Please if you can't be a professional activist like the left wing give money or join a group and let your voices be heard.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 2:05 AM, drone88 wrote:

    How many people from these comments, esp.Dayo2 and another crazy guy StopTreason giving jobs? How many people are owners of companies? I bet zero!

    You guys don't know anything. That's problem for GOP, that's problem for economy.

    These people-Illegals-are here any way, they have US citizen kids, brothers, sisters, cousins etc.etc, they have jobs, they spending money, you CAN NOT send them back.

    If you like it, or not-doesn't matter. Without Illegals right now- US economy dies next Monday.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 5:48 AM, RedSafety wrote:

    So we push for permanent unemployment (can you say welfare?) among citizens and jobs for immigrants? This is supposedly a matter of training in technical skills. So it seems that our EDUCATION system, or more correctly, the lack of education in our education system, is our problem. Our government and the NEA don't want thinking citizens. They want ignorant dummies who will vote for free money instead of personal responsibility, a lack of thinking that lead us to unaffordable health care under the affordable Health Care Act

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 7:15 AM, animalcracker wrote:

    Single parent of 2 college age children. I had lost a 6 figure job 8 years ago to overseas outsourcing for engineering support. I make $50K now. We can't qualify for help for kids tuition (i make to much) and I can't afford to send them to school full time. They have to split their time between work and school. Now we are loosing the tax deduction for college tuition. Small company health cars costs me $800 a month. And all I hear is we need more immigrants for the higher paying jobs here. What we need is to slow way down on the foreign investments and invest here. In our children and in our citizens. The multi-national investments in our political process has corrupted it beyond repair with no Patriotism (ex-military also) towards our citizens form these companies. If congress cannot act I hope the pentagon does. Protect us from enemies foreign and domestic.... We seem to have a problem with both..

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 7:37 AM, UWorlds1 wrote:

    This is a bunch of crap and until the American people WAKE UP and start protesting these immigration policies the politicians will continue to throw us under the bus. We have plenty of educated people, foreigners come here to get educated!! We don't need a bunch of immigrants; corporations need to pay what people are worth!! Furthermore the current immigration bill will costs hundreds of millions of dollars. This is money taxpayers will pay. For what? To give our jobs away!! Unbelievable!! And I wish these American websites would quit throwing other Americans under the bus!!

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 7:52 AM, TDaly wrote:

    Many of you are missing ALL the details of this immigration bill. Part of the bill increases H1N1 Visas exponentially which is why the Chamber of Commerce and many big companies like HP, Microsoft, etc. are in favor of this. I like many workers in the tech industry are doing contract work because permanent positions are a rarity and when they are they want junior (on the pay scale) level people. Many companies I work for have H1N1 workers that are paid at a considerably reduced hourly wage then US workers. Many times making and signing contracts with their parent company to be paid at scale of what they would be paid in their home country and then receive a small stipend and small wages here in the US.

    If illegal immigrants become legal they will have to be paid at least minimum wage by law but in those jobs may and will displace Americans in those jobs making considerably more than minimum in industries like Construction, etc.. Likewise, US tech workers and contract workers making attractive wages because of their credentials, skills, and experience will be replaced by H1N1 Visa Holders at a much reduced rate.

    It is disingenuous of this Congress, Senate, and President to trumpet the need to increase unemployment because of the poor jobs market and in the same breathe speak of the need to fill all these so called vacant jobs.

    I like many of my colleagues have advanced degrees and certifications and even for us it is no slam dunk to get a position. Admittedly, we are not 20 year old kids but then on the other hand have the experience and many successes under our belts.

    We are also not working at bargain basement prices although they would like the American worker to take a pittance. Big Business would like to hang their hat on saying it is a different time and a different economy so wages are not what they were and at the same time have had their prices gone up several hundred per cent while also having logged record profits during the same time period.

    This bill is the death knell of the American worker no matter what end of the spectrum you are on.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 7:56 AM, VROD2003 wrote:

    Of course immigration reform hurts the legal citizens. Last night it was reported that 93,000,000 million americans have no jobs. And they are not the baby boomers. They are the current status quo. Just how stupid can society be. We have no jobs for the legal citizens to fulfill. Yet bringing more of the poor to sag the economy that is already sagging very badly. Secure our borders. Enforce the law. No more illegal entry. These people are not patriots. They are scabs on america's hinee looking for some one else's hard work to support them. Enough is enough. Impeach the oval office. Vote em all out on capitol hill. Put democracy back in place.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 9:17 AM, RLMerrell wrote:

    I have three questions:

    1. Why do American kids study Rhetoric and Political Science and work at Starbucks while Asian kids study Math and Engineering at work at high tech companies making $150K /yr?

    1. Why do Democrats (and secretly establishment Republicans) want to grant illegals amnesty so that they can stay and take the low wage jobs here, and want to extend unemployment to Americans who can't or won't take the low wage jobs?

    3. With black unemployment a scandal in America, why do we still feel the need to import millions of low wage workers from Mexico?

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 11:17 AM, tbarbar90 wrote:

    This is a load of crap. Of course businesses and the Chamber of Commerce want more immigrants. They are cheaper and provide more competition.

    HOWEVER, WE DON'T NEED THEM!!!

    I am an American PhD chemist with 12 year's experience in Li-ion batteries. I was laid off from Enerdel (another Obama subsidy gem through the stimulus package to hire what I though would be AMERICANS!) when it went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Company kept 4 people in similar roles--all with H1B visas and less experience. This is so wrong.

    It then took me a year a and a half to find another position. This is while I saw various job postings saying "must speak passable English" in job description. If you are an American and have a PhD, you can speak (and write) passable English but these companies are clearly not interested in looking at Americans to even have that in the job requirements.

    I also ran into the situation where a job I saw another applicant's info on a job I had applied for. This person was from Sri Lanka and was asking for 10k less than what the recruiter had told me was the minimum the job would pay.

    I have written my Senator's and Congressman, and others about allowing more of these people into the country at the expense of Americans. All I have gotten in response is form letters having nothing to do with high tech workers. I am beyond frustrated and angry. And betrayed.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 11:21 AM, redmen92 wrote:

    I believe this is not the moment to think in an immigration reforms. First we need to stop illegal immigration by sending back some many people who are already here illegal. I know some people who are receiving Obama care and they are here illegally in San Antonio. Obama wants to help those so they can vole for the democrats the next coming election. We should enforce the law to stop illegal immigration. Also to contact our senators and congressman to listen their constituents needs.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 11:43 AM, AzDuststorm wrote:

    Like most people on here have stated; if the manufacturers would put a livable salary to these jobs they would have pool of millions of worker. They worry more about there bottom line, more than they care about the U.S economy and the chance for unemployment to really be reduced to a manageable number. The rather lobby to bring in guest workers and leave Americans unemployment. Why not they export more than they sell here in the U.S anyways. Greed is what drive these people . They cry that they are a global player which is BS they are a global parasite moving from one place to the next for the cheapest labor pool to widen their bottom line an increase the golden parachutes.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 1:12 PM, tacotalpa wrote:

    Everything was in peace until the immigrants came to America, ask the Native Americans.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 1:46 PM, LQQking wrote:

    As Americans we have done it to ourselves. People and Companies will only do what you allow them to do and let them get away with it.

    For the life of me I can't understand why when sequestration happened and the government was shut down no American Citizen bothered to protest on the United States Capitol Lawn!

    But the illegal immigrants did. If 80 percent of the workers in D.C. were on furlough 80 percent should have made it their mission to protest loud and strong and they should have been the news.

    Same with U.S. Citizens who are unemployed ...why are you not gathering and protesting for your jobs? You would rather sit back a complain about the illegal who got it.

    I am sure for all the people who believe companies like food processing plants replaced you by hiring illegal immigrants, now you sit at home and can't pay your bills I blame you for this. Why are you not at the company gates en mass protesting and bringing attention to it?

    Why because America has become the land of the mealy mouth sheepale and you sit there and take it.....Stop being a crybaby stand up for your rights as citizens because if you don't it will only get worse!

    Don't believe me look at the U.S. University System mostly foreigners so your child with the 4.0 grade point average can't get in to the school of their choice why because no space and you have no money. Just read an article about how foreign students are showing up at car dealers buying high end cars for cash because 50 or 60k for a car is considered cheap to them here. Your kid is on the bus.

    .......Think about it people

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 3:53 PM, jedakiss2003 wrote:

    omg i finally get to post my opinion..well where can i begin 1st off, americans are lazy entilted folk who dont appriette hard work and education. this nation was built not by thw white man only, but a many people from diff backgrounds... shall i repeat history class from the 5th grade? elise island is there for a reason it welcomed immigrants alot of them.. alot of people here have roots from europe and else where, some americans dont even know their roots because they grew up naive and dont know anything.Pres Obama for Gods sake has roots from Kenya proud of that country it has come far... his dad came here to get his phd and improve his life only to get killed in a car wreck back home! Republicans know if they dont pass immigration reform they loose seats in congress and senate and maybe the presidency! they know what this means they have been taking their sweet time to do anything. Alot of foreigners have high college degrees but cant work and have been here a very long time waiting for the so called system to make them legal waiting in line for up to 20 years!! if America wants to compete again with the rest of the world in math and science something they lack in the will have to compete in education and that includes intelligent foreign students who work hard unlike american kids who are lazy and laid back dont care about school at all. went to school in this system and saw how laid back and lazy unfocused they can be, they want things made easy for them its very sad and then when they reach college level, they struggle alot. so give the people a chance who want to study and work and leave the lazy ones behind, let sleepy dogs lie as they say...

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 5:33 PM, Elll wrote:

    This is silliness carried to an extreme. Immigration reform is not designed to attract educated people to help industry to power America forward. It is designed to do the exact opposite. By granting expedited citizenship to illegal aliens, the vast majority of whom are poorly educated, it will be taking jobs from existing American citizens. The objective in this bill is not employment or enrichment of this country at all, but strengthening those who control the federal pursestrings by adding more people to the list of those on the dole, by weakening the country through an increase in unemployment.

    There is a way to help the country, by returning to the immigration system this country once utilized, which screened applicants for what they could contribute to our economy, and worked to integrate them into our country. That system has been entirely scrapped, and the current administration will not tolerate its return, because an educated voting class, integrated into the nation to eliminate separate groups, is the last thing the administration wants.

  • Report this Comment On January 13, 2014, at 10:38 PM, biz08726 wrote:

    Of course Big business wants lots of new immigrant labor. The workers they have now see the egregious profits the company makes, and can't live on what they get paid. Give my employees a raise, retrain them to make them worth more, or bring in a new bunch of workers too stupid to know how badly they are going to be treated. When they wise up and quit, we can just get in a new batch.

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 12:04 AM, ideservetostay wrote:

    ya, ya, ya all you fat lossers can do nothing but blame immigrants. Have you ever seen one "ilegal immigrants" sit his ass doing nothing but draw unemployment benefit. No, they are not qualified. All these immigrants has to work twice harder than American to find a job, but they all have a job, otherwise how can they survive? They can not draw welfare like you lazy bustard. A lot of these kids came to this country at very little age, they know nothing about Mexico, they love this country just like American, but you lossers all you try to do is treating them like second class cityzen, humilate them like dogs. Dont forget your grandpa came here kill indians and took their land, and you call that legal, what kind law is that?

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 6:39 AM, SWIMNUT wrote:

    We have the largest number of people without a job in the US, we have an illegal immigrant who killed a US graduate student in New York after having served a prison term in Texas. We need to integrate the illegal immigrants? Not at all. We need to enforce the laws in this land.

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 6:43 AM, SWIMNUT wrote:

    Ideservetostay. First of all, I have seen many fat and dumb illegal immigrants. Second, some of the illegal immigrants are getting better unearned benefits than our vets. Third, I am not against immigration. I am an immigrant myself. However, I am legal, that is the big difference

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:30 AM, bigalnc wrote:

    From the article:

    Obviously, immigrants will -- and should -- continue to be an important part of the labor force. A study by the Pew Research Center notes that an astounding 93% of the work force expansion over the next 36 years will be made up of new immigrants and their second-generation offspring. With this country's declining labor force participation rate, that's huge.

    WHY? WHY? WHY?

    This is among the most alarming mistruths of the immigration debate!!!! Americans can --- and SHOULD fill the majority of these positions and CAN. There are no inherent benefits, for industry, commerce, economy that this IS or SHOULD be true.

    AND if there is a shadow of truth in these claims, help remediate the situation! Are we speaking of coding or programming. INSURE that these subjects are taught! Most practical job training has traditionally been accomplished "on the job" anyway.

    The only comprehensible reason is that Americans expect and demand salaries commensurate with job requirements, which would reduce executive pay......and that's the real truth.

    No country in ALL of history has sustained it's national identity in the face of insidious foreign invasion. We ARE NOT an "asian" country, we ARE NOT a hispanic country......and I'm not ashamed of trying to maintain that reality, even as we very nearly sold out our national heritage.

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:36 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    Patience my law breaking illegal brothers and sisters. I will soon use my powers as King of the USA to make you all voting democrats and American citizens! I will replace those sorry legal citizens and make them dependent on me forever. I will give you free healthcare, social services, education, food stamps and fulfill every need for you and your entire families! All I ask is you forever vote for Democrats so we can continue to rule the country! POTUS OBAMA!!!

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:39 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    From the L. A. Times

    1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County (L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes.

    This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.

    2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.

    3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.

    4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.

    5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.

    6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

    7... The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.

    8 Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.

    9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.

    10. In L.. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County).

    (All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)

    Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States ' annual population growth (and over 90% of California, Florida , and New York ) results from immigration.29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens .

    We are fools for letting this continue.

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:41 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    LISTED BELOW are several of the arguments that have been used by misguided people to try and justify illegal immigration. Next to each is the reason why that argument has no merit.

    1) They are an economic necessity - Not true. The idea that a bunch of desperately poor, uneducated, unskilled, non-English speaking foreigners are an economic necessity is ludicrous. In fact, when you compare cost vs. benefit, it is obvious that they are not only NOT a necessity, they are not even an asset. Rather, they are a liability and a huge one at that.

    2) They do work Americans won’t do - Not true. They do work Americans won’t do for $7 an hour (especially if Americans can collect welfare and unemployment instead). Of course, if you got rid of the illegals, the jobs wouldn’t pay $7 an hour. The people who wanted the work done would have to pay a wage that was attractive enough to get Americans to do the work. And it might even be enough to get Americans off the unemployment and welfare dole and back into the taxpaying workforce!

    3) We benefit from all that “cheap” labor - This is nonsense. The only people who benefit from the cheap labor are the unscrupulous people who hire illegal immigrants. Taxpayers are left holding the bag. Ultimately, it is they who must pay to support all the Americans who have been put out of work by illegals and must also provide billions of dollars in services and benefits to the illegals themselves.

    4) They are just trying to make better lives - Aren’t we all? The difference is that most of us understand that we DO NOT have a right to acquire by illegal means those things that we find difficult to acquire by legal means. And we certainly don’t have the right to do it in a foreign country.

    5) It is impossible to round up and deport the illegals - We don’t have to. All we have to do is remove the incentives that brought them here in the first place. No jobs. No housing. No taxpayer financed services or benefits (including education). Once we remove the incentives that brought them here, they will leave on their own.

    6) Immigration control is racist / xenophobic - This is just another play of the race card by people who have no other cards to play. Immigration control is the world-wide status quo. There is nothing racist about it. Furthermore, the USA welcomes LEGAL immigrants of all races and ethnicities from all over the world who have gone through the legal immigration process. This is not just a bad argument, it is an attempt to create racial hatred and division.

    7) We are a nation of immigrants - This is the “BIG LIE”. The vast majority of Americans are native-born. I am not an immigrant. Nor were my parents. Nor were my grandparents. We are a nation that has, historically, allowed and even encouraged LEGAL immigration. And we continue to do so. The issue at hand is illegal immigration, which has nothing to do with legal immigration.

    8) They are people. We must treat them humanely - Yes & yes. But lets not pretend like they are victims who were dragged here kicking and screaming against their will. Nothing could be further from the truth. They came of their own free will and for their own benefit and they broke the law to do it. PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE REWARDED FOR BREAKING LAWS AND COMMITTING CRIMES. SENDING THEM HOME IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. There is nothing “draconian” or “mean-spirited” about it.

    9) It is wrong to break up families- Yes. Unfortunately, families are often broken up by criminal activity. If you don’t believe it, just drop by any prison or jail on visiting day. We can’t keep families together if some family members choose to participate in criminal activity.

    10) They work & contribute to our society - So do I. And if I break the law and commit crimes, I can expect to pay a penalty of some kind. Anything from a small fine to the death penalty. I do not receive a reward. WHY SHOULD WE TREAT FOREIGN CRIMINALS BETTER THAN OUR OWN CITIZENS?

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:43 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    The Repulicons want to open the H1-B foreigner worker flood gates for the high tech industry like Facebook, Microsoft and Oracle along with most all the other industries. The Chamber of Commerce top priority is the unlimited importation for foreign labor to replace American Citizens! There are over a billion Indians and Obama and congress, both Demorats and Republicons are taking bribes to put Americans out of work and into poverty!

    Both the Demorats and the Republicons think you are a bunch of dummies. They will be bought by the highest bidder!

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:44 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    Call the congressional switchboard at 888-978-3094. Tell them you want to speak to your senators and representative. Make your voice count! Tell them NO AMNESTY! If you don't call and tell your senators and house of representative what you think about AMNESTY, then you have nothing to complain about when you or your kids lose or can't find a job!

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:46 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    Google NUMBERSUSA and join millions of American Citizens working to stop this plague on America! Sign up and send free faxes to your members of congress! Make calls to your member of the House of Representatives. Tell them NO AMNESTY for 30 million law breaking foreigners, enforce existing immigration laws and enact mandatory nationwide E-VERIFY.

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:52 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    The Senate ‘Gang of Eight’ TRAITORS

    Sen. Michael Bennet, D-CO

    Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-IL

    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC

    Sen. John McCain, R-AZ

    Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ

    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL

    Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:53 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    Why business wants illegal’s -

    1. Don’t have to pay them what they would have to pay an American citizen

    2. They work long hard hours and are too afraid to complain

    3. If they don't work like a slave they just get rid of them and hire another

    4. They don't have to pay the benefits that they would have to pay an American citizen

    5. They let the taxpayer pay for their government benefits, business for the most part don't pay taxes!

    6. They are getting even for American labor that uses to demand a working wage and benefits

    7. They can use them to up keep their gated communities

    8. They can hire 5 illegals for what they would pay an American citizen

    9. They can bribe our government officials to keep this plague as is

    10. They only care about themselves and could care less about our country

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:54 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    ILLEGAL CRIME IN AMERICA

    The following information is compiled from Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security reports:

    * 83 percent of warrants for murder in Phoenix are for illegal aliens

    * 86 percent of warrants for murder in Albuquerque are for illegal aliens.

    * 75 percent of those on the most wanted list in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque are illegal aliens.

    * 24.9 percent of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals

    * 40.1 percent of all inmates in Arizona detention centers are Mexican nationals

    * 48.2 percent of all inmates in New Mexico detention centers are Mexican nationals

    * 29 percent (630,000) of convicted illegal alien felons fill Arizona and federal prisons at a cost of $1.6 billion annually

    * 53 percent plus of all investigated burglaries reported in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and Texas are perpetrated by illegal aliens.

    * 50 percent plus of all gang members in Los Angeles are illegal aliens

    * 71 percent plus of all apprehended cars stolen in 2005 in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California were stolen by Illegal aliens or "transport coyotes."

    * 47 percent of cited/stopped drivers in California have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 47 percent, 92 percent are illegal aliens.

    * 63 percent of cited/stopped drivers in Arizona have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 63 percent, 97 percent are illegal aliens

    * 66 percent of cited/stopped drivers in New Mexico have no license, no insurance and no registration for the vehicle. Of that 66 percent, 98 percent are illegal aliens.

    * 380,000 plus "anchor babies" were born in the United States to illegal alien parents in just one year, making 380,000 babies automatically US citizens.

    * 97.2 percent of all costs incurred from those births were paid by the American taxpayers

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 8:56 AM, Joe11111 wrote:

    Join millions of American Citizens working to stop this foreign labor plague at NUMBERSUSA.COM and FAIRUS.ORG!

  • Report this Comment On January 14, 2014, at 9:17 AM, Jawrig wrote:

    The idea is pure idiocy !!! We need to rid ourselves of illegals and immigration period till we get every citizens a job whom want s one. And not at 8/hr either!

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