The schizophrenic president, who bounces from subject to subject as of The Utmost Importance daily, is making a push to get the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform, ie, a giant bill which most haven’t read and don’t understand and will make all sorts of unexpected changes, passed
(Fox News) A group of House Republicans is rejecting President Obama’s call for members to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
In a letter to the White House, the group calls the legislation, already passed by the Senate, an “awful deal” for American workers and questions how Obama could champion higher wages for them while backing a law that allows millions of low-skilled workers into the U.S. labor force.
“We write to you today on behalf of the 21 million Americans who can’t find a full-time job,” writes Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks and 15 other largely conservative House members. “Comprehensive immigration reform may be a good deal for big businesses that want to reduce labor costs. And it may be a good deal for progressive labor unions seeking new workers from abroad. But it’s an awful deal for U.S. workers.”
There does need to be immigration reform, there is no doubt about that. It needs to start with reform the legal immigration system, in part finding ways to make sure that people do not end up as illegals. Approximately 35-40% of the illegals in the US are people who came to the US legally and overstayed their visas. Then we can provide carrots and sticks, mostly sticks, for all illegals. We should not be rewarding them for Bad Behavior. Otherwise, let’s just throw the rule of law out the window and we can make the system about feelings.
The letter to Obama argues “the White House has entertained a parade of high-powered business executives to discuss immigration policy, all while shutting out the concerns of everyday wage-earners who overwhelmingly oppose these measures.”
“Job number one for Congress should be to reduce the unemployment rolls, get families and communities out of poverty and government dependency, rebuild our deteriorating communities and collapsing middle class, and increase wages for American citizens,” the letter concludes. “Your immigration proposals do the exact opposite on every count.”
But the immigration reform is more about politics, and getting Hispanics to vote Democrat, and, yes, legalizing the illegals on a fast track and getting them the ability to vote. Along with some other notions, like firing up the unhinged liberal base and getting more people on the federal dole.