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Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

immigration reform robs American citizens of jobsBy BYRON YORK

On Tuesday, the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

The officials represent companies with a vast array of business interests: General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation, The Wendy’s Company, Coca-Cola, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Communications, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, and many more. All want to see increases in immigration levels for low-skill as well as high-skill workers, in addition to a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally.

A new immigration law, the corporate officers say, “would be a long overdue step toward aligning our nation’s immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness.” The officials cite a publication of their trade group, the HR Policy Association, which calls for immigration reform to “address the reality that there is a global war for talent.” The way for the United States to win that war for talent, they say, is more immigration.

Of course, the U.S. unemployment rate is at 7.3 percent, with millions of American workers at all skill levels out of work, and millions more so discouraged that they have left the work force altogether. In addition, at the same time the corporate officers seek higher numbers of immigrants, both low-skill and high-skill, many of their companies are laying off thousands of workers.

For example, Hewlett-Packard, whose Executive Vice President for Human Resources Tracy Keogh signed the letter, laid off 29,000 employees in 2012. In August of this year, Cisco Systems, whose Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Weslock signed the letter, announced plans to lay off 4,000 — in addition to 8,000 cut in the last two years. United Technologies, whose Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Elizabeth B. Amato signed the letter, announced layoffs of 3,000 this year. American Express, whose Chief Human Resources Officer L. Kevin Cox signed the letter, cut 5,400 jobs this year. Procter & Gamble, whose Chief Human Resources Officer Mark F. Biegger signed the letter, announced plans to cut 5,700 jobs in 2012.

Those are just a few of the layoffs at companies whose officials signed the letter. A few more: T-Mobile announced 2,250 layoffs in 2012. Archer-Daniels-Midland laid off 1,200. Texas Instruments, nearly 2,000. Cigna, 1,300. Verizon sought to cut 1,700 jobs by buyouts and layoffs. Marriott announced “hundreds” of layoffs this year. International Paper has closed plants and laid off dozens. And General Mills, in what the Minneapolis Star-Tribune called a “rare mass layoff,” laid off 850 people last year.

There are more still. In all, it’s fair to say a large number of the corporate signers of the letter demanding more labor from abroad have actually laid off workers at home in recent years. Together, their actions have a significant effect on the economy. According to a recent Reuters report, U.S. employers announced 50,462 layoffs in August, up 34 percent from the previous month and up 57 percent from August 2012.

obama congress amnesty immigration reform destroying America “It is difficult to understand how these companies can feel justified in demanding the importation of cheap labor with a straight face at a time when tens of millions of Americans are unemployed,” writes the Center for Immigration Studies, which strongly opposes the Senate Gang of Eight bill and similar measures. “The companies claim the bill is an ‘opportunity to level the playing field for U.S. employers’ but it is more of an effort to level the wages of American citizens.”

 

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OBAMA – FALSE HOPE, FALSE MESSIAH


And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals , their initiative , and their Will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that Person known as “The One.”

He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but he Hypnotized the people telling them , “I am sent to save you.”

My lack of experience , my questionable ethics , my monstrous ego , and my Association with evil doers are of no consequence. I shall save you with Hope and Change. Go , therefore , and proclaim throughout the Land that he who preceded me is evil , that he has defiled the nation , and that all he has built must be destroyed.

And the people rejoiced , For even though they knew not what “The One” would do , he had promised that it was good; and they believed.

And “The One” said ” We live in The greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!”

And the people said , “Hallelujah! Change is good!”

Then He said , “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats.”

And the People said “Sock it to them!”

“And redistribute their wealth.”

And the people said , “Show us the money!”

And the he said , “Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody..”

And Joe the plumber asked , “Are you kidding me? You’re going to Steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??”

And “The One” ridiculed and taunted him , and Joe’s personal records were hacked and publicized.

One lone reporter asked , “Isn’t that Marxist policy?” And she was banished from the kingdom.

Then a citizen asked , “With no foreign relations experience and having zero military experience or knowledge , how will you deal with Radical terrorists?”

And “The One” said , “Simple. I shall sit with them and talk with them and show them how nice we really are; and they will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!”

And the people said , “Hallelujah!! We are safe at last , and we can beat our weapons Into free cars for the people!”

Then “The One” said “I shall give 95% of you lower taxes.”

And one , Lone voice said , “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.

“So “The One” Said , “Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats
pay!”

And the people said , “Hallelujah! Show us the money!”

Then “The One” said , “I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!”

And the people yawned and the slumping housing market collapsed.

And He said. “I shall mandate employer-funded health care for every worker and raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every Person unlimited healthcare and medicine and transportation to the Clinics.”

…Oh, except for Muslims for Muslims shall not pay their share of healthcare.

And the people said , “Give me some of that!”

Then he said , “I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.”

And the people said , “Where’s my rebate check?”

Then “The One” said , “I shall bankrupt the coal industry and electricity rates will skyrocket!”

And the people said , “Coal is dirty , coal is evil , no more coal! But we don’t care for that part about higher electric rates.

So “The One” said , Not to worry. If Your rebate isn’t enough to cover your expenses , we shall bail you out.

Just sign up with the ACORN and you troubles are over!”

Then He said , “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let’s grant them amnesty , Social Security , free education , free lunches , Free medical care , bilingual signs and guaranteed housing…

” And the people said , “Hallelujah!” and they made him king!

And so it came to pass that employers , facing spiraling costs and ever-higher taxes , raised their prices and laid off workers. Others simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank like unto a rock dropped from a cliff.

The banking industry was destroyed. Manufacturing slowed to a crawl and more of the people were without a means of support.

Then “The One” said , “I am the “the One”- The Messiah and I’m here To save you!

We shall just print more money so everyone will have enough!”

But our foreign trading partners said unto Him. “Wait a Minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more…

And “The One” said , “Wait a minute. That is unfair!!”

And the world said , “Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced.

Lo , you have become a Socialist state and a second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!”

And the people cried out , “Alas , alas!! What have we done?”

And the change agent’s name was changed to dung. And the once mighty nation was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or hope.

And the Change “The One” had given them was as like unto a poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built.

And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish , “Give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!” But it was too late , and their homeland was no more.

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