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Offline Olivia

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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.
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.
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."

We are all doomed!  What good will it do for young people to get a good education when the jobs are not there for them, but given to lower skill workers?
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Offline Rapunzel

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Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 05:18:56 PM »
One reason is it allows them to get around Obamacare (as the bill is written).
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

Offline DCPatriot

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Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 05:22:25 PM »
Companies exist to make a profit.....not to exist for humanitarian reasons.

You hire all new holdovers except ones you want to elevate to management.

You hire them with the understanding they're going to have to join the State Exchanges for health care.

Oh.....and they're getting a lower hourly wage, too.
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