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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Immigration FACTS you need to know! The media won't tell you!

The Center for Immigration Studies has two important recent articles.   Don't believe the Amnesty hype!
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What I Say, Not What I Spend

By John Wahala, April 3, 2013  CIS
[snips]  The Sunlight Foundation reports that $1.5 billion went to immigration lobbying from 2007 through 2012. The money was spent by 678 organizations in 170 sectors on 987 proposed bills.
Analyzing nearly 1,000 bills is no small task, even for those devoted exclusively to the immigration issue.

The vast majority of immigration lobbying is conducted by narrowly focused interest groups that take positions contrary to the majority. The Sunlight Foundation found that ethnic activists, universities, chambers of commerce, and industries that prefer foreign laborers dominate efforts to influence legislation. In other words, disproportionately represented elites who benefit politically or financially from mass immigration are aggressively pushing bills that would significantly expand the legal system.

Their efforts have brought unprecedented success. The number of immigrants residing the country hit a record 40 million in 2010. This development comes at a cost to the public, much of which faces increased competition, diminished wages, higher fiscal costs, and social disruption. Those driving this policy can insulate themselves from most of the negative consequences by living in gated communities and sending their children to private schools.
There are more than 50 million working-age Americans who are not in the labor force. Hourly wages have declined 22 percent for unskilled workers since 1979. A quarter of immigrant households live in poverty. Immigration accounts for two-thirds of the increase in the uninsured population since 2000. One of every four students speaks a language other than English. The consequences can be seen in vivid detail for anyone who wishes to look for them.

Polls reveal a consistent and decisive objection to current policy. But the will of the majority is not shaping our immigration system...... The immigration lobby is not without irony. The coalition that is bankrolling open borders is comprised of those on the political right who champion free enterprise while adding millions to the welfare rolls by employing foreign workers at substandard wages who are then subsidized by taxpayers. And it is comprised of those on the political left who champion the poor while significantly lowering their quality of life through increased competition.


Backtrack!   Norquist, Khan & Microsoft  http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2013/03/do-you-think-gop-will-stop-abusing-you.html

 

Nearly 700,000 Guestworker Visas Issued in 2012

By Jessica Vaughan, April 2, 2013   CIS  http://cis.org/vaughan/700000-guestworker-visas-issued-2012
 Last year, nearly 700,000 people were issued temporary visas to work in the United States, either for several years or indefinitely. About two-thirds are in categories requiring skills and/or education and one-third were given visas to work in unskilled jobs. Over the weekend, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the AFL-CIO and Chamber of Commerce had agreed on a proposal to increase the number of unskilled guestworker visas above and beyond the number already being issued, and despite lingering high unemployment rates for U.S. workers affected by these visa programs.
The table below summarizes temporary visa issuances for 2012
Temporary Work Visas Issued, 2012
Visa Category Type of Worker Skilled or Unskilled Number
E Treaty Worker Skilled 11,000
F Student Worker Skilled 70,000*
H-1B Professional Skilled 136,000
H-2A Agricultural Unskilled 65,000
H-2B Seasonal Unskilled 50,000
J Exchange Worker Both 175,000*
L Company Transfer Skilled 62,000
O Special Ability Skilled 16,000
P Entertainers Skilled 25,000
Q Exchange Workers Skilled 2,000
R Religious Workers Both 4,000
TN Nafta Professionals Skilled 75,000*
Total     691,000
Source: State Department Non-Immigrant Visa Issuance Report, 2012.

Notes * Estimates based on official records rather than actual 2012 issuance.

These figures do not include additional visas issued by USCIS. 
    
 
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"We NEED a Visa program for foreign workers" - IT's a LIE!

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