This video runs for roughly 4 minutes and 30 seconds and I urge you to watch this video that was, I believe, made clandestinely. This is the link to that video:
Consider what our immigration laws say about the hiring of foreign workers and the impact on American workers:
Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the law…”
“…excludes aliens seeking to immigrate “for the purpose of performing skilled or unskilled labor,” except that such aliens may be eligible for a visa if:
the Secretary of Labor has determined that (A) there are not sufficient United States workers who are able, willing, qualified and available at the time of application for a visa and admission into the United States and at the place where the alien is to perform the work, and (B) the employment of the alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of the United States workers similarly employed.”
It is clear that the intention of the law is to protect American workers and that by not pursuing fraud in this visa process, American workers and their families suffer and, as a direct consequence, so does our entire nation!
On December 21st I was a guest on Neil Cavuto’s program on the Fox Business Network.
Here is a link to my appearance on his program:
Towards the end of my segment, Neil asked me about the claims made by CEO’s about the need to encourage foreign workers to enter the United States to do the other jobs Americans purportedly won’t do: “High Tech Jobs!” In response I raised a number of issues including Alan Greenspan’s Senate testimony in 2009 in which, incredibly, he stated that Americans with skills and education had become the new “privileged elite” a problem, he asserted, that could be solved by making American workers in the United States, compete with foreign workers for their jobs!
Here is the link to the prepared testimony of the witnesses at that Senate hearing on April 30, 2009 in which Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank testified at hearing that was conducted by the United States Senate Immigration Subcommittee on the topic of Comprehensive Immigration Reform that was chaired by New York’s Senator Charles Schumer who undoubtedly invited Greenspan to testify. Keep in mind that Greenspan was arguably one of the architects of the economic meltdown of the United States who had advocated for providing subprime mortgages to many people who could not afford those mortgages including illegal aliens.
If a Penny Saved is a Penny Earned, Then a Job Liberated is a Job Created: This is Why Our Immigration Laws Must Be Enforced
Nearly every poll makes it clear that the number one issue for voters
this year, as it is for most years, is the economy. When Bill Clinton
ran for President it was claimed that his campaign headquarters had
signs plastered on the walls stating simply, “It’s the economy stupid!”
Record numbers of American workers are now either unemployed or
underemployed. Record numbers of Americans have fallen below the
“Poverty Line” and as a consequence, record numbers of homes are being
lost to foreclosure as homeowners lost their jobs and their tenuous grip
on not only the Middle Class and the “American Dream” but solvency.
As the economy falters and more Americans enter the growing ranks of
the poor in our country, more businesses find it more difficult to sell
their products and services to our citizens who are finding it
increasingly difficult to provide three square meals each day for
themselves and to their children.
The White House is currently touting the “American Jobs Act”
and while efforts to get create more jobs for Americans is important,
there are currently millions of jobs that could be freed up tomorrow
morning if our nation simply enforced the immigration laws that are
already on the books but that the administration refuses to enforce.
On Sunday, December 18th, the CBS News program, “60 Minutes” ran an extremely disturbing report entitled “There Goes the Neighborhood”
While many homeowners are diligently paying off their mortgages they
are finding that the values of their homes are declining for two
reasons- the glut of empty homes on the market and the fact that no one
wants to live in a community that has numerous vacated houses that were
lost to foreclosure. While these vacated homes are no longer occupied
by their owners who, losing their jobs lost their homes, at least some
of these foreclosed houses may now be used by drug dealers and
prostitutes, further driving down the value of the communities in which
these houses are located.
As the 60 Minutes report states.
“Across America, recession-fueled foreclosures and
plummeting home values have left countless properties abandoned and
vulnerable to looting. As Scott Pelley reports, the problem has gotten
so bad in Cleveland, Ohio, that county officials have demolished more
than 1,000 homes this year – and plan to demolish 20,000 more – rather
than let the blight spread and render nearby homes worthless.”
This is just another example of how the growth of poverty among
Americans who had been members of the Middle Class ripples throughout
our nation’s economy creating a series of vicious cycles. The obvious
solution is to get Americans back to work on jobs that will enable them
to support themselves and their families.
While it may take a serious investment in time and money to create
jobs, think about how many millions of jobs are currently held by
illegal aliens whose presence in our country represents a violation of
our nation’s laws. These jobs are available right now without any
investment of money or time required. These are jobs that can be liberated, literally overnight, if the immigration laws that are supposed to protect American workers were enforced.
Prior to the Second World War, the enforcement and administration of
our nation’s immigration laws was the responsibility of the Department
of Labor. Back then the members of “The Greatest Generation”
demonstrated the straightforward commonsense that guided our nation
through some of its darkest hours during the Second World War. The
Labor Department was charged with enforcing immigration laws to protect
American jobs and American workers. This gave rise to the largest, most
vibrant, and successful Middle Class that made the United States of
America the envy of the world!
This was the foundation for the American Dream!
Today the administration refuses to seek the arrest and removal of
illegal aliens who, by working in violation of these immigration laws,
deprives American citizens and lawful immigrants of all races, religions
and ethnicities jobs that they desperately need to break the chain of
unemployment and poverty. These foreign workers, as might be expected,
send as much of their earnings back to their families in their home
countries draining tens of billions of dollars of money from the
American economy. This is money that is not earned by Americans and is
money that is neither spent nor invested in the American economy-
further hammering our nation’s struggling economy.
Incredibly the administration has decided to not only not seek to
arrest and remove illegal aliens from the United States who are working
in violation of law, but has taken to the unprecedented tactic of
providing illegal aliens with employment authorization even though
nothing about their immigration status has changed other than the desire
of the administration to find an administrative solution to a
succession of failures to get the DREAM Act or Comprehensive Immigration
Reform passed by the Congress, thereby achieving a piecemeal amnesty
through policy directives.
When an illegal alien is granted employment authorization, that alien
is no longer considered to be illegally present and has as much right
to a job as any lawful immigrant or American citizen. This process
makes a mockery of the legal immigration system that provides more than
1.1 million aliens with lawful immigrant status each year, placing them,
on the day they receive their Green Card, on a pathway to United States
These actions by the administration have an additional impact on our
nation- these actions and the statements made by the President as well
as high ranking members of his administration and politicians from both
political parties about the need to provide illegal aliens with pathways
to legality if not citizenship, entices and encourages still many more
illegal aliens to enter the United States illegally by evading the
inspections process that is supposed to prevent the entry of aliens into
our country whose presence would be harmful to our nation or our
citizens, or by entering the United States with visas or under the
auspices of the dangerous Visa Waiver Program and simply ignoring the
immigration laws that require that these aliens not seek employment and
leave the United States before their authorized period of admission
If the federal government not only refuses to enforce these important
immigration laws, but seeks to reward illegal aliens for violating
these laws, why should aliens pay attention to these laws?
Under the administration’s current policies, these illegal aliens
will provide still more competition for jobs Americans must have if the
cycle of unemployment and poverty is to be broken.