“Impact Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Have on High-Skilled American Workers”

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Here is my latest commentary for Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS)- please take the time to watch the Dan Rather report video for which I included a link in my commentary.  It is a real eye-opener!
My commentary today is entitled:
“Impact Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Have on High-Skilled American Workers”

Just as “Eight Gangsters” and the other “Immigration Anarchists” have done everything that they can to get everyone to focus on the US/Mexican border and ignore that aliens are entering the United States each and every day in all 50 states which is why I have repeatedly said that any state that has a seaport or access to our coastline or has an international airport is as much a border state as are those states found along America’s northern and southern borders, aliens seeking employment in the United States are not only looking to do economic “bottom rung” jobs such as landscaping, washing dishes in restaurants or doing day labor. 
In fact, there are millions of foreign workers in the United States who have been lawfully admitted into the United States who have replaced Americans in highly desirable traditional “middle class” jobs that no one seems willing to talk about!
This is the focus of my commentary for CAPS today which is attached below.
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today!  Simply stated, the immigration laws were enacted to save lives and protect the jobs of American workers.

It is not “Anti-Immigrant” to be Pro-American!

Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS is supposed to secure those same borders from within.  The failures of the DHS to live up to its half of the equation are undermining the efforts, valor and incredible sacrifices of Americas men and women who serve in our military!

If our government’s failures to protect American jobs by securing our nation’s borders and effectively enforcing our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation! 

All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!

We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.

This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!

You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!

Democracy is not a spectator sport!

Lead, follow or get out of the way!

-michael cutler- 

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“Impact Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Have on High-Skilled American Workers”

Michael W. Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Californians for Population Stabilization

Now that the government shutdown has ended and we have been given a “breather” from the contentious arguments from both sides of the political aisle in Washington, the President has made it clear that during the political “ceasefire” he will focus attention on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Most news organizations have created the impression that this is strictly about providing millions of illegal aliens with amnesty. I have noted on many occasions how Comprehensive Immigration Reform would undermine national security by providing millions of illegal aliens with identity documents even though their true identities cannot be verified. This violates the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and commonsense.

These aliens evaded the inspections process that is supposed to prevent the entry of criminals, spies, terrorists and others whose presence in the United States would harmful to the safety, security and well being of America and Americans.

Today, however, I will focus on another component of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, how it would enable companies to fire more highly educated and highly skilled American workers, displace them with foreign workers and coerce those Americans who managed to not get fired to settle for lower wages with fewer benefits.

This is precisely what Alan Greenspan, arguably one of the architects of the economic crisis, called for in his prepared testimonywhen he testified before Senator Schumer’s Senate Immigration Subcommittee on April 30, 2009. on the topic:

Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?”

Here is a key excerpt from his testimony:

“…The second bonus (in accelerating the influx of skilled immigrant workers) would address the increasing concentration of income in this country. Greatly expanding our quotas for the highly skilled would lower wage premiums of skilled over lesser skilled. Skill shortages in America exist because we are shielding our skilled labor force from world competition. Quotas have been substituted for the wage pricing mechanism. In the process, we have created a privileged elite whose incomes are being supported at non-competitively high levels by immigration quotas on skilled professionals. Eliminating such restrictions would reduce at least some of our income inequality.”

The bottom line is that by importing hundreds of thousands of additional high-tech workers the wages of all workers in those industries would be reduced. The outrage is that Greenspan referred to highly skilled Americans as the “privileged elite” who were, in his opinion earning unacceptable “wage premiums.”

Comprehensive Immigration Reform would deliver what Greenspan asked for and then some. S. 744 also contains a provision that would, for the first time, permit the dependents of H1-B foreign workers to be granted full employment authorization in the United States in any job or industry that they have qualifications to work in. This would provide these foreign workers with an equal standing in the overflowing labor pool with American and lawful immigrant workers.

Countries that send us their workers receive billions of American dollars in remittances. Last year India reportedly received approximately $60 billion in remittances from countries, including the United States and they seek to increase this windfall in the coming years. Comprehensive Immigration Reform will make this goal a reality, increasing unemployment and underemployment of American workers and leading still more money to be siphoned off of the U.S. economy, increasing our national debt and deficits.

A couple of year ago “Dan Rather Reports” focused on the practice of American companies firing their American IT workers, replacing them with IT worker from India in an eye-opening, hour long program entitled:

“Dan Rather Reports: No thanks for everything”

In his report, Rather noted that the DHS has no real idea as to how many foreign workers with H1-B visas are currently working in the United States. Estimates, according to Rather, range from 600,000 to one million.

Even if more jobs are ultimately created in the United States, Comprehensive Immigration Reform will all but guarantee that they will be filled by foreign workers. The only thing exceptional about these workers is that they are willing to work for exceptionally low wages.

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