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One Democrat Gets It Right On Illegal Immigration

Emmanuel G. Morel

“Republicans are shipping jobs overseas. Democrats allow overseas people to come and get the jobs. The result is the same — our kids are being shafted.”

Emmanuel Morel, Candidate for Congress, Democratic Primary, Florida District 21

While President Barack Obama, Rep.  Luis Gutierrez and their allies at La Raza prepare for Obama to break the law with a grant of “executive amnesty” to millions of illegal aliens, one Democrat appeared to get it right, or at partially right on the effects of the past two decades of American immigration policy.

Emmanuel G. Morel, long shot Democratic primary challenger to Rep. Ted Deutch, (FL-21) in today’s Florida Primary stole the show a week or so ago at a Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations candidate forum.

While seated next to Deutch, Morel said Congress is “bought and paid for,” called lobbyists “termites” and blamed both parties for economic woes.

“Republicans are shipping jobs overseas. Democrats allow overseas people to come and get the jobs. The result is the same — our kids are being shafted,” Morel said according to the Palm Beach Post.

The Republicans “shipping jobs overseas” charge is a topic for a separate column, but Morel’s point that “our kids are being shafted” (however indelicately put) is indisputable.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and various top-level executives at tech companies, such as Microsoft, have been among the most vocal proponents of increasing legal guest worker immigration and granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

Their stated reason was that they needed more highly trained tech workers for Silicon Valley.

So if there’s a tech labor shortage in America, that requires bringing in more foreign labor, why is it that Microsoft has just announced the largest layoff in the company’s history?

On July 17, Microsoft announced that it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year; about 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut. Microsoft did not detail exactly where the remaining jobs would be cut, but according to the UK’s Daily Mail, the company said the first wave of layoffs would affect 1,351 jobs in the Seattle area.

Alabama’s principled conservative Senator Jeff Sessions got it right when he wrote, “prominent amnesty advocates, including Mark Zuckerberg and top Obama administration officials, have argued that amnesty is a civil right. Mr. Zuckerberg’s motivation is not elusive. He heads a lobbying group representing many of his industry’s wealthiest CEOs, and their companies wish to extract generous guest-worker programs from Congress. Similar efforts are underway from other CEOs seeking new workers for everything from manufacturing to construction to restaurant jobs. Presumably, Mr. Zuckerberg believes it is more advantageous to frame the group’s lobbying as a civil-rights crusade than as a corporate crusade for lower-cost foreign labor.”

Why are the establishment “leaders” of the Capitol Hill GOP apparently abandoning the interests of We the People in favor of Big Business?

Look no further than those “termites” Emmanuel Morel was talking about down in Boynton Beach, Florida.

As The Daily Caller's White House correspondent Neil Munro documented, "Since 2007, progressive and business groups have spent more than $1.5 billion on advocacy and lobbying to pass an immigration bill, despite massive unemployment, stalled salaries and negative polls.”

The goal of all this Big business spending and influence peddling is also simple: Hold American wages down to increase shareholder value.

Current law already allows 1 million legal immigrants and 700,000 guest workers to enter the country each year. As Munro noted, the Senate bill would expand legal immigration and open America’s borders to some 30 million additional legal immigrants, plus millions of temporary guest workers, over the next decade.

“That influx would import roughly one immigrant or guest-worker for every American aged 11 to 21, or one immigrant for every American teenager in 2012,” says Munro.

If you are the parent or grandparent of a child who will be entering the workforce in the next decade you owe to your children and grandchildren to stand with Senator Jeff Sessions and oppose the self-interested demands of Big Business for an opening of America’s borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.

To fight back against the Big Business push for amnesty and open borders it is vital that you sign our “no amnesty” petition, and watch the videos in our “Short Course” on immigration and amnesty TODAY to arm yourself intellectually to win the "no amnesty" debate.

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