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    Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor | WashingtonExaminer.com

    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.

    A new immigration law, the corporate officers say, "would be a long overdue step toward aligning our nation's immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness." The officials cite a publication of their trade group, the HR Policy Association, which calls for immigration reform to "address the reality that there is a global war for talent." The way for the United States to win that war for talent, they say, is more immigration.

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    Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    Well immigrants that do have the talent can get into the U.S. legally already.

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    Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    They've given up on Obama voters. They need people that actually show up and work.

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    Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor | WashingtonExaminer.com

    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.

    A new immigration law, the corporate officers say, "would be a long overdue step toward aligning our nation's immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness." The officials cite a publication of their trade group, the HR Policy Association, which calls for immigration reform to "address the reality that there is a global war for talent."
    The way for the United States to win that war for talent, they say, is more immigration.



    I support immigration reform.

    I also support retraining out of work Americans to fill jobs.

    It is possible to do both things, if congress would get to work.

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    Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    "Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor | WashingtonExaminer.com"

    Capitalism sucks, doesn't it?

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    Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I support immigration reform.

    I also support retraining out of work Americans to fill jobs.

    It is possible to do both things, if congress would get to work.
    There is not enough jobs to go around as is, legalizing these law breakers will make things even worse.

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    Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    There is not enough jobs to go around as is, legalizing these law breakers will make things even worse.
    1. It's not a zero sum game. Hardworking immigrants create wealth and jobs.

    2. Legalizing the status of immigrants will stop companies from exploiting them, which is what drives down wages for everybody.

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    Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor | WashingtonExaminer.com

    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.

    A new immigration law, the corporate officers say, "would be a long overdue step toward aligning our nation's immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness." The officials cite a publication of their trade group, the HR Policy Association, which calls for immigration reform to "address the reality that there is a global war for talent." The way for the United States to win that war for talent, they say, is more immigration.

    Amazing how the scum in office can sit there and bitch about people getting poorer and unable to find jobs and they want to flood the labor market with 20-30 million more workers to the legal workforce.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    1. It's not a zero sum game. Hardworking immigrants create wealth and jobs.

    2. Legalizing the status of immigrants will stop companies from exploiting them, which is what drives down wages for everybody.
    Or we could send them home so companies can't exploit them.

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    Re: Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    1. It's not a zero sum game. Hardworking immigrants create wealth and jobs.

    2. Legalizing the status of immigrants will stop companies from exploiting them, which is what drives down wages for everybody.
    No it won't. Supply and demand works with labor as well. If you have more people available to do a certain job then that means you can easily replace them and you do not have to pay them that much. Like the Reagan Amnesty has proven is that the scum who already hire illegals will continue to do so while the amnesty citizens will just flood labor market of other jobs.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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