The other half of the story is Republicans have been pushing for amnesty since 2000. Pat Buchanan recalls, “Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. Bush declared that, as Mexico was a friend and neighbor, ‘It’s so important for us to tear down our barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.’ Bush succeeded. And during his tenure, millions from Mexico exploited his magnanimity to violate our laws, trample upon our sovereignty, walk into our country, and remain here.”
The dominant theme of the coverage regarding the illegal immigration crisis is Obama and Democrats want to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which would include rewarding illegal immigrants with a path to citizenship - commonly called amnesty - but Republicans don’t. This isn’t true. Republicans want to pass the same thing, but the American people have threatened their jobs if they do. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was pushing amnesty when voters fired him in the May Republican primary. One report claims 144 Republicans supported immigration legislation until Cantor lost.
The only people resisting amnesty are the American people. Polls show Americans are overwhelmingly against amnesty, but that doesn’t stop House Republican bigwig Paul Ryan from pushing for it.
The reason Republicans support amnesty in the face of overwhelming opposition from the people is the Chamber of Commerce wants it. Politico reported, “The GOP shouldn’t even field a presidential candidate in 2016 unless Congress passes immigration reform this year, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue said Monday.”
Republicans know the majority of Hispanics vote Democrat, and amnesty would boost the Democrat vote. That’s why Obama and Democrats are pushing for amnesty. But to Republicans, that political cost is worth it to satisfy their big business donors because special interests - economic oligarchs like the Chamber of Commerce - not the people, determine who wins elections. This crisis is manufactured to punish Republicans for deferring to the people.
High tech billionaires are among those pushing for comprehensive immigration reform so they can hire cheaper labor. The economic law of supply states the more there is of a good, the lower its price will be. Therefore the more immigrants who come to America, the lower the price of labor. And not just for unskilled workers. Some of those who come here will learn skills like programming, lowering the salaries of skilled workers too. Immigration reform would also increase the number of H-1B visas available so tech companies can hire skilled foreign workers, further suppressing the wages of skilled workers.
The Big Lie behind the immigration debate is the US has too few workers. Chronic high employment proves that’s not true.
Another lie is the US is suffering from a shortage of STEM workers. This lie is used to steal people’s money to fund STEM schools. The world’s richest hypocrite and college dropout Bill Gates says the US doesn’t produce enough skilled workers for high tech companies like Microsoft, yet Microsoft is laying off 18,000 workers. Computer World reports, “Electrical engineering jobs declined by 40,000 in the first quarter , and the unemployment rate in the category rose to 6.5%, based on an analysis of U.S. Labor Data by the IEEE-USA.” National Review discovered wages for STEM workers are flat, and there are more graduates than jobs. The reality is American workers, skilled and unskilled, are losing jobs to immigrants as our economy declines. These Big Lies are promoted by ultra-rich plutocrats like Bill Gates so they can make even more money while workers make even less.
Unfortunately, the advocates for amnesty have claimed the moral high ground, but that’s wrong too. Illegal immigration piggybacks on the illegal drug trade. Parents ship their children through Mexico, escorted by drug war coyotes who make $50,000 a week, as if they were shipping bales of marijuana. And the sudden influx has nothing to do with violence as we are told. They’re coming because our rulers, both parties, have told them they can stay.
Hans Hermann-Hoppe destroys the moral argument for amnesty. “The current situation in the United States and in Western Europe has nothing whatsoever to do with ‘free’ immigration, ” he writes. ”It is forced integration, plain and simple, and forced integration is the predictable outcome of democratic – one-man-one-vote – rule.”
Decriminalizing drugs would immediately stem the flood of illegal aliens by erasing the drug infrastructure and boosting economic growth in Central America, but as long as our rulers have the power to buy votes, they’ll push for immigrants to flood our country so they can buy their votes.