Regime using unions to push for amnesty
Why am I not surprised by this story? (from My Way News) The government is enlisting activist groups and unions to push for amnesty for illegal aliens.
President Barack Obama is enlisting activists and labor leaders in a push for comprehensive immigration legislation that will showcase Republican opposition and include a speech by the president.
The strategy was discussed during a meeting Monday by a range of prominent labor leaders and activist groups. Participants said Obama reiterated his support for immigration legislation but noted the political realities that have stalled it in Congress.
Latino leaders say they will work in coming months to pressure Republicans to give way and support an immigration bill – and make opponents pay at the ballot box if they don’t.
“We’re going to make absolutely crystal clear who’s at fault here,” said Eliseo Medina, a leader of the Service Employees International Union.
It’s difficult to imagine how these people can “make opponents pay at the ballot box” when the majority of Americans across all political and geographical spectrums oppose amnesty for illegals. (more here) Are these people serious?
The White House said Obama would deliver a speech soon on “the importance of passing comprehensive immigration reform” but didn’t give more details.
Given the difficulties of achieving a comprehensive bill, participants in the White House meeting said there was also discussion of attempting to pass smaller pieces of legislation – such as a bill focused on agricultural workers, or one that would help illegal immigrant youths attend college.
Given that the private industry has lost 8 million jobs since the start of the recession, it’s hard to believe the mantra that these illegal invaders are “doing jobs that Americans won’t do” – that’s always been bullshit anyway. They’re doing jobs Americans won’t do for peon wages, and at the same time, polluting the labor market.