Cornyn Desperate To Bring In Foriegn Workers

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While Congress is bogged down debating far-reaching and controversial immigration reform, a new bill proposing to raise the ceiling on the number of H-1B visas issued annually to technology and related professionals was introduced into the Senate on Tuesday.

The new “Securing Knowledge, Innovation and Leadership” legislation, dubbed the Skil Bill, has many of the same provisions proposed in other legislation being debated by Congress, including immigration reform bills introduced earlier this year by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Penn.).

But unlike those other bills that are part of more comprehensive immigration reform packages, the Skil Bill, introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is more narrowly focused on issues related to raising the annual H-1B visa cap and streamlining processes related to so-called EB green cards, or permanent residency.

“This new bill helps set free the H-1B issues from the other immigration reform issues that might have less chance of moving forward,” says a spokesman from Compete America, a lobby group that represents about 200 businesses, universities, and trade associations and supports the new legislation.

8 Responses to “Cornyn Desperate To Bring In Foriegn Workers”

  1. Eddie B. Says:

    Bill Gates and Intel are definitley lining this guy’s election war chest. I hope your children aren’t studying software engineering because Congress can’t wait to give those jobs away to off-shore workers who will do more of the jobs Americans won’t do. Off-shore too far? No problem, we’ll bring ‘em here with more H-1B visas. We just need to raise the cap a little. How many you need there Mr. G? Pays better than picking lettuce.

    Too bad we can’t get India to become Congress’ official “Help Desk”.

  2. Mike Says:

    Amazing more special interest groups trying to make sure they have a back door, to creating a LEGAL society of very rich and nearly poor ameriican society,…. since we are P.O.d about the illegals, and they fear having to accept doing something about it…so lets just say even if we win they will just put the smoking pistol back in the other holster on the other hip instead,… so we can’t continue to try and fight for the american way!?
    Which now is???

    Is this nation a nation of hipacritical leaders!? Say one thing and do another…HMMM will we even be able to retire anymore with out first working our selves to near death like slave’s”? No, SS bene’s in 2026 no more state health in 2016 and all the big companies giving penshions are pulling them back and laughing…he ,he , he did you see his face?!
    Now we have the money to get green cards for all those quilified trades men!!! All with the money garuanted by that ones pension!!!!! fOR LESS THAN HALF THE WAGES…. lets go swim in our money vaults!!!!
    United States of what!

  3. marleen Says:

    Mike doesnt it look like our country is being controlled by a group of very slick con artists? SHEESH! and i thought Clinton was bad.

  4. elisa Says:

    A retired border patrol agent shows some common sense. This letter sent to Tennessee Senator Bill Frist from a retired border patrol agent, and it has more common sense than all the bull being spewed from the Senate,
    with the exception of a few sensible representatives.

    Dear Senator Frist:

    There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran aliens.

    #1.
    Illegal aliens generally do NOT want U.S. citizenship. Americans are very vain thinking that everybody in the world wants to be a U.S. citizen.

    Mexicans, and other nationalities want to remain citizens of their home countries while obtaining the benefits offered by the United States such as employment, medical care, in-state tuition, government subsidized housing, and free education for their offspring. Their main attraction is employment and their loyalty usually remains at home. They want benefits earned and subsidized by middle class Americans. What illegal aliens want are benefits of American residence without paying the price.

    #2.
    There are no jobs that Americans won’t do. Illegal aliens are doing jobs that Americans can’t take and still support their families. Illegal aliens take low wage jobs, live dozens in a single residence home, share expenses and send money to their home country. There are no jobs that Americans won’t do for a decent wage.

    #3.
    Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. They are NOT homeless and they are NOT Americans. Some left jobs in their home countries. They come to send money to their real home as evidenced by the more than $20 billion sent out of the country each year by illegal aliens. These illegal aliens knowingly and willfully entered this nation in violation of the law and, therefore, assumed the risk of detection and deportation. Those who brought their alien children assumed the responsibility and risk on behalf of their children.

    #4.
    Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. Illegal aliens constitute less than 5% of the workforce. However, they reduce wages and benefits for lawful U.S. residents.

    #5.
    This is NOT an immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born Americans. While it is true that this nation was settled and founded by immigrants (legal immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on this planet that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another.

    #6.
    The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants. Illegal aliens are not immigrants by definition. The U.S. accepts more lawful immigrants every year than the rest of the world combined.

    #7
    There is no such thing as the “Hispanic vote”. Hispanics are white, brown, black and every shade in between. Hispanics are Republicans, Democrats, Anarchists, Communists, Marxists and Independents. The so-called “Hispanic vote” is a myth. Pandering to illegal aliens to get the Hispanic vote is a dead end.

    #8.
    Mexico is NOT a friend of the United States. Since 1848 Mexicans have resented the United States. During World War I, Mexico allowed German Spies to operate freely in Mexico to spy on the U.S. During World War II, Mexico allowed the Axis powers to spy on the U.S. from Mexico. During the Cold War, Mexico allowed spies hostile to the U.S. to operate freely. The attack on the Twin Towers in 2001 was cheered and applauded all across Mexico. Today, Mexican school children are taught that the U.S. stole California, Arizona, new Mexico and Texas. If you don’t believe it, checkout some Mexican textbooks written for their schoolchildren.

    #9.
    Although some illegal aliens enter this country for a better life, there are 6 billion people on this planet. At least 1 billion of those live on less than one dollar a day. If wanting a better life is a valid excuse to break the law and sneak into America, then let’s allow those one billion to come to America and we’ll turn the USA into a Third World nation overnight. Besides, there are 280 million native born Americans who want a better life. I’ll bet Bill Gates and Donald Trump want a better life. When will the USA lifeboat be full? Since when is wanting a better life a good reason to break the law and trash another nation?

    #10.
    There is a labor shortage in this country? This is a lie. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American housewives, senior citizens, students, unemployed and underemployed who would gladly take jobs at a decent wage.

    #11.
    It is racist to want secure borders? What is racist about wanting secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens, senior citizens, children and other legal residents? What is it about race that entitles people to violate our laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying the price?

    For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society has resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high. There has already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their supporters. There will be more. You, as a politician, have a choice to offend the illegal aliens who have stolen into this country and demanded the rights afforded to U.S. citizens or to offend those of us who are stakeholders in this country. The interest will be steep either way.

    There will be civil unrest. There will be a reckoning. Do you have the courage to do what is right for America? Or, will you bow to the wants and needs of those who don’t even have the right to remain here? There will be a reckoning. It will come in November of this year, again in 2008 and yet again in 2010. We will not allow America to be stolen by third world agitators and thieves.

    David J. Stoddard
    U.S. Border Patrol (RET)
    Hereford, Arizona

    pls share to all American..

  5. Eddie B. Says:

    I will vote for for David J. Stoddard.

  6. Jimmy Says:

    A good man, who tells the truth. I wonder how long it was before his good letter ended up in the round file. Two minutes?

    Bless David Stoddard.

  7. Mike Says:

    Right this makes sense,…why would they want to be american? There asking for amnesty, they don’t want to sign the draft or pay taxes or even call them selves american’s its easier to take, take, take and stay below radar,,….And ever person I talk to about this says they believe nothing will be done… that this will be ignored,… or why worry about it right now,… if they starting a civil then I’ll deal with it then,…getting angry and being bothered over it does no good… lets go fishing!!!
    There are so many who still don’t understand… Does anyone really know the true affect that we are looking @ from this?
    Why are so many shrugging there shoulders @ me? It’s like being in the twilight zone!

    We as a society have come to accept failure as the end result we have come to feel that we are to little to make a difference… the disbelief of the situation is so broad! And that lack of urgency makes me wonder??
    By the way why were we voting for the guy above what was he running for???
    I can understand peoples piont of view this really seems to extreme to be real!

  8. Mary Says:

    Dave Stoddard is right. When I was a girl the field work, babysitting, lawnmowing, etc. were all done by high school or college kids, homemakers looking for part-time work, retired folks, and LEGAL immigrants. We got along fine without illegals.

    What’s sad is that young people don’t remember how it was before the illegals came, and they believe all that nonsense about “jobs Americans won’t do.”

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