Via Breitbart News:
Pro-amnesty GOP Senators — The Gang of Six — are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants.
The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
Graham urged defense-minded legislators to accept the amnesty in exchange for a Pentagon boost, declaring, starting at 04:38:51:
Democrats and their media allies are eager to let Graham and his GOP allies take the leading role in this shutdown-or-amnesty fight.
Pro-amnesty Democrats are minimizing their visibility by pretending they will oppose a budget deal until the Congress funds various spending programs—such as community health centers, and disaster aid—which the GOP majority is largely willing to fund. On January 17, for example, New York Rep. Joe Crowley declared:
On Thursday, House GOP leaders will try to pass a “Continuing Resolution” to keep the government funded until mid-February. Graham and his allies have clout because they can ally with the 49 Democratic Senators to block a similar Senate CR. If the Senate and House cannot agree on a short-term CR, the government shuts down Friday night.
If the Senate and House GOP leaders overcome the opposition, then Graham and his pro-amnesty allies will still get another month to push and pull for a wage-lowering amnesty while legislators argue over the 2018 government funding package.
The “DACA kids” cited by Graham are only a small portion of the illegals who will get an amnesty under Graham’s “Gang of Six” bill.
The Gang of Six bill makes only token changes to chain migration and the visa lottery, and only provides one year of wall funding. That amnesty bill would provide citizenship to 3 million young illegals, plus their illegal immigrant parents, plus 400,000 people with “Temporary Protected Status,” plus millions of their chain migration relatives.
The gang includes one of GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s top deputies, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, who is the GOP campaign manager for the 2018 Senate elections.
Graham also boasts that his group includes Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Maine Sen. Susan Collins, Tenessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, and South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds.
But many of GOP’s defense hawks in the House are denouncing the Senate’s blockade by Graham, Flake, and Gardner. According to Politico:
Amnesty-advocate Graham argues that the ‘DACA kids’ will be a net plus for American society. But the data shows that the vast majority of these young illegals are poorly educated and work in minimum-wage jobs, such as restaurant and janitorial jobs. Only about 4 percent of ‘DACA’ people have college degrees, and less than 2 percent of the ‘dreamer’ population have college degrees, compared to a four-year college graduation rate of more than 20 percent among young Americans.
Graham acknowledged in his speech that the young illegals are sought by business to provide cheap labor for jobs where young Americans demand higher pay. He said about the larger population of 11 million illegals:
If companies cannot hire the illegals, they will be forced to compete for Americans workers by offering higher wages. That competition is already nudging up the wages paid by Graham’s donors.
The Washington Post reported January 5:
But if the amnesty push is foiled, then voters will be able to decide in November if they want a Congress to reduce or raise the immigration which has helped freeze Americans’ wages since 2000.
Polls show that Trump’s American-first immigration policy is very popular.
For example, a December poll of likely 2018 voters shows two-to-one voter support for Trump’s pro-American immigration policies, and a lopsided four-to-one opposition against the cheap-labor, mass-immigration, economic policy pushed by bipartisan establishment-backed D.C. interest-groups.
Business groups and Democrats tout the misleading, industry-funded “Nation of Immigrants” polls which pressure Americans to say they welcome migrants, including the roughly 670,000 ‘DACA’ illegals and the roughly 3.25 million ‘dreamer’ illegals.
The alternative “priority or fairness” polls—plus the 2016 election—show that voters in the polling booth put a much higher priority on helping their families, neighbors, and fellow nationals get decent jobs in a high-tech, high-immigration, low-wage economy.
Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.
But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting 1 million new legal immigrants, by providing work-permits to roughly 3 million resident foreigners, and by doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.
The Washington-imposed economic policy of economic growth via mass-immigration floods the market with foreign labor, spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate prices, widens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.
The cheap-labor policy has also reduced investment and job creation in many interior states because the coastal cities have a surplus of imported labor. For example, almost 27 percent of zip codes in Missouri had fewer jobs or businesses in 2015 than in 2000, according to a new report by the Economic Innovation Group. In Kansas, almost 29 percent of zip codes had fewer jobs and businesses in 2015 compared to 2000, which was a two-decade period of massive cheap-labor immigration.
Because of the successful cheap-labor strategy, wages for men have remained flat since 1973, and a large percentage of the nation’s annual income has shifted to investors and away from employees.