Here's the 30-second video raising deep moral questions about what kind of national community we are going to be.
The issue is pretty much as clear as what you see in 30 seconds on the video.
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HERE ARE THE WORDS OF THE SHORT VIDEO
"Jobs -- 20 million of our friends, family and neighbors still can't find one.
"Young adults are wondering if they'll ever be financially independent.
"So, why is Congress talking about giving 33 million new work permits to foreign job seekers.
"That's like putting the entire population of Canada in line for American jobs.
"The politicians call it immigration reform.
"What kind of reform brings in more foreign job-seekers when what 20 million Americans need is more jobs?"
2 SHOCKING NUMBERS in the VIDEO
S. 744 -- the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill -- would offer a minimum of 33 million lifetime work permits IN THE FIRST DECADE alone.
It may at first be hard to believe this number because most of the publicity on S. 744 has treated it as an amnesty bill for approximately 11 million illegal aliens.
But S. 744 is far larger than just an amnesty. Nearly every special interest in Washington has had a hand in ensuring that certain high levels of legal immigration continue and are expanded -- by a lot.
The 33 million would go to:
- 11 million -- The estimated minimum number of foreign citizens in this country who crossed our borders illegally or who violated their visas and did not go home when they promised they would. The bill's amnesty provisions would give these foreign citizens work permits immediately (even before any additional workplace and border enforcement).
- another 11 million -- These would be new legal immigrants brought in a continuation of the current system which is already three times higher than the traditional average of 3 million a decade before 1990.
- 5 million -- These are all the people who have previously applied to enter the country but who have exceeded the limits placed on their categories to protect American workers. Most of them are chain migration relatives of previous immigrants. Many of them are relatives of the millions of illegal aliens who were legalized in the 7 amnesties between 1986 and 2000).
- 6 million -- New immigrants who would come through brand new categories and expanded existing categories.
The 33 million new work visas IN A SINGLE DECADE would be almost half as many as ALL immigrants who have ever entered the U.S. in its history through today (1407-2013)!
These are the totally forgotten people in the immigration debate.
They are our friends, relatives and neighbors who can't find a full-time job to support themselves and their families. The simple fact is that our nation is awash in too many workers seeking too few jobs.
The 1st Quarter reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau find that 20 million American citizens who want a full-time job still cannot find one.
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Why would the Senate even consider such a bill? The news media have reported that more than 1,700 special-interest lobbyists -- representing major campaign contributors to Senators -- are pushing the bill they helped to write.
What do the special interests want? Many corporate entities want to increase the over-supply of various types of workers to lower the wages for everybody in those occupations in order to increase profits.
VERY FEW AMERICANS ARE AWARE OF THE DANGERS DESCRIBED IN THE 30-SECOND VIDEO.
PLEASE ALERT AS MANY AS YOU CAN. THE SENATE WILL VOTE SOON.
Americans will have to decide before June 12 whether they will stand silent or whether they will challenge their Senators about a bill that abandons 20 million struggling Americans and puts our entire middle-class-style society at risk.
ROY BECK is the CEO & Founder of NumbersUSA
Updated: Fri, May 31st 2013 @ 11:27am EDT