America’s big business executives and corporate elites are lobbying both Republicans and Democrats in Congress to pass an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens working on U.S. farms. With midterm elections in less than two weeks, this is spurring fears of an amnesty being passed during the lame-duck Congress.
Breitbart News reports,
Executives with the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition and the American Business Immigration Coalition, two groups representing big businesses and big-dollar donors, said they want to see Congress pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act which would give amnesty to 2.1 million illegal aliens working on U.S. farms.
Laura Reiff, who works with the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, told Politico that amnesty “… during lame duck [is a] win-win, right? The election’s dust is settled. You’ve got six weeks to pull something together.”
Rebecca Shi, who works with the American Business Immigration Coalition, erroneously stated, “… we need labor, and the truth is Americans just don’t want to be milking cows at 4 a.m..”
Despite Ms. Shi’s disingenuous beliefs, bonafide research has proven time and time again that there are no jobs Americans will not do.
Concerningly, America’s robber barons and big business lobbyists see the farmworker amnesty as a massive target during the lame-duck Congress due to the amount of House Republicans who voted for such a plan last year.
The House Republicans who voted to amnesty illegal alien farmworkers include,
Reps. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Cliff Bentz (R-OR), James Baird (R-IN), Michael Bost (R-IL), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Carlos Giminez (R-FL), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Chris Jacobs (R-NY), David Joyce R-OH), John Katko (R-NY) Douglas LaMalfa (R-CA), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Devin Nunes, (R-CA), Thomas Reed (R-NY), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Michael Simpson (R-ID), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), Glen Thompson (R-PA), Fred Upton (R-MI), and Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ).
In the hope of that goal, Breitbart reports, “Political Action Committees (PACs) aligned with the business associations and corporations involved with Essential Worker Immigration Coalition and the American Business Immigration Coalition have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years to Democrats and Republicans.”
Additionally, “the American Hotel & Lodging Association, via PACs, gave $30,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee this election cycle and $30,000 to the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has also donated, via its PAC, more than $231,000 to Republicans and $79,000 to Democrats in hopes of Congress passing a farmworker amnesty.
Thankfully, Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the current House Minority Leader and probable Speaker should Republicans retake the house in November, has stated that he will not bring any amnesty to the House floor if in power during the 118th Congress.
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Updated: Thu, May 11th 2023 @ 3:23pm EDT