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    Companies lay off thousands, then demand immigration reform for new labor

    By BYRON YORK | SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 AT 1:23 PM

    On Tuesday, the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
    The officials represent companies with a vast array of business interests: General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, McDonald's Corporation, The Wendy's Company, Coca-Cola, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Communications, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, and many more. All want to see increases in immigration levels for low-skill as well as high-skill workers, in addition to a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally.
    A new immigration law, the corporate officers say, "would be a long overdue step toward aligning our nation's immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness." The officials cite a publication of their trade group, the HR Policy Association, which calls for immigration reform to "address the reality that there is a global war for talent." The way for the United States to win that war for talent, they say, is more immigration.
    Of course, the U.S. unemployment rate is at 7.3 percent, with millions of American workers at all skill levels out of work, and millions more so discouraged that they have left the work force altogether. In addition, at the same time the corporate officers seek higher numbers of immigrants, both low-skill and high-skill, many of their companies are laying off thousands of workers.
    For example, Hewlett-Packard, whose Executive Vice President for Human Resources Tracy Keogh signed the letter, laid off 29,000 employees in 2012. In August of this year, Cisco Systems, whose Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Weslock signed the letter, announced plans to lay off 4,000 — in addition to 8,000 cut in the last two years. United Technologies, whose Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Elizabeth B. Amato signed the letter, announced layoffs of 3,000 this year. American Express, whose Chief Human Resources Officer L. Kevin Cox signed the letter, cut 5,400 jobs this year. Procter & Gamble, whose Chief Human Resources Officer Mark F. Biegger signed the letter, announced plans to cut 5,700 jobs in 2012.
    Those are just a few of the layoffs at companies whose officials signed the letter. A few more: T-Mobile announced 2,250 layoffs in 2012. Archer-Daniels-Midland laid off 1,200. Texas Instruments, nearly 2,000. Cigna, 1,300. Verizon sought to cut 1,700 jobs by buyouts and layoffs. Marriott announced "hundreds" of layoffs this year. International Paper has closed plants and laid off dozens. And General Mills, in what the Minneapolis Star-Tribune called a "rare mass layoff," laid off 850 people last year.
    There are more still. In all, it's fair to say a large number of the corporate signers of the letter demanding more labor from abroad have actually laid off workers at home in recent years. Together, their actions have a significant effect on the economy. According to a recent Reuters report, U.S. employers announced 50,462 layoffs in August, up 34 percent from the previous month and up 57 percent from August 2012.
    "It is difficult to understand how these companies can feel justified in demanding the importation of cheap labor with a straight face at a time when tens of millions of Americans are unemployed," writes the Center for Immigration Studies, which strongly opposes the Senate Gang of Eight bill and similar measures. "The companies claim the bill is an 'opportunity to level the playing field for U.S. employers' but it is more of an effort to level the wages of American citizens."

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    This is so wrong.
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    [QUOTE=florgal;1366663]"It is difficult to understand how these companies can feel justified in demanding the importation of cheap labor with a straight face at a time when tens of millions of Americans are unemployed...."/QUOTE] Actully it's not difficult at all. The United States is being run for the convenience of corporations. Corporations - and companies - want cheap, worried, non-unionized labor.
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    These Corporations deliberately creating an artificial labor shortage to push an Amnesty Agenda may be breaking the law. Past employees whom have been laid off should push for an Investigation with the Federal Trade Commission and US Labor Dept as well as file a Class Action Law suit charging them with Fraud. This crap will continue until some people stand up to them. I'm going to send this story off to Judicial Watch.
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    [QUOTE=vistalad;1366709]
    Quote Originally Posted by florgal View Post
    "It is difficult to understand how these companies can feel justified in demanding the importation of cheap labor with a straight face at a time when tens of millions of Americans are unemployed...."/QUOTE] Actully it's not difficult at all. The United States is being run for the convenience of corporations. Corporations - and companies - want cheap, worried, non-unionized labor.
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    I believe there is a law on the books that Corporations much show due diligence and legitimate effort to find an American worker first before they can hire from over seas with H1-B Visas, apparently they are not, and that is the basis for Discrimination in my book as well as Warranted Investigations.


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    All comes back to Obamacare. They won't have to pay the Obamacare penalty on newly amnestied illegals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newmexican View Post
    All comes back to Obamacare. They won't have to pay the Obamacare penalty on newly amnestied illegals.
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    Companies Lay Off Thousands, Then Demand Immigration “Reform”

    Posted on September 11, 2013 by John Hinderaker
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    Byron York makes an excellent point: the very companies that are aggressively lobbying for immigration “reform,” which means importing tens of millions of new immigrants, overwhelmingly low-skilled, having been laying off many thousands of already-existing Americans:

    On Tuesday, the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

    The officials represent companies with a vast array of business interests: General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation, The Wendy’s Company, Coca-Cola, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Communications, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, and many more. All want to see increases in immigration levels for low-skill as well as high-skill workers, in addition to a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally. …

    Of course, the U.S. unemployment rate is at 7.3 percent, with millions of American workers at all skill levels out of work, and millions more so discouraged that they have left the work force altogether. In addition, at the same time the corporate officers seek higher numbers of immigrants, both low-skill and high-skill, many of their companies are laying off thousands of workers.

    For example, Hewlett-Packard, whose Executive Vice President for Human Resources Tracy Keogh signed the letter, laid off 29,000 employees in 2012. In August of this year, Cisco Systems, whose Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Weslock signed the letter, announced plans to lay off 4,000 — in addition to 8,000 cut in the last two years. United Technologies, whose Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Elizabeth B. Amato signed the letter, announced layoffs of 3,000 this year. American Express, whose Chief Human Resources Officer L. Kevin Cox signed the letter, cut 5,400 jobs this year. Procter & Gamble, whose Chief Human Resources Officer Mark F. Biegger signed the letter, announced plans to cut 5,700 jobs in 2012.

    Those are just a few of the layoffs at companies whose officials signed the letter. A few more: T-Mobile announced 2,250 layoffs in 2012. Archer-Daniels-Midland laid off 1,200. Texas Instruments, nearly 2,000. Cigna, 1,300. Verizon sought to cut 1,700 jobs by buyouts and layoffs. Marriott announced “hundreds” of layoffs this year. International Paper has closed plants and laid off dozens. …

    “It is difficult to understand how these companies can feel justified in demanding the importation of cheap labor with a straight face at a time when tens of millions of Americans are unemployed,” writes the Center for Immigration Studies, which strongly opposes the Senate Gang of Eight bill and similar measures. “The companies claim the bill is an ‘opportunity to level the playing field for U.S. employers’ but it is more of an effort to level the wages of American citizens.”
    That seems, rather obviously, to be true. Importing tens of millions of new, low-skilled workers at a time of high unemployment will drive wages down. No one can deny that. I can understand why some businesses would prefer for wages to be lower, but why that should be the policy of the United States government is beyond me.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archive...ion-reform.php
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    Corporate execs responsible for thousands of layoffs send letter to Congress calling for … immigration reform


    You know the old saying about illegals doing the jobs Americans won’t do? Sometimes the reason Americans “won’t” do them is because they’ve been escorted from the premises by security after cleaning out their desks.

    The good news? Corporate America’s doing its part to make sure newly legalized illegals don’t end up on welfare. The bad news? Given the state of the Obama economy, the citizens they laid off are probably already cashing unemployment checks.

    The officials represent companies with a vast array of business interests: General Electric, The Walt Disney Company, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation, The Wendy’s Company, Coca-Cola, The Cheesecake Factory, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Communications, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, and many more. All want to see increases in immigration levels for low-skill as well as high-skill workers, in addition to a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants currently in the U.S. illegally…

    In addition, at the same time the corporate officers seek higher numbers of immigrants, both low-skill and high-skill, many of their companies are laying off thousands of workers.

    For example, Hewlett-Packard, whose Executive Vice President for Human Resources Tracy Keogh signed the letter, laid off 29,000 employees in 2012. In August of this year, Cisco Systems, whose Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Weslock signed the letter, announced plans to lay off 4,000 — in addition to 8,000 cut in the last two years. United Technologies, whose Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Elizabeth B. Amato signed the letter, announced layoffs of 3,000 this year. American Express, whose Chief Human Resources Officer L. Kevin Cox signed the letter, cut 5,400 jobs this year. Procter & Gamble, whose Chief Human Resources Officer Mark F. Biegger signed the letter, announced plans to cut 5,700 jobs in 2012.

    In fairness, the money saved from paying lower wages to legalized illegals can be used to expand operations, which means creating more jobs … which will presumably also be filled by newly legalized illegals. But who knows? Maybe there’ll be a few crappy part-time jobs created too that can be staffed by Americans who don’t mind reduced hours in the name of ObamaCare compliance.

    By the way, has Syria finally killed off amnesty, at least for the rest of the year? Reform advocates are nervous that there’s too much on Congress’s plate and too little time left in the session to get through it for the GOP to take up a hot potato like immigration when they don’t have to. The silver lining if the GOP had voted for a Syria attack is that it would have made them wary about further angering the base by voting for amnesty too, but now that that’s off the table, they still have some political capital to spend. Will there be any left after the bound-to-disappoint debt-ceiling saga plays out? Fingers crossed for “no”!


    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/09/1...ration-reform/

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