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Unions Rally Behind Amnesty
Washington Free Beacon, by Bill McMorris

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/9/2013 8:00:39 AM

Organized labor has become a leading proponent of President Barack Obama’s immigration agenda, a departure from more than a century of hostility to foreign-born workers. Some of the nation’s most influential labor leaders have heaped praise on comprehensive immigration plans that will help grant citizenship to many of the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants. The AFL-CIO, one of the nation’s largest labor unions, kicked off a 14-city rally backing the president’s plan on Wednesday. “This is a top priority for America’s unions because a roadmap to citizenship for those who are American in every way except on paper

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sg, 2/9/2013 8:06:14 AM     (No. 9166963)

how does the rank-and-file membership feel about this? just askin´...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: iamtinman, 2/9/2013 8:20:10 AM     (No. 9166989)

Of course the unions love amnesty! It´s another group of folks who currently are not unionized but who could be and the unions desperately need new members who will pay sky high dues and not complain.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/9/2013 8:41:13 AM     (No. 9167026)

There are too many millions of potential new Democrat voters and potential new union members in the current illegal alien population for the Democrats, and their political allies the labor unions, and the many very liberal ethnic and immigrant rights organizations for them not to attempt to dupe the Republicans into going along with a Democrat "path to citizenship" amnesty. If the Republicans cave and give the Democrats what they are after, in the years ahead the increase in new Democrat voters would be massive as there are now 11 to 20 million illegal aliens here now, mostly all poor uneducated people, nobody knows the exact number. Once legalized and made citizens, they could easily within a few years through family reunification provisions sure to be included with a Democrat amnesty, to legally bring another 11 to 20 million of their foreign relatives here.

With all those new voters the Democrats would be able to permanently change the political balance of the country to their favor. Since huge numbers of illegal aliens are sojourning in states like Arizona, Florida, and Texas, the Democrats would be able take permanent control of those states politically, just as they did California. Once that happened the Republicans would no longer have any chance of winning future national elections, and America would be transformed into a permanent one party controlled socialist oriented country.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dolphin, 2/9/2013 8:44:47 AM     (No. 9167034)

The are NOT immigrants. They are invaders. That the unions would side with them against the country is no surprise.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/9/2013 8:52:03 AM     (No. 9167042)

Apparently being union means never having to understand irony. Low skilled aliens taking away jobs from skilled workers and depressing their wages somehow gets lost in their calculations.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nimby, 2/9/2013 8:54:59 AM     (No. 9167046)

Aren´t these the same unions which say that they are against jobs moving out of the US workers? How come non- US citizens are allowed to work on "their turf"?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fljack, 2/9/2013 9:00:28 AM     (No. 9167055)

I wonder if the legislation will force the illegal aliens into good dues paying union members.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mythman, 2/9/2013 9:18:54 AM     (No. 9167095)

The unions have doubled down, and they will lose. Besides being utterly illogically as well.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: realrep, 2/9/2013 9:27:46 AM     (No. 9167122)

#6 It´s all about the money. Money for the unions, that is.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/9/2013 10:50:44 AM     (No. 9167273)

Who says they want to work? Why come to this country to work when you can collect free benefits from the every expanding Welfare State and do illegal sales on the side for spare cash?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/9/2013 11:36:39 AM     (No. 9167369)

So, will GOP state how the Democrat unions are advocating for amnesty when not even Obamination is?

People don´t mind finding accommodation to help transition the process, but no one exepect the labor unions (Ceasar Chavez was against illegal immigration since it only reduced the prospect of increasing wages when thousands more were ready to cross the border to do the same work for less), are advocating amnesty.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: grounded, 2/9/2013 12:18:52 PM     (No. 9167454)

The unions have suffered greatly as a result of undocumented workers that take jobs away from union members, especially in the construction trades and hospitality industry. Why pay a union worker scale, when you can hire an illegal for far less, pay him in cash and avoid all the government levies on his employment: FICA, FUTA, Medicare, state withholding, etc. Get this bunch legal status and you can get them into the union hall.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 2/9/2013 3:39:03 PM     (No. 9167716)

communism makes strange bedfellows..

unions and illegals..
"churches" and homosexuals..
muslims and "jews"..

anyone is in - as long as they´re anti-American..



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