“There must always” be a flow low-skilled immigration to the United States, no matter its impact on American workers, according to Republican establishment figure Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Flake slammed the idea of potentially cutting legal immigration levels in half to raise the wages of American workers and end the current low-skilled oriented system to make only admit immigrants based on their skills and merit in a New York Times op-ed. Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced the specific plan, known as the “RAISE Act.” President Donald Trump endorsed the plan and said the legislation “will reduce poverty, increase
Mr. Flakeypants doesn´t get it. Nobody said there isn´t a need for Immigrants to come to our country to work. There is a need. We need them to Pick fruits and Vegetables and to do other jobs in the Agriculture business. The POINT here is they need to come in LEGALLY.
When I was growing up in Illinois we had Migrants who came to pick crops. The Farmer who hired them built small one room houses for them to stay in. When the Season was over, they went back to Mexico. It worked then and it could work now. Law Enforcement need the RIGHT to ask for a Green Card if they see someone who they think is ILLEGAL. They also need the right to deport that person if they are illegal. That means put them in jail until they can get them transportation to their country. NO,they don´t get a Lawyer to argue their case (one that is paid for by the Taxpayers of this country). If they want a Lawyer, they can get their own and pay them themselves. Sorry if that sounds harsh! The word will get out and you will see less and less Illegals arriving here. Cut off ALL freebies! No check, housing, education or healthcare. None! I should call The Flake and tell him that!
Flake wrote: "History doesn’t much record the unglamorous and often excruciating work of moving sprinkler pipe, digging ditch, chopping hay or keeping a broken-down feed truck running for just one more year. Manuel did all of that, and so much more..."
Senator, your argument is that "native Mexican workers" can serve as your rented mules when Americans won´t.
What the heck AZ - this one AND McCain??? Is the AZ Republican party infiltrated by democrats??? Who is paying these guys off? Must be multinational $$$, not only AZ - but you guys are voting them in to office...
Senator Flake might want to examine those on the welfare rolls that refuse to work in any way shape or form. Force those life time welfare recipients to replace those so-called "low skilled immigrants in the job force. By the way senator I couldn´t have chosen a better name to describe you.
people are herded and packed into containers , transported a long distance. Some die, some become maids, servants, gardeners. Others work the fields. Some are used a sex slaves. No-one makes real money.
So tell me why do Democrats and globalists like Flake still believe in Slavery. It is now just call ´immigration´
The USA could benefit greatly from a decade or two of absolutely no immigration at all. We have plenty of unskilled and under-educated workers already living here. Many are simply not living close to where the unskilled jobs are. That part of the problem is simply an asset allocation exercise.
Instead of mailing out EBT cards, I suggest handing out reduced-value EBT cards along with a paycheck at the job site.
Well, here´s how it works, the "low skilled immigrant agrees to pay a coyote for bringing him over and getting him a job as say a roofer, mason, concrete what ever. Oh, he gets the job alright but you see he must pay the coyote for his services. He is put on a roofing crew with other immigrants working for a Patron. Roofing Contractors agree to pay the Patron so much per square foot for installed work. When the work is complete the Patron is paid. The immigrant stays 8 to a room in a dingy hotel and gets a couple of burritos a day for their labor (no paycheck). We used to call it slavery. But hey the contractor gets employees and you get cheap construction costs so its all worth it right Mr. Flake?
We have legal migrant workers here all the time. But Flake is talking about the immigrants that take full advantage of taxpayers..for generations. No wonder the Senate is in such sad shape. Too many liberal Republicans fighting the president we elected. Vote..Flake..Out!
Self-serving, self-aggrandizing clown. The Flake family business has relied upon cheap labor. Flake´s opinion and his advantage on this is beyond obvious, it´s intuitive with him. Question is, how did Arizona manage to give us two Flakes as self-absorbed, careerist Senators? Thanks for nuthin, Zonies!
If someone were to look that will find that some of Flakes big donors are running businesses that hire a lot of low-skilled illegal aliens and legal immigrants at very low wages. Common sense will tell you that if Flake was not indirectly benefiting from ensuring that low skilled foreign workers are available for hire by his donor class, that Flake would have little interest in such matters.
The result of that is that Flake is a bigtime amnesty supporter and stands with the liberal Democrats when it comes to politically sabotaging the effective enforcement of the immigration laws. Chances are President Trump will actively try to knock Flake out in the Republican primaries next year.
Well Flake, that is why we have YOU and the rest of congress to cover the low skilled part. There are enough Americans who are low skilled to do those jobs without giving them to your donor buddies. How do you think high schoolers help pay for their education? Low skilled jobs.
I happen to be in the low skilled category, and I am shut out of so much of it thanks to the demand of bilingual, thanks to the illegals infesting the country. I loathe this man and all who think like him with a passion that is just awful to a person who cherishes her streak of kindness.
Bring in the low skilled and then send them to college--they don´t stay low skilled for long.
Guest workers and bring your own tiny houses subsidized might be better option? Come in for legal seasonal work and then go home?
Those who need a continuous slave class like Flake and others? Watched a three part British report on the change in servant class in 1900´s in England. Now the wife is doing the housework - domestics left their unappreciated class slavery-like positions.
Automated agriculture and/or robotics? And small family operators pick pur own cotton?
Excuse me Jeff we have millions of unskilled of our own! Check the high school drop out rates and graduation rates of those below grade level! Unskilled gain welfare either those born here or those we import. After the imports arrive and test the welfare benefits they refuse to work as well! Jeff do you have clue of life and it´s shortcuts!
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