Republican Senators Give Consent To Massive Immigration Bill Supported By Kamala Harris

The message is clear: Republicans will “punish” big tech by giving them massive tax breaks and cheap foreign labor

A massive green card “giveaway” bill that would eliminate the country caps on permanent visas and “increase the per-country numerical limitations for family-sponsored immigrants,” passed the Senate today by unanimous consent. The bill, which is the brainchild of Sen. Mike Lee and co-sponsored by Sen. Kamala Harris, initially saw minimal opposition from Sen. Rick Scott before the latter dropped his complaints. Not a single Republican senator was willing to stand up for the rights of the American worker.

The “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act,” the bill, opens the door for hundreds of thousands of foreigners, mostly from India, to obtain permanent residency in the United States and enable large tech companies to control the industry’s labor market, diluting wages for some of the most sought-after jobs for engineers and computer programmers.

It takes food off of the American table and puts dollars into the pockets of the interloper. Some of those dollars will re-enter the American economy, but a good portion will be lost forever in the form of remittances, payments sent abroad to support families in foreign countries.

Republicans—even those pretending to be against the establishment—made it clear today that they are all on the same team. Alongside them, wearing the same uniform, are tech oligarchs like Google’s Sundar Pichai and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Not a single Republican stood to object. Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who face reelections battle in Georgia, stood by silently. Sen. Josh Hawley, who conservative commentator Ryan James Girdusky so aptly noted, “spends [his] time working to stop YouTube from automatically playing the next video” did not speak out as Mike Lee handed this Christmas present to big tech.

President Trump has an obligation to veto this bill.

The marijuana industry might be the one sector where immigrants can’t steal American jobs

According to a report from the Associated Press, immigration attorneys are very concerned about immigrants taking up jobs in the recreational marijuana industry. They’re advising immigrants to avoid taking jobs in anything related to the commercial sale of cannabis.

This January, Illinois will become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, but immigration lawyers are warning immigrants not to work in the industry since the drug is still federally banned as a scheduled narcotic.

If an immigrant is caught working at one of these farms, distributors, or establishments, they open themselves up for a deportation.

AP had this to say:

“Unwary immigrants and non-citizens … can sort of feel like this is a trap because they don’t think that they’ve done anything illegal or anything that will trigger negative immigration consequences,” Kathleen Vannucci, a Chicago representative of the American Association of Immigration Lawyers, said at a news conference.

Legal immigrants elsewhere, including in Colorado, have been denied citizenship because of marijuana-related work.

The Illinois law also expunges criminal records for marijuana arrests and convictions, but those expungements won’t help immigration cases, experts said.

The National Immigrant Justice Center and others advised non-citizens not to partake, admit use or carry documentation such as a receipt, because it could hurt their cases. They extended the warning to U.S. citizens who live in mixed status households for the same reason.

Please note: The Nationalist Review is largely against the legalization of marijuana but pragmatically supports the decriminalization of possession of small amounts for personal use and fully supports the expansion of medical marijuana. We have one contributor who fully supports legalization.