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Democrats falter over visa giveaway to Zuckerberg’s Fortune 500

Democratic senators suggest they could block the huge green card giveaway to Fortune 500 investors in the Build Back Better bill, if the Senate MP rejects their parole amnesty for 6.5 million illegal migrants.

Democrats will decide whether or not to postpone the landmark visa grant once they get a response from the parliamentarian, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) told Bloomberg News. “It all depends on how it’s structured and what else we get,” he said.

The underlying problem is that the parliamentarian could block the parole amnesty – while also supporting visa giveaways. That result could leave Democrats supporting a huge shift in jobs from white-collar workers to imported Fortune 500 workers – but without an amnesty for blue-collar migrants.

Senator Robert Menendez, DN.J., speaks during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 in Washington. (Kevin Dietsch / Pool via AP)

This result would display progressive Democrats as shills for avid Wall Street investors – and as too weak to win the seemingly noble prize of citizenship for poor, non-white migrants.

“If they lose parole, do they keep the green card in there? A Hill staff member told Breitbart News. “It would be a really bad policy for them not to get their amnesty but to give this big green card to companies.”

“It would be ironic if all of our immigration efforts were to help businesses and not undocumented people,” Menendez told Bloomberg.

Earlier this year, Menendez threatened corporate groups if they did not support Democrats’ amnesty policies aimed at creating voters:

We need the high-tech community – which will benefit from the reforms we are proposing – to champion the global reform movement. We need those who need the H-1B and [H]-2B visas in the business world to be the advocates of a comprehensive reform. What we can’t have is just to be an advocate for the simple niche that takes care of your economic problem, but doesn’t solve the overall 11 million issue.

When we unite – these and more – we can achieve the [amnesty] objective because then those Senators and House Members who represent big agricultural interests in their districts and state, those who represent the high tech interests in their state, those who represent some of the [H-2B] essential workers – whether in the seafood industry, in the meat packaging industry or whatever – who need this job … so people understand that it is something that deserves to put their [political] Capital city [on].

Amnesties are supported by most business groups. But amnesties do not add to the total number of workers, tenants, or consumers in the United States, but strengthen the Democrats’ government-before-business coalition.

So, business groups prefer new laws that expand the influx of cheap, helpless, subordinate, and disposable visa workers – such as F-1 graduates and H-1B workers. They want these workers to replace the peers of progressives, American graduates who speak freely in American business.

Corporate lobbying ensured that the House version of the BBB bill allowed the Fortune 500 – and their myriad sub-contractors – to import an unlimited number of college F-1 visa workers with green card offers. and pending citizenship instead of US-level salaries. The change would significantly expand current rules that allow companies and their contractors to retain around one million visa workers in a wide variety of professional jobs that would otherwise be reserved for Democratic college graduates.

This rivalry between investors and progressives has been recognized by Indian visa workers who work for the Fortune 500 and are also pushing for green cards for themselves and their families:

The parliamentarian has already rejected two Democrats’ amnesty plans, on the grounds that political endorsements are not allowed in the bill on reconciliation spending accelerated to 50 votes.

But Fortune 500 lobbyists say they will keep going back to the parliamentarian until she says yes to one of their proposals.

“JRemember that this process is iterative,” noted a December 1 tweet from Alida Garcia, a leading lobbyist for Mark and Priscilla Zuckerberg’s pro-migration group, “What comes back is refined clarity on the next step – not the beginning or the end. “

Democrats falter over visa giveaway to Zuckerberg’s Fortune 500

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg attend the 2020 Breakthrough Award red carpet at NASA Ames Research Center on November 03, 2019 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Ian Tuttle / Getty Images for the Breakthrough Award) investors are leading the 2021 amnesty campaign, specifically green card items.

But “they’re getting closer to Christmas Day, so they have two full legislative weeks left,” Hill’s source said.

The Democrats’ stalled efforts to get rid of the Senate obstruction rule also bolster their efforts to secure an amnesty, the source said:

It really looked like they were going to try and get the amnesty, but if they didn’t get their first option, they were just going to do enough – like a college tryout – to make it look like they were putting their backs on it but couldn’t quite get through. Then … they would use [the amnesty failure] as fodder for their efforts to limit the [60-vote] obstruction.

I think they realize that they won’t be able to get rid of the filibuster, and so they see [“iterative” strategy] as their only other option to really really get this [amnesty] ended.

“They are very convinced that any amnesty will be the key to securing a midterm victory next year,” the source said. and other pro-migration groups are touting heavy polls to declare the far-left Democratic base will not vote in 2022 if they do not get an amnesty.

But numerous national polls show that few Democrats see amnesty as a major problem, compared to the climate, the coronavirus and the economy. Only four of 285 Democrats polled in August said “immigration” is a major problem, according to an Aug. 24 statement from Gallup.

Numerous polls show that labor migration is deeply unpopular because it harms the career opportunities of ordinary Americans, lowers their wages and increases their rents. Migration also slows Americans’ productivity, reduces their political clout, widens regional wealth gaps, radicalizes their democratic and compromise-friendly civic culture, and allows elites to ignore desperate Americans in the process. bottom of society.

For many years, a wide variety of investigators have shown deep and broad opposition to labor migration and the influx of temporary contract workers into the jobs sought by young American graduates. This opposition is multiracial, mixed race, non-racist, class, bipartite, rational, persistent, and recognizes the solidarity that Americans owe one another.

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