When these political jackasses make statements as stupid as this, why aren't they challenged? They should be called on the carpet. Ask him... How exactly is it going to create jobs for the unemployed, therefore bringing down unemployment? Of course, he has no answer, nor clue.
McCain says immigration reform will create jobs
Sen. John McCain is trying to convince Arizona business leaders to support immigration reform by touting its impact on the state’s economy. McCain said Monday that giving the 11 million people in the country without legal status a path to citizenship will create jobs and end the ‘de facto’ amnesty they currently have.Full Article
TRUE Immigration Reform would begin by securing our border as well as Israel secures theirs, by using the same methods, including deadly force. Further, we need to prosecute and punish employers who hire ILLEGAL ALIENS, arrest and deport ILLEGAL ALIENS, and treat narco-terrorist drug cartel operatives as ENEMY COMBATANTS rather than criminals.
Well, Senator John McCain finally responded to my letter:
Dear Mr. Hughes:
Thank you for contacting me to share your views regarding border security and immigration reform. I appreciate knowing your views and for the opportunity to explain my position.
Our current immigration system is broken. It fails to serve the nation’s economic interest or adequately protect our borders from illegal entry. This failure requires a legislative solution which is why I am an original co-sponsor of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. The Senate approved S. 744 by a vote of 68 to 32 on June 27, 2013.
This legislation secures the border, provides additional channels for legal immigration, and addresses the current system of “de facto” amnesty for the 11 million people who are living here illegally by proposing a lengthy path to citizenship that is contingent on securing our borders and discouraging future waves of illegal immigration.
S. 744 requires $4.5 billion of new border security technology, the completion of 700-miles of total fencing along the Southern border, and an additional 20,000 Border Patrol agents. In addition, the deployment and operation of a nation-wide employment verification and entry-exit system at our nation’s ports must be completed. If after ten years the above criteria have been satisfied, immigrants in temporary legal status will have the opportunity to apply for a green card if they can show that they have maintained gainful employment, pass an additional background check, pass a civics exam, pay all fines and fees and taxes, and learned English. It is a lengthy path that doesn’t precede securing our borders or the enforcement of our laws or supplant the privileges of legal immigrants.
Further, S. 744 would reduce immigration backlogs by reforming many aspects of the legal immigration process, including expanding permanent visas for foreign graduates of U.S. universities in STEM fields, increase the number of temporary high-skilled visas, and expand opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors to come to the United States.
Thank you for taking the time to share your views. Please feel free to contact me on this or any other matter of concern.
John McCain. United States Senator
I sent my letter on June 13, 2013 and was actually quite surprise he answered it as I was very critical of his amnesty scheme. I said, America has 23 MILLION unemployed, 47 MILLION underemployed, and a $16 TRILLION debt. The United States spends $84 BILLION on ILLEGAL ALIENS every year. We can no longer afford to be a refugee center for anyone and everyone who wants "a better life". It is estimated that more than 57% of all immigrants are on some form of welfare. This is just wrong!
Ex-Border Patrol Agents Warn: Politicians Helping Cartels in U.S.
In an open letter to the public in late July, several retired Border Patrol agents wrote on behalf of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers to warn that Mexican drug cartels are actively operating inside the United States spending millions every year to try to build their networks here. They argued that American politicians are protecting their activities as well. Full Article
Narco-Terrorist drug cartel violence is spilling onto American streets, taking the lives of Border Patrol Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, and civilians. Not to mention the millions of lives ruined or taken by the poison they smuggle into America.
You're John McCain, a fallen hero who wanted to become president so desperately that you sold yourself to Charlie Keating, the wealthy con man who bears such an incredible resemblance to The Joker.
Obviously, Keating thought you could make it to the White House, too. He poured $112,000 into your political campaigns. He became your friend. He threw fund raisers in your honor. He even made a sweet shopping-center investment deal for your wife, Cindy. Your father-in-law, Jim Hensley, was cut in on the deal, too. Full Article
"Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is." Kevin Tillman, former soldier and brother of Pat Tillman