Executive Amnesty Will Have ‘Harmful Effects’ on US Workers

Breitbart — Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, said President Barack Obama must consider the “harmful effects” his planned executive amnesty will have on American workers. In a Thursday letter to the White House, Grassley said, “I do not support efforts to circumvent Congress on immigration policy, and urge you to consider the harmful effects of some proposals on American workers should you act.” Obama again indicated on Thursday in Southern California that he would enact executive amnesty before the end of the year. He suggested that he would also give the high-tech industry more guest-worker visas, even though there is surplus of American workers and companies like Microsoft are laying off 18,000 American workers. Grassley noted that “the tech sector layoffs alone have soared 68% for the first half of 2014.” The Congressional Budget Office has determined that the Senate’s amnesty bill, which Obama is championing, would lower the wages of American workers because it would double the number of guest-workers and allow for massive increases in immigration across the board at a time when many families still have not recovered from the recession.
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