Comprehensive immigration reform is a hot topic being pushed by Democrat President Barack Obama and the leadership of the Republican Party. Democrats are hoping to turn this issue into a major vote getting drive in 2014 and beyond. Republicans, for some reason, have leaders that believe that they must do the same thing and pass comprehensive immigration reform in order to survive. Big business, and the Chamber of Commerce for example, are putting pressure on Republicans to cave in and pass immigration reform. Businesses for some reason seem to think that cheap labor is the result of immigration reform. Perhaps they naively believe that once these illegal aliens are recognized by our country they will come out of the shadows and be content to make the small wages that they get paid today as illegal workers. They need to wake up!
Democrats always have the next round played out in every political battle. They are never content to accept the status quo or a victory as the final answer. Immigration reform is no different. A blind man could see that the next bludgeon to hit Republicans following comprehensive immigration reform would significantly hurt any business that uses illegal alien labor. Democrats would claim, in a monolithic voice, that Republicans and conservatives should no longer exploit these new “Americans” and their wages should be equalto any other American. So farms that use migrant labor now to pick their crops, and rely upon cheap labor, would instantly find themselves forced to pay minimum wage or higher. And what does that mean America?
The jobs that “Americans won’t do”, they would do if wages were high enough. Now we’re going to recognize between 12 and 20+ million people, put them on a path to citizenship, and immediately be forced to pay them minimum wage. They will compete for essential entry-level jobs like McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Burger King with American teenagers. The end result will harm Americans at the expense of those who might have allegiances to other countries, but who Democrats anoint as Americans.
Open your eyes and look for their next move following amnesty. Look for the second and third order effects of Democrat sponsored policies. There is always another progressive bludgeon waiting for Republicans!