The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s most powerful business lobbying organization, crusher of labor unions and butt-kissing hero of America’s political smoozers is now dedicating a great deal of effort, time and money to ensure that illegal aliens continue to swarm across the border into our land of liberty, and that the criminal invaders aren’t hindered in the slightest by the half-baked defensive maneuvering that numerous pipsqueak communities around the nation have resorted to after coming to the realization that the federal government was not inclined to take any decisive action to protect them.
In the last ten years the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has gone from a trade association that advocated in a bipartisan manner for narrowly tailored policies to benefit the business entities it represented to a Republican front group, promoting Republican candidates and acting as a driving force in support of right-wing conservative policies so far as they benefit American business. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. It includes hundreds of associations, thousands of local chambers, and more than 100 American Chambers of Commerce in 91 countries. In 2006, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce increased their spending on federal lobbying by 83% and became the single largest federal lobbying interest in the nation with an outlay of more than $73 million dollars.
Since the January 1, 2007, more than 1600 immigration bills have been proposed in statehouses nationwide, and 244 of them have been passed into law after city and county officials began demanding their state governments take action in the face of the overwhelmingly negative impact the swarming parasites have had on many small cities and towns around the country. Quite frankly, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce couldn’t care less about the negative impact of the illegal alien invasion on the American people, who like the rural small towns and counties burdened to the point of collapse, are a negligibly minute factor of insignificant importance compared to the continued expansion of a global economy and the unimaginable profits they stand to gain as long as everything remains as it currently is. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not about to sit idly by while city, county and state legislators peck away at their bottom line by passing local ordinances and state laws effectively designed to discourage the continued influx of illegal invaders.
To ensure the continued prosperity of the companies they represent, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced their intention to attack the numerous recently passed state laws designed to crack down on businesses employing illegal aliens. In the meantime they are renewing their lobbying efforts to resurrect the comprehensive immigration bill debate that failed in the U.S. Senate last spring and they are pushing harder for the expansion of numerous visa programs and immigration quotas.
The backbone of their legal fight against state anti-immigration laws is the assertion that the state measures engineered to make it difficult for employers who hire illegal aliens, encroach on an area that is the responsibility of the federal government and are, therefore, unconstitutional. Their first target is Arizona’s new employer-sanctions law which is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2008. Arizona’s employer sanctions law will remove the economic incentives for illegal aliens coming into the U.S. by making it impossible for them to secure employment. The law will punish business owners who knowingly hire illegal immigrants with a 10 day suspension of their business license for the first offense and offenders caught for a second offense of the law would have their business licenses permanently revoked. Arizona’s law also requires companies in the state to begin using E-Verify, the federal government’s employment verification system. The initial lawsuit filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce against the implementation of Arizona’s new law was thrown out by the court on procedural technicalities but the Chamber quickly filed a second lawsuit after correcting the problem. The Arizona lawsuit and a legal brief opposing a local anti-immigration ordinance in Pennsylvania are just the beginning of the chamber’s legal effort to stop state governments from implementing immigration laws, and the Chamber of Commerce is hoping that, if successful, the outcome will discourage other states from trying to defend themselves and their citizens from the predatory alien invaders with legislative action. Concerning legal actions like the Arizona lawsuit and the Pennsylvania brief, Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce stated, “We’re going to file a hell of a lot of them.”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has been the primary push for the media’s irrational and fraudulent fear campaign about the shortage of workers in the U.S., continues to state that the expansion of this country’s international population is an economic imperative, and that the continued prosperity of industrial sectors like agriculture, construction, hospitality and high tech is dependent on a steadily increasing flow of immigrant workers to mitigate the shortage of American workers exacerbated by low unemployment and an aging workforce. The Chamber of Commerce, in a manner similar to the ACLU and numerous pro-immigration advocacy and minority special interest groups, seeks to denigrate and dismiss the strong popular sentiment to stop illegal immigration as the hysterically misguided and racially biased effort of a small right wing conservative xenophobic minority stirred up by overly vocal and sensationalistic talk radio hosts venting their alarmingly extremist views to a wide audience of essentially far too gullible and naively ignorant American listeners.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants the American people to believe that the overwhelming and substantial evidence that there is no actual shortage of U.S. workers, and the very obvious truth that 20 million parasitic illegal aliens are a serious economic burden to, not just the American taxpayers who are forced to subsidize them, but the medical facilities the illegal invaders have forced into bankruptcy, the public schools inundated with non-English speaking students to the point that they have been rendered entirely incapable of providing even the most basic of educational requirements and the state budgets strained to the breaking point by the illegal alien invasion, are merely figments of our collective imagination, or if you will, hysteria induced hallucinations indicative of a mass social psychosis. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants the American people to believe that having 20 million illegal aliens in this country is the best thing for America’s economy since the launch of The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America in March of 2005. They want you to believe that this country really needs millions of foreign high tech workers, and that companies like IBM Accenture and Wipro and Microsoft aren’t actually using the H-1B visa program to facilitate their outsourcing of American jobs to foreign countries regardless of how much evidence there is to support that essential truth. Ultimately, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants the American people to sacrifice their way of life and their continued financial security so that American companies can suck up even higher profits than they already are, and if this means that American workers lose their jobs and the American middle class family is crushed beneath the burden of increasing taxes then it must been seen as something that is necessary for the good of all and not just something that will benefit business. After all, what’s good for American business is good for the American people and if those people are too damned dumb to realize it, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is willing to shove it down their throats until they learn to acquire a taste for it.
The bottom line here is fairly simple to grasp. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is operating under the mistaken belief that the overwhelming majority of American citizens can’t be trusted to direct the government of the United States properly because they are essentially too ignorant of the impact their desires will have on American business and the continued growth of corporate profits, and when the “will of the people” interferes with the profitability of business enterprise, the people must be put in their rightful place by any means possible.