All this immigration talk is completely about exploiting human capital but it must be presented as 'good' so these characters co-opt the progressive issue (remember I said you can spot a Third Way by how the co-opt progressive issues for corporate gain) of the Dream Act. Progressives support the Dream Act....we want hispanic families with history in the country to gain citizenship. So this 'New Economy' gathers all these Hispanic organizations who are fighting for their membership, but who, at the same time know that the 'New Economy' is about exploitation.
Two questions asked at the end of the session will sum the problem with this policy:
1. Why bring all these Best of the Best to the US under the guise of recruiting innovators to spawn businesses and create jobs ..........the purpose being to reduce competition for US corporations overseas by capturing all the talent from other countries. Why not let those talented foreign graduates go home to start there businesses, create their middle-class who will buy US goods, creating jobs......which has always been the point of educating foreign students. THE POINT IS THAT CAPTURING TALENT BENEFITS WALL STREET, GROWING FOREIGN MIDDLE-CLASS BENEFITS THE WORLD AND THE US.
WE HAVE OUR OWN BEST AND BRIGHTEST AND DO NOT WANT TOP JOBS GIVEN TO GREEN CARD HOLDERS! THIS SHORTAGE OF STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH) IS A MYTH. WALL STREET DISTORTS THIS BY TAKING ALL STEM GRADUATES TO WORK IN FINANCE..........THAT IS WHERE THE PROBLEM LIES......GETTING US GRADUATES TO WORK SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN FINANCE. YOU START BY IMPLEMENTING THE GLASS-STEAGALL WALL IN BANKING, DOWNSIZING THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY. THAT IS THE SOLUTION THAT IS GOOD FOR SOCIETY. HOW DO I KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR SOCIETY.......I LIVED THROUGH THE STRONGEST MIDDLE-CLASS/AMERICAN POWER PERIOD AND IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE THE POLICIES FROM THIS GROUP.
I listened to all the programs the state was putting in place......immigrant targeted education, housing, help with VISAs, etc.......all good things. Lobbying for the Dream Act and other immigrant legislation, is a good thing. Johns Hopkins gets its healthcare benefit from this in bringing healthcare workers from third world countries to work at Hopkins clinics, so we are hearing that healthcare workers and inner city educators are the focus of this drive in Maryland. This will satisfy 'best teachers for urban schools' and healthcare public health checkups that will be Medicare and Medicaid. You see from where they are coming....remember that Barbara Mikulski shelved the minimum wage increase for green card holders for this reason.
WHEN ASKED WHAT BALTIMORE COULD DO TO INCREASE IMMIGRATION, I SAID......IF WE ARE GOING TO INVITE IMMIGRANT FAMILIES TO BALTIMORE/MARYLAND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WORKER'S RIGHTS ARE ENFORCED AND LIVING WAGE LAWS ARE IN PLACE TO ASSURE THESE FAMILIES ARE PROTECTED ONCE THEY GET HERE. EVERYONE IN THE ROOM KNOWS THESE WORKERS ARE OPENLY EXPLOITED.
Not surprisingly, this Wall Street crowd was not happy with that question and in fact will make sure that is not apart of this 'New Economy'.
VOTE YOUR INCUMBENT OUT OF OFFICE!!!
Release Date: Sep 28, 2011Contact: 888-249-NEWS
U.S. Chamber and Partnership for New American Economy Host Immigration and Competitiveness Event Mayor Bloomberg and Donohue Highlight Their Commitment to
High-Skilled Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON D.C.--Leaders from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership for a New American Economy came together today to highlight the need for sensible immigration reform for high-skilled workers that will to enhance the innovation and competitiveness of a cross-section of industries. Reform would include addressing skill gaps in the technology, health care, finance, and education sectors, which would help America retain its position as the center for global innovation, as well as meet shortages critical to our domestic needs.
“There is a misconception that welcoming high-skilled foreign nationals onto our shores will cost American jobs,” said U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, while speaking at today’s event at the Chamber’s headquarters. “In the global economy, investment follows talent, and companies and enterprises that can retain talent will flourish. We face a critical skills gap today, and we’ve got to fill it.”
More than 50% of Master’s and Ph.D.-level graduates from U.S. institutions who have studied science, technology, engineering, and math fields are foreign nationals. Those graduates, among others, have the skills that businesses need and should be a part of the revitalization of America.
“As the two parties are locked in a stand-off over how to create jobs, immigration reform based on our nation’s economic needs offers a unique opportunity to them both,” said Partnership for a New American Economy Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “It does not require either party to walk away from its position on taxes or spending. Instead, the two parties could produce legislation that is consistent with their political principles, that reflects sound economics, that would put thousands of Americans back to work and that will be popular with voters back home.”
“In today’s global marketplace, we cannot afford to keep turning away those with the skills our country needs to grow and succeed,” continued Bloomberg. “It’s sabotaging our own economy. That’s why we should dramatically expand the numbers of green cards available for the best of the best – the highest-skilled workers we need to join the U.S. economy permanently. These high-skill workers will not only help create thousands of jobs, they’ll also give us knowledge of foreign markets that will help U.S. businesses increase their exports.”
During the event, a panel of leading American businesses, universities, and economists outlined major immigration challenges and the impact that immigration reform will have on America’s ability to remain competitive in the global marketplace. According to the panelists, high skilled immigrants, especially those earning high level degrees from U.S. universities, have the skills to fill open positions and the entrepreneurial spirit and drive to innovate here for American companies, start-up new businesses, and expand employment opportunities for American workers.
U.S. immigration policy should allow American businesses to recruit and bring in top international talent. In particular, those who receive graduate level degrees in the United States and who are acclimated to our business culture, should be encouraged to remain in the country after graduation to start businesses and create economic growth rather than go home or to other countries courting the highly skilled and entrepreneurial.
For over a decade, the U.S. Chamber has been making the business case for sensible immigration reform. The Chamber and the Partnership will work together to continue to advocate for necessary reforms to our immigration system—starting with high-skilled talent, which is critical to U.S. competitiveness and will help create American jobs.
Other speakers at today’s event included: Alejandro Mayorkas from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Elizabeth C. Dickson from Ingersoll Rand Company; Stephen Fleming from Georgia Institute of Technology; Pia Orrenius, Ph.D from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Robin Paulino from Microsoft; and Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa from Johns Hopkins University.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE HAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WANTING TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESSES BUT THERE IS A BLACKOUT ON SMALL BUSINESS LOANS. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CUT THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND THE BIG BANKS WON'T LOAN BECAUSE MEGA-CORPORATIONS DO NOT WANT SMALL BUSINESSES TAKING THEIR MARKET SHARE FROM THEM. SO THIS COMBINED WITH THE FACT THAT THE FINANCE INDUSTRY IS SUCKING ALL THE STEM GRADUATES IS THE PROBLEM.......NOT IMMIGRANT LABOR! THE 1% ARE JUST TRYING TO CREATE A 'BAHRAIN STYLE' LABOR FORCE.