DACA illegal immigrants should be hired to help prepare laws for 330 million Americans, according to a draft bill introduced by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and 20 other Democratic senators.
“The giant sign outside my office says ‘DREAMers Welcome Here’ because we know and value the contributions that these young people have made to their communities,” the California senator said in a Wednesday statement about the DACA job offer. She continued:
But right now, those same young people are banned from giving back to their country by working for Congress. That has to change … Government works best when it reflects the people it represents. Our nation’s DREAMers are some of our best and brightest, and it’s time they had the opportunity to get a job or paid internship on Capitol Hill.
“The American Dream Employment Act would expand Congress’ talent pool, give Dreamers a seat at the table, and strengthen policymaking for all Americans,” said Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.
“I’ve been proud to have several Dreamers work in my office as volunteer interns and have seen firsthand how the people of Illinois would benefit if Dreamers could serve as paid employees in my office,” said Illinois Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin.
The jobs and status giveaway to DACA illegal immigrants is linked to Harris’s high-profile run for the presidency.
“Kamala Harris is going all in on immigration reform,” said a pro-Harris article in Politico, which also highlighted the claim by open-borders advocates that federal immigration law is “a mean-spirited ban on Dreamers.” The article continued:
It’s the latest move by the California Democrat to seize on an issue that her rival Beto O’Rourke has made his calling card — and to advocate for a Democratic constituency that’s often reduced to a congressional bargaining chip.
Harris is also pushing legislation that would dramatically expand the legal and financial incentives for hundreds of thousands of Indian low-wage college graduates to take U.S.-based jobs from U.S. college graduates. Harris’s mother is from India.
Weird but true: GOP and Dems in Congress are offering fast-track green cards to encourage 300,000+ vr. low wage Indian workers to take jobs from middle class American voters & graduates. FWIW I don’t think the pols & staffers recognize what they are doing https://t.co/4TIUFzhC9b
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) March 1, 2019
The DACA population was created in 2012 when former President Barack Obama told his deputies to stop enforcing immigration laws against younger illegal aliens. Obama also directed them to hand out work permits to the illegal aliens despite the huge job loses caused by the 2008 crash to blue-collar Americans, and especially on Africa Americans youths.
Roughly 800,000 “DACA” illegal immigrants got the work permits — despite a law saying only Congress can provide work permits.
The resulting increase in the labor supply cut wages for blue-collar Americans and created an incentive for many additional Central Americans to migrate into blue-collar workplaces, neighborhoods, and K-12 schools around the United States. Very few DACA illegal aliens hold white-collar jobs, such as professor, lawyer, journalist, or video editor — although a growing number of white-collar jobs are being lost to Indian visa workers.
The Harris legislation spotlights the efforts by Democrats to smuggle illegal immigrants into the center of American society despite popular support for immigration laws. Already, several states allow illegal immigrants to take licensed jobs, such as lawyers, in New York.
The move also showcases the Democrats’ view that the United States is a “Nation of Immigrants” — and not a nation created by and for Americans.
The immigrant-first view is increasingly held by college-trained white progressives who play a critical role in the Democratic primaries. For example, survey data shows that roughly 90 percent of white progressives with post-graduate credentials believe any curbs on the immigration of people who are not of European ancestry count as “racism”:
The word racist doesn’t really describe much because people’s conceptions of the word varies a lot and it often devolves into labeling and demonization. The chart below however is very interesting pic.twitter.com/Q6jFHd6W1p
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) April 3, 2019
In turn, the white progressives’ pro-migration views are part of a larger shift towards a claim by progressives that they should be given government power to ameliorate racial disparities nationwide, such as racial disparities in wealth, income, and education. The race-based demand for power is not strongly supported by Latino and black American voters and is strongly opposed by the non-college white voters who would lose out in a pro-minority, progressive-run government.
NYT op-ed: Progressives (not conservatives) fuel national disputes over race/ethnic differences. But progressives also want more immigration to create more diversity & differences. IOW, political pyromaniacs demand firefighter job plus a gasoline allowance https://t.co/6DyaSrcwEk
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) March 25, 2019
The progressives’ demand for power to remedy racial differences comes as Asian immigrants, including Indians, are outpacing the income of white Americans.
The shift by progressives towards racial politics is called the “Great Awokening” by Vox.com:
In the past five years, white liberals have moved so far to the left on questions of race and racism that they are now, on these issues, to the left of even the typical black voter.
Pollsters began to see a rapid, sustained change [in 2014]. White Democrats suddenly started expressing dramatically higher levels of concern about racial inequality and discrimination, while showing greater enthusiasm for racial diversity and immigration.
And, critically, white liberals are much more enthusiastic about the idea that diversity makes the United States a better place to live than are blacks or Latinos. Non-liberal whites are least enthusiastic of all, which is not enormously surprising, but Latino views of this are closer to those of non-liberal whites than to white liberals.
The Harris bill is backed by business groups that want more immigrants to cut wages and to spike revenues. For example, the legislation is backed by FWD.us, a lobbying group created by wealthy West Coast investors, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
There should be no penalty for illegal immigration, says Julian Castro, one of the Democrats’ presidential candidates. He also wants amnesty for millions. OK, so offering wage cuts and rent hikes may not be the best campaign tactic, but it is original. https://t.co/ZQJ25AHWkM
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) April 2, 2019
Each year, roughly four million young Americans join the workforce after graduating from high school or university.
But the federal government then imports approximately 1.1 million legal immigrants, refreshes a resident population of roughly 1.5 million white-collar guest workers and roughly 500,000 blue-collar visa workers, and also tolerates about eight million illegal workers.
This federal policy of flooding the market with cheap white-collar graduates and blue-collar foreign labor is intended to boost economic growth for investors. This policy shifts enormous wealth from young employees towards older investors, widens wealth gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts children’s schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines millions of marginalized Americans, including many who are now struggling with fentanyl addictions.