Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Bush Center, Chamber of Commerce, Koch Network Unite to Lobby for Mass Immigration Expansion

The George W. Bush Institute, the Chamber of Commerce, and the billionaire Koch brothers’ network of donor class organizations are banding together with other mass migration groups to demand President Joe Biden expand overall immigration to the United States.
The groups, along with others, have teamed up to create the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus that will lobby Biden and members of Congress to pass amnesty for illegal aliens, increase security at the southern border, and increase the ability of businesses to import foreign workers.
“Employers are also struggling to find workers to fill jobs in many industries,” the coalition writes in a letter to congressional leaders and Biden. As of January, more than 12 million Americans are jobless and another 3.7 million are underemployed, but all want full-time jobs.
The coalition includes:
  • AmericanHort 
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Asian American Christian Collaborative
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Bipartisan Policy Center Action
  • Business Roundtable
  • Council on National Security and Immigration
  • Essential Worker Immigration Coalition
  • The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Evangelical Immigration Table
  • Gaby Pacheco
  • George W. Bush Institute
  • Idaho Dairymen’s Association
  • International Fresh Produce Association
  • National Association of Evangelicals
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Immigration Forum National Latino Evangelical Coalition National Retail Federation Niskanen Center
  • Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
  • The Episcopal Church
  • The LIBRE Initiative
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Western Growers
  • World Relief
  • Migration and Refugee Services, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
At his State of the Union (SOTU) address, Biden parrotted big business talking points, suggesting that businesses needed to be able to more quickly and easily import foreign workers to take working and middle class American jobs.
Biden also directly touted the Chamber’s support for amnesty and expanded legal immigration levels.
The coalition has been formed as American voters increasingly share that they want legal immigration levels reduced, not increased.
The latest Gallup poll found that just nine percent of Americans said they want increased immigration, while 35 percent said they want less immigration. Likewise, nearly 7-in-10 Republican voters and 32 percent of swing voters said they want to cut overall immigration.
Read the rest from John Binder HERE

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