It wouldn’t take much to break the coalition apart. And if that happens, the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform could blow up, not just for the moment, but for some time to come. And there are signs that is exactly what is occurring now.
Compete America is a group that calls itself the “leading advocate for reform of U.S. immigration policy for highly educated foreign professionals.” Its members are some of the biggest names in the tech world: Amazon, Facebook, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft and many others.
The companies, as well as other high-profile groups, like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us, have given millions to the cause of comprehensive immigration reform. The main reason is that they want an expansion of the H-1B visa program that allows high-skilled immigrants into the United States, thus expanding the labor pool for tech companies.
Not to mention increasing their bottom line. Got that? What they’re doing is using money to bribe legislators to pass laws to increase their profits, no matter what it does to America and Americans at large.
I love capitalism, but I absolutely hate crony capitalism, or fascist corporatism, which is the system we live with today.
The bottom line is, comprehensive immigration reform is a classic legislative Jenga game. Pull out one stick, and the whole thing comes crashing down. And that could be about to happen.
We, we can hope, I suppose, but the GOP thinks it has too much to gain politiccally from pacifying millions of Latino illegals, so I’m not that hopeful.