Big Business and Open Borders By Chris Knight
Big Business champions mass immigration and open borders, even when it does not seem to contribute to their wealth, and may indeed undermine national security. They are doing what they are genetically, so to speak, programmed to do, and will continue to do so. It is one of the dangers of bigness and monopolies, which lead to such socially destructive action.
“Multinational corporate executives, who often serve as the biggest donors for the nation’s political class, are the driving forces behind an amnesty plan passed by House Democrats and nine House Republicans.
Last week, the House passed H.R. 6, known as the “Dream and Promise Act of 2021,” to provide potentially 4.4 million illegal aliens with amnesty and put them on a track for American citizenship. All 218 House Democrats voted to support the amnesty and nine House Republicans joined them, including:
- Don Bacon (R-NE)
- Maria Salazar (R-FL)
- Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
- David Valadao (R-CA)
- Fred Upton (R-MI)
- Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
- Chris Smith (R-NJ)
- Carlos Gimenez (R-FL)
- Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
The amnesty’s biggest backers are a series of multinational corporations and their executives who often provide campaign cash to lawmakers.
In a March letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the corporations’ executives urged the Senate to pass the expansive amnesty.
Those who signed off on the letter include tech conglomerates like Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Google, IBM, Uber, and PayPal. Also lobbying for the amnesty is the United States Chamber of Commerce, Visa, Marriott International, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Chobani, Starbucks, General Motors, Target, and Hilton.
A flooded U.S. labor market has been well documented for its wage-crushing side effects, so much so that economist George Borjas has called mass immigration the “largest anti-poverty program” at the expense of America’s working and lower-middle class. The biggest winners are corporations and investors who can not only keep the cost of labor low, but also have a steady stream of consumers to buy their products and services.”
It is all about short-term profit, even if in the longer term, the nation sinks. It stinks.