Marco Rubio is at it again. He tried in 2013 and failed. It’s called the I-Squared Act of 2015, or S.B. 153. According to Congress.gov it was originally introduced in January, 2015 by Senator Orrin Hatch (R) of Utah. One of the bill’s co-sponsors is – Marco Rubio (R) of Florida. Another is Arizona’s own John McCain (R), which should come as no surprise to anyone. Late in the George W. Bush Administration McCain (and the Commander In Chief) tried to ram another amnesty for millions of illegal aliens down the throats of the American public. Comes now the slick-looking, slick-talking senator from Florida, with another incremental step toward turning this country into (as Ann Coulter calls it in her new book) a Third World Hellhole.
Over at WND.com, Leo Hohman gives us his take on what this bill will do for the big multinational corporations with operations here in the United States – and what it will do to American workers:
Marco Rubio’s signature immigration bill is drawing fire from conservatives who say it would allow more companies to go the route of Disney and replace their American employees with cheap foreign “guest workers” from India, China, Pakistan and elsewhere.
Rubio, R-Fla., is one of eight Republicans and four Democrats to co-sponsor the “I-Squared” bill in the U.S. Senate. It would triple the number of temporary guest workers allowed into the U.S. on the H1-B visa each year, from 65,000 to 195,000, while also allowing the visa holders to bring in family members…
Hohman tells us that companies such as Disney use H1-B visas to bring in cheaper high-skilled labor from abroad, then force their American employees to train the foreign imports – who then take the Americans’ jobs. The manner of coercion is the threat of loss of the Americans’ severance packages if they refuse to train their replacements – who will of course work for much less money than the Americans were receiving.
Hohman reports that conservatives (are there really any left in this country?) are criticizing both Rubio and the I-Squared Act because of the increased threat it presents to techno-American workers. Rubio’s answer to the very few questions from the media? We find that on down the page in Hohman’s piece:
WND called and emailed Rubio’s campaign and Senate staffs requesting comment on his support for I-Squared and expansion of the guest-worker program. They did not respond.
Rubio did break his long silence on the issue last Friday, providing the following statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation with regard to Disney:
“Of course we’re concerned about these reports. If the program was misused, then people should be held accountable.”
Indeed. They’re concerned. People should be held accountable. Pardon me if I laugh. Tell me, just how could using the current H1-B visa program to get rid of hundreds of American workers and replace them with cheaper foreign labor ever be proven a misuse of the law? It’s all about the profit margin.
Want my opinion? I think Mr. Rubio and all of his globalist pals, from both sides of the political aisle, would look really good as salesmen at a really cheap corner used car lot – decorated with lots of colored floating balloons on strings.