Democrats and Labor Unions Block Meaningful Immigration Reform
by Bob Price on June 17, 2013 at 5:11 PM
In a conference call with U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) late last week, I learned that Democrats are working against meaningful immigration reform to appease growing opposition from labor unions by setting unrealistically low quotas from labor visas for construction workers. Cornyn told me that labor unions have discriminated against the construction industry by setting the false quotas in order to protect the unions. Hispanic voters should take a deep look at what the Democrats and labor unions are up to and how it will affect immigration numbers.
Construction Citizen's Scott Braddock also reported this last week on a report from Engineering News Record (ENR) about the artificially low caps that will be placed on construction immigration quotas. It is very interesting that Democrats continue to dangle the carrot of immigration reform to Hispanic voters, but they are really beholding to their more traditional base - the labor unions.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told ABC News that the construction industry will need an additional 1.8 million new workers by 2020. That works out to well over 200,000 per year, and yet Democrats are only going to allow 15,000 per year. More false promises from Democrat leadership. But then, Leahy was also pushing to include language to allow gay marriage as part of the immigration reform package... Just to make certain no Republicans would actually vote for the bill. It is very clear, Democrats really aren't interested in immigration reform. They would much rather own the issue than solve the problems facing our nation.