Commerce's Carlos Gutierrez offers incompetent immigration advice
Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez recently pimped "comprehensive" immigration "reform" in Louisville and offered some incompetent immigration advice:
Countries such as Germany, Japan and China are facing future population declines, and are using immigration as a way to fill jobs and maintain their economies, he said. The U.S. "can stand out from the past" by doing a better job with immigration than its global competitors, Gutierrez said.
I'm going to assume they meant "stand out from the rest" instead of "past", otherwise it makes even less sense. Of course, China's view of labor is not exactly consistent with the American ideal, although some forces' desire for cheap labor come close. Japan's guest worker program is also not the American ideal, and Germany - obvious to everyone except Gutierrez - has a huge problem both with a failed "guest" worker program and also with Muslim immigrants transforming their society in unhealthy ways.
"We have the advantage that we have dealt with immigration for over 230 years and we should be able to deal with this wave of immigration in a very successful and effective manner as we have done in the past," Gutierrez said.
It's obvious to many that today's immigration is not the same as yesterday's. If he's really concerned about policy - and not just a hack - he'd address those issues.