Take action now: Take the Stop Amnesty Challenge.

It's up to you to block Obama's amnesty.
 

us chamber of commerce: Page 1

Discussed in (click each link for the full post):

Heritage names loose borders advocate Stephen Moore as chief economist - 01/22/14

... Institute and Randel Johnson of the US Chamber of Commerce: [Nowrasteh], who has called the Senate-passed immigration bill "a solid improvement over the current immigration system," told TPM that Moore's presence "bodes very well for an ideological policy shift" at Heritage. He compared the move to House Speaker John Boehner hiring the top immigration analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center to...

US Chamber of Commerce to "pull out all the stops" for immigration amnesty - 01/08/14

The US Chamber of Commerce has always been a strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform and high immigration in general. Now they plan to turn up the heat, spending money on candidates that agree with their stance and on "grass-roots lobbying". If you want to do something to counteract their efforts, it's actually not that difficult. On Twitter, look up leading liberal pundits and lower...

Richard Trumka admits there's no labor shortage, but won't admit how amnesty would harm Americans (AFL CIO, immigration reform) - 08/30/13

... about immigration reform, the (US Chamber of Commerce) will squeal about the shortage of workers... But wages are not going up, which indicates there is no shortage." Of course, that hasn't stopped Trumka from joining with the Chamber to push comprehensive immigration reform, even as he admits they see "reform" as a way to lower wages. Now, the bad news. Trumka either can't figure out how "...

Marco Rubio spox praises U.S. Chamber and AFLCIO colluding on guest workers - 02/22/13

The AFL CIO and the US Chamber of Commerce have reached agreement on three principles for a guest worker program; see that link for the details and what you can do about it is here. Now, from peekURL.com/zjeYAHA : White House press secretary Jay Carney said the labor-business joint statement represented "yet another sign of progress, of bipartisanship, and we are encouraged by it." ...A spokesman...

AFL-CIO reaches agreement with Chamber of Commerce on guest workers - 02/21/13

... respective heads of the AFL CIO and US Chamber of Commerce - have released a "Joint Statement of Shared Principles" on a guest workers program. For the background and what you can do, see "Unions join with bosses in reckless disregard of workers". Here are the relevant portions of today's joint press release: First, American workers should have a first crack at available jobs. To that end,...

Unions join with bosses in reckless disregard of workers (Chamber of Commerce, SEIU, AFL-CIO, Trumka) - 01/16/13

... the links above and especially: US Chamber of Commerce, Service Employees International Union, and AFL CIO. Randel Johnson from the Chamber is directly involved in the talks. What You Can Do A very ambitious thing you could do about this is to start something like an "American Workers Special Interest Group" inside the AFL-CIO designed to pressure their management to put American interests first...

Big Business wants more skilled immigration; Alejandro Mayorkas does their bidding as fast as he can (USCIS, U.S. Chamber, NFAP, AILA, Jacoby, USCCB) - 08/18/11

... links for much past coverage): US Chamber of Commerce Tamar Jacoby American Immigration Lawyers Association National Immigration Forum US Conference of Catholic Bishops Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society American Council on International Personnel Immigration Voice Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy LLC (Fragomen Del Rey, law firm) Chris Gafner and Stephen Yale Loehr (attorneys) [3] From...

Legal Workforce Act: too many concessions to US Chamber of Commerce? (eVerify, HR 2164) - 06/18/11

... written with the input of the US Chamber of Commerce (which supports illegal immigration, see the link), some are claiming it's a hobbled bill that wouldn't be enforced. That point of view is given more weight because it forbids some state immigration-related enforcement. Those on the pro-LFA side include FAIR (link) and Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies (link). Those on the...

Supreme Court upholds 2007 Arizona immigration enforcement law; eVerify; losing: US Chamber, DOJ, Berman, NCLR, ADL, SPLC, AILA, SEIU, LULAC - 05/26/11

... (see Obama immigration) and the US Chamber of Commerce (see their name and this). Others who filed briefs in the case and who lost today include (see each link for more on that group): * Rep. Howard Berman * National Council of La Raza * Anti Defamation League * American Immigration Lawyers Association * PRLDEF (a former associated group of Sotomayor) * Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under...

Massey Energy "profoundly reckless" in mine disaster; Tea Party as useful idiots; Soros, U.S. Chamber - 05/22/11

... your way up.) 4. Speaking of the US Chamber of Commerce, Blankenship formerly served on their board until either his term was up or he was pushed out for being a liability. And, unlike others, he's been disappeared from the Chamber's website [5]. 5. Never fear: Massey Energy has been sold to Alpha Natural Resources, which might clean up their practices. Except - unbelievably - Alpha is retaining...

Koch family, U.S. Chamber, businesses met to plan strategy (+Glenn Beck, tea parties, "mobilize citizens for November") - 10/20/10

... listened to presentations from the (US Chamber of Commerce), as well as people who played leading roles in John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008, like Nancy Pfotenhauer and Annie Dickerson, who also runs a foundation for Paul Singer, a hedge fund executive who like the Kochs is active in promoting libertarian causes. Malek currently raises funds for Karl Rove. There's also a tea parties...

Glenn Beck urges donations to illegal immigration-supporting U.S. Chamber of Commerce - 10/14/10

... urged his fans to donate to the US Chamber of Commerce, a group that strongly supports illegal and massive immigration. In 2006, GOP Rep. James Sensenbrenner suggested that the Chamber register as a foreign agent due to what they support. Now, Glenn Beck wants his listeners and viewers to send them money. The pretext is because of innuendo leveled by both ThinkProgress and Barack Obama that the...

Labor Dep't "We Can Help" wants tips from third-party activist groups (in addition to helping illegal labor) - 04/06/10

... vice president of labor for the US Chamber of Commerce) also questioned the appropriateness of the agency's partnerships. "Deputizing people outside the government who may have their own agendas is troublesome," he said. What will most likely happen is that the third-party complaints will come from far-left racial power groups that support massive illegal activity - such as the National Council...

Appeals court mixed on Oklahoma illegal immigration control law; may jeopardize other states' laws - 02/03/10

... pro-illegal immigration side is the US Chamber of Commerce, with other chambers and business groups also involved. Oklahoma can ask for a full appeal or can take it to the US Supreme Court. Greg Siskind says (link): "This is a major blow to legislators around the country that have been trying to pass state laws regulating immigration... This presumably puts many laws around the country in...

9/12: Tea Party march on Washington DC live coverage (Glenn Beck, Freedomworks) - 09/12/09

... speaker will be Tom Donohue of the US Chamber of Commerce. The latter group is such a strong supporter of amnesty and massive immigration of any kind that back in 2006, Rep. James Sensenbrenner suggested that they should register as a Registered Foreign Agent. If Beck wants to oppose corruption, the US CofC would be a great place to start. UPDATE 7: In June, Mario Lopez - one of the speakers at...

Napolitano immigration meeting: you weren't represented (vast # of loose borders groups, Obama/Janet anti-287g) - 08/20/09

Earlier today, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security held a closed-door meeting with a group of what she calls "stakeholders" (dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1250792978709.shtm) but was actually a vast pantheon (see below) of far-left, racial power, corrupt business, and in general loose borders groups all of which want some form of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty....

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: $10 million for lobbying in 1Q 2009, including twelve lobbyists on immigration - 05/15/09

The US Chamber of Commerce spent almost $10 million on lobbying in the first quarter of 2009 for all issues combined. The Associated Press enumerates the issues here: The government's $700 billion financial rescue package and Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, were among the high-profile issues the Chamber lobbied on during the first quarter... The group also lobbied on: union organizing,...

Change to Win, AFL-CIO join to push immigration "reform"; ditching big business; labor commission - 04/14/09

... This doesn't sit well with the US Chamber of Commerce, whose Randel Johnson says:

2006: Grover Norquist supported amnesty with U.S. CofC, far-left ACLU, NCLR, SEIU, NIF, USCCB, AFL-CIO - 04/09/09

On January 12, 2006, the American Bar Association held a conference called "Fortress America: Comprehensive Immigration Reform" at the National Press Club in Washington DC in support of that "reform" and specifically in opposition to HR4437. The brightest lights in the amnesty firmament showed up, all in support of amnesty. I saw video of the event on CSPAN (IIRC) at the time, and it would be...

Soros-funded Democratic immigration push might ditch business interests - 03/28/09

... alienate business groups like the US Chamber of Commerce, but the thinking is that it would bring the AFL CIO on board. And: To bolster their cause, advocates are planning an $18-million media and grass-roots campaign for the fall. The funding is coming primarily from liberal foundations, including one founded by billionaire activist George Soros. Since there are several of those it's difficult...

Some questioners at Obama town hall were plants (SEIU, donors, etc.) - 03/27/09

At yesterday's Barack Obama town hall meeting, some of those who asked questions live at the event - as distinguished from those who submitted questions online - were plants with connections to the White House or other Beltway establishments. Garance Franke Ruta of the Washington Post says: the five fully identified questioners called on randomly by the president in the East Room were anything...

Hilda Solis to prefer labor enforcement to immigration enforcement? (Tyche Hendricks) - 02/04/09

... bright side, Randel Johnson of the US Chamber of Commerce is quoted opposing any scheme like this, and if it were pushed that might cause a rift in the sleazy alliance between far-left illegal immigration supporters and business interests. University of Illinois economics Professor Barry Chiswick says the scheme probably won't work to reduce illegal immigration, instead suggesting the use of...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce collaborating with Mexican government on trucks? (Thomas Donohue) - 09/23/08

In 2006, Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr. suggested that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce consider registering as a Foreign Agent. Now, from an article entitled "Mexican lobby fights for truck program" (link): The House has made it veto-proof clear: The controversial pilot program allowing big Mexican trucks to cross the U.S. border and travel into the country must end. The Senate has yet to act,...

SPP North American Leaders Summit April 21, 22 in New Orleans - 04/20/08

The fourth annual "North American Leaders Summit" - part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership started by George Bush - will be held Monday and Tuesday in New Orleans and will be attended by Bush, Felipe Calderon of Mexico, and Stephen Harper of Canada. Expect the news reports about the event to be credulous. Speaking of which, Norma Greenaway of the Canwest News Service/Ottawa Citizen...

NYT almost follows the money on Western Union (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ken Salazar) - 11/24/07

Jason DeParle of the New York Times almost follows the money on Western Union, a company that makes almost a billion dollars per year off legal and illegal immigrants sending money home ("remittances"): link. While it's a much better job than, for instance, Jill Capuzzo of that paper would have done, he doesn't go as far as he could. However, he does uncover some interesting contributions they've...

District Judge Charles Breyer blocks DHS no-match letters (ACLU, CofC, AFL-CIO) - 10/10/07

Spencer Hsu of the Washington Post offers "Judge Bars Bush Crackdown on Illegal Workers" (link): A federal judge barred the Bush administration today from launching a planned crackdown on U.S. firms that hire illegal immigrants, warning of the plan's potentially "staggering" impact on law-abiding workers and companies. Issuing a firm rebuke of the White House, U.S. District Judge Charles R....

Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, doesn't like you too much - 09/13/07

Here's a quote from Thomas Donohue: "You know, when you come to immigration and trade -- I've sort of come to the point that I don't blame the politicians as much as I blame their constituents." Per the link, this was in an August 31, 2007 Federal News Service article called "Remarks by Thomas Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Topic: The Chamber of Commerce's Trade Priorities...

AFL-CIO, ACLU, NILC sue DHS over no-match letters; EWIC - 08/30/07

From this: ...a lawsuit filed against the Department of Homeland Security this week contends that the new rules are discriminatory and will lead to mass firings of legal workers. Even United States citizens will face discrimination if they look or sound foreign, according to the suit. Filed in a San Francisco federal court this week, the 17-page complaint [link] also names the Social Security...

White House listening to pork producers, La Raza, Mexico-linked NALEO, NRA... just not you - 06/21/07

The White House offers a PDF entitled "What They're Saying: Border Security And Immigration Reform Agreement" and subtitled 'Business And Agriculture Groups Say "It Is Critical That The Process Moves Forward"' (PDF) [1]. It's just a collection of quotes from press releases from those few groups that support the Bush/Senate massive illegal immigration amnesty, and it contains no accompaning text...

Senate immigration amnesty bill: the supporters - 05/21/07

Outside a number of Senators, there aren't too many who support the Senate's immigration amnesty/"guest" worker plan. This post will keep track of them, and I urge everyone to hold those below accountable whether the bill passes or not. I also urge everyone to keep calling Congress, but, even more importantly, follow the steps previously outlined to help stop amnesty. The supporters: * Of course...

Kennedy-McCain illegal alien amnesty nearing completion; business, racial groups - 02/22/07

From this: Senators and lobbyists are putting the final touches on a comprehensive immigration-reform bill that includes an easier citizenship path for illegal aliens and weaker enforcement provisions than were in the highly criticized legislation that the Senate approved last year. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who ardently supports citizenship rights for illegals, will...

EWIC, U.S. C of C blocked DHS "no-match" regulation? - 01/11/07

Via this Dan Stein says: Representatives of the Essential Workers [Immigration] Coalition (see their member roster: Essential Workers [Immigration] Coalition) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have asserted that they have successfully sabotaged implementation of a proposed DHS regulation which would require employers who receive 'no-match' letters from the Social Security Administration to...

Businesses worried about being sued for hiring illegal aliens - 02/15/06

From this: Employers who hire illegal immigrants to depress wages have something new to fear: Employees who use racketeering laws to take them to court. A law originally conceived to hammer the Mafia – the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute – is now being swung against employers at chicken-plucking plants, apple orchards and janitorial firms. In April, the U.S. Supreme...

Sensenbrenner: no amnesty; perhaps U.S. Chamber of Commerce should register as foreign agent - 01/26/06

From this: Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the House point man on immigration, yesterday said that a guest-worker program like the one proposed by President Bush is amnesty and that he cannot accept it in a final immigration bill... "It seems to me that if you give these people the temporary cards, and the president talked a little bit about that yesterday out in Kansas, whether they are...

Coalition vows to defeat harsh immigration bill [HR 4437] - 01/20/06

From this: A U.S. coalition of business, labor unions and religious groups launched a campaign on Thursday to defeat a bill backed by Republicans that would turn some 11 million illegal immigrants into felons. The coalition of 24 organizations, many of which rarely agree on politics or economics, denounced the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month and called on the Senate to...

How out of touch is Morton Kondracke? - 01/10/06

MorTON! offers "Bush Must Talk Sense To Republicans On Immigration". He starts with a bad title and goes downhill: the ones who need sense are Bush's handlers and the corrupt elites that favor massive illegal immigration. Believe it or not, Morton wants Bush to co-opt Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Hugh Hewitt and Laura Ingraham, so that those fine hosts can then turn around and...

"Sens. Cornyn, Kyl Prepare Massive Guestworker Plan" - 05/27/05

Paul Egan of FAIR reports on a Senate immigration hearing attended by John Cornyn (R-TX) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Those two worthies are preparing their own massive guest worker plan/amnesty (not to be confused with the McCain-Kennedy Open Borders, Open Wallets bill.) According to Egan the meeting was one-sided in favor of Open Borders types: ...Deputy labor secretary Stephen Law proposed a wide-...

Tamar Jacoby on the Kennedy-McCain mass amnesty - 05/14/05

Tamar Jacoby has issued the following statement: We the undersigned applaud the introduction today of Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act... [etc. etc...] The signatories include: Lee Culpepper (last mentioned here; works for the National Restaurant Association and is Chairman of the National Immigration Forum) Jack Kemp Grover Norquist Rick Swartz: And then there's the...

AZ Republicans rally for Protect Arizona Now - 09/16/04

From the WashTimes: An immigration initiative in Arizona that would require secure identification to vote in elections and to receive public benefits was endorsed yesterday by more than two dozen Republican state legislators and candidates at a rally outside the statehouse in Phoenix. Arguing that illegal immigration in Arizona is out of control, the lawmakers and candidates said passage of...