Western Center for Journalism
July 19, 2013
Why exactly are RINO Republicans, supposedly on the Right, like Marco Rubio appearing in anational multimillion dollar ad campaign to push so-called “Immigration Reform”? And who exactly is paying for these 60-second infomercials that are literally being broadcast from coast to coast? We would expect that it is RINO Neocons like Karl Rove or radical leftist groups that want open borders. On the contrary, it is mega-corporations who are primarily funding the ad blitz, with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg topping the donation list.
Zuckerberg, a bleeding heart liberal in bed with the Obama administration sharing an agenda with the Neocons?
And here’s why: We often think of illegal aliens hunched over, picking crops; but the real cash crop for the big tech companies are those in online tech support or those hunched over circuit boards, soldering components twelve hours a day in sweltering conditions, or zombies putting widgets together. It’s not about bringing low-wage agricultural workers, lawn care workers, etc. out of the shadows as we are led to believe, but giving the mega tech companies and Neocon military-industrial complex industries access to low-wage employees.
But that is only the secondary reason. The primary reason they’re bankrolling the so-called Immigration Reform Bill is to let Obama’s corporate cronies off the hook for millions of dollars in fines and a get-out-of-jail-free card for knowingly hiring illegal aliens.
According to the just-released Government Accountability Project report, entitled “Corporate Amnesty in S.744 Immigration Bill”:
A little-discussed provision buried in the immigration bill which passed out of the Senate on June 27, 2013 (S. 744) would let employers off the hook for previously hiring illegal immigrants—a Get Out of Jail Free card that could help companies dodge millions of dollars in fines and penalties, legal fees, and evade prosecution or imprisonment for guilty executives.