Yesterday at a meeting of the Illinois Immigrant Business Coalition, Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock came out in support of no employer checks ever for immigration status of any worker. His rationale was bizarre, to say the least:
“Without enough workers…the crops don’t get harvested, the assembly lines don’t run, and the manufacturing supply chain breaks down. Quite frankly, I think that if a man or a woman like their American job, wherever they were born, they should be able to keep that job.”
I understand why Big Business wants a flood of cheap labor, but those who are howling about income inequality need to shut up if they support amnesty for illegals, since this will lower wages.
National unemployment is 6.7 percent, yet Schock says there will be no one to run the assembly lines, etc. How does this even make sense? Only when you consider Schock represents one of the many gerrymandered districts in Illinois so he is free to say anything and bear no consequences.
This immigration issue is a perfect platform for revitalizing the GOP. As it stands now, the Democrats represent the very rich and the very poor with the middle class cut out of the loop. Amnesty hurts the middle class and if it comes down to Big Business vs. middle class, the GOP should go with the middle class.