Virgil Goode: Job Creation and Immigration

From the Constitution Party website: Virgil Goode is rumored to be a potential candidate for the Constitution Party nomination.

by Virgil Goode
Former Congressman (VA 5th District 2007 – 2009)

Tucked in between dramatic stock market drops on Thursday and Monday, there was a little bit of seemingly good economic news on Friday morning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the private sector added 117,000 jobs in the month of July.

But this news needs an asterisk. As Chris Chmielenski of the immigration control organization Numbers USA notes, “that number still falls short of the number of jobs needed for the 125,000 work permits issued to foreign workers each month by the federal government.”

Despite the recession, the government continues to issue huge numbers of visas to foreign workers. In 2010, we issued over one million permanent green cards. Three quarter of these immigrants were of working age who are competing against Americans for jobs. We also issue nearly a million guest worker visas each year.

This is not enough for many in Congress. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is reportedly planning to introduce another “comprehensive immigration reform” bill, which will grant amnesty to illegal aliens and massively increase legal immigration.

Knowing that this is going to be a tough sell in a recession, Sen. Schumer explained that he met with leaders of various pro-amnesty organizations and, “We decided we ought to start highlighting the fact that immigration creates jobs rather than takes them away. Everyone agreed that is how we are going to start talking about immigration, as a job creator.”

Talk all they want, but our current immigration policies are taking jobs, not creating them.

On July 26, Sen. Schumer held a hearing to promote the idea that immigrants create jobs called “The Economic Imperative for Enacting Immigration Reform.” The hearing focused on immigration of high skilled workers and entrepreneurs, but these are only a tiny proportion of all immigrants. In 2010, only 0.2% of legal immigrants were investors, 5.2% received advanced degree visas, and 1.1% were listed as having “extraordinary abilities.”

Virtually all illegal aliens and the majority of legal immigrants are low skilled workers. Moreover, the skills of many workers on high skilled H-1B visas are often limited to a tech degree from a community college overseas. They are brought here not because they have truly advanced abilities needed by American businesses, but because they will work for far less than Americans. As Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) recently stated about H-1B visas “it is clear they are not working as intended, and the programs are having a detrimental effect on American workers.”

Last October, the Rakesh Kochar of the Pew Hispanic Center reported that since the “official end of the Great Recession in June 2009, foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs while native-born workers lost 1.2 million.” He updated his finding in March and found some small job creation for native born Americans, but that foreign workers were still finding new jobs at six times the American rate.

How should we solve this problem? Former National Review editor and George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum recently called for a simple solution to help reduce unemployment, an Immigration Moratorium. He argued, “You hear it often said that the US must create X number of jobs per month simply to stay even with the increase in the working population. It’s not stressed often enough that much of this increase is artificially created by immigration. In a time of high unemployment, why make the challenge larger?”

I don’t always agree with David Frum, but this is common sense. Until Americans are working, we should make across the board cuts on worker visas, while cracking down on employers of illegal aliens. In the meantime, whenever you hear a politician or pundit heads talking about “putting Americans back to work”, remember that many of those workers aren’t Americans.

12 thoughts on “Virgil Goode: Job Creation and Immigration

  1. RedPhillips Post author

    Note that Goode mentions David Frum’s recent call for an immigration moratorium. This is a significant development. David Frum is the consummate moderate neocon (he isn’t moderate on foreign policy), and neocons have long been favorable toward legal immigration because it matches their America as “exceptional” proposition nation rhetoric. They have even been know to grandstand against their immigration restrictionist opponents by accusing them of thought crimes. But that tide has started to turn recently because neocons aren’t complete idiots and know how to count. If their primary concern is foreign policy and continued American interventionism, then they know that position is endangered if we continue to import a bunch of new Democrat voters who are specifically not inclined toward an America that is hostile to half the world.

  2. Brittanicus

    Like most industrialized nations, we can always find a special visa for top notch professionals, highly skilled occupations. Highly educated people are not a financial peril to our economy. Illegal aliens are, because they are feeding from tight budgets of states. The job magnet must be eliminated, the instant citizenship for babies smuggled past unsuspecting immigration agents at the borders or passenger lines at airports. The numbers are staggering and everybody who enters America should be tracked as the authorities do in Mexico? One of the major problems detected is that this administration and prior ones are still importing around a million foreign nations a year, with less than high occupational skills.

    The TEA PARTY has become a huge pressure group of tens of millions of equally minded Americans from all ethnic and secular backgrounds, political parties, no matter what the unsympathetic activists conclude? The TEA PARTY members contribute to a focused viewpoint of limiting government, personal freedoms, personal responsibility, “fair” free international trade treaties and above all else consigning control to the States and the people. The TEA PARTY is about reforming all political parties and being in charge of the primary principles of our Constitution, once again retaining the foundation of which this sovereign nation has stood for 225 years.

    There is a TEA PARTY membership just around the corner in every community, where you can join a local group.

    In 2005, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that up to 3 percent of the 30,000 persons called for jury duty from voter registration rolls, U.S. district court found were non citizens. Although this number may not seem like many, just 3 percent of registered voters would have been more than adequate to provide the winning presiden­tial vote margin in Florida in 2000. Florida is not unique. Thousands of non-citizens are registered to vote in different states and tens if not hundreds of thousands, may be a million in total may be at hand on the voter rolls countrywide. These numbers are significant? In municipal elections results are often determined by only a handful of votes, and even General elections have likely been compromised within the margin of the number of non-citizens–ille­gally registered to vote. Those who ignore the consequences of non-citizen registration, using fraudulent “Absentee Ballots” and voting either are deliberately blind to this severe problem or may essentially favor this form of illegal voting.

    Election officials have a sworn duty not only to enforce those laws, but also to execute the registra­tion and election procedures that do not allow those laws to be bypassed or ignored. As the 2012 presidential election is perhaps is of historical significance, we as citizens must safeguard our foundation right, to ensure no non-citizens change the avenue towards the presidency through fraudulent means.

    Rep. Michele Bachman is on the long, arduous road towards the potential presidency. That road is full of political land mines, because the hard leftists, lobbyists and radical open border organizations will do everything within its power to derail the ladies bid for the White House. Even now its assured they are digging for any kind of dirt, so they have some venomous flak to throw at her before 2012. You can already see the rancid seeders of the Liberal press, looking for anything significant that will demoralize Bachmann’s growing following. What they have no influence over is the millions attracted by her policies, as contemptuously shown when she refused to vote on the debt ceiling. She has already exposed issues others refuse to bring into debates, as one of her prime calls is for change in the corruption that swirls around Washington.

    In regards to illegal Immigration there will be no compromise, as the TEA PARTY leaders will rigorously enforce the laws as set down in the 1986 Immigration Control & Reform Act. Amendments perhaps, but there will be no overturning this law, which has tough laws to sanction business owners who hire foreign labor. E-Verify will be mandated for every business nationwide, with the “Secure Communities” program to distinguish criminal aliens that will eventually be caught through fingerprint processing. There will be no waivers for Sanctuary cities laws, as those states will lose their federal funds. As I have been afraid to admit, a national ID card would be a ruthless deterrent, to close every loophole of illegal immigration. No non-counterfeit ID card—No Drivers License, No insurance, No Free Health Care, No Education and for certain NO welfare or public services. In other words No Nothing! In addition it will make the Mexican Consulates “Matricula Consular,” ID card for illegal aliens—OBSOLETE.

    This document is supposedly an official identity card issued by the Mexican government, which it wanted to be officially recognized within the United States. Of course I doubt that even Michel Bachmann could enact this law, but think of all the billions of dollars saved, Trillions in the future. The TEA PARTY is no radical group, in fact its ordinary people like myself. I am certainly not a radical, but as a member of the Arizona Tea party, that has been costing this desert state nearly $3 Billion dollars a year in public assistance programs. When any citizen-oriented politician such as Arizona’s State Senator Russell Pierce, the dregs from the open border radicals appear from their holes and try to remove anybody who is trying to save their State from insolvency. Russell Pearce, a Republican, sponsored Arizona Senate Bill 1070 and now his supporters have formed their own petition group of Citizens Who Oppose the Pearce Recall.

    No legal individual is turned away from the TEA PARTY membership of voters. The border barrier could remain uncompleted and 5000 troops would not have to be deployed. Currently FAIR reports annual projection up to this time is $113 billion dollars, which is paid out to cater to the illegal invaders, but it sure to go up under the Democratic and Republican policy decisions.

    The Liberal wing of the democrats have a big say in what the Democratic party does, including their devious influence in blue states as California, Nevada, Washington State. FAIR has reported that 29 Billion is paid out to illegal aliens and the rest is forced on the States, Counties and cities to cover the $ 84 Billion. Financially California and Nevada are the hardest hit by the illegal incursions into the United States. An analysis shows that illegal aliens pay into federal and State covers roughly $13 Billion dollars a year and although as they are mostly low income, the majority of these dollars is returned in tax rebates. What defies logic they still manage to usher out of America around 46 Billion to foreign banks.

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  3. Cody Quirk

    I want to see Virgil Goode as our guy running for Prez.

    I actually trust his political integrity over Roy Moore’s.

  4. FAN of Dr. STAN

    @1- If their primary concern is foreign policy and continued American interventionism, then they know that position is endangered if we continue to import a bunch of new Democrat voters who are specifically not inclined toward an America that is hostile to half the world.

    Me- Last time I checked the Ds control the Executive Branch, hence foreign policy. Where exactly have “we” WITHDRAWN anywhere in the world ? The Military Industrial Complex owns and controls both the Ds and Rs.

    “One party has totally dominated American politics for at least a century: the Socialist War Party. No matter who wins the elections, America gets endless socialism and endless war.” Doug Newman.

    “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party, which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.” – Carroll Quigley-(Bill Clinton said Quigley was his mentor during 1993 Inaugural Address), speaking of the (CFR) Globalists’ American political strategy since the early twentieth century.

    Explaining the left-right paradigm to a co worker!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kw7j4lbDB4

    “The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds’ central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.” – Carroll Quigley (Bill Clinton said Quigley was his mentor during 1993 Inaugural Address)

    “The Council on Foreign Relations is the American branch of a society which originated in England … [and] … believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established.” – Carroll Quigley

    “There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years in the early 1960s to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies … but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.” – Carroll Quigley.
    (Bill Clinton said Quigley was his mentor during 1993 Inaugural Address)

    “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican Parties.” – George Wallace – Governor of Alabama and 1968 American Independent Presidential candidate

  5. paulie

    tough laws to sanction business owners who hire foreign labor. E-Verify will be mandated for every business nationwide, with the “Secure Communities” program to distinguish criminal aliens that will eventually be caught through fingerprint processing. There will be no waivers for Sanctuary cities laws, as those states will lose their federal funds. As I have been afraid to admit, a national ID card would be a ruthless deterrent, to close every loophole of illegal immigration. No non-counterfeit ID card—No Drivers License, No insurance, No Free Health Care, No Education and for certain NO welfare or public services. In other words No Nothing!

    Could death camps be far behind if and when it comes to this?

  6. paulie

    everybody who enters America should be tracked as the authorities do in Mexico?

    I wasn’t “tracked” any of the many times I was in Mexico, as far as I know.

    Most times when coming from the north over land I entered freely, except once when we were questioned by a stupid Mexican border thug because the guy I was riding with had fake bullet holes painted on his truck, so the thug deduced we must be smuggling guns. Even then, there was no actual search. When going past the border zone I got searched, more so on the way back than on the way down. I met numerous Americans who had been there for years and never filed any immigration paperwork.

    When flying in I did get my documents checked, but not very vigorously, and a stupid questionnaire.

  7. paulie

    Even now its assured they are digging for any kind of dirt, so they have some venomous flak to throw at her before 2012.

    Luckily, there is so much dirt to be dug, and it is so easy to dig 🙂

  8. Mark Seidenberg

    Cody Quirk

    Does the other members of the IAP Carson City
    County Central Committee want Virgil Goode over Roy Moore for President?

    Sincerely, Mark Seidenberg, Vice Chirman,
    American Independent Party.

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