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A Reader Investigates USA TODAY's Cheap-Labor Boosterism
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From: Rob Sanchez
I wish to
applaud James Fulford's rebuttal
of the offensive article "USA
just wouldn't work without immigrant labor".
Articles of this kind are nothing but cheap propaganda
by greedy corporations that hope to convince the
public that Americans can't handle hard work. They use
this to justify the importation of foreign workers to
bust unions, lower salaries, and destroy workplace
Gay, a lobbyist for the Essential Worker
Immigration Coalition (EWIC)
is typical of the types of self-serving lobbyists that
plant information used for pro-immigration articles
such as the USA
Today diatribe. Gay was recently hired by the
American Hotel & Lodging Association to lobby for
cheap labor. He claims that our country wouldn't
survive without immigrants and then goes on to ask,
"Who is going to change bedpans in a nursing
home? Or change beds in hotels?" In his opinion
only hard-working immigrants will.
Gay goes on to
say that there are, "Severe shortages of
lesser-skilled and unskilled workers." Translated,
his statement says that it's tough to find U.S.
workers that will work in slave
labor conditions. Lazy authors of stories like
"USA just wouldn't work without immigrant labor" often copy propaganda like Gay's because it is
quick and easy to write an article. Neither of them
are willing to go out and ask American citizens how
they feel about being terminated from a job so that
these "hard working" guest workers can earn
a living. These pro-immigration pundits are nothing
but mouthpieces for huge corporations who want cheap
corporate news giants such as USA
Today have a good reason to push the guest worker
Today, like most media giants, hires foreign
reporters and staff using the H-1B Nonimmigrant Work
Visa. You are welcome to come to my website and use
the "LCA Database" to see for yourself.
Search on "USA Today" or any of the other
110,000 companies in the US that hire these indentured
laborers. I obtained the database from the Department
of Labor using the Freedom of Information Act so that
you could discover the truth for yourself. Use it.
[VDARE's search of the database shows that USA Today has five staff members on H-1B visas, earning a total of about $315,000 dollars per annum, and the parent company, Gannett, has many more, including twenty programmer/analysts earning an average of $45,296 per annum.]
August 12, 2001