The United States has always attracted the cream of
talent and brains from the world over. So it is not surprising
me that American businesses would like to take advantage of this
available talent. U.S. employers can select the best workers
for a job from a pool that is not limited to the domestic work
Why hasn't Congress acted to stem
the alien flow and preserve America for Americans? It is
because the government would yield the demands of those greedy employers, who deliberately abuse helpless employees. More
than 60 years ago, Congressman Martin Dies saw the problem.
Writing in the National Republic (March 1934), Dies said:
"During the tragic days when industrial greed and
legislative stupidity encouraged millions of impoverished aliens
to invade our shores in hungry quest of jobs and fortunes, many
patriotic people in America exerted their influence to the utmost
in an attempt to obtain a reversal of this short-sighted policy
and avert the social and economic evils which unrestricted
immigration has never failed to procure in the experiences of
nations and peoples."
"If the nation had awakened at that time to the perils of
its immigration policy and promptly excused the 20 millions or
more aliens that have since joined the competitive ranks or
labor, agriculture and business, it is reasonable to believe that
the unemployment problems would never have assumed such serious
and unprecedented proportions in this country."
Does that sound familiar? It could have been written today.
Dies was writing as this country was slipping into what would
become known as the Great Depression. He saw the problem and the
lack of action on the part of Congress.
Dies said: "Industrial greed which subordinated the ultimate good of the country for the immediate
and temporary profits that cheap pauper labor seemed to promise
. . . dictated this unwise and destructive policy."
Dies then identifies the philosophy that brought on the
problem-internationalism as opposed to nationalism. It is the
same theme articulated by Jean-Marie Le Pen in France; a theme
which strikes a cord in the hearts of nationalists and populists
Said Dies: "Permit me at this time to make myself
clear. I am disgusted with all this unintelligible jargon about
internationalism. Others may boast about their cosmopolitan views
and their freedom from the limitations of a nationalistic
conception of society. Others may boast that their allegiance,
devotion and interest are not confined by national boundaries and
that the world is their country. But as for me, I am proud to
acknowledge with deep gratitude that this is my country, my own,
my native land, and that I am first, and at all the time an
American . . . I do know, and this much I do declare, that what
our unhappy country needs today is more so-called selfish
patriotism and less internationalism, more devotion to the needs
and problems of our own people and less sentimental and
unappreciated concern for the affairs of other countries."
Continuously, the United States has
developed new guest worker programs. These developments were abused.
Governmental controls over the admission of temporary foreign professionals
having H-1B status have been misused.
Such workers were permitted to remain in the US (for up to six
years), regardless of the economic situation in the country.
During the worst recession in fifty years, employers continued to
solicit and employ foreign workers and the fiscal crises led to
calls for reducing welfare benefits generally and especially for
legal and illegal immigrants.
In conclusion, the actual policies of the United States
disregard the U.S. Constitution, because the
government would yield the demands of greedy employers,
in violation of the law.