Go Bernie Go!
- On immigration Leftist Bernie Sanders makes the open borders GOP hacks look like the bought and paid for tools of Wall Street that they are.
(NBC News) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the 2016 Democatic presidential candidates, accused corporate America of backing immigration reform to import lower wage labor that competes for jobs with U.S. youth, including Latinos.
Sanders, participating in a forum for presidential candidates hosted by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, said there's a reason why Wall Street and all of corporate America likes immigration reform.
"What I think they are interested in is seeing a process by which we can bring low-wage labor of all levels into this country to depress wages in America and I strongly disagree with that," said Sanders who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.
With high unemployment rates for high school-age kids in America - 36 percent for Hispanics - "I frankly do not believe we should be bringing in significant numbers of unskilled workers to compete with those kids. I want to see these kids get jobs," Sanders said.
Sanders' views on immigration have made some immigration activists uncomfortable, particularly the view that immigrants take Americans' jobs.
"There's such a thing as illegal employers as well," Sanders said. "People do not come over the border and get jobs without the full expectation their employers understand exactly what's going on, pay them under the table and in fact exploit them," he said. "I find it interesting that my law-and-order friends, politicians, ignore that simple reality."Read More . . . .