Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Republi-CON Immigration Hypocrisy

You've heard the claim that Americans won't do the jobs that corporations are force to hire immigrants to do.

But did you know that "a Tea Party favorite and president of the House Republicans’ freshman class . . . showed his true allegence to his corporate overlords by defending] a company in his district that discriminates against U.S. citizens in favor of Mexican migrant workers. Scott introduced the bill abolishing Legal Services exactly three days after it became public that Legal Services had won a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission determination that Georgia’s Hamilton Growers 'engages in a pattern or practice of regularly denying work hours and assigning less favorable assignments to U.S. workers, in favor of H2-A guestworkers.' Hamilton also 'engages in a pattern or practice of discharging U.S. workers and replacing them with H-2A guestworkers,' the EEOC determined." Read the Washington Post, How Rep. Austin Scott betrayed his Tea Party roots, which noted:

"As one of the American plaintiffs put it: 'We worked hard at our jobs and really wanted the work, but Hamilton didn’t want Americans to work in their fields.' Americans, after all, would be more likely to know the laws and to complain if they’re being exploited.

Instead, Scott chose to side with a large employer of foreign migrants in his district — against his out-of-work constituents."