FAIR Media Director Links Overpopulation and Surplus of Labor

May 25, 2011


I came across the above-linked op-ed piece yesterday, which appeared in “The Dan Stein Report.”  Dan Stein is president of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, of which I’m a member.  Ira Mehlman, author of this piece, is their media director. 

I bring this to your attention because it’s a rare example of someone making a direct connection between overpopulation and a growing surplus of labor.  His focus is on unskilled labor, but the fact that any such linkage is made by anyone is remarkable, since it flies in the face of economic dogma.  The world may not wait for economists to come up with the solutions.  The field of economics had better start looking into the economic relationships that are increasingly evident to the layman, or they risk becoming completely irrelevant.

Immigration Legislation Alert

September 19, 2008

I received the following from FAIR, regarding Harry Reid’s unwillingness to allow the E-Verify program to come up for a vote, and also regarding proposed legislation that would grant amnesty to illegal alien family members of servicement, even if those family members are criminals.  Contact your Senators and Congressmen to let them know that you want E-Verify passed and to express your opposition to the amnesty legislation. 

Federation for American Immigration Reform Action Alert

Congress Ignores Your Priorities

URGENT: The Senate Must Act to Pass E-Verify

The economy is ailing and many Americans are out of work, yet the
Senate leadership remains unwilling to protect American workers from
having their jobs taken by illegal aliens. With time running
out, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid remains unwilling to even bring
an E-Verify re-authorization bill to the floor. This critical
program will end in November if the Senate does not act before their
upcoming target adjournment date. The House overwhelmingly voted
407-2 to re-authorize E-Verify last month, and it’s time for the
Senate to do the same thing. However Reid – bowing to special
interests and Senator Robert Menendez’s insistence on hundreds of
thousands of cheap foreign workers – is refusing to even bring
H.R.6633 to the floor.

We understand that Senate staffers are negotiating with leadership
today regarding whether to bring the re-authorization to the
floor. Please call your Senators and Senator Reid’s office today
and tell them to bring E-Verify to the floor with no strings attached.

URGENT: Stop House Leadership from Granting Amnesty under the Guise of
Helping Our Military

The House Judiciary Committee, under the pretense of supporting our
troops, voted late Wednesday afternoon to grant amnesty to the illegal
alien family members of servicemen, even if these individuals have
committed serious crimes. H.R.6020 does not reward servicemen,
but instead grants broad amnesty to any extended family members who
may be illegal aliens. Additionally, it gives immigration judges the
discretion to waive deportation orders for those family members who
have committed a crime. Although members of the committee were
able to exclude a few serious crimes, the bill gives broad discretion
to immigration judges to waive deportation of a criminal alien.

The American Legion, which has expressed opposition to the bill,
testified in May: “This would seem to reward law breakers and –
possibly – illegal immigrants with a short cut to citizenship that is
nothing less than an official pardon for illegal acts: an

Please call your Representative today and tell them to oppose all
efforts to bring H.R.6020 to the floor.

More information about E-Verify and H.R.6020 is available on FAIR’s

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Immigration Alert! Contact Your Elected Officials!

September 10, 2008

I received the following alert yesterday from FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform).  It seems that the House Judiciary Committee will be considering several bills designed to dramatically increase the rate of legal immigration.  I urge everyone to contact their senators and congressmen, as well as members of the judiciary committee, to let them know your opposition!

FAIR has learned from Congressional staffers that the full House
Judiciary Committee will meet this week to consider four
immigration-related bills, all of which are a gift to big business
special interests seeking to expand the number of employment-based
visas. If passed, these bills will flood our workforce with
foreign labor in a time when unemployment is rising and recently hit a
high of 6.1%.

At a time when many are looking for jobs, the House Judiciary
Committee is set to pass H.R. 5882, H.R. 6020, and H.R. 5924
– all of which will dramatically increase the stream of foreign
workers coming into the American workforce:

* H.R. 5882 would reach back to 1992 and “recapture”
employment-based and family-based visas, potentially adding over
550,000 new green cards.
* H.R. 5924 would lift the cap on employment-based visas for
nurses and physical therapists until 2011.
* H.R. 6020 would grant amnesty to illegal aliens who are family
members of armed forces personnel.

In addition, the House Judiciary Committee will be considering
H.R.5950, which details vast new immigrant detainee healthcare
requirements that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would have to implement in all of its detention centers. This unnecessary
bill – a clear tactic by illegal immigration opponents to slow law
enforcement – will only serve to add extra bureaucratic burden to

Call Members of the House Judiciary Committee today and tell them not
to bow to cheap labor interests and that you oppose each one of these

Call your Representative and tell them to oppose these special
interest efforts to flood our workforce with cheap foreign labor.

All Immigration Amendments Stripped From Iraq Funding Bill!

May 22, 2008

Good news!  I just received this E-mail from FAIR (the Federation for American Immigration Reform) announcing that the last of the amendments that would have boosted immigration and granted amnesty to illegals has been removed from the Iraq war funding legislation that’s currently being weighed by Congress. 

Federation for American Immigration Reform

Senate Leadership Removes Mikulski H-2B Amendment!
American People Still Have a Voice on Capitol Hill!

FAIR has received confirmation from Senate Republican Leadership that
the Mikulski H-2B Amendment was been stripped from the Iraq War
Funding Bill on the Senate floor this afternoon. Thanks to all our
members, activists, and friends who called – and kept calling – until
our voices were heard!

The H-2B amendment was added to the War Funding Bill last week by
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) as the bill traveled through the
Senate Appropriations Committee. The amendment reinstated for
three years the returning worker exemption to the H-2B unskilled guest
worker program which expired last year. Under the exemption, an alien
who worked in the U.S. during the past three years under the H-2B
program can return to the U.S. to work without counting towards the
66,000 cap. This exemption would have led to ever-growing numbers of
unskilled H-2B guest workers entering the U.S. each
year–increasing the number by hundreds of thousands!

The amendment was not only designed to appease special corporate
interests addicted to cheap foreign labor, it defied common sense in
the face of the struggling U.S. economy which has seen tens of
thousands of workers lose their jobs over the past few months.
However, your determination to make Congress hear the will of the
American people made the difference! Thank you!

But even with this important victory, please remember that some
sources are reporting that President Bush may veto the Iraq War
Funding Bill. If that happens, another funding bill will likely come
to the Senate floor and this kind of “must-pass” bill would be an
attractive target for Senators seeking to attach special-interest

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