Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder’s catch-and-release spending plan “will encourage further massive waves of illegal immigration into the country,” says Peter Kirsanow, a GOP-appointed member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
“American workers finally have a beneficial labor market after suffering years of high unemployment and stagnant wages,” he said in an August 7 letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan.
If Congress wants the asylum laws to cover people who have violent home lives or who live in countries that are more violent than the United States, it should draft appropriate legislation and pass a law.
Then the policy change can be fully debated and the American people can let their representatives know what they think … … illegal immigration (and high levels of immigration generally) are largely responsible for the declining employment prospects and wages of low-skilled Americans generally, and black men in particular.
And wages are finally ticking up – MarketWatch reports, “the cost of worker compensation in the form of pay and benefits edged up to 2.8% to mark the biggest yearly gain since 2008.” In short, American workers finally have a beneficial labor market after suffering years of high unemployment and stagnant wages.
GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder hid plan to revive Obama's catch-and-release policy from the WH until the day of the July 25 vote. He rejected a telephone plea from surprised AG Jeff Sessions during the markup. Vote came a day after Yoder flew with Trump to Kansas. https://t.co/OegbiNadCj
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) August 10, 2018
Rep. Yoder outlines fix for his revival of Obama's catch & release border policies. But he & 29 GOP Reps silent on their curbing migrant-detentions, growing 2 cheap-labor visa programs, risky giveaway to 200K visa-workers in Indian w-collar outsourcing biz https://t.co/tT29D05pdW
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) August 3, 2018