Illegal aliens, H1B: Dems, GOP have no clue, but Trump does

Elites, oligarchs, U.S. Chamber in collusion to drive 9-5 wages down. U.S. citizens know it, including blacks and Hispanics. But parties ignore this gut issue.

Zombie hordes overrunning defenses. More and more American workers have a similar view of current U.S. policies on illegal aliens and H1B visa quotas, and only Donald Trump has chosen to address this gut-level issue. (PR still from Paramount film "World War Z")

WASHINGTON, September 8, 2015 – Donald Trump’s current candidacy for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination is still being treated as a jolly entertainment carnival by the lamestream media.

Meanwhile, “traditional” and RINO Republicans—particularly those in the Jeb Bush camp— are freaking out as Trump continues to dominate the news. Democrats are getting increasingly nervous about Trump as well, given the increasingly dismal Hillary Clinton campaign, which is getting buried beneath The Smartest Woman In The World’s tsunami of lies and defiance.

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But the increasingly shallow and clueless media and party professionals are generally ignoring the reason why their best-laid plans are getting smithereened by Trump’s bull-in-the-China-closet antics. Perhaps they shouldn’t be so smug.

Trump supporters. (Trump/Facebook)
Enthusiastic Trump supporters. (Trump/Facebook)

After years of mind-boggling and spirit sapping oppression by the criminal cartel currently occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the middle- and working-class majorities occupying America’s hard-hit flyover country are absolutely thrilled to hear that someone, anyone—including a wealthy, mercurial real estate mogul like Trump—is actually addressing their despair over the job-, career-, and salary-crushing onslaught of illegal aliens and unwanted H1B visa holders who are responsible for driving the jobs and the salaries of American citizens right off the cliff.

The GOP establishment got an early warning of what was to come when an unknown non-politician named Dave Brat unseated the Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a surprise 2014 primary upset in Virginia’s 7th congressional district. Brat went on to win the seat, decisively beating both his Democrat and Libertarian opponents.

How could a House Majority Leader be so easily unhorsed? Simple. Finding himself ascendant in the House, the generally conservative Cantor began to tack more strongly in the direction of Republican Lite, the primary philosophy of the party’s old guard which fears to take on the Democrats and the media while fearing just as much the wrath of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Once strong supporters of America’s small businesses, the Chamber, over the last decade or two, has joined America’s fat cats and oligarchs in championing massive increases in H1B visas and encouraging unbridled immigration of all kinds, the better to crush any attempt at all by working American citizens to win the kind of wage increases they used to enjoy back in the day.


Typically, Cantor, like the rest of the Republican House leadership, fell into the Chamber’s line on this issue. The problem is, his Virginia constituents had been demanding he do precisely the opposite. Cantor failed to pay attention, preferring to listen to the Chamber’s campaign contributions instead.

Unfortunately for him, voters in his district took note.

GOP lessons to learn: Why Dave Brat beat Eric Cantor

They also took note of Dave Brat, who pounded the H1B/illegal alien issue home. Vastly underfunded in comparison to Cantor, and vastly undercovered by the media, he crushed the incumbent in the primary and never looked back. He’d hit on the winning issue in his district in 2014, but the GOP failed to heed the message Brat and his constituents were sending.

It’s a year later and the GOP still isn’t listening, attempting to push through some flavor of amnesty before the 2016 elections. But this time, Dave Brat has morphed into Donald Trump. Trump alone is preaching the same message, one that flies in the face of inside-the-Beltway and media wisdom.

The elephant in the room is plain to see.

American workers are sick and tired of having their jobs taken and their salaries constantly eroded by foreigners of all stripes who enter this country legally (H1B) or illegally (across our southern border), taking away the jobs of American citizens and depressing salaries in vast waves, like the hyperactive zombies in the film “World War Z.”

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Even more interesting: there is growing evidence that Hispanic and black U.S. citizens are increasingly infuriated over this issue as well. The Prudent Man has been astonished in recent conversations with black and Hispanic friends and associates, most of whom are absolutely engraged over the current Administration’s deliberately job-crushing, electoral deck-stacking immigration strategy. They feel utterly betrayed by the black president they’d enthusiastically elected, and are furious at Congress and the wealthy elites for colluding to drive American wages down and real unemployment up.

For the first time he can recall, the Prudent Man has spotted a short article that quantifies and visualizes the serious wage-depression and employment-depression issue.

Entitled “698K Native-Born Americans Lost Their Job In August: Why This Suddenly Is The Most Important Jobs Chart,” this ZeroHedge story drills down on the facts and figures that underscores the reason why American workers are getting fed up.

We quote at length:

“After the Fed admitted over a year ago that the US unemployment rate (which in 2012 was supposed to be a rate hike “threshold” once it hit 6.5% and is now at 5.1%) has become irrelevant in a country where a record 94 million people have left the labor force…. with the Fed poised to hike rates even though US hourly wages have not only not increased for the past 7 years, but for the vast majority of the labor force continue to decline, some have asked – is there any labor-related chart that matters any more?

“The answer: a resounding yes….

“The one chart that matters more than ever, has little to nothing to do with the Fed’s monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections in which the topic of immigration, both legal and illegal, is shaping up to be the most rancorous, contentious and divisive.

“The chart is the following, showing the cumulative addition of foreign-born and native-born workers added to US payrolls according to the BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] since December 2007, i.e., since the start of the recession/Second Great Depression.

Domestic vs. foreign, cumulative employment figures. (All charts U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics via ZeroHedge)
Domestic vs. foreign, cumulative employment figures. (All charts U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics via ZeroHedge)

“The chart is especially important because what it shows for just the month of August will be enough to provide the Trump – and every other – campaign with enough soundbites and pivot points to last it for weeks on end: namely, that in August a whopping 698,000 native-born Americans lost their job. This drop was offset by 204,000 foreign-born Americans, who got a job in the month of August.

Native-born vs. foreign born employment.
Native-born vs. foreign born employment.

“But the punchline: since December 2007, according to the Household Survey, only 790,000 native born American jobs have been added. Contrast that with the 2.1 million foreign-born Americans who have found a job over the same time period…

Native-born vs. foreign-born come. (Note: "Native-born" in these charts refers to U.S. citizens born in America, not "Native Americans.")
Native-born vs. foreign-born come. (Note: “Native-born” in these charts refers to U.S. citizens born in America, not “Native Americans.”)


“… and you have a combustible mess that will lead to serious fireworks during the next GOP primary.”

By extension, Zero should include the November 2016 Presidential contest as well. It is clear from the above charts that American workers are being left outside the gates in massive numbers, replaced seemingly at will by lower paid foreign workers − who may or may not be citizens − because the mass importation of lower wage workers enriches the oligarchy and the politicians they fund and support, not because it’s right.

Seemingly brain dead for nearly eight years, more and more American voters are beginning to wake up and see what they’ve failed to see since at least 1992: Both political parties, prodded by their wealthy backers, have become a unified force oppressing the bulk of America’s native born workers by suppressing not only their wages, but their ability to even get a full-time job. The focal point of their efforts is to crush America’s wage scale by importing waves of foreign individuals willing to work for any price − as if a series of job-killing “free trade” bills hadn’t caused enough damage here already.

The American people want this job extermination scheme to stop. But then again, when has Washington listened to the people lately? (Think Obamacare, for example.)

It’s every government’s duty to protect its citizens, including their right to earn a living, and indeed. This government is doing precisely the opposite, altering the system to the point where there is absolutely no advantage in being a U.S. citizen.

Like House candidate Brat before him, Trump is the only Republican Presidential candidate aggressively pursuing this increasingly gut-level issue. It matters little to an increasing number of voters whether he’s “really” a Republican or not.

We ourselves are not convinced that Trump is even remotely the best candidate to carry the GOP standard in 2016. But until and unless another GOP candidate decides to take the part of the American citizen-worker-voter over the money and influence of the oligarchy and their wholly-owned lackeys in Congress and the White House, Trump will continue to top the polls no matter what he has to say or how much the media elites denounce him.


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Terry Ponick
Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17