If We Need 12 Million Mexican Illegal Aliens for “Global Competitiveness”, Why Isn’t Mexico Beating Us?


Serious question.

The Human Resources heads of a bunch of major corporations, many of which laid off thousands of workers, wrote a letter to Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner saying that the immigration system over here is badly broken and the only cure is legalizing 12 million illegal aliens.

We believe this would be a long overdue step toward aligning our nation’s immigration policies with its workforce needs at all skill levels to ensure U.S. global competitiveness.

Your average illegal alien has only one skill level. But let’s turn over the question. Are American corporations really starving for a shortage of unskilled laborers who don’t speak English?

Could they possibly make do with semi-skilled laborers who do speak English?

And if global competitiveness is the issue, then why isn’t Mexico kicking our ass economically? Or Sub-Saharan Africa? If we need 12 million Mexicans to be more competitive, why isn’t Mexico more competitive?

These corporations claim that they want to “address the reality that there is a global war for talent and that countries are competing to attract and retain the human capital essential to a culture of productivity and innovation.”

A global war for talent?

Can we try losing it then? If any up-and-coming country, like China, wants to take 12 million illegal aliens off our hands, why not let them? Oddly they don’t seem to want to do that.

The job market doesn’t trend toward countries desperately trying to attract illiterate drunk drivers who will get on benefits as soon as they can. There’s a reason for that.

“Even with the economy still recovering, many of our companies continue to have difficulty finding sufficient American workers to fill certain lesser skilled positions,” the letter says.
There are so many things wrong with that sentence, it’s hard to know where to begin. Somehow they expect an economic recovery to lead to a surplus of unemployed unskilled workers. And with much of the country not working and with massive numbers of unskilled workers unemployed, they just can’t seem to find any now.
For example, Hewlett-Packard, whose Executive Vice President for Human Resources Tracy Keogh signed the letter, laid off 29,000 employees in 2012. In August of this year, Cisco Systems, whose Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Kathleen Weslock signed the letter, announced plans to lay off 4,000 — in addition to 8,000 cut in the last two years. United Technologies, whose Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Elizabeth B. Amato signed the letter, announced layoffs of 3,000 this year. American Express, whose Chief Human Resources Officer L. Kevin Cox signed the letter, cut 5,400 jobs this year. Procter & Gamble, whose Chief Human Resources Officer Mark F. Biegger signed the letter, announced plans to cut 5,700 jobs in 2012.

Maybe they could just rehire some of their fired workers. But apparently that won’t meet their goal of pumping and dumping America because if they actually get their way, then the country will swiftly become impossible to do business in for most companies that aren’t plugged into the government.

  • poest

    Because Democrats need more Democratic voting drones much more than Mexico needs more unemployed Mexicans!

  • Softly Bob

    “If We Need 12 Million Mexican Illegal Aliens for “Global Competitiveness”, Why Isn’t Mexico Beating Us?”

    The same reason that the U.S. needs lots of Muslim immigrants too, because Muslim countries aren’t beating the U.S. either!

    • cynthia curran

      Actually, the Mexicans are cheaper at manufacturing since their labor costs are lower but Mexicans want to come here because we pay higher wages and Big Biz and Small Biz friends of our political parties. Asked why Ted Cruz wants to expand legal immigration from Mexico, China and India.

  • ziggy zoggy

    American workers are three times more productive than Mexican workers.

  • Thierry Clicot

    When will our citizens wake up to the duplicitous relationship between these rapacious economy-sucking multi-nationals, and our own corrupt, impotent government in both Washington, and at the state level in some cases?

    As H1-B visas flow from the beltway like Manna from heaven, and our own citizens are forced OUT of the middle class, their BIG PLAN is to legitimize millions of potential “entitlement hounds”…

    It has been well known by our citizen workforce, FOR YEARS, that our so called leaders are hell bent on an enfeebled US citizenry and economy in order to supplicate at the alter of Globalization. Boy was Perot right! And they vilified him so successfully…


  • cynthia curran

    What Mr. Cruz has tried to articulate in both word and deed is a middle ground. It got no support from Democrats in Washington, but it goes further than many on the far right want to go by offering leniency to undocumented immigrants here already: A path to legal status, but not to citizenship. A green card with no right to naturalization.

    Immigration-reform legislation from the Senate’s so-called Gang of Eight passed that chamber in June and includes a 13-year path to citizenship. Mr. Cruz pushed unsuccessfully for amendments that would have, among other things, eliminated the citizenship component.

    Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried to undo the goal of allowing them to stay.

    “The amendment that I introduced removed the path to citizenship, but it did not change the underlying work permit from the Gang of Eight,” he said during a recent visit to El Paso. Mr. Cruz also noted that he had not called for deportation or, as Mitt Romney famously advocated, self-deportation.

    Mr. Cruz said recent polling indicated that people outside Washington support some reform, including legal status without citizenship. He said he was against naturalization because it rewarded lawbreakers and was unfair to legal immigrants. It also perpetuates illegal crossings, he added.

    Besides barring citizenship while instituting some level of legalization for those here already, Mr. Cruz has proposed increasing the number of green cards awarded annually, to 1.35 million from 675,000. He also wants to eliminate the per-country limit that he said left applicants from countries like Mexico, China and India hamstrung when they tried to gain legal entry to this country.

    Mr. Cruz said the Obama administration and partisan Democrats would not yield on the citizenship requirement, which they know would kill the entire effort.

    This is my goodbye to the right, that supports candidates like Ted Cruz that are sneaky.

  • Scottar

    What if Obamacare is repealed and the along with the Corporate tax on condition that new hires will be Americans if positions can be filled immediately?

    But then the problem becomes one of automation for factory jobs as robots both mechanical and software can replace positions once held by non technical skilled. They even can automate burger flippers.

    So is the future NWO a world of elites who are served by robots? Those who can’t pass a college degree and become exceptional will be force into some outland existence as many skilled and unskilled jobs will be taken over. If you can’t curry favor with the elites you will be out of there. It will be like a return to serfdom in a very bad way.