After Calling For Unity The Bush’s Cowardly Attack President Trump & Undercuts Unemployed Americans
This wasn’t just an attack on President Trump it was an attack on unemployed Americans. The economics director at President George W. Bush’s advocacy center attacked President Trump’s coronavirus policy toward immigration.
In classic “rhino” doublespeak as the former President was calling for unity, he sent out a surrogate to attack the President’s policy suspending immigration. In April the President announced he is suspending legal immigration until the pandemic is over and the 25 million Americans that filed for unemployment are back to work.
“The most important thing to remember in this is that we don’t want [Trump’s] temporary policy to become permanent immigration policy,” economic director Laura Collins said a video posted on the center’s Twitter account. She continued:
We know immigrants are good for the economy. We know they’re good for our culture. We know they’re in this fight with us together, and we’re going to meet them working with us side by side in any recovery after the pandemic is over.”
The Bush Center has also joined a group of Forbes 500 companies that have relied on visa programs to get cheap labor from countries overseas. President Trump’s policy is going to require them to hire Americans first.
Breitbart News reports:
The visa worker programs targeted by Trump are extremely important to the Fortune 500. In response, the companies’ lobbyists and progressives allies have quickly launched a hard-nosed lobbying campaign and a soft-focus PR campaign to protect the programs and mass migration.
Collins supported the campaign to hire foreigners instead of Americans and attacked the President’s pro-America policy.
The stated objectives of this executive order were to preserve medical supplies in a pandemic for American immigrants already here and to preserve job openings in any recovery for American workers that can be first in line.”
“First of all, the virus affects all of us equally. It doesn’t care who we are, or where we’re from. Current travel restrictions and quarantine protocols in place, protect us from viral spread regardless of where we’re from. And so there’s not really a need to prevent more people from coming in in terms of slowing down viral spread. We know the virus is here and it’s spreading. And what we’re doing is working.”
“If we assume that in any recovery, all those jobs come back, every American that wants a job will have the ability to fill the jobs that were there. We’re still going to have shortages and we’re going to need immigrants there to help fill those jobs. We simply don’t have a labor force at full employment, big enough to fill all the jobs in the economy.”
.@LVTCollins explains how it will take #AllOfUs, immigrants and native-born Americans, to defeat COVID-19. And once our nation emerges from quarantine, it will take all of us working together to restart our economy. pic.twitter.com/gtn0PV4x83
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) May 1, 2020
What planet is this woman living on?
How about we let Americans get back to work first before we let immigrants back into the United States. This is typical ruling class nonsense and why that wing of the Republican Party is no longer in power.
I’m all for legal immigration as most Americans are but not while we have a record number of Americans out of work; America FIRST!
— Conservative Collections (@ConserveCollect) April 26, 2020