Warren Wants To Give Illegal Immigrants Back Pay Wages
The new leader of the pack in the 2020 Democrat presidential primary Senator Elizabeth Warren is “fighting” for back pay for illegal aliens.
Warren released her “Empowering American Workers and Raising Wages” plan and in that plan, any illegal immigrant who has worked in the United States illegally would be eligible to receive back pay for their previous work by amending the National Labor Relations Act.
Ensuring employers can’t exploit undocumented workers and drive down standards for all workers: The 2002 Supreme Court case Hoffman Plastic Compounds v. NLRB held that an undocumented worker could not receive the backpay he was owed from an employer who had violated the NLRA. That 5–4 ruling is wrong and denies millions of undocumented workers redress for illegal firings or other retaliatory conduct by an employer. The case encourages employers to hire undocumented immigrants and exploit them in numerous fields, including construction and manufacturing, which could lower wages for all workers. I will fight to amend the NLRA to end this form of exploitation and ensure that all workers are protected.
The Senator claims to be a populist economic patriot but, she has been committed to raising foreign competition against America. Breitbart News reports:
Absent from Warren’s workers plan is a mandate and punishment for employers and businesses who hire illegal aliens over American citizens, as well as a reform to the H-1B visa program whereby Americans are readily replaced by foreign visa workers to increase profit margins for multinational corporations.
Warren has not endorsed mandatory E-Verify — a system that prevents businesses from hiring illegal aliens over Americans — though it would decrease foreign competition against Americans, especially those most vulnerable to competing against illegal aliens in the labor market.
There are eight million illegal immigrants in the US workforce who’s job would have gone to Americans and legal immigrants. It’s bad enough illegal immigrants are taking jobs from Americans now Warren wants to give them back pay.