NC-02: Ellmers says immigration reform NOTon top of voters’ lists. (So why push it so hard?)

Renee EllmersShe’s been all over the country and all over the media talking up the subject.  “Comprehensive immigration reform.” “A pathway to citizenship.”   

Some may see those terms as code that tap-dances around its true meaning: amnesty for illegal aliens.  Ellmers has positioned herself with Latino groups as an ally on immigration reform.  She’s hosted seminars sponsored by amnesty advocates filled with business people who claim they can’t find Americans to do the work they need done. Ellmers has even screeched and cursed at constituents trying to talk some sense into her about the subject.

Frank Roche, Ellmers’ Tea Party-aligned challenger in this year’s primary, is scoring major points with voters by hammering on the fact that Ellmers is carrying water for the House Republican leadership and the US Chamber of Commerce on the issue of amnesty:

Roche said Ellmers is part of Washington’s “establishment Republicans,” and her votes on debt, deficits, trade issues, National Security Agency surveillance, and drones were “failed efforts.” But it was her decision “to take the lead on amnesty, doubling illegal immigration,” that led him to challenge her. wall

He advocates heightening border security, and disconnecting illegal immigrants from social services to cause them to return to their homelands through attrition. But he also believes there should be “a sharp reduction” in legal immigration.

Rather than family reunification or emotional issues, immigration should focus on the nation’s economic needs, and industries that are dependent on immigrant labor, Roche said. That approach could reduce the number of new immigrants to below 500,000 a year. 

“This is, for me, an economics issue,” Roche said. He said his book The Five Structural Barriers to American Strength and Prosperity “identified through empirical evidence that immigration is the No. 1 barrier for Americans” with respect to jobs, wealth creation, the wealth gap, and long-term unemployment.”

I am often baffled by the things that come out of the congresswoman’s mouth.  But this “defense” against Roche’s amnesty criticisms really takes the cake: dlf

“It’s not the No. 1 issue that my constituents care about. My constituents’ concerns are about jobs, the economy, Obamacare, and how it’s affecting their lives,” Ellmers said, and her priorities align with those.

She said it is “an incredibly wrong and unfair approach” to accuse those who discuss immigration reform of advocating amnesty or a pathway to citizenship… “which of course I am not,” Ellmers said. 

Not the number one issue?  Well, why is she all over the media babbling about it?  From MSNBC to Laura Ingraham to the New York Times. Why is she going nose-to-nose with constituents, berating them for not seeing things her way on the issue?  It’s because she’s a good soldier for Boehner-McCarthy-Cantor.  She does what she’s told. 

Early voting is on.  You can vote in this race through the close-of-business on May 6.

1 thought on “NC-02: Ellmers says immigration reform NOTon top of voters’ lists. (So why push it so hard?)

  1. “It’s not the No. 1 issue that my constituents care about. My constituents’ concerns are about jobs, the economy, …”

    This statement is simply astonishing!

    Is Ellmers so dense, so disconnected from reality, that she actually believes jobs for Americans are unrelated to amnesty for 30 million illegal aliens, tripling legal immigration and guest workers, and giving permanent residency to EVERY foreign STEM/tech student who graduates from a US university, allowing them to compete directly with American kids for some of our best-paying jobs?

    The fact is that Americans, especially our poor and lower skilled citizens, have been devastated by illegal immigration and its effect on jobs and wages. We have a generation of young people who have not had easy access to ‘starter’ entry-level jobs during which they learn basic jobs skills. We are losing these kids, especially in minority communities. Wages have flat-lined in these jobs for the past couple decades. Now the globalists, like Zuckerberg and his big-money friends, Ellmers’ donors, have their sights set on doing the same to the high-skilled jobs.

    It is mind-blowing and sickening that Ellmers just does not care. She refuses to see the connection between immigration policy and the gainful employment and well-being of Americans, her constituents. But, the CITIZENS of NC2 DO!

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