Several large corporations in the United States are pushing for the Democrats’ amnesty bill, which passed the House last week with the help of some Republicans. The “Dream and Promise Act of 2021” passed with yeas from all 218 House Democrats and 9 House Republicans, and now heads to the Senate.
The bill would potentially give amnesty to 4.4 million illegal immigrants. Several multi-national corporations backed the bill, including Target, Google, IBM, Facebook, and Microsoft, just to name a few.
“This important legislation has our strong support, and we ask that you and your colleagues consider and pass it in the weeks ahead,” a letter signed by several executives said, which was delivered by the “Coalition for the American Dream.”
The full letter of the Coalition for the American dream can be read here.
Nine House Republicans voted for the Amnesty bill. They are:
Rep David Bacon (R-NE), Rep Maria Salazar (R-FL), Rep Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Rep David Valadao (R-CA), Rep Fred Upton (R-MI), Rep Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Rep Chris Smith (R- NJ), Rep Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), and Rep Mario Diaz- Balart ( R-FL).
Several studies have shown that mass amnesty will decrease opportunities for legal citizens and natural-born Americans, and mass amnesty decreases wages for American workers, as the illegal immigrants often bring down wages of competing workers.
Since the November election, the border has been overrun by thousands of migrants crossing illegally, hoping that they will benefit from Biden’s lack of border protection and the promise of future amnesty.