Thursday letters: Immigration hurts U.S. workers

June 27, 2013 

A June article said a group of S.C. business leaders is backing the federal immigration bill. Has this group read the entire bill — all 1,075 pages and 24 pounds of it — or are they just interested in the part that gives them cheap labor?

If things go according to form, these 1,075 pages will become 4,300 to 6,450 pages of rules and regulations when handed over to whichever bureaucracy is to administer it.

Historically, the U.S. code grows four times by the time it gets into the Code of Federal Regulations.

With about 14 million unemployed U.S. citizens? Why is there a need for 11 million to 20 million more people? Gov. Nikki Haley is doing a good job bringing jobs to South Carolina, but there is a long way to go, here and nationwide.

If the 1986 immigration reform law were enforced, we would not be having to deal with this again. The best way to deal with this is to return to the system that was in place before then-Sen. Ted Kennedy worked his magic in the 1960s.

Leo Bloschock

Columbia

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