Our main man on all things illegal immigration, Paul Arnold, stood out in front of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, this past Saturday with his 8-year-old son to lead a protest and boycott of Mickey Mouse, Inc. for its latest and most egregious employment policies.
Arnold, a Nevada construction worker and staunch anti-illegal immigration activist says there is one Senator more than anyone he lays the blame on:
GOP presidential primary candidate Marco Rubio, of Florida:
“For some reason, a lot of people like Rubio as a candidate and I have no idea why,” Arnold said. “The guy has lied time and again. He was on the Gang of Eight and to this day he’s pushing for the I-Squared bill and still supports amnesty. We call him the amnesty man.”
So why would Rubio want to bring in more foreign IT workers? Some say that question is best answered by looking at his major backers.
The I-Squared bill has the backing of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Software Alliance and heavyweight execs from Oracle, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo and Google among others.
Rubio made a fundraising stop on June 9 to the home of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, seeking fresh cash for his presidential campaign, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle.
“Oracle’s top dogs have repeatedly made clear they’re big backers of comprehensive immigration reform,” wrote the Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci.
‘The amnesty man’
Rubio, who portrays himself as a strict conservative on the presidential campaign trail, “just doesn’t get it” when it comes to outsourcing American jobs, said Arnold, who heads up an anti-amnesty group called Make Them Listen.
Arnold and his son drove to Anaheim from Tahoe all night to head the protest on Saturday: “Amidst record-setting profits for Disney, CEO Bob Iger rakes in a whopping $900,000 per week. But that just wasn’t enough so he fired 250 computer tech workers and made them train their foreign worker replacements using and abusing the H1B visa scam.
For myself, www.MakeThemListen.org and John Oliver (Floridians for Sustainable Population) http://www.
So we set out to make an example out of Disney to send the message to corporate America and Congress. This is nothing shourt of an all out assult..A war on the American worker…” Arnold is partnering with John Oliver of Floridians for a Sustainable Population in calling for a boycott of Disney and petition drive at their websites.
Disney last week responded to the boycott in a statement to the Orlando Sentinel, saying they planned to ramp up their hiring and will focus on hiring Americans this time around.
“So I think we’ve already kind of had a little victory in that Disney even commented on what we’re going to do,” Arnold said. “They said they’re expanding their IT department.”
The question is, will Disney hire back those it laid off? Arnold said he realizes that the entertainment giant was merely taking advantage of laws that allow businesses to give American workers the heave ho in favor of cheaper foreign labor — but it’s members of Congress like Rubio who are the real problem.
Rubio, who supported the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013 but died in the House, now wants to triple the number of H1B visas handed out to temporary guest workers every year. He is co-sponsoring the “I-Squared” bill with a group of Democrats and moderate Republicans.
“They had originally replaced 250 so I just think it’s funny they are now saying they are increasing their IT department,” Arnold said. “If that was their plan then why did they fire 250 to begin with?
And these were seasoned employees, many of whom had received commendations for doing a good job. Another thing Disney said is they replaced those workers with H1B workers because they’re focusing on innovation. The thing is the largest employer within the empire is Disney Parks and Resorts, and their job was to maintain the system for everyday operations like ticket sales and operations. They said the H1B replacements were hired for future innovation.”
Disney then forced the fired workers hem to train their foreign replacements, Indian workers who will come to America on H1B “guest worker” visas and earn about $62,000 per year, compared to the $100,000 salaries of the Americans they replaced.”
Disney CEO Bob Iger also sits on the board of the “Partnership For a New American Economy” http://www.renewoureconomy.
He is joined by the likes of Rupert Murdoch, Former mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg, Executive Chairman Bill Marriott, Former mayor of San Antonia and son of La Raza co-founder, Julian Castro. Over 500 members of the Partnership are the top CEO’s along with other mayors across America. In 2013, The Partnership lobbied for Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill S 744 and more recently has lobbied for the I Squared bill to quadruple to cap on H1B visas.
Rubio, along with Jeb Bush, are the most vocal GOP supporters of the guest-worker program, along with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, where Cargill replaced 900 U.S. workers last year, is also on board with the program.
Arnold said he won’t give up the fight against corporate outsourcing and their enablers in Congress.
“I’m a stone mason. I’ve lost jobs because of bad immigration policies,” he said. “I’ve suffered. I’ve devoted my life to stopping this.”
“Now that our protests are done, our main priority is to get people to go to our website and sign the petition to congress and also sign up and take the pledge to “join” our Boycott. So far we have 3,663 people who signed the pledge and 1,336 have signed the petition which resulted in 3,668 letters sent to Congress.
We are also working to expose the corruption involved in the visa scam and will hopefully have some surprises coming in the months ahead,” added Arnold.
Good luck buddy – who says one construction worker and his son can’t make a difference? Visit Make Them Listen and help the American worker out, why don’t you?
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