Our Political Action Committee emphasizes the importance of distinguishing between the economic impact of importing goods and services and the value of embracing people from diverse ethnic backgrounds within the United States. While we recognize the challenges and potential negative consequences of excessive importing, especially from certain countries, we firmly believe in the benefits and necessity of a diverse and inclusive society that welcomes skilled immigrants.

The U.S. has historically been enriched by immigrants, as exemplified by prominent figures like Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Dr. Gilbert Bilezikian, and entrepreneurs like Elon Musk. These individuals, along with countless others from various backgrounds, have contributed significantly to the development of key sectors such as science, technology, and industry.

However, we also acknowledge issues within the current immigration system, particularly concerning the misuse of visa programs like H1-B and L-1. These programs are often exploited by corporations to displace American workers, especially in technology fields, under the guise of filling a non-existent “skills shortage.” This has led to unfair labor practices and depressed wages in the tech industry, all while discouraging American students from pursuing careers in these fields. We support the abolition of these programs to protect American workers and ensure fair employment practices. The fact is that there is not, and has never been, a shortage of IT workers in the United States. The truth is that companies have continued to send IT jobs overseas, and to lobby to be able to import and hire H1B visa workers into the United States in order to lower labor cost and worker salaries. This trend began in the 1990s and has been going on for at least the past 30 years. Folks associated with this PAC have first-hand knowledge of companies asking their HR personnel in California to fraudulently certify that they could not find skilled American workers to fill certain roles when there were clearly very well qualified Americans available for the job, who wanted more money than their equivalent H1B visa counterparts. 

Moreover, we recognize a general lack of understanding among Americans regarding the legal immigration process and the rights of naturalized citizens. Naturalization, a solemn commitment to the United States, grants individuals the same rights as U.S.-born citizens, except for eligibility for the presidency. This process, often lengthy and costly, is starkly different from illegal immigration, which undermines legal pathways and contributes to misconceptions about immigrants.

Our stance is clear: while we advocate for strong border security to prevent illegal immigration, we also support a fair and efficient legal immigration system. We emphasize the importance of respecting the rights of naturalized citizens and legal residents, condemning any discriminatory or unjust treatment they may face.

Our goal is to promote an immigration policy that both secures our borders and honors the contributions of legal immigrants, recognizing their vital role in the tapestry of American society. We believe in a balanced approach that safeguards national security while upholding the principles of diversity and inclusion that define the nation.