Dave Gorak

Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan (D-2nd) continued his attack against American workers recently by joining 29 other disloyal and immoral Democrats who signed a letter to President Obama asking that he “suspend any further deportations and expand the successful deferred action program to all those who would be potential citizens under immigration reform.”

By signing the letter, Pocan gave increased validity to the question of whether the United States is still a sovereign nation committed to the rule of law. His action also runs counter to what the American people want from their government regarding our immigration policy. According to a just-released Rasmussen poll, 60 percent of Americans believe the federal government is not aggressive enough in deporting illegal aliens.

Pocan is a co-sponsor of H.R. 15 that is a carbon copy of the Senate amnesty bill (S.744) that passed in June. If this disastrous piece of legislation becomes law, it would give work permits to 12 million illegal aliens, double legal immigration to 2 million people annually and flood our labor market with 33 million foreign workers in just the first 10 years.

Ever the hypocrite, Pocan continues to deceive his constituents with statements like this concerning expiring unemployment insurance:

“Without Congressional action, the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Wisconsin families will be threatened just days after Christmas,” Pocan said. “As our economy continues to recover, we must maintain this vital unemployment insurance for Wisconsin job seekers who would like nothing more than to re-enter the workforce. Congress needs to come together to extend these benefits, focus on job creation, and strengthen middle-class families across America.”

If Pocan is sincere about putting Americans back to work, why isn’t he demanding the removal of the 7 million illegal aliens currently drawing regular paychecks from the construction, manufacturing, transportation and services industries so those jobs could be given to some of the 20 million jobless Americans?

But that’s not about to happen because Pocan, like his pro-amnesty congressional colleagues, now considers his primary role to be pandering to illegal aliens and a business community that worships at the altar of cheap labor.

Dave Gorak was a Chicago print journalist for 30 years before becoming executive director of the Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration in 2001. A Chicago native, he worked for the Chicago Daily News and Crain’s Chicago Business (CCB), a weekly business newspaper he helped found in 1978.