Lobbyists on both sides of the aisle may not agree more on an issue than the need for amnesty legislation. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told La Raza’s annual conference that they should “get louder” to fight “lobbyists” to get amnesty legislation.
Claiming that comprehensive amnesty legislation would also “stabilize” America’s Social Security system, Warren told the crowd in Los Angeles on Sunday evening that they needed to “get louder together” pushing for amnesty, because “it is the responsibility of Americans to push on this.”
“Be stronger than the lobbyists,” she declared. “We have to do this.”
Though Warren has often portrayed herself as someone who fights for the people against undefined “powerful lobbyists,” the lobbyists are actually on the side of pro-amnesty activists when it comes to “immigration reform.” Big-business groups like the Chamber of Commerce and the high-tech lobbies want cheaper labor, and they have aligned themselves with Democrats and pro-amnesty activists to try to ram through a comprehensive bill. The so-called “Forgotten Man” of all races and backgrounds in the middle, including legal immigrants, often has to pay the costs for more social services while losing out on jobs to foreign workers.
Liberal financier George Soros has made significant donations to numerous pro-amnesty front groups on both sides of the aisle. Top financial backers of Mitt Romney–like Paul Singer and Charlie Spies–have financed pro-amnesty efforts and groups. Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates have openly advocated for amnesty legislation in a joint op-ed in the New York Times. The Chamber of Commerce has vowed to spend nearly $50 million on amnesty legislation. Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us has given millions to politicians on both sides of the aisle to pass amnesty legislation. Labor groups and ethnic lobbies have tried to put heat on Democrats and Republicans. And nearly every “lobbying” interest in “Boomtown” has pushed for an immigration bill.
But all that did not get in the way of Warren trying to frame amnesty as an issue that pits “the people versus the lobbyists.”