Amy Klobuchar, a rising “moderate” in the Democrat Presidential race, serves in the U.S. Senate, nominally from the state of Minnesota. But looking at her record on immigration issues, you could be excused for concluding the state she really represents is Karnataka, the Indian state that is home to Bangalore and the Indian software industry.
Klobuchar has an advantage in this most puzzling and dangerous of Democrat contests in that her opponents are generally wacky ideologues lost in the ozone of far-left fanaticism. She has been careful to present herself as rational, down-to-earth, and pragmatic–qualities she enjoys only by comparison.
In reality, Senator Klobuchar is an open-borders zealot who has taken political positions consistently at odds with American workers. Last week, speaking to the League of United Latin American Citizens in Nevada, she declared, “We know that immigrants don’t diminish America, they are America.” She went on to say that adding thousands more immigrants was an “economic imperative” for the U.S.
Klobuchar has repeatedly shown herself in the Senate to be a tool of the high-tech industry, here and, especially, on the Indian subcontinent.
In 2015, for example, she co-sponsored a bill by then-Utah Senator Orin Hatch that would allow universities and companies to import an unlimited number of foreign graduates for jobs being sought by American graduates. The bill was described as “a wish list for the tech industry.”
She is currently supporting S. 386, pushed by Hatch’s Utah colleague Mike Lee, which would open the floodgates to hundreds of thousands of Indian software workers by removing the country cap on H-1B visas.
On Friday in an article on Breitbart News, Neil Munro detailed the effects on Minnesota’s workers that Klobuchar’s kowtowing to the Indian-obsessed business community has had.
Numerous Indian-run outsourcing companies have set up offices in Minnesota, among them Infosys, Cognizant, Tata, Larsen & Toubro Wipro, and IBM India. American-owned, Minnesota-based corporations have subsequently jumped at the chance to hire Indian workers at bargain basement prices.
These displacements have affected not just the recent-graduate ranks of employees but older workers as well. For example, in 2007, Minnesota-based Best Buy settled an age-discrimination lawsuit by American workers who had been replaced by H-1B workers from India and hired through the Accenture outsourcing company.
Munro relates a story told to him by a Minnesota software professional who had been displaced by Indian outsourcing. The programmer had learned from an imported Indian manager at Best Buy that the manager had been ordered to turn away American applicants in preference to sending work to India. Klobuchar, he insisted, is well aware of such policies. “She is complicit,” he said.
Munro says outsourcing has increased over the past decade, in part through the efforts of Klobuchar and other politicians in the back pockets of high-tech industrialists. As recently as her address to the League of United Latin American Citizens last week, she re-affirmed her support of the 2013 “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill. She insisted she would get a bill passed in her first year as President, that would not only, in Munro’s words, “expand the flow of visa workers and foreign graduates,” but also grant amnesty and ultimate citizenship to the “Dreamers.”
Don’t be fooled by the mainstream media’s constant reference to Amy Klobuchar as a “moderate.” On immigration issues, she is a corporate tool. In the words of Munro’s software worker, she is a “foreign-labor dumping shill” for Silicon Valley, or–more properly–for Karnataka, the Indian state for which she seems to work so tirelessly.
For more, see Breitbart News.