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If, as some say, a war is being waged against the American working class (evidenced by political union-busting and businesses outsourcing American jobs to countries such as China, India and, ironically, Mexico), then the Senate's "Gang of Eight" immigration reform proposal seems a serious escalation ("Hatch warns of tech industry clout in immigration debate," Tribune, May 13).
Apparently, giving legal status/residency to illegal immigrants is imperative because they fill jobs Americans won't do. And the number of visas for low-skilled workers must be increased because there are not enough low-skilled American workers to fill the low-skilled jobs.
Even more, the number of visas for highly skilled workers must also be increased because, of course, there aren't enough highly skilled American workers to fill the highly skilled jobs.
Seemingly, business needs to be rescued from America's unqualified college graduates, unemployed blue-collar workers and the supposedly lazy and unwilling to work. That, or today's American working class needs to be rescued from the blind avarice of business.
South Salt Lake