Cheap labor enabler

Dear Editor:

The so-called immigration reform is not only going to hurt citizen workers; it will ensure that the 11 to 15 million illegals “living in the shadows” will continue being paid a non-living wage.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its members in Aspen and Glenwood Springs endorse importing 200,000 low-skilled workers annually. With real unemployment way north of 10 percent, the fat cats in Aspen and everywhere else want to flood an already saturated labor market.

And the low-end earners won’t be the only ones getting bent over. Oh, no, they’re going to hand out a multitude of green cards to highly skilled workers, too. So now you college grads with the humongous outstanding loans can look forward to cheap foreign competition, also.

I, for one, am sick and tired of the American worker getting screwed by smiling sycophants in Washington. When the chambers of commerce say they can’t find American citizens for their jobs, it’s because they offer substandard pay and working conditions that only Third World escapees will tolerate.

Aspen is a perfect example of this greed-driven class warfare. Upvalley gets cheap illegal labor at scab prices while downvalley gets to educate their anchor babies.

The bottom line is both legal and illegal workers are being screwed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Bruno Kirchenwitz