The unavoidable asylum questions

Our refugee policies were written to rectify the mistake of having denied sanctuary to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany. Federal law allows people with a well established fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, etc., to apply for refugee status. A refugee is running for his or her life from fear of persecution, such as the Jews. An economic migrant is moving to get a better paid job.

When high-tech corporations take the low road to cheaper labor

Sen. King be advised: Betraying the American STEM worker is not ‘growing the economy.’ Last year, the Walt Disney Corp. fired 250 tech workers and required them to train their foreign replacements. Southern California Edison did the same to 500 IT workers, saving $20 million annually by paying their replacements barely half of what the fired employees earned. Fired Americans have also trained their foreign replacements at Toys R Us, New York Life, Harley-Davidson, Cargill, Pfizer, Northeast Utilities and others.