First the party was forced to admit it had hired a Canadian citizen with no political experience to be its new political director, under the H-1B visa program — a program that grants temporary visas. Now revelations have surfaced that the party’s chief operating officer, an Australian citizen, was ordered deported in 2001, spent one month in jail and then filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging wrongful arrest.
The California GOP platform supports federal action to end illegal immigration and calls for an end to non-emergency assistance to illegal immigrants.
“It seems curious and weird,” said Arnold Steinberg, a Republican political consultant in California. “There’s just so many people who have a long history of working in this state, who are qualified for these positions that would like to have them.”
Yeah. Shame about the California GOP failing to look out for the qualified American workforce. Especially considering that’s what they claim to be doing when they oppose immigration, and especially illegal immigration. Yet they abuse the H1-B program by hiring a foreigner when a citizen could have been found to fill that position, and hire another non-citizen who at one point was ordered kicked out of the country, presumably for some illegal immigration violation, and later arrested for visa violations.
Irony. It’s what’s for breakfast. You can read more – it’s almost laugh-out-loud funny! – at SFGate.