August 13, 2012, - 6:36 pm

Levi’s, Intel & Welch’s Grape Juice Finance Obama’s New Illegal Alien Amnesty

By Debbie Schlussel

Remember when Barack Obama, earlier this summer, announced he’d enforce DREAM Act amnesty for illegal aliens by Presidential fiat? Well, he’s not doing it alone. Investors in and founders of some well known brands are financing the illegal alien amnesty with money and other support to illegal aliens under age 30 who qualify for the program. The organizations are giving more than $1.5 million to illegal alien and open borders advocacy groups to help pay for immigration applications and other costs that would normally have to be borne by the illegal aliens getting this de facto amnesty.

The Owners of These Brands Are Financing Obama’s Latest Illegal Alien Amnesty . . .

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The founder of Intel, the family behind Levi’s, and an investor in Welch’s are the financiers of Obama’s amnesty (and amnesty that Mitt Romney indicated he would not reverse but would “resolve” by giving these individuals outright amnesty). Remember this the next time you contemplate buying a computer with an Intel chip, a pair of Levi’s, or a Welch’s drink.

Homeland Security said it plans to hire 1,400 employees to examine the 3,000 applications it expects to receive a day. Ya think those employees are going to scrutinize 3,000 applications a day very closely? Good luck with that. As I noted, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spends less than six minutes a day (even less when you account for cigarette and bathroom breaks) examining each applicant for U.S. citizenship to make sure he or she is not a terrorist or hardened criminal, and there’s very little scrutiny. Plus the applications are rubber-stamped through, with immigration benefits adjudicators being rewarded for the number of applications they speed through per day. Think the process will be better for the DREAM Act amnesty seekers? Dream on.

The Obama administration Friday revealed details of its sweeping immigration program that could allow almost one million undocumented young people to remain in the country, an initiative that is prompting nonprofit organizations to ramp up efforts to help potential beneficiaries.

According to the rules of the program, which was first announced in June, applicant information won’t be shared with immigration enforcement except in cases that involve crimes. Applicants will be disqualified for offenses such as drunk driving, but not for driving without a license.


The process, which doesn’t offer a path to citizenship, opens on Aug. 15, according to a 16-page guideline issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency handing the process. Applicants must provide evidence they have lived in the U.S. for five years and pay a $465 fee. The process is expected to take several months to complete.

The rules announced Friday offer concrete details of the most significant easing of immigration policy since President Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to an estimated three million people in 1986. The Obama program offers a two-year renewable exemption from deportation and a work permit to those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

The new policy, issued as a directive by President Barack Obama, applies to people between the ages of 15 and 30. They must meet certain criteria, including proof they have graduated high school or been discharged honorably from the U.S. military.

The initiative sidesteps a years-long stalemate in Congress over the Dream Act, draft legislation designed to legalize undocumented young people that has been ensnared in a broader debate about immigration overhaul. Mr. Obama’s move was widely regarded as an attempt to energize Hispanic voters disappointed with his failure to deliver on a promise to address the fate of 11 million illegal immigrants who live in the U.S. . . .

Grassroots groups and philanthropists, many caught by surprise by the June announcement, have scrambled to raise funds and reach potential applicants since the policy was announced.

“We’ve had to mount a rapid response,” said Daranee Petsod, executive director of Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, a national organization. Ms. Petsod is helping a variety of foundations pool resources, including one group that is creating an online fund for contributions to cover the cost of the application.

Foundations affiliated with Andrew Grove—who co-founded Intel Corp.—and with the family of blue-jeans mogul Levi Strauss and the family of Jacob Merrill Kaplan, a financier who invested in the Welch Grape Juice Company, are among organizations that have made initial commitments of more than $1.5 million to help groups offering legal advice and setting up online tools to assist in the application process, said Ms. Petsod.

About 900,000 people, mainly from Latin America and Asia, could be eligible. The states that boast the most potential beneficiaries are California, with more than 400,000, and Texas, with more than 225,000. New York City is home to about 55,000.

The Department of Homeland Security expects to receive 3,000 applications a day and will need to hire more than 1,400 full-time workers, as well as contract labor, according to sources familiar with the situation.

America, we’re screwed. Thank Obama and Intel and Levi’s and Welch’s. And Republicans who won’t do a damned thing to stop it.

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31 Responses

It seems like these are companies that sell a lot to consumers. They view this primarily as a marketing device for these new illegal aliens. Short-term dollar profits of course are more important than the long-term interests of the country.

Is this going to help cut the deficit?

Little Al on August 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    B. O. Y. C. O. T. T. I. N. G.

    As goes... on August 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Aw, isn’t it cute that they are oh, so selective about laws that are broken. “Hardened” criminal…Nein…but it’s ok to be an illegal alien who drives illegally.

I am NOT buying Welch’s from now on. I love grape juice but I’ll buy dollar store swill before I give anymore $$ to Welch’s. I am also gonna not buy their strawberry jelly (I did just buy 2 because I had a coupon but Smuckers is the brand I will now exclusively purchase).

The quarter given to illegals is disgusting. I love Australia but I would NEVER go in illegally. NEVER. That’s how I know all these illegals don’t really love the USA.

And the peeps gaining legal status are treated like crooks and taken for every penny the gubmint can squeeze from them and the illegals are treated like royalty!

Skunky on August 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    They are getting govmint checks while running cash businesses on the side , paying no taxes, and sucking our medical system DRY at taxpayers expense.

    A survey last week showed that immigrants are on welfare over 23 yrs on average. We goy duped. They came here to retire on you and me. No contribution to society JUST FULL TIME LEECHES

    As goes... on August 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Buy KEDEM from Israel.

    Italkit on August 14, 2012 at 12:38 am

Why are these companies and government doing this? is it only for cheap labor and votes, respectively?

DS_ROCKS! on August 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    There is nothing cheap about it. Net cost to society over a life time was $100,000. New numbers will run closer to $250,000

    As goes... on August 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Cheap labor.

After out-sourcing American jobs overseas, these companies want to be able employ cheap labor here to increase their profits.

Oh and I’m not writing this from an Intel computer. Mine has an AMD chip.

NormanF on August 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    It is the Cheap Labor/Cheap Votes Coalition at work.

    Worry on August 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Too bad as I love Welch’s Grape Juice.

Repeat on August 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

I used to wear Dockers until I found out that Levi Strauss was the first company to voluntarily defund the Boy Scouts. That was 20-25 years ago. To h— with them!

Bottom Gun on August 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I don’t buy Levis anymore because I finally figured out it has outsourced to … whatever. Now it’s …

http://www.allamericanclothing.com/

skzion on August 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Levi Strauss is outdistanced to the left only by Ben & Jerry’s. Haven’t given them a dime in 20 years. Besides, real men wear Wranglers!

Kent on August 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Debbie the people who are here illegally aren’t going to be deported. I’m only annoyed because making them legal is going to mean that soon every Caucasian in the country will have to vote Republican to maintain our two party system. On the other hand this isn’t a Jewish issue and doesn’t involve sports, women or money, so I don’t really have a dog in this fight.

A1 on August 14, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Right, A1, because you don’t care about the country.

    skzion on August 14, 2012 at 1:35 am

“Homeland Security said it plans to hire 1,400 employees to examine the 3,000 applications it expects to receive a day. Ya think those employees are going to scrutinize 3,000 applications a day very closely?”

Um, by my math, that’s just over 2 applications per employee, per day. I think they can handle it but then again, they’re government employees with job security so ya never know.

For the record, Intel has invested heavily in Israel. They’ve built production centers for their chips and CREATED jobs here. How many of our grand and great grandparents were LEGAL aliens? What do you think W.O.P. really means? It means Without Passport, in other words UNDOCUMENTED immigrants and they’re the ones who built the US up to it’s Industrial “greatness” in the early part of the 20th C. My grandparents happened to be legal but I knew many people whose family went over undocumented.
As long as there are Capitalists looking for cheap labor, they’re either going to hire illegals and keep the factories in the US where the skilled labor can retain their jobs or the businesses are going to send the jobs overseas where everyone loses and you now have skilled and educated workers either living on the dole or doing menial “service” jobs.
The whole philosophy of Emma Lazarus’ poem on the Statue of Liberty is for these people who are hard working, for the most part, to come, get educated and do better. If that’s broken, you have a bigger problem than actual porous borders.

Italkit on August 14, 2012 at 12:37 am

The Obama administration’s program to defer deportations for undocumented youths could encompass 1.76 million people, according to estimates released on Tuesday by the Migration Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank.

MPI ratcheted up its estimate of eligible deferral applicants from an earlier prediction of 1.39 million after USCIS announced last week that young adults who lack a high school or GED diploma and are not students could qualify for a deferral if they enroll in school before Aug. 15, when USCIS will start accepting applications. MPI said that 350,000 young adult undocumented immigrants could be eligible for relief from deportation under this category.
http://www.nationaljournal.com/domesticpolicy/-dream-act-deferrals-could-top-1-7-million-20120807

RCCA on August 14, 2012 at 1:06 am

Those interested in immigration might want to review Krikorian’s book one the subject.

skzion on August 14, 2012 at 1:40 am

The news story is incorrect. Andy Grove did not co-found Intel – Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce did. Grove was Employee #3 there, and is now a ‘senior advisor’ to Intel, but doesn’t run the company any more.

Since he was an immigrant from Hungary, I suppose it’s understandable, if disagreeable, that he should be very nostalgic about immigrants. That makes sense during a Labor shortage, or when a company really has trouble finding Americans who can do that work. But there is something to be said for the cost aspect of it as well – if hiring an American costs orders of magnitude more than either hiring an immigrant (complete w/ expenses incurred in processing H1Bs, I-485s and so on) or having the same job run from Shenzhen, Bangkok, Bangalore or Moscow, a company would be betraying its stockholders by going the more expensive route.

Having said all that, I do wish companies drew the line on hiring illegals, and instead did everything according to the law. If they can’t get Long Nguyen or Anurag Riana or Weng Lu a visa legally, set up operations in Vietnam, India or China so that they can hire them legally, and avoid making the US let in people like Ahmad el Masri, Mohammed Islam, Iqbal Nawash or any other Jihadis.

Infidel on August 14, 2012 at 2:22 am

    First you have to get rid of the minimum wage and unions so that American citizens and those who are legal to work, can compete with the illegals. The bottom line is the bottom line and the billions that are going to keep immigrants out aren’t working. If you won’t deport them the way Israel did recently to ours, some of whom were genuine humanitarian refugees, then you have to live with the consequences. Americans are often willing to do any job, although some aren’t or can’t but the ones who are willing are not being hired because the companies believe they will “leave as soon as a good job comes available” or they’re “over qualified” which really means “we think you’re too old.” My husband had been substituting teaching as the only thing he could do after being let go from a good job at age 50 but Summers were hell. One year he managed to get a janitorial job at the local mall and when people we knew saw him, they were so embarrassed, they didn’t talk to us even at synagogue. This was in the US. Willingness to work isn’t enough. Most states are “at will” and they will find any excuse to not take you if you don’t fit their preconception of who is a suitable match.

    Italkit on August 14, 2012 at 3:59 am

      “First you have to get rid of the minimum wage and unions so that American citizens and those who are legal to work, can compete with the illegals. The bottom line is the bottom line and the billions that are going to keep immigrants out aren’t working. If you won’t deport them the way Israel did recently …”

      No. We cannot afford these illegals, regardless of how they advantage US businesses in the short term. And there is no chance whatsoever of getting rid of the minimum wage or unions. Even if there were, all that would happen is that illegals would stream in until the depressed wage paid to illegals in the US equaled that available to them in Meh-hee-co.

      skzion on August 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm

How many times does it have to be said that earlier immigrants wanted to – and did – assimilate????

The current invaders are maintaining their customs, rituals – and language. We have to print official documents in x number of languages.

Balkans – here we come, baby!

Nir Leiu on August 14, 2012 at 4:15 am

Boycott these traitorous companies! Keep up the great work, Debbie!

Dave on August 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

I’ve already been personally boycotting Levi’s and will add the other companies to my list. Levi’s jeans are now made all over the world and I happeneed to buy a pair made in Bangladesh. I had no idea as I just assumed they were Made in USA. Big mistake as the jeans didn’t last one wear without ripping. After 1 wash 2 belt loops pretty much came off and these jeans were not cheap! I sent an e-amil to Levi’s and the response was that Levi’s is a global company and if I wanted to send the jeans back to them for ‘inspection’ I could, no thanks, I’ll just buy cheaper better quality brands.

Frank on August 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

A question I have not seen answered anywhere….Will the background check include sealed juvenile files? If not, why? Gang leaders know they can use juveniles for many of their “activities” – unless it’s a very serious crime; i.e., murder, they will be tried in juvenile court and records are automatically sealed for life. Many of these illegals “eligible” for this amnesty could/should be disallowed and deported if their whole records are available….I really cannot believe that there is noone in “government” who will stand up to this madness. Every day it seems as though we are hit beside the head with something new that is so unbelievably wrong – piece by piece, there are those who are trying to tear at the very fabric of our Country.

Forreal on August 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Actually, what we need is an ACT UP type of organization (non-violent direct action) targeting the immigrants’ advocates, including LaRasa, congress-scum, senate-scum, businessman-scum, union-scum.

This would be enormously effective. But it requires using a tool that is traditionally Left.

skzion on August 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Intel has facilities in Israel. AMD has teamed with the Arabs. Be mindful of that when you purchase your next computer. Mine is an Intel Bus 1155 Gesher – Sandy Bridge.

Phil Lipofsky on August 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm

AMD sold its fabs to Chartered Semiconductor, which is owned by a Dubai based company, but as a result, they are now free to use any fabs from anyone else. Their own fabs, which they sold, was way behind the curve.

Nor is AMD anti-Israel by any stretch of imagination. AMD acquired an Israeli company M-Systems to go w/ their Flash Memory unit, and that Flash memory unit, including M-Systems, was later spun off into a separate company called Spansion (This is something both AMD and Intel did, since the Flash memory business had a low ROI and was a drain on their core business)

As far as CPUs go, both Intel & AMD are pretty good. As it is, most CPUs outside Intel or AMD are made in Taiwan, which has no relations w/ any Arab countries. Also, most of the CPU architectures are dead, aside from Intel/AMD’s, IBM, Oracle (Sun’s), MIPS and ARM. The last 2 are mainly made in China, w/ all that it entails.

Infidel on August 15, 2012 at 8:37 am

all of you people talk about boycotting these companies except for intel. why not intel? ’cause there is no other alternative to intel processors. haha

intel on August 16, 2012 at 6:07 am

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