Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have been butting heads on immigration restriction. Specifically, restrictions of guest worker visas during the Wuhan virus outbreak was the topic of contention.
Last week, Cornyn teamed up with a group of Senators urging President Donald Trump to not implement additional guest workers restrictions against “guest workers are needed to boost American business, not take American jobs.” On the other hand, Cruz joined a group of conservative senators that is pushing for the suspension of all new guest worker visas for 60 days and asking the president to stop certain categories for at least a year, or “until employment has returned to normal levels.”
This division came about as the Trump administration signed a wishy-washy executive order last month that restricted some visas. Cornyn and eight other pro-cheap labor Republican senators are calling on Trump to consider “vulnerable American businesses across all industry sectors, including farming, forestry, packing, hospitality, healthcare, and communications and information technology, all which rely on non-immigrant guest workers to survive.”
“American businesses that rely on help from these visa programs should not be forced to close without serious consideration,” the senators stated. “The economic devastation that has occurred due to necessary precautionary measures taken to slow the spread of coronavirus would only be exacerbated if vulnerable businesses do not get the temporary labor they need to stay afloat.”
Cruz had a differing view. In a letter he signed on to with three other senators last month, Cruz declared that guest workers “remain a serious threat to the U.S. labor market’s recovery.” The letter petitioned Trump to stop all guest worker visas for 60 days with only “rare” exceptions for “time-sensitive industries such as agriculture.” Furthermore, the Houston Chronicle noted that the Senators want the Trump administration to suspend “visas for nonagriculture work and science and technology fields, among other categories, for a year or until the economy recovers, whichever happens first. ”These suspensions are critical to protecting American workers as our economy gets back on its feet,” the senators highlighted.
Cruz should be praised for stepping up and defending American workers. There are clear economic displacement effects when it comes to mass migration. Beyond that, there are also major political implications, which Senator Cruz is likely coming to grips with.
Texas nearly flipped blue to Beto O’Rourke in 2018 largely due to the state’s changing demographics. Democrats recognize these trends, which is why they’re investing heavy resources in the Sun Belt.
If migration is not contained, migrants’ and their posterity’s voting habits will create permanent Democrat party majorities across the nation, which will result in certain freedoms such as gun rights and free speech being severely undermined.
This is why a full-blown moratorium on immigration is long overdue. From there, America should focus its resources on Americans and assimilating the immigrants we’ve received since 1965.
Southern Baptist Convention Reverses Course on Name Change After BLP Reporting
They say they’re not changing their name.
The Southern Baptist Convention has sought to dispel reporting from Big League Politics on the organization’s planned name change, arguing that the institution isn’t formally changing its name.
To correct multiple inaccurate reports, “We Are Great Commission Baptists” is the 2021 Annual Meeting THEME.
The GCB descriptor was approved in 2012 for churches to use if it would be helpful in their local context.
The Southern Baptist Convention remains our official name.
— SBC Executive Committee (@SBCExecComm) September 17, 2020
But a close look at the American Christian church’s plans relating to its name reveal that it’s played with the idea far more seriously than they’re making it seem.
Reports of a name change first emerged in a Washington Post article published on Tuesday. SBC President JD Greear told the Post that “hundreds of churches” affiliated with the denomination had “committed” to using the phrase “Great Commission Baptist” as an alternative to the denomination’s longtime moniker. The change would come as Greear touts his support of the Black Lives Matter, although he’s been careful in pointing out he doesn’t support any formal organization related to the movement. Greear also is renaming the church he personally pastors with the term.
The SBC’s 2021 convention will also organize under the motto of “We Are Great Commission Baptists.” Sounds a lot like a name change, even if the SBC’s leadership is steadfastly maintaining it isn’t.
The name ‘Great Commission Baptist’ is theologically sound in the Christian religion, but it’s somewhat questionable that the organization’s leader appears to be emphasizing it at a moment in which political correctness is making its entryism into many Christian churches and organizations.
It seems as if the organization’s figurehead is keen to present himself as a liberal-style suburban Evangelical to the Washington Post, but he changed his tune quite quickly when the rank and file membership of Southern Baptist churches learned that he was promoting the idea of a name change.
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