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Old 02-19-2013, 09:38 PM
 
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Kind of surprising -- some fairly sane ideas from Navarette. He almost seems to suggest a guest worker program would be better than what the panderers are proposing.

A temporary guest worker who returns home would supply more than enough agricultural labor, and it would improve the regions of Mexico and the rest of Central America because the workers would go back home and be more likely to invest in their own regions and work to improve them.

Navarrette: Guest workers key to immigration | News - Home

All those who are hoping that comprehensive immigration reform is going to happen this year -- Latinos, businesses, churches, agriculture industry, law enforcement and others -- are in for a rude awakening.

The trick for politicians will be to look as if they're doing something, when really they're doing nothing. But, regardless of how it looks, it's a long shot that Congress will pass immigration reform this year. ....

Here's what is not in the plan: a guest worker program. Republicans have repeatedly insisted that this needs to be in the mix for them to vote for any reform package. The fact that it was left out tells us that Obama isn't serious about reform and ensures that his plan would be, as Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said, "dead on arrival" in Congress.

The idea would be to bring in a few hundred thousand temporary "guest workers" to do the hard and dirty jobs that Americans won't do at any wage. When the work is done, and the workers have been paid a fair salary, they go home. And another batch is brought in. It's not a perfect solution. But you won't find any of those in the immigration debate.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:46 AM
 
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Kind of surprising -- some fairly sane ideas from Navarette. He almost seems to suggest a guest worker program would be better than what the panderers are proposing.

A temporary guest worker who returns home would supply more than enough agricultural labor, and it would improve the regions of Mexico and the rest of Central America because the workers would go back home and be more likely to invest in their own regions and work to improve them.

Navarrette: Guest workers key to immigration | News - Home

All those who are hoping that comprehensive immigration reform is going to happen this year -- Latinos, businesses, churches, agriculture industry, law enforcement and others -- are in for a rude awakening.

The trick for politicians will be to look as if they're doing something, when really they're doing nothing. But, regardless of how it looks, it's a long shot that Congress will pass immigration reform this year. ....

Here's what is not in the plan: a guest worker program. Republicans have repeatedly insisted that this needs to be in the mix for them to vote for any reform package. The fact that it was left out tells us that Obama isn't serious about reform and ensures that his plan would be, as Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said, "dead on arrival" in Congress.

The idea would be to bring in a few hundred thousand temporary "guest workers" to do the hard and dirty jobs that Americans won't do at any wage. When the work is done, and the workers have been paid a fair salary, they go home. And another batch is brought in. It's not a perfect solution. But you won't find any of those in the immigration debate.
We already have unlimited visas for ag workers and just what jobs won't Americans do otherwise? We have 23 million Americans out of work and yet we should have more guest worker programs to bring in more foreigners? What does Navarette think we should do with the millions of illegal immmigants already here?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:01 AM
 
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Kind of surprising -- some fairly sane ideas from Navarette. He almost seems to suggest a guest worker program would be better than what the panderers are proposing.

A temporary guest worker who returns home would supply more than enough agricultural labor, and it would improve the regions of Mexico and the rest of Central America because the workers would go back home and be more likely to invest in their own regions and work to improve them.

Navarrette: Guest workers key to immigration | News - Home

All those who are hoping that comprehensive immigration reform is going to happen this year -- Latinos, businesses, churches, agriculture industry, law enforcement and others -- are in for a rude awakening.

The trick for politicians will be to look as if they're doing something, when really they're doing nothing. But, regardless of how it looks, it's a long shot that Congress will pass immigration reform this year. ....

Here's what is not in the plan: a guest worker program. Republicans have repeatedly insisted that this needs to be in the mix for them to vote for any reform package. The fact that it was left out tells us that Obama isn't serious about reform and ensures that his plan would be, as Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said, "dead on arrival" in Congress.

The idea would be to bring in a few hundred thousand temporary "guest workers" to do the hard and dirty jobs that Americans won't do at any wage. When the work is done, and the workers have been paid a fair salary, they go home. And another batch is brought in. It's not a perfect solution. But you won't find any of those in the immigration debate.

Why would we need a guest worker program now? Unemployment has been flat since Obama took office. Millions are still out of work. 1 in 6 have full time employment.

What programs are being put in place for the American worker?

Who are these politicians working for?
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