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Old 02-07-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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The 'guest worker' program brought in 75,000 new 'workers' last year.

Congress thought they had killed the guest worker proposal.

Bush simply bypassed Congress and last week rewrote the regulations in a way that does not require Congressional approval.

Bush's changes allow for lower wages and the elimination of housing protections for both foreign and US workers.

The rewrite also removes state registration requirements and allows the processing to be done solely through the US Labor Dept.

The Secretary of Labor, (a Bush appointee), said the rewrite will provide a timely flow of workers.

Bush and his cronies wanted a 'guest worker' program to legitimize foreign labor exploitation,

...when Congress didn't co-operate, Bush and his cronies bypassed Congress.

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Old 02-07-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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Okay?

Bush is pro-illegal, pro- supply side economics, anti- American labor.

So what? Tell us something we don't already know.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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The 'guest worker' program brought in 75,000 new 'workers' last year.

Congress thought they had killed the guest worker proposal.

Bush simply bypassed Congress and last week rewrote the regulations in a way that does not require Congressional approval.

Bush's changes allow for lower wages and the elimination of housing protections for both foreign and US workers.

The rewrite also removes state registration requirements and allows the processing to be done solely through the US Labor Dept.

The Secretary of Labor, (a Bush appointee), said the rewrite will provide a timely flow of workers.

Bush and his cronies wanted a 'guest worker' program to legitimize foreign labor exploitation,

...when Congress didn't co-operate, Bush and his cronies bypassed Congress.

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Do you have a link to that?
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I found one


As Senate discusses AgJOBS bill, White House quietly rewrites guest worker restrictions to address farm labor shortage (http://www.matt.org/english/news/uspolitics/194_as_senate_discusses_agjobs_bill,_white_house_q uietly_rewrites_guest_worker_restrictions_to_addre ss_farm_labor_shortage.html - broken link)


Everyone’s writing about it: the Bush administration has asked the Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor to do a complete review of federal visa regulations, in order to ease the entry of much-needed foreign farmworkers.

The process is already underway and it’s rather hush-hush—some think because the White House doesn’t want to anger its conservative base which ardently calls for tough immigration laws.

To be clear, though, the Bush administration is working on easing the restrictions to bringing foreign farmworkers legally—not on easing immigration enforcement so more farmworkers can enter the country illegally.

We’ve written time and time again on this blog of different agricultural industries who’ve felt the crush of increased immigration enforcement, raids, and deportations. We’ve read estimates that anywhere from over half to 70 percent of farmworkers in the United States are undocumented.

As we’ve been reporting to you, when and if the federal "no-match letter" crackdown goes into effect, the farmworker shortage will only be further aggravated. (Read our latest post on the delay of the crackdown here: BREAKING: ’No-match’ immigration crackdown delayed again)

No matter where you stand on the immigration issue, it’s clear that this problem won’t go away by itself.

While the White House has taken these matters into their own quiet hands, Congress is more loudly debating the merits of the AgJOBS bill, which enjoys bipartisan support. The bill contains two main parts:

An "earned legalization" program that will allow undocumented farmworkers and H-2A visa guestworkers to earn a "blue card" temporary immigration status with the possibility of becoming U.S. citizens down the line if they continue to work in the ag sector and meet other requirements
Revisions to the existing H-2A temporary foreign ag worker visa program (a.k.a., the "guest worker visa")
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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The 'guest worker' program brought in 75,000 new 'workers' last year.

Congress thought they had killed the guest worker proposal.

Bush simply bypassed Congress and last week rewrote the regulations in a way that does not require Congressional approval.

Bush's changes allow for lower wages and the elimination of housing protections for both foreign and US workers.

The rewrite also removes state registration requirements and allows the processing to be done solely through the US Labor Dept.

The Secretary of Labor, (a Bush appointee), said the rewrite will provide a timely flow of workers.

Bush and his cronies wanted a 'guest worker' program to legitimize foreign labor exploitation,

...when Congress didn't co-operate, Bush and his cronies bypassed Congress.

.
..
At least we know one thing, Bush is gone 1-20-09. I can't imagine him possibly sinking this country further in that time span. If McCain or Hiliary wins, 4 more years of inferior federal govt.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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We need to seriously get back to checks and balances, the whole idea of our government.

Bush has taken his "Executive Privilege" too far. The big "decider". Makes me puke.
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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At least we know one thing, Bush is gone 1-20-09. I can't imagine him possibly sinking this country further in that time span.
You're not using your imagination very well.

Bush just signed an executive order giving him the power of the purse....

...the power of the purse used to belong to Congress.

You don't think he can screw things up more than he has?

That's some seriously dangerous lack of foresight on your part, if you ask me.

If his last seven years are any evidence, he'll keep up his schtick right to the bitter end,

.......and it will be more than a couple of more generations before all his screwups can be repaired.
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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At least we know one thing, Bush is gone 1-20-09. I can't imagine him possibly sinking this country further in that time span. If McCain or Hiliary wins, 4 more years of inferior federal govt.
After 4 years of McCain or Hillary I doubt that there will be a country left to govern.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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After 4 years of McCain or Hillary I doubt that there will be a country left to govern.
Sure there will. "Ununited States of North Mexico"
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Sure there will. "Ununited States of North Mexico"
I respectfully disagree.

Our Federal government may be inept; but, the states, more and more, are stepping up and basically putting the MEChA* types into their place.

*Racist 'brown' versions of the KKK.

And; if I were Mexico I would worry greatly about losing more and more of my country to the Gringos
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