February 5, 2008

IF OPPOSING IMMIGRATION IS WHAT MAKES YOU A CONSERVATIVE...

Overhaul of guest-worker program set: Bush administration plans changes designed to dramatically increase the number of foreign laborers available for fruit-and-vegetable harvest (Nicole Gaouette, 2/06/08, Los Angeles Times)

The Bush administration plans Wednesday to announce the most significant overhaul in two decades to the nation's agricultural guest-worker program in a bid to dramatically increase the number of legal foreign laborers available for the fruit-and-vegetable harvest.

The revised regulations, many months in the works, are aimed at ending the critical farmworker shortage that came as the U.S. government cracked down on illegal border crossings by making it easier for growers to bring foreign workers to the United States.

After Congress failed to reform the nation's immigration laws last summer, the White House announced a 26-step plan to tackle immigration issues through administrative fixes. Altering the legal farmworker program would mark the most significant achievement to date.


...Coolidge was the last conservative president and may be the last one ever.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 5, 2008 9:56 PM
Comments

To my understanding, this would be a victory for just about everyone. The folks who want more workers get them. The people who want migrants documented get it. Laws get enforced and the work gets done.

Please, please, please, do not confuse opposition to illegal movement of undocumented aliens across our borders with opposition to all immigration. You appear to write off all concerns as the racist feelings of the nativist minority, without explaining why those concerns are either not really problems or are problems that will be addressed. Many of your comments appear to be rejecting, out of hand, any criticism with the accusation of guilt by association (racist don't like immigrants, therefore anyone who doesn't like illegal immigrants is a racist).

This action by the Administration falls under the "wide gates" category. Something I wholeheartedly support.

Posted by: Jabelwocky at February 5, 2008 11:05 PM

Yes, people who support unlimited documented immigration are not nativists.

Posted by: oj at February 6, 2008 12:06 AM
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