February 1, 2008

TOM TANCREDO AIN'T GONNA MAKE YOUR FUNNEL CAKE (via Kevin Whited:

Legal? This booth's for you (KEN HOFFMAN, 2/01/08, Houston Chronicle)

Because Congress has failed to renew legislation concerning the H2B guest worker program ... you may have to wait a little longer when you buy a funnel cake on the Carnival Midway at this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Or eat a deep-fried Twinkie, or walk through the Fun House or win a prize by sinking a free throw through a "not regulation size" basketball hoop.

Many of the carny workers will be amateurs this year.

"The H2B worker program has worked fine for many years," said Mike Ousey, owner of the Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes booths at the Rodeo. "Each year, I hire people from Mexico to work the fair circuit. Some of them have been with me for years. These people have an H2B work visa. They work hard, pay U.S. taxes and obey all of our laws. They do a tremendous, honest job and then return home to Mexico at the end of the season.

"But these people have been caught up in the immigration controversy. The government hasn't renewed or passed into law any legislation concerning the H2B worker program. Even if a bill were passed today, it would take until April to get my regular crew cleared and into the U.S. Unfortunately that leaves me with zero help at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which is our biggest event of the year."

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 1, 2008 9:01 AM
Comments

Points to the inherent evil in the immigrationists position, throw us away in favor of those willing to work, wash - rinse - repeat.

Posted by: Perry at February 1, 2008 9:44 AM

Who's this "us" you're talking about?

Posted by: Bryan at February 1, 2008 11:23 AM

Millions of Americans dependent on the welfare state, read Dalrymple.

Posted by: Perry at February 1, 2008 4:02 PM
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