From the inbox: This came here ( unsolicited) last week. Yikes.
Legal Aliens – Temporary Workers
If you make it easier to become a legal temporary worker, you will eliminate the border problem! There will be no need to “sneak” across the border. There will be no need to hire illegals if the supply of legal workers meets the demand.
Obviously, the present work visa program is not meeting the demand for workers. Workers don’t stick around if they don’t find work. I have extensive experience hiring these workers for personal home projects. I speak fluent Spanish. These are generally very good people who just want to work peacefully. We need them.
Let private industry control who enters the country! Just hold those private legal registration companies accountable. Set up a private industry that can privately “insure” workers like an employment agency who tracks the people they bring in and covers their cost to society.
Any law must insure a free market – not a highly regulated one. The workers should be able to shop for the best “worker ID” service at the lowest price. The only regulation should be regular review of those they “insure.” Plus, there should be standardization of the “worker ID” cards. Cards should expire or become invalid (like a credit card) when the worker doesn’t pay their small fee to the service company. If they are un-employed they can’t pay their fee and we don’t want them in this country any way. Employers, police, government agencies, etc. should be able to scan the card at any given time to see if it is current and valid.
The synergy of private and government collaboration will more efficiently track legal aliens and track criminals. The criminal element will be easy to spot. They won’t be “insured.” Any company bringing workers into the country would be required to pay for their cost to society, their defense and their extradition. Any national, state or local government agency should be able to bill the “worker ID” company directly by using the card information. Fear of cost over-runs will give private industry incentive to work closely with government to keep the criminal element out yet meet the needs of the quality workers.
That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it!
Project Coordinator for an information technology company
I am just guessing here, but I don’t think Ms. Evans has done much research on illegal immigration…in any language. She missed this:
Study: Illegal Immigrants Not Drawn by Jobs
By Darryl Fears
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 7, 2005; Page A11
A majority of Mexican nationals who crossed into the United States illegally in the past two years left behind paying jobs that, in some cases, are similar to the agriculture, construction and manufacturing work they find north of the border, according to a study of Mexican immigrants released yesterday by the Pew Hispanic Center.
( The rest from that far right extreme xenophobic rag, the Washington Post here)
But, somehow, I somehow don’t think facts are going to change her position.