I’d rather the migrant workers in this country be given citizenship, if so desired, but if a guest worker arrangement is agreeable to both sides I’d have to believe it would be fine as well. They should be fair or not at all. In this article we can see the effects of the anti-migrant movement and our governments lack of tenacity, regarding immigration reform, on local businesses. As businesses fail to find help they are having to shut their doors and concede to companies overseas providing the same products.
Immigration debate snares seasonal businesses – Reuters
Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:34am EST
By Andy Sullivan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – John Graham’s crab company has held its own for 65 years as the local catch has dwindled and cheap Chinese crabmeat filled the supermarkets. It might not survive the immigration debate in the U.S. Congress.
Graham relies on temporary workers who come from Mexico to pick crabmeat from the shells because he can’t find enough employees in Hampton, Virginia. But a program that allowed him to bring back experienced workers quietly expired last year after Congress failed to overhaul broken immigration laws.