Saturday, February 10, 2007

NCLR (Cautiously) Supports Guest Worker Program

In an op/ed in the Sunday Washington Post (here), Janet Murgia, president and chief executive of the National Council of La Raza, expresses cautious support for a proposed guest worker program (although she studiously avoids referring to "guest workers") as part of comprehensive immigration reform.  She sees the path to citizenship available to temporary workers and the requirements that they be paid the "prevailing wage," as making this program different from past exploitative ones.  Given past experience, I am far less confident that either of those parts of the proposal will be honored in their entirety.

KJ

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