Guest Worker "Cheap Labor" Isn't Cheap
June 14, 2006 by Phyllis Schlafly
Bush entered the White House in 2001 hoping he would be known in history books as the education president who raised public school standards with "No child left behind." It now looks like his legacy will be "No illegal alien left behind."
The White House website is currently advertising, in both English and Spanish, Bush's congratulations (applaudo) to the Senate for passing what he called bipartisan (bipartidista) and comprehensive (integral) immigration reform (reforma). In fact, this Kennedy-McCain (a.k.a. Hagel-Martinez) bill may be the worst and the most expensive bill ever passed by the Senate, and it should be an embarrassment to any Republican who voted for it.
The media have reported on the sections that grant illegal residents amnesty (a.k.a. path to legalization or earned citizenship). But the media have censored out of their news reports the sections that are ten to twenty times more costly and far more dishonest than playing games with the word amnesty.
In large print, the 795-page bill announces its "temporary guest worker" plan. Those words are lies because the fine print in the bill converts these workers, who are given H-2C visas, into permanent residents with the right to become citizens after five years.
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