Guest Worker Fantasy

Arizona Republic

Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) - “Germany and Switzerland are coping with problems caused by guest-worker programs from decades ago. Saudi Arabia’s guest workers live under conditions that have been called “modern-day slavery.” America’s bracero programs were ended because they lowered wages for American workers and increased illegal immigration.

The riots in France offer an object lesson in the folly of temporary-worker programs. The parents of those torching cars were invited to France decades ago to do jobs the French wouldn’t (sound familiar?) and were supposed to eventually leave.

Only they never did.

It would be no different here. When guest workers refuse to leave.”

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