Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Gold Card Program?

I can't make this stuff up.
Key provisions of the Senate's main immigration bill would create a "gold card" program for illegal immigrants who entered the United States before Jan. 4, 2004, and create a guest worker program to bring in more foreign laborers, according to Senate Judiciary Committee staff members.
It gets better:
Under the separate guest worker program, which would be based on U.S. labor needs, foreign applicants could work for three years, then apply to work for another three years before returning home. They'd be required to remain in their home country for a year before reapplying.
However, not everyone is happy with the plan:
"Some people are going to say it's amnesty, and others are going to say it creates a second-class caste of workers," said Tamar Jacoby of the Manhattan Institute, a New York-based think tank that leans right. "It's a non-starter for both sides."
Yeah, I'll say!

If Bush thinks this plan will fly, he needs a reality check. His bonehead stance on illegal immigration is one of the worst I have ever seen. It's ludicrous what he thinks we will believe.

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin.


Anonymous said...

Pawpaw, face a fact: the USA must have cheap Mexican labor. If not, a golf ball-size tomato would cost $1 year round.

Gunny John said...

How about we start rounding up those folks that stand around with "will work for food" signs and employ them instead of the "migrant workers?" At least they're here legally. This plan is asinine at best.

Anonymous said...

Jarhead, gather all the folks holding up "will work" signs in the entire USA and you wouldn't get enough healthy individuals to pick a 40 acre field of tomatoes.

Live in a wood frame house? Mexicans probably planted the trees. Wear cotton underwear? Mexicans probably ginned the cotton.

Eat hamburgers? Mexicans probably planted and picked the lettuce and tomatoes. Get rid of Mexican labor, and a $1 hamburger costs $2. Salads would be only on special occasions.

And how do you propose to deal with all the working mothers in southern California with Mexican maids?