Thursday, May 17, 2007The Democratic leadership in Congress and the White House appear to have reached a compromise immigration bill. There's one little piece which gets my attention:
A separate, temporary-worker program would be established for 400,000 migrants a year. Each temporary work visa would be good for two years and could be renewed up to three times, as long as the worker leaves the country for a year between renewals.
That looks suspiciously like a guest-worker program. I'd have to see the details, but if such a program allows companies to determine who stays and who goes - well that's indentured servitude. Thanks, but I have no interest in re-creating the institution of slavery.