Ever since the Democrats took over Congress, the one issue that constantly gets brought up as being an area of compromise is a Guest Worker Program. Now, I understand the need to fill positions not wanted by Americans, but there is a more important issue in the immigration debate: securing the borders. Now, I have already expressed my views on this matter, and I am not in the mood to repeat myself, so if you don’t know where I stand, I suggest you look through the archive. We need enforcement, then a guest worker program (although a GWP is not a must).
However, if we are to have a guest worker program, which I am not opposed to, it must include the following:
- Background checks for anyone who applies
- A limited number of worker passes
- Mandatory english skills for those who are accepted.
- Regular check-in periods, to makes sure they are maintaining employment
- No welfare or unemployment for guest workers
- a tax on money that is going to be taken back with the guest worker.
There are several other things that a guest worker program must have to be effective, and I plan on going more in-depth in a future post.
As a side note, I will mention that the web project I am working on with other conservative bloggers, America’s Victory 2008, is going to be launched Monday. The site is not fully up yet, so I will not release the URL until Monday.