11.19.2005

Linda Chavez For Guest Workers

The conservative columnist and former director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights under President Ronald Reagan comes out for guest worker program in the op-ed pages of the New York Times (reg. req.). Money quote: "The best way to intercept the jihadists and criminals, however, would be to give hard-working laborers a realistic opportunity to come here legally - by enacting a more generous legal immigration law with a guest-worker option. Ideally, such a program would allow illegal aliens already here to participate after paying a fine and demonstrating that they have paid taxes and are gainfully employed."

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