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stevietheman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-13-06 04:41 PM
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171. I support a form of amnesty, but definitely *not* a guest worker program
What I support is amnesty for the crime itself--that is, migrating to our nation illegally.

I absolutely do not support any forced deportations that the regressive right is pushing -- that would be Naziesque and the United States of America should *never* go there.

What I do support is this:
o Working a *lot* harder to tighten up border security. We basically have very lengthy, unsecured borders. That must change.
o Drying up all the jobs that illegal immigrants currently hold by going after the companies that hire them with super-stiff fines. I admit that this wouldn't work so well with respect to domestic employees, but no plan is perfect.
o Encouraging illegal immigrants to leave at their leisure, and the government will provide relocation assistance if they should need it -- no questions asked.
o Establishing a living wage in the United States -- and indexing it to inflation. And companies that don't pay the living wage will face super-stiff fines.

That's my program to deal with this problem.
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