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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 03:17 PM
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78. Blather
You didn't list one quote or piece of legislation to back up your claim.

Nobody is advocating illegal workers remain in the country and undercut legal workers. Well, except for Republicans who use illegals to bust unions and undercut labor laws.

Nobody is advocating legal workers work for substandard wages. Well, except Republicans who have never supported an increase in minimum wage or any other measure that supports workers.

Democrats want to turn enforcement of labor laws over to the Dept of Labor, where it belongs. They want to double the number of border patrol. They want all workers in the US to be legal so that they can report violations and stand up for themselves and their fellow workers.

Republicans want to allow more more more foreign workers into the country. That's what the Bush version of the guest worker program does. Opens the doors to tons of workers and the minute they start to get their feet under them a bit and learn to advocate for themselves, boom, send them back home and bring in a new batch to exploit.

There is a huge difference between the two strategies. You have allowed yourself to be duped and have only heard the word "amnesty" and that isn't what anybody is suggesting. You've got an elephant's ass blocking the donkey's face and the sad thing is, you chose to put it there.

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