Immigration Reform:
Considering the Guest Worker Program
by HELEN E. KRIEBLE
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Immigration Reform:

Considering the Guest Worker Program


By Helen E. Krieble


 


Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at The Guardian.


 


Suddenly, everyone in Washington seems to agree on the need for immigration reform, and they may even agree on most of the details. That’s because nobody has said yet what the exact details are. A “gang of eight” senators has proposed legislation, several House members have proposals, and a leaked White House immigration plan reveals that the president now has very similar designs, so it seems that agreement must be forthcoming.


 


But only in Washington do leaders first vote for the bill so they can later find out what’s in it. In the current immigration debate, what’s in it matters a great deal. Success or failure depends on the details.

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