2/27/2005 - DeLay Wants Work Permit Seekers to Go Home First
- Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 17:16:25 -0000
From: "amauryn2872" <amauryn2872@...>
Subject: DeLay Wants Work Permit Seekers to Go Home First
News Report, Rita Villadiego,
Filipino Express, Feb 27, 2005
NEW YORK --- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) will support
President Bush's proposed guest worker program only if illegal
immigrants are required to go back to their homelands to apply for
temporary work permits.
DeLay said he recently talked with Bush, and the president was open
to suggestions that "you have to apply for it from your country of
origin," the Washington Times reported.
"What I understand as a guest worker program is one where you apply
for the guest worker program in your country of origin, and you have
a job when you apply," DeLay said.
In his recent State of the Union address, Bush urged immigration
reform, saying the present system is outdated. He has made it clear
that he does not want amnesty for immigrants. As he proposed last
year a guest worker program that would allow immigrants to work for
three years, renewable up to six years. Then the workers must return
to their home country. He reiterated his calls for immigration
reform in a number of press conferences and speeches.
An estimate of eight to 12 million undocumented immigrants are
working hard despite of low pay and lack of protection to give a
bright future for their families. Many of these immigrants have
children who are U.S. citizens.
Most immigrant groups believe that it's naive to think that
immigrants who are already here in the U.S., would return to their
homeland to apply for a visa.The government and the NEWS should reflect, not determine, the desires of the people.The news is to be reported not to sway opinion. Stop the melodrama and constant trivia on news time. The founding fathers knew that government is always corrupt, that is why they gave us civil liberties. The people must lead to survive corrupt governments. Read the constitution. (In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this includes information for research and educational purposes.) Al Soto (c) 2005
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