Guest worker program


Guest worker program

The Guest worker program is a program that has been proposed many times in the past and now also by U.S. President George W. Bush [ [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/01/20040107-3.html The White House. "President Bush Proposes New Temporary Worker Program " January 7 2004] ] [ [http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=March&x=20060323124207ASrelliM0.4169123 Bush Reiterates Call for Guest-Worker Program] (March 23, 2006)] as a way to permit U.S. employers to sponsor non-U.S. citizens as laborers for approximately three years, to be deported afterwards if they have not yet obtained a green card. The program has been criticized as granting amnesty for illegal immigrants, and as impractical under current law which grants birthright citizenship to children born in the United States. It is unclear if undocumented workers will register into the program.

An article in The New Republic criticized a guest worker program by equating the visiting workers to second-rate citizens, who would never be able to gain citizenship and would have less residential rights than Americans.Fact|date=October 2008

ee also

*Illegal immigration to the United States
*Bracero Program
*Birthright citizenship in the United States of America

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