Wednesday Kittens Want In
The children on the southern border want in, they want a safe haven. I think they deserve a hearing before an immigration judge at the very least. Republican law makers disagree, not only do they want the minors seeking asylum to be deported without a hearing, they also want to overturn the President’s executive order which gave the DREAMers a temporary reprieve. It is ironic but not entirely surprising that the person behind the second initiative is none other than Ted Cruz.
If the Republican lawmakers want to curb illegal immigration, why not draft a bill which includes heavy penalties including criminal ones on employers who knowingly employ migrants who do not have a valid employment authorization? I see a lot of demonization of workers doing back breaking work for a pittance but I don’t see the employers held accountable, why is that?
The truth of the matter is, that the fruits of labor of the migrant workers are welcome but they are not. Employers hire them in many cases so that they can pay them significantly less than what they would have to pay otherwise. The demand for migrant labor obviously exists but the avenues to get a temporary wok visa for agricultural work are slim and the opportunity to immigrate legally is almost non-existent unless they have close family here. I see no real efforts on the part of these lawmakers to change the existing incentives in the market for migrant labor. The latest uproar seems to be nothing more than yet another stick to beat the administration with and keep the nativist base in full froth.