Guest Worker Program Needed
President Bush in October signed a Republican-backed bill to build a 700-mile fence along the U.S.--Mexican border. It was at best a dose of aspirin to temporarily reduce the fever over illegal immigration. The bill came too late to block the flow of migrant labor to the vineyards for this year's harvest, and because of the mid-term Congressional elections there wasn't enough conviction in Washington, D.C., to address definitively the whole issue of immigration reform. At least, not yet.
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