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Questions surround guest worker conceptGuest worker programs have never worked, not once, or ever. They literally fail every single time, yet, like burning ass cheeks after a vindaloo politicians never fail to turn to them at the drop of a hat.
Washington --- Before Germany began a guest worker program to import foreign labor, few Turks lived in Germany. Three decades after the program ended, they number 2.5 million.
Entering under the temporary program, they never left. Yet many remain on the margins of German society, living in ethnic enclaves where unemployment, poverty and youth crime rates are high.
Some advocates for tougher American immigration restrictions fear the same thing could happen in the United States if a large temporary worker program --- as proposed by President Bush --- is approved by Congress.
Previous blogging on guest workers:
Back To The Future
Guest Workers A Blessing?
Guests or Gate Crashers?
It'll Be Different This Time...
Free Inside Every 'Guest Worker' Plan: A Ticking Social Security Time Bomb.
H/T Immigration watchdog
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