My ANTI friend Ultima and I agree on something. We both agree we have a severe labor shortage in the Agricultural sector. Dianne Feinstein said “the looming crisis American agriculture will face this fall…crops will not be harvested.”
President Bush has said he is streamlining the Guest Worker program. Feinstein said his initiatives are but a band-aid.
My ANTI friend Ultima said; “To solve it there has to be a major recruiting effort wherever the workers live, a machine-readable, tamper-proof, photo ID with a thumb print and other biometric data. It must specify what kind of work the holder is allowed to do. Employers must provide safe passage across the border in both directions and a competitive wage.”
I am in 100% agreement with Ultima.