Illegal Immigrants of American Society
A Realistic Approach
At present, the U.S. immigration system is burdened both by policy and implementation challenges. It is barely able to meet the commitments required by law and policy and is ill-prepared to address new challenges and mandates. Agreement that the system is broken may be the only point of consensus among many diverse stakeholders. The Task Force believes that immigration laws and policies are broken in four ways:
There is an increasing disconnection between law and reality that undermines the rule of law, breeds disrespect for American values and institutions, and makes it more difficult to garner domestic support for immigration and advance U.S. values …show more content…
Arguments For: The guest worker program would offer relief to farmers and others who need unskilled labor, by providing them with an eager and legal workforce. For the workers, it would provide temporary legal status and some civil rights protections that an illegal worker would not have.
Arguments Against: Conservatives are not happy with Bush's guest worker plan. They see no value in making illegal workers legal, even if it is only