Affirmative Action for Immigrants?

By Edward Blum, Roger Clegg
October 01, 2004
President Bush has proposed that there be a new “temporary worker program to match foreign workers with willing U.S. employers when no Americans can be found to fill the jobs” (we quote from the White House website). Senator Kerry attacked this plan as “exploitative.” Conservatives can find things to like and things not to like in this proposal; the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page recently discussed how simple immigrant-bashing may not be as politically popular as some Republicans think....