Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Going Political - Not Postal

I think that in general we should oppose EMPLOYER sponsored immigration and/or work programs. I can't name an employer sponsored visa that hasn't resulted in fraud and abuse from employers - and a defacto indentured servitude relationship between employer and employee.

If you support the rights of labor and the notion that a worker, immigrant or citizen, should be able to leave their job without civil penalty, you should oppose the H-1b visa and evil cousins H-2 and L-1.

When an employer controls your right to live in this country, you will allow that employer to subject you to all forms of abuse out of fear. When an employer sponsors you for a green card, you won't negotiate for higher wages and better benefits because you know that losing your job would not only result in a loss of income, it would reset your perment residency process.

As a Democrat I find it disheartening that Senator Schumer would support a program that enables the exploitation of foreign workers, and harms American workers. He needs to get with the program and read what the AFL-CIO says about the H-1b visa. I can't imagine any self-respecting Democrat supporting an anti-labor and anti-immigrant agenda that embodies the H-1, H-2, and L-1 visa programs.
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