Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Nashville City Paper editorial: Bush's immigration proposal as needed as the New Deal

"In some ways, Bush’s plan is the 2004 equivalent to the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Work Projects Administration."

"Granted these programs were instituted in desperate times but the people they served are really no different than the illegal immigrants of today. Like the CCC and WPA workers, many of today’s immigrants are desperate for steady work."

"What Bush’s plan does is match up people who are willing to work with jobs nobody else wants to do."

"And like the New Deal, at the end of the day it is hard to fault a program that allows people who are willing to work hard the chance to support themselves and their families."

Nashville City Paper

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