Saturday, September 10, 2005

Immigration and the Rebuilding of New Orleans

I have a good idea for the rebuilding of New Orleans. On the same day this idea pops in my head I get to read this article at Yahoo via Reuters on how firms with ties to Bush have secured contracts to rebuild.

On to my idea. With the growing concern about illegal aliens in the US and the Bush Administration removing the freedoms and liberties of citizens. We can have a compromise. The general feeling, from the Republicans in Washington, has been that the illegal aliens are here, so we need to get them legal. I have strongly disagreed for many reasons, as have a bunch of others. If you are going to grant them legal status then I feel they should have to earn it. Why not announce to illegals, who predominately work in the construction and laborer fields, that they can sign up locally to be moved to the affected areas to rebuild New Orleans and the gulf coast, and in return get paid to do so and at the end of the process will be granted legal citizenship in the US for them and their immediate families(wife, children). After all, the general consensus is that the illegals do jobs that Americans don't want to do.

This isn't to say that the people of New Orleans and the affected gulf coast shouldn't participate and be employed to help as well. I think the combination of the two would work to rebuild the area. Having Halliburton and the rest of the Bush cronies rebuild just keeps this undercover form of fascism, continuing to be a vicious cycle that hurts the non-wealthy.

This is just an idea, so weigh in and maybe we can help do what the government is to incapable of doing, have a plan.
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