Temporary Guest Workers

At a hearing to evaluate the administration’s temporary guest worker proposal Senators McCain, Hagel, Craig, and Cornyn testified… read more

At a hearing to evaluate the administration’s temporary guest worker proposal Senators McCain, Hagel, Craig, and Cornyn testified about the urgency of passing legislation before Senators Craig and Cornyn took their places on the committee. After opening statements, the first panel from the administration described the proposed system as one which would control the borders, serve the economy by matching willing workers with willing employers, promote compassion, provide incentives for workers to return home, and protect the rights of legal immigrants. In the second panel, Mr. Birkman testified to a need for more unskilled workers. Mr. Papademetriou testified to the history of failure of guest worker programs in the nation. Mr. Cervantes testified in support of the proposals on behalf of the business community and Mexican nationals. Professor Briggs testified to the history of guest worker programs being bad public policy. close

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Program ID:
180537-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 12, 2004
Last Aired:
Feb 17, 2004

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  • Feb 12, 2004 | 2:35pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 12, 2004 | 3:50pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 13, 2004 | 2:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 13, 2004 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2004 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 17, 2004 | 8:43pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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