Ed Gillespie on Immigration
"Anybody associated with the national Republican hierarchy is a little bit suspect," one pundit said. "Sometimes that's fair, sometimes not. He's going to have to prove he's not the same as the rest of the Washington GOP establishment."
Diversity makes us stronger as a nation, but the presumption in the notion of a "melting pot" is that the different races and ethnicities blend together. Multiculturalism is as responsible for what is seen as anti-immigration sentiment as is the flood of illegal immigrants coming across our southern border.
Today, we have population pockets in our country where an individual can live a lifetime without ever speaking English. This lack of integration and assimilation breeds resentment and mistrust, and it's not the model that made America great.
American needs a new temporary worker program that will match willing foreign workers with willing American employers, when no Americans can be found to fill the jobs. This program would offer legal status, as temporary workers, to the millions of undocumented men and women now employed in the US, and to those in foreign countries who seek to participate in the program and have been offered employment here.
This new system should be clear and efficient, so employers are able to find workers quickly and simply.
Participants who do not remain employed, who do not follow the rules of the program, or who break the law will not be eligible for continued participation and will be required to return home.
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