Serial No. 109-47: Guest Worker Programs: Impact on the American Workforce and U.S. Immigration Policy: Hearing before the Committee on Education, and the Workforce, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, July 19, 2006   [open pdf - 336KB]

From the opening statement of Howard McKeon: "We are holding this hearing today to hear testimony on guest worker programs' impact on the American workforce and U.S. immigration policy. Last fall, our committee held a broad-based hearing on immigration and its impact on the American workforce, and this morning we will continue to direct our attention toward that topic, while sharpening our focus on guest worker programs and proposals in particular. We will hear testimony about the state of these programs currently, the impact they have on our workforce and the ramifications of their potential expansion as part of a congressional response to the illegal immigration crisis. Anyone familiar with this committee knows that we are not shy about confronting controversial and often divisive topics, and today is no exception. But the fact is, illegal immigration is a threat to our nation's workforce, and as Congress considers proposals to secure the borders and strengthen enforcement, this panel is obligated to address it head on." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ruben Hinojosa, Howard P. McKeon, George Miller, Charlie Norwood, Major R. Owens, Elizabeth Dickson, Luawanna Hallstrom, Jack Martin, Philip Martin, and Rebecca Smith.

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