Friday, March 02, 2007

Illegal immigration the new slave trade? You look at people being forced into sex for housing. People being smuggled in trucks. Big business would rather hire cheap labor with no references than Americans looking for work. Maybe we should approach this as a civil rights issue.

Generations ago, my ancestors were brought over to Americans wouldn't do. What eventually broke slavery was the fact the working class realized slavery was devaluing labor and depressing wages. The Free Soil and Liberty parties were absorbed into the new GOP.

We need more immigration, but our current illegal problem is creating an underground of second class people who are being exploited. Opposing this is the pro-civil rights position.

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