Texan has ideas, but critics say theyíre extreme
Brad Bailey co-founded the Texas Immigration Solution and has some interesting ideas to help on the immigration front. The main idea is a guest worker program.
“I think we need to make sure the American worker gets priority for all jobs. Only if they are not available for that job do we go the guest worker route,” Bailey told KTRH.
Bob Dane of the Federation for American Immigration Reform thinks Bailey is off base.
“The notion of a guest worker program is a curious one right now given an 8% unemployment rate and 25 million Americans that are desperately looking for work.”
Bailey also has promoted the idea of using military personnel and equipment to guard the border.
“We need to look at every type of technology from the Department of Defense on. We’ve got to make sure that our border is secure.
Bailey was in Washington to talk about his immigration ideas at the American Enterprise Institute yesterday. He has his critics, but he also has his supporters, like Curtis Collier of U.S. Border Watch.
“Using armed forces on our border is a great idea. We guard the borders of countries around the world. There’s no reason why we can’t do it for our country,” Collier told KTRH.
But Dane told KTRH we don't have to go too far out of the box to stop the immigration problem; that we just have to be willing to enforce the laws on the books.
Hear the podcast of Matt Patrick on Houston Morning News as he talks with Brad Bailey: