Like it or not it appears that the American workforce needs temporary workers, or at least the corporate powers strongly desire to have such workers and cheap labor. Decades ago it was much easier to obtain temporary immigration status for such workers but there were problems such as labor unions being formed to uphold better working conditions for these people, sanitation facilities on the job, and provide them worker's rights, overtime pay, etc. It just was not economically profitable to allow this to go on. The solution was to not allow them full recognized legal status so that these labor demands could be side-stepped and their less than legal status made it precarious to obtain these conditions. By working "under the radar" all were happy, the workers got paid and the employers did not have to give them full worker's rights under the law.
This is a less-than-perfect world and now it seems other laws need to be side-stepped in order for our corporate leaders to continue side-stepping laws pertaining to labor. In my opinion our problems have to do with having too many laws and side-steps and now it becomes like crossing a minefield as these legal hazards continue to blow-up when navigating through them.
edit on 23-3-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)