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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he would let more guest workers into the U.S. to help farmers whom he said may suffer "a little pain for a little while" because of his own efforts to renegotiate trade deals with several foreign partners.
"For the farmers, OK, it's going to get good," he said at a political rally here, about a 45-minute drive north of Detroit. "We're going to let your guest workers come in."
He also gave a nod to farmers in Michigan, saying he supports farmers employing guest workers and making the process easier, but said "they have to go out" of the country when they're done. Of the country's existing immigration laws, Trump said they are "the stupidest on earth."
originally posted by: MiddleInsite
a reply to: Byrd
If, when these welcome immigrants come in for a job, and if some of them commit a crime, lets hope that Fox puts it on the front page like they do now, and blame Trump for it, like they blame the Dems now. OK.
In response to labour shortages following World War II, the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) was introduced in 1945, allowing foreign nationals to temporarily reside in the UK in order to harvest fruit and vegetables.
The bulk of SAWS workers were Eastern European or from the former Soviet Union.
Although initial quotas were low, farms quickly began to rely on these workers, causing quotas to steadily increase to 21,250 in 2009.
In 2013, the scheme was scrapped due to the increasing availability of workers from within the EU.
originally posted by: Blaine91555
To me it seems pretty easy really. Link the entrance permission to having a sponsor to employ them in the US and make the employer liable for making sure they leave when they are supposed to. The whole process should not take more than a couple of months since they are not looking to be citizens anyway.
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Byrd
I would not consider Michigan part of the "Farm Belt", seems like an odd remark.
[Sure there are some farms in Michigan.]
....nor would I consider MLive a conservative paper....although it does come out of the West Side of the State.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
The only reason this even seems surprising is the false narrative pushed by the MSM that Trump hates immigrants. He has never said anything to that effect that I have heard. He has only talked about illegal immigrants. The MSM has twisted that around to try and make it seem like he means all immigrants.