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Guest Workers, Private Employers and Border Control

Recorded on December 13, 2005

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Helen Krieble and Greg Walcher of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation propose a new approach to the illegal immigration issue - a private sector initiative that may unite a divided political base. The Krieble Plan includes absolute border control and a new legal guest worker program. But unlike other pending plans, it allows private businesses to open offices abroad and empowers them to conduct instant background checks and issue guest worker permits. The Plan addresses the two powerful incentives keeping 10-15 million workers illegal: a bureaucratic system that doesn't work and an artificial limit on their number. Krieble argues that the answer to both is as old as America itself - the free market - and new polling data backs the claim that this plan can achieve broad support.

Please join us for a presentation of their innovative approach for answering this long vexing illegal immigration issue.