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Despite the clamor in Congress from both conservatives and liberals for a national guest worker program, it is a reactionary policy with dire economic, social, and political ramifications. The working people of the United States must respond to the pending program of transient servitude with the same answer we have given to all forms of human servitude in the past--a resounding NO!
We are facing the fight of our lives.
writes Richard D. Vogel in "Transient Servitude: The U.S. Guest Worker Program for Exploiting Mexican and Central American Workers," Monthly Review (January 2007): 1-22.