You are quite possibly the sweetest most open-minded individual . . . [snicker]
How many unemployed Americans are there? I mean the ones looking for unskilled labor positions? In my area there are next to none. Unemployement, total unemployment is 3.4%. And of course many of those people are not seeking unskilled labor positions. But an unemployment rate below 4% is unsustainable. I advertise positions at $20/hr almost constantly and can't get decent applicants. I'd happily pay guest workers that rate if they are reliable and hard-working and at least average intelligence.
But that is the beauty of a legal guest worker program. If there are no unfilled jobs, then nobody gets a guest worker visa.
Do I still sound like a third-worldist? If you already read my mind, why are you reading my posts?
You advertise positions for 20 an hour and you can't find decent applicants ? What kind of jobs are those ? Sounds a lot like the arguments that libertarians make when they say that the reason why corporations offshore jobs is because Americans workers can't do math. A few years ago, Tim Cook went on National television and stated that the reason why they manufacture in China is because China has more tool and die makers than the U.S I had to laugh at that argument. It nothing but lousy argument.