Could Need for Unskilled Labor Be Part of a Solution to the Illegal Immigration Problem?

Written by Candace Hardin on July 12, 2018

The Democrats, defenders and new patron saints of the illegal immigrant, swear that we need people to perform unskilled labor. That these people make life in the United States lovely, productive and happy for us all.

While their blanket acceptance of any and all that come across the Southern border is skewed in its reasoning, there is a need for unskilled laborers, but it has to be done in a controlled manner.

In order to achieve the necessary workforce without creating a “slave class” as in the article on January 4th, 2018, it would be necessary to have hard and fast rules for allowing undocumented workers into the USA.

This probably has been done before with migrant farm workers, but the best method would be to coordinate with employers who have available positions.

For example, if a restaurant has a need for fifteen workers for dishwashing, cooking etc., they would contact a newly formed agency in the Immigration or Department of Homeland Security office and make an “order” for these workers.

This new office of immigration would have to be in many areas of the country. Employers would work with those close by their business, in their region. It would be very important for this office to maintain checks and balances on the requested workers to prevent abuse or fraud.

These employers would contract the fifteen workers for a year, outlining hours and rate of pay.

The potential employees would be selected first from those who have applied for asylum, then those who are undocumented would be selected next.

The governmental office would issue a work permit to the worker. He or she would pay a fee for this privilege card. It would have an expiration date. They would be required to give their pertinent data and where they could be reached.

They would not be allowed any public or welfare assistance, except true emergency healthcare, not to include pregnancy!

They would be required to have continuous employment for the year, but they wouldn’t have to stay with the initial employer if they found a better place to work or a more lucrative position. They would be required to report the change to the government office to give their new employer’s data and if the employee changed their address.

By the same token, any employer who was abusive or tries to take advantage of the program or employees would be investigated, fined and possibly put out of the program.

This would be the trickiest part as some disgruntled employees could make false claims. There would have to be guidelines established for the employers.

At the end of the year, workers would present a W-2 or 1099 to the office. It would be verified and another permit could be issued if everything was satisfactory.

Any infraction of the law, such as DUI, criminal acts, domestic abuse, etc., would immediately cancel the permit and the person would not be allowed to reapply for three to five years.

This office would employ social workers here in the United States and provide a workforce for employers who struggle to find people who WILL work.

This would then bring up another issue.


The first thing to do is have the welfare departments conduct an inspection of everyone’s records and what programs they are enrolled in and why they are enrolled.

If they are healthy and able to work, they need to be given a deadline to find full time employment or enroll in an education program to acquire a skill. Proof of such continuous employment or education would have to be presented.

Then, in a case by case basis, there would be a yearly review as to when their benefits will cease or be decreased.

The United States cannot take on a generation of loafers, created by social programs, plus the world’s problems at its own expense.

There is not enough productive people to carry the non-productive forever.

This plan would solve many problems that are being faced in society today.

Then those who work could choose for whom they would like to vote into office based on their responsible needs, not just which side hands out the most goodies as many Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio Cortez supporters seem to favor.

Ironically, opinions change as individuals pull themselves out of bed daily and pays their own bills.

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Candace Hardin
Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on and has a blog, Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.