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The "Texas Immigration Solution": Guest worker programs

The Texas Immigration Solution is a self-described conservative organization focused on immigration reform. It describes its mission to “enact conservative, market-based immigration reform into law,” and to “provide a voice for conservative job creators by educating the broader community on the urgent need for comprehensive, conservative, market-oriented reforms of the immigration process.”

Its solution is guest worker program-based for both skilled and unskilled workers, with conservative approaches to immigration in general:

Secure Our Borders – We demand the application of effective, practical and reasonable measures to secure our borders and to bring safety and security for all Americans along the border and throughout the nation.

Modernize the United States Social Security Card – We support the improvement of our 1936 Social Security card to use contemporary anti-counterfeit technology. The social security card will not be considered a National ID card for U.S. citizens.

Birthright Citizenship – We call on the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the United States to clarify Section 1 of the 14th amendment to limit citizenship by birth to those born to a citizen of the United States with no exceptions.

Create an Effective and Efficient Temporary Worker Program – A national Temporary Worker Program should be implemented to bring skilled and unskilled workers into the United States for temporary periods of time when no U.S. workers are currently available. The program should also require:

Self-funding through participation fees and fines;

Applicants must pass a full criminal background check;

Applicants with prior immigration violations would only qualify for the program if they paid the appropriate fines;

Applicants and/or Employers must prove that they can afford and/or secure private health insurance;

Applicants must waive any and all rights to apply for financial assistance from any public entitlement programs;

Applicant must show a proficiency in the English language and complete an American civic class;

Temporary Workers would only be able to work for employers that deduct and match payroll taxes;

All participants would be issued an individual Temporary-Worker Biometric Identification Card that tracks all address changes and both civil and criminal court appearances as a defendant.

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