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CSM pushing cheap illegal labor

Monica Campbell of the Christian Science Monitor offers "Post-Katrina easing of labor laws stirs debate". It's a standard article about said "debate", discussing the various bills available for immigration "reform":

At a time when Latino immigrants are expected to form a big part of the Gulf Coast reconstruction labor pool, the Department of Homeland Security has temporarily suspended sanctioning employers who hire workers unable to prove their citizenship, essentially allowing contractors to hire undocumented workers.

Isn't that a very bad thing? Shouldn't we encourage Americans - especially those affected by the storm - to do those jobs? Unfortunately, there isn't much in the article about that being a bad thing.

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