Utah Representative Chris Cannon (R) recently stated that he is determined to assist President Bush in reforming the nation’s immigration laws, even in the face of vocalized resistance from some Republican hardliners. This is good news for Bush, who has been pushing for a guest worker visa program the past few months.
Bush stated in a recent interview that he believes “That if a person, an employer, can’t find somebody willing to do a job in America, they ought to be able to legally hire somebody who is not a citizen of our country, and that that person ought to be treated with respect.”
Cannon is working closely with allies like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), who recently introduced a bill to reform current immigration laws.
The bill would let undocumented immigrants in the U.S. apply for a special type of visa that allowed them to stay in the U.S. and work for three years. After that three year period, the “guest workers” could seek permanent residency just like any other foreign worker.