According to an article in The Rocky Mountain News:  “A plan by two Colorado lawmakers to create a guest worker program and open an employment office in Mexico must overcome a number of legal roadblocks, immigration attorneys and business leaders said Wednesday.”

When I wrote a tongue in cheek entry last week about the notion of each State having its own immigration laws, little did I know that Colorado lawmakers would attempt to implement their own “guest worker” program to avoid having crops spoil because they do not have the necessary labor.

What are some of the recent consequences of our broken immigration system?  Crops rot in the fields, Microsoft opens a facility in Canada to attract qualified workers, reverse brain-drain occurs for those who study and are trained in the US but cannot remain, US Citizen children are separated from parents who are deported, and US Citizens are separated from their family members because of outrageous delays and outdated laws.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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