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Sponsorship: The Key to a Temporary Worker Program

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Publication Date: February 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Tim Kane

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)
Population and demographics (Immigration and immigration policy)

Keywords: Immigration; illegal immigration; guest worker; reform

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The core labor-market engine powering the guest worker immigration system should be based on free-market principles. Sponsorship is the only option that will operate smoothly, fairly, and flexibly to serve U.S. policy goals and the U.S. economy by harnessing the power of the market to finance, manage, and enforce a temporary worker program.