The fact that he would not allow an immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship to emerge from his committee apparently isn’t even the worst thing Representative Bob Goodlatte recently said to NPR.
“You’re going to have to have a program that assures those farms and those processing plants that there will be workers,” he says. “Because if you give them legal status, they can work anywhere in the United States — they’re not going to necessarily work at the hardest, toughest, dirtiest jobs.”
We can’t give them legal status because, if we do that, we will no longer be able to pay them less than minimum wage to do jobs that no one else will do. They may want our jobs!