Opinion Sanders blasts Biden’s immigration policy as akin to slavery — he’s right
One more victory: Biden wins most Super Tuesday delegates
Former Vice President Joe Biden has put an exclamation point on his Super Tuesday victories by winning the most delegates on the presidential primary calendar's biggest night. The Associated Press has allocated more than 92% of the 1,344 delegates that were up for grabs on Tuesday, and Biden has such a commanding lead that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders cannot catch up as the remaining votes from that day's 14 state primaries are counted.
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Bernie Sanders overstates it when he calls the low-skilled guest-worker programs "slavery." “Indentured servitude” would be more accurate.
CNN poll: Biden has double-digit lead over Sanders for Democratic nomination
Former Vice President Joe Biden has a double-digit lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, a new CNN poll of Democratic voters nationwide conducted by SSRS shows. © Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at his Super Tuesday night rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 3, 2020.
Sanders and Joe Biden agreed on most things in the first two-man debate of the 2020 primary. They agreed that gay marriage is good, fracking is bad, abortion is fine, Trump is bad, and so on. But they clashed over comprehensive immigration legislation.
Biden started the scrap by knocking Sanders' vote against the 2007 "comprehensive immigration reform" bill. That bill would have legalized millions of immigrants who entered illegally, and there would be 6 million more U.S. citizens today, according to Biden.
Sanders, though, explained that he opposed the bill because it expanded the "H2B" low-skilled guest-worker provisions, which Sanders called "slavery."
Press: Bernie Sanders has already won
It's hard to believe Super Tuesday was only a week ago. The results from 14 states and American Samoa totally upended the 2020 Democratic primary. It's now a two-man race, with six more states - Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington - voting today. But, in a sense, it's already over. And Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has won.Let me explain. No matter how long we've been involved in politics, none of us have seen anything like the upheaval of Super Tuesday. Suddenly, who's up is down, who's out is in, who's dead is very much alive.
Biden did his typical act of being all offended at the harsh criticism of something he supported. But Sanders is basically right. Low-skilled guest-worker laws are exploitative and akin to indentured servitude.
A guest worker lacks liberty and leverage, because if he displeases his boss, he can get deported. This is the point for some supporters of guest-workers. They want workers without recourse. I provided evidence, from the sugar industry, in aI wrote last decade:
"In 1940, one grower wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that if Washington were to help them find labor, the Bahamas would be a far better source than either the U.S. or its territory Puerto Rico. 'The vast difference between the Bahama Island labor and domestic, including Puerto Rican,' wrote the farmer, “is that labor transported from the Bahama Islands can be deported and sent home, if it does not work, which cannot be done in the instance of labor from domestic United States or Puerto Rico."
Low-skilled guest-worker programs are laser-guided missiles aimed at lowering working-class wages by importing workers who lack bargaining power. That's not exactly slavery, but it's certainly not freedom.
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