EQNEEDF views on Politics, Environment, Energy, Health, National, and Foreign Affairs

U.S. Immigration Organizations and Resources - Part I of IV

U.S. Guest Workers Program Ideas and Proposals - Part II of IV - 2012

U.S. Guest Workers Program Ideas and Proposals - Part III of IV - 2012

U.S. Guest Workers Program Ideas and Proposals - Part III of IV - 2016 & 2017



Guests Workers Program versa Amnesty and Raise the Minimum Wage

U.S. Guest Workers Program Ideas and Proposals - 2012



Raising the Minimum Wage a key strategy to creating a Guest Workers Program - 2012


The wage for a worker in the Guest Workers Program should be $13.25 per hour in which three dollars an hour or so would be allocated to taxes.


U.S. Minimum wage should be raised to $12.25, reducing welfare benefits, required to pay taxes, the latter I admit difficult to get passed.


What follows is a portion of an article that clearly illustrates the need to re adjust minimum wage in order to make it more cost effective to work for minimum wage then collect welfare benefits from State and Federal Agencies.


“Since 2009, the Fair Labor Standards Act has dictated that the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Some people think that’s too low; others think it’s too high. But it turns out that, in 35 states, it’s a better deal not to work—and instead, to take advantage of federal welfare programs—than to take a minimum-wage job. That’s the takeaway from a new study published by Michael Tanner and Charles Hughes of the Cato Institute.


“The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive for work,” Tanner and Hughes write in their new paper. “Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for the Earned Income Tax Credit,” which offers extra subsidies to low-income workers who take work. “In 13 states [welfare] pays more than $15 per hour.”


Losing ground in the war on poverty


The welfare system, at its best, is a system that gives people a way to live when they can’t find work for themselves, when they’re down on their luck. At its worst, the welfare system rewards people for not working, and incentivizes people to develop habits that make it harder for them to find work in the future, miring them in permanent poverty.


The welfare system has grown since 1996


In 1995, Cato published The Work vs. Welfare Trade-Off, which examined the value of welfare benefits in every state. They found that, in 40 states, welfare paid more than $8 an hour; in 17 states, welfare paid more than $10 an hour. Tanner, the principal author of that study, decided to reexamine the numbers in the context of 2013.


In Cato’s new 2013 study, welfare paid more than $10 an hour in 33 states; 17 paid less than $8 an hour. Comparing the two data sets and accounting for inflation, 18 states saw a decline in the total value of welfare benefits; 32 states and the District of Columbia saw increases.


Tanner and Hughes award the national welfare championship to Hawaii, which offers $60,590 in annual welfare benefits, once you account for the fact that welfare benefits are tax-free to the recipient, compared to work-related wages. That’s the equivalent of $29.13 an hour. Rounding out the top five were D.C. ($50,820 per year and $24.43 an hour), Massachusetts ($50,540 and $24.30), Connecticut ($44,370 and $21.33), and New York ($43,700 and $21.01).


States with the lowest welfare benefits were Idaho ($11,150 and $5.36), Mississippi ($11,830 and $5.69), Tennessee ($12.120 and $5.83), Arkansas ($12,230 and $5.88), and Texas ($12,550 and $6.03).


Vermont increased welfare payments by the largest amount


The biggest jump in welfare payments between 1995 and 2013 was enjoyed by Vermont, where annual pre-tax-equivalent benefits jumped from $31,580 to $42,350 in 2013 dollars: an increase of $10,770. Other big gainers were D.C. ($6,850), Hawaii ($5,589), New Hampshire ($5,299), and Oregon ($5,288).


The biggest decrease was in Alaska, where benefits dropped from $48,655 to $26,400, a difference of $22,255. The other major belt-tighteners were Virginia (-$20,035), Maine (-$18,718), Colorado (-$16,830), and Idaho (-$16,048).


Tanner and Hughes count 126 distinct federal means-tested anti-poverty programs in force today. For the purposes of their study, they looked specifically at: (1) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the post-1996 cash welfare program; (2) the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps; (3) Medicaid; (4) housing assistance; (5) utilities assistance; (6) the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC), and (7) the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).


Not all of these benefits apply to every welfare beneficiary, and some are time-limited, like TANF. But it remains true that an alarming number of welfare beneficiaries do not have an economic incentive to find entry-level work.


Also striking about the Tanner and Hughes study is the degree to which this problem would be much worse without the Earned Income Tax Credit, which offers subsidies to working low-income individuals. In effect, the EITC serves as a negative income tax for those with little-to-no income tax liability. It ameliorates the disincentive that welfare recipients have to seek work” (Ref. H).


A divided Government doesn’t prove to be able to do much past extending budget decisions or determining jointly the effectiveness of the ACA up against the harm it’s causing for millions of Americans, businesses and the economy.


To think a bill that can address all the concerns about immigration will be acceptable by both parties in power, divided as the parties are is wild speculation to say the least, but centering in on program revenue short implantation cost as a result of building a web site by contracting its creation out to an American firm for a million dollars is in my view, reasonable and the only path that will lead to implementation of a Guest Workers Program.


Amnesty would result in millions more enrolling in welfare benefits and would not generate revenue in the amount necessary to off set State or Federal government assistance.


With Americans receiving government welfare benefits in many cases greater then minimum wage earners and with minimum wage earners also receiving welfare assistance to some degree, 12 million folks becoming Americans without any knowledge of the history of the United States for the most part but know all about the United States welfare system, will to some degree enroll, and many think the number will be in the millions.


Therefore, creating revenue so Mexico will guard their boarders as not to loose income from folks who entered the U. S. from Mexico to work in the U.S. illegally makes sense



By Bruce Wayne Henion

October 27, 2013





Ref. A - ISSUANCE OF DRIVER'S LICENSES TO UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS; By: Michael Csere, Legislative Fellow, May 29, 2013/2013-R-0194 http://www.cga.ct.gov/2013/rpt/2013-R-0194.htm


Ref. B - California lawmakers approved driver's licenses for illegal aliens; By Sacramento Bee (CA), September 13, 2013 6:55 am



Ref. C - U.S.-Mexico Border; EPA, US Gov. http://www.epa.gov/socal/border.html


Ref. D - List of international border rivers; Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.



Ref. E - In Efforts to Secure US-Mexico Border, Ariz. Native Americans Feel Caught in the Middle; By BYRON PITTS and DAN LIEBERMAN, ABC News Anchor & Chief National Correspondent via Nightline, SELLS, Ariz., June 27, 2013



Ref. F - Indian reservations on both U.S. borders become drug pipelines; By Tim Johnson -McClatchy Newspapers, SELLS, Arizona, Published: June 16, 2010 



Ref. G - For work performed on or after July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, U.S. Department of Labo.



Ref. H - On Labor Day 2013, Welfare Pays More Than Minimum-Wage Work In 35 States; Avik Roy, Contributor - 9/02/2013



I'm for creating revenue for boarder security, raising minimum wage in order to get more folks to go after the American Dream rather then receive welfare benefits and legalizing the status of folks in the U.S. illegally. I guess your position is amnesty and more folks on welfare which would require higher taxes in addition to the cost of the ACA and trillion dollar annual deficits Obama is proposing. Not sure where all the bucks will come from to buy T-Bills once the Federal Reserve Bank stops spending 85 billion a month but redistribution of wealth and the closure of a free market, capitalism itself replaced with government owned and controlled industry, manufacturing, agriculture and natural resources. Housing would become government housing and I'll bet they will be rentals to those who work. Bankruptcy or a communist approach to providing the needs of 51 percent of Americans receiving government benefits and welfare services that would exceed a few million once amnesty was granted for 12 million plus folks, and additionally, the projected increase of welfare recipients to join the ranks of government assistance do to a tanked economy, part time employment verses full time in order for employers to stay out of the ACA and or under 50 employees. Our country is headed for a train wreck but the answer is spend, spend, spend.


You’re not afraid to exclaim your point of view and for that I respect your right to your opinion. I’m often at odds with your point of views, yet last night I watched your show when you said the Minimum Wage should be raised, so I wrote this article because you inspired me to. And I thought you were just a comedian. You turned out to be a thinker as well.


Guests Workers Program versa Amnesty and Raise the Minimum Wage



Now I’m going to post this article on the Senate, House of Representatives and Senator Ted Cruz’ facebook in hopes others will pay attention.


Tohono O'odham Indian reservation


Like any young man on the Tohono O'odham Indian reservation on the border with Mexico, Clayton Antone can reel off the going rate for smuggling a load of marijuana into the U.S.


"You get $2,000 for a 45-minute drive," Antone said.


The Mexican and Canadian shiny pick-up trucks and late-model SUVs outside the homes of unemployed Indians on the reservation suggest that some have acted on the math.


Traffickers in Mexico and Canada increasingly are using Indian reservations along the borders as conduits for bringing marijuana, Ecstasy and other illicit drugs into the U.S. The drug gangs take advantage of weak and underfunded tribal police forces and the remoteness of tribal lands, and they find that high unemployment rates and resentment of federal law enforcement agencies make some young native Americans ready allies.


Drug seizures on the tribal lands have risen sharply. In 2005, law enforcement agents made 292 seizures totaling 67 tons of marijuana. By 2009, they tallied 1,066 seizures totaling more than 159 tons.


Cocaine also is moving in. On June 11, the U.S. attorney for Arizona indicted nine Tohono people on trafficking charges, ending a five-month probe in which undercover agents made 39 buys totaling over 250 grams of cocaine.


The U.S. Justice Department is closely watching on two reservations where it says the problems are most acute: the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York and the Tohono O'odham Reservation in Arizona.


As much as 20 percent of all the high-potency marijuana grown in Canada each year is smuggled through the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, according to the National Drug Intelligence Center's 2010 drug threat assessment report.


Drug gangs smuggle 5 percent to 10 percent of all the marijuana produced in Mexico through the Tohono O'odham Reservation in Arizona, it adds.


The Mohawk reservation includes about 20 miles, or half a percent of the 3,987-mile U.S. border with Canada (not including Alaska), while the Tohono O'odham tribal lands take up about 75 miles, or 4 percent of the 1,933-mile border with Mexico.


The Tohono O'odham Police Department employs some 65 officers, yet they must cover a sprawling Sonoran Desert reservation the size of Connecticut. Roads are good, but communities are far apart.


"It takes an officer at least two hours to respond in some cases, depending on the locale," said Timothy Joaquin, a tribal council member on the security committee that oversees public safety issues.


Compounding problems, the tribal population is only 27,000 — really a large extended family. Those involved in the drug trade aren't distant neighbors but a friend's cousin, or one's own relative, and loyalty runs deep.


"I know people who actually go to Mexico and bring the drugs across," said Antone, who works at the Tribal Youth Council, which helps young people find jobs, and he doesn't condone the smuggling he sees around him. "Everybody knows who's doing it."

Those involved know the back roads and trails better than do the Border Patrol agents who police the reservation for illegal migrants and smugglers. They're also familiar with when the agents take breaks, change shifts and use sniffer dogs at the checkpoints on the three roads leading out of the tribal area.


Tohono smugglers send spotters out to the Border Patrol checkpoints to see when it's safe to pass along the route.


"They'll send the message, 'There's no K-9. Come on through,'" Antone said.


Joaquin, the council member, said a trip around tribal land suggests that something doesn't quite add up.


"You think, 'how can somebody who's not employed afford such a good vehicle?'" he said.


At one village, Al-Jek, less than a mile from the border, where a special type of fencing allows the passage of livestock and people but not vehicles, Angelita Castillo said a few hamlets are deeply involved, such as nearby Pisinemo.


"Some of us who are here, we try to keep away from it," Castillo said.


The trafficking is in people as well as drugs, and the Tohono O'odham reservation pays dearly. Mexican migrants leave trash strewn across the desert, break into homes in search of food, receive treatment at the tribal health services clinic and impose a burden on tribal police. The tribe has paid for autopsies for more than 50 migrants found dead on its land.


"They find tons of trash that these individuals leave behind, backpacks and clothes. They've stolen so many bicycles," said Frances G. Antone, a member of the Tohono legislative council who's distantly related to Clayton Antone.


Legal experts say Washington bears some blame for what has happened.


"The quality of law enforcement on all tribal lands is generally weak," said Kevin Washburn, the dean of the University of New Mexico law school in Albuquerque. "It is primarily a federal responsibility, and the federal government's commitment has been weak.


Roughly 2,500 miles northeast, severe environmental pollution and economic dislocation have afflicted the 22-square-mile St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in upstate New York.


"The Mohawks basically had their traditional economies destroyed by General Motors and Alcoa polluting the land with PCBs," said David Stoddard, a spokesman for the tribal government.


Three foundries and plants that the companies operated, beginning in the 1950s, have become Superfund sites to clean up polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a contaminant that's gotten into mothers' milk on the reservation.


Each year, federal agents say, as much as a billion dollars of hydroponically grown marijuana and other drugs move through the reservation, which straddles the St. Lawrence Seaway. Some drugs, particularly cocaine, are smuggled north.


"Multiple tons of high-potency marijuana are smuggled through the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation each week by Native American (drug trafficking organizations)," the drug threat assessment report said.


In warmer weather, smugglers use speedboats and Jet Skis to zip across the river, turning to snowmobiles when the river ices over in winter.


Montreal is a 90-minute drive, while New York City is a straight shot down Interstate 87.


Amid new busts on the reservation, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., proposed last December that 10 years be added to the term of any drug trafficker if they use Indian lands. The proposal hasn't yet become law.


The smuggling trial of Russian emigre Andrey Nevsky, a left-handed pro boxer, last month in Albany, N.Y., brought new testimony that the reservation was a major transshipment point for tons of marijuana headed south.


Prosecutors said smugglers who brought vehicles full of marijuana down I-87 used "blocking" vehicles to break traffic laws on purpose to distract police and protect the smugglers.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/06/16/96003/indian-reservations-on-both-us.html#storylink=cpy


Enrique Peña Nieto – 28 October 2013



6 million work hours times a 40 hour week would involve the ACA for American Employees but not folks in the Guest Workers Program, therefore, 240 million work hours a week x 4 equals 960 million times 12 months’ equals 11 billion, 520 million hours/dollars.

The Mexican and U.S. Government would both receive the same amount for boarder security from the Guest Workers Program for Mexican Citizens while America; working with other countries citizens’ illegally in the U.S. would receive 23 billion, 40 million a year.

In addition and at the beginning, the enrollment fee into the Guest Workers Program would be $500.00 and $25.00 a month deducted from your check weekly or monthly.

Up front cost can be deducted from wages as well provided recipient pays a minimum of $100.00, the balance paid in ten months.

The math illustrates 3 to 6 billion up front costs within ten months and 150 to 300 million a month times 12 months equals 1 billion, 800 hundred million to 3 billion, 600 million a year in program fees based on 6 to 12 million recipients in the program..

A Guest Workers Program would not cost the government anything, not become an entitlement program but instead create 23 billion, 40 million dollars a year with 12 million enrolled, plus the up front enrollment cost of 6 billion and program cost of 3 billion, 600 million a year for said same originates 28 billion, 600 million dollars a year and eliminates illegal aliens.

Establishing an international Guest Workers Program wage higher then the minimum wage at present would not go over well, yet in conjunction with raising the minimum wage will be necessary.

By Bruce Wayne Henion

October 27, 2013
Guests Workers Program versa Amnesty and Raise the Minimum Wage


Lets review the math at a dollar an hour x 6 million Mexican Citizens to 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. for what ever reason, there entrance at this point of little importance, whether it was legal or not, over stayed visa or climbed a fence.



My proposal would give the Mexican government close to 12 billion a year to have your military secure your boarder and have income from five million of Mexican Citizens working in the US legally contributing taxes to their government.

What would be the cost to ensure a secure boarder?


five million Mexicans working in America now send money to Mexico.


Amnesty creates zero revenue for the Mexican government, while folks illegal in the US would be placed in the Guests Workers Program five years allowing enough time to recruit future recipients for the program.


As I sell it, an international wage higher then U.S. Minimum Wage must be established in order to allocate one dollar for every hour a person in a Guest Workers Program works to the Mexican Government as a tax, thereby originating enough revenue for Mexico to engage in boarder security preventing folks from illegally entering the U. S. through placement of folks into Guest Workers Regional Training Facilities (GWRTF) along the U.S. and Mexico boarder.


Solutions are there, we just need to think it through. After five years in a GWP resident status for illegal aliens in the US will be given then citizenship for those that want it, but future program recipients enrolled from Mexico don't get the pathway to citizenship.


Look, America is broke, and government spending exceeds trillion dollar annual deficits for as long as time as you can ponder, ten years of projected debt, 21 trillion in three years, etc., so were going to have to generate revenue for Mexico through Mexicans working in the US.


My comments this evening were taken from with some adjustment an article I wrote to my elected officials in the US and Hannity of FOX News, forums, etc., and is presented to you Sir and or your staff, in hopes you might consider this path and support it.


By Bruce Waynne Henion
October 28, 2013


I have nothing against my Arabian bothers and sisters who would rather pray and fast then fight for two days and nights. I will embrace anyone, any where who puts peace above there petty judgments.  Peace enhances liberty and freedoms.


EQNEEDF views on Politics, Environment, Energy, Health, National, and Foreign Affairs

U.S. Immigration Organizations and Resources - Part I of IV

U.S. Guest Workers Program Ideas and Proposals - Part II of IV - 2012

U.S. Guest Workers Program Ideas and Proposals - Part III of IV - 2012

U.S. Guest Workers Program Ideas and Proposals - Part III of IV - 2016 & 2017



EQNEEDF views on Politics, Environment, Energy, Health, National, and Foreign Affairs

U.S. Guest Workers Program Ideas and Proposals - Part III of IV