Saturday, March 11, 2023

Open Borders Sarah

Sarah Huckabee Sanders- as well as most Republicans- wants to divert our attention. In her rebuttal in February to the State of the Union Address of President Joe Biden, the Arkansas governor declared

Upon taking office just a few weeks ago, I signed executive orders to ban CRT, racism and indoctrination in our schools, eliminate the use of derogatory term, LatinX in our government....

President Biden is unwilling to defend our border....

A rebuilt military and a world that was stable and at peace, are now killed from drug overdoses, largely from fentanyl pouring across our southern border. Yet the Biden administration refuses to secure the border and save American lives.

Do you know who else (or maybe not "else") is unwilling to defend or secure our border? It's Open Borders Sarah. While politicians, pundits, and people affix their glaze upon the governor banning history not taught in public schools and use of a fairly obscure term not widely used in Arkansas (Arkansas!), Sanders is going after her real target. CNN reports

Arkansas Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a bill into law this week that rolls back a number of child labor protections across the state, including a measure that had required employers to obtain work certificates for children under the age of 16.

“The Governor believes protecting kids is most important, but this permit was an arbitrary burden on parents to get permission from the government for their child to get a job,” Sanders’ spokesperson Alexa Henning said in a statement. “All child labor laws that actually protect children still apply and we expect businesses to comply just as they are required to do now.”

Well, no, they don't expect businesses to comply because if they did, they wouldn't be giving encouraging them to employ children. Previously

minors under the age of 16 needed to verify their age and get the written consent of a parent or guardian before a work certificate could be issued by the state’s Division of Labor. But H.B. 1410, known as the Youth Hiring Act of 2023, which passed the Arkansas state legislature earlier this month, no longer requires youth under the age of 16 to have that work certificate as a condition of their employment.

The bill’s passage comes after the Biden administration announced last month plans to crackdown on labor exploitation of migrant children across the country, the New York Times reported, following an investigation conducted by the publication.

However, it appears the government in Little Rock is pleased to encourage exploitation of the labor of migrant children while

Proponents of the legislation argued that removing the certificate would eliminate a tedious step that stood in the way of minors getting a job quickly in the state. They also said that the bill would restore decision-making to parents about their children and streamline the hiring process for minors.

But opponents of the legislation have argued that the work certificate served as a form of protection for vulnerable youth, especially immigrant youth, who may not always have a parent or guardian to sign off for them to work and who could be exploited without that certificate.

“When we think about kids working who are 14, we think about who this might protect, it’s not the 14-year-old who’s working at the ice cream parlor in your hometown, whose parents have given them permission to work. We’re worried about the children who are at risk of being exploited and who are being exploited today,” Laura Kellams, the northwest Arkansas director of the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a group that advocates for children’s rights in the state, said earlier this month during a committee hearing on the bill.

It's not good for the rights of children because they will be easily exploited. It's also not good for the wages of adults and young men and women as children enter the workforce, compete for jobs, and drive wages down.

It is good, however, for private sector employers who want to pay their employees as little as possible with as few rights and benefits as possible. It's good for the business of immigration, legal and illegal, which Sarah Sanders is promoting.

Evidently, employing children is big business, one which the Governor is doing her best to encourage whileSanders’ signing of the bill comes after a major US food sanitation company that operated facilities in eight states, including Arkansas, recently paid a $1.5 million civil penalty for employing minors in hazardous conditions.

Packers Sanitation Services illegally employed at least 102 children between the ages of 13 and 17 in jobs that required them to use toxic chemicals and clean razor-sharp saws.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is striving to be the kind of Republican the party movers and shakers are looking for.  Get the left outraged about the indignities foisted upon racial and sexual minorities while boosting the interests of business by employing children of immigrants, keeping wages down and workers subservient. driven by a surprising source. woke capitalism is thriving in Arkansas.


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