Concerning immigration reform: A recent Senate vote on the immigration reform bill points to near certain passage.
What does immigration reform mean to Alaska? Seafood companies with assets into the billions want more low-skilled workers.
Thousands of workers are brought into Alaska each year to work on processing ships and shore plants.
Labor providers historically have a bad record of how well they treat people.
So how did Alaska’s two senators, Murkowski and Begich vote — to move the bill forward or not? A lot of lobbyists needing cheap labor put a lot of pressure on them.
The immigration bill as written is not good for Alaska citizens nor the nation as a whole. Immigration reform affects Alaska — give the issue some coverage.
— Faith Myers and Dorrance Collins