The Great Airport Fire-Off

The Great Airport Fire-Off, Michael
Flaherty, The Nation
In accordance with a recent congressional mandate, immigrants in
the United States are no longer allowed to work as airport security
screeners, meaning that an estimated 8,000 immigrant workers will
be removed from their posts by November 19. As Michael Flaherty
writes in The Nation, not only is this mandate unfair
to immigrants, it also could create a serious threat to airport
security – because the new workers will receive only a very brief
training. To view the matter in perspective, it seems absurd,
Flaherty writes, that ‘immigrants can join the military (no
citizenship required) but not scan sneakers at airline security
posts.’
–Erica Sagrans
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