Ishmael N. Daro
Published: April 25, 2014, 7:30 am
Lately the discussion around temporary foreign workers has sounded an awful lot like an episode of South Park.
In the seventh season of the animated Comedy Central show, the town finds itself facing a peculiar problem. People from the overpopulated and impoverished future have found a way to travel back in time, and they start doing so in droves in order to snap up jobs in the present. Before long, businesses even start replacing existing workers with these time-immigrants who are willing to work harder for less pay. The only response the townspeople muster is one of increasing frustration: “They took our jobs!” they howl in frustration.