June 20th, 2005

gerund

Item: A Permit (to work)

I am being confused about the concept of Work Permits.

Now, it strikes me that, ignoring for a moment the concept of "illegal immigrants", Work Permits can only provide a brake upon the economy (besides being the sort of right-minded paper-pushing that only governments could think up). (Obviously, an illegal immigrant cannot, by definition, work legally except where some special provision is made in which case it might be disingenuous to call them "illegal immigrants".)

Does anyone care to defend the Work Permit before my sight?