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'Guest Worker' Immigrants Fill Labor Gap in Maryland

President Bush often cites "guest worker" programs as one solution to the problem of illegal immigration. Eric Niiler reports from Maryland's Chesapeake Bay about the effectiveness of the commercial crab industry's own guest worker program, where crab processors often have a difficult time finding people to work the crab-picking lines for low wages.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.