Many states compell prisoners to work on chain gangs, cleaning up roadways or doing other types of heavy labor, and there's nothing illegal about it.
Well, then I suppose you don't mind allying yourself to various historic regimes who engaged in "forced" or "Punitive Labor" .... the examples run from the Germans and Japanese (WWII) to the Soviets, Communist Chinese, and others.
I do, despite the 13th Amendment. How ironic to abolish and re-establish forced/bonded/punitive labor in one stroke!
I'd rather see Americans get jobs that could support their families with dignity, and prisoners get truely rehabilitated. That may be a pipe dream, but we should aim towards that, no?
I believe that it is impossible to force people to do competent work, and that the archaic thinking that produces a slave class (no matter what the "justification" is: Biblical or other) is immoral.
Simple expulsion for illegal aliens is enough provided they have paid taxes on what they have earned, and pay their ticket back. If they commit a crime, jail time in their OWN country. Each prisoner runs us about $50,000 a year. How's their labor going to pay that off? I don't see a fence builder or highway cleaner earning $50,000 a year.
Incidently, being 'Liberal' or 'Conservative' is not an insult. Last time I looked, we were still free to choose our belief and political regime.
I can say, though that I would fight to the death for your freedom to express your thoughts as I would hope you'd do fo me and mine.