Immigration Law

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Culture Shock: The Exploitation of J-1 Cultural Exchange Workers
Posted on 23 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"They come to experience all America has to offer. They hope to pay their way by working a summer job as they experience a new culture and learn English. They work in our hotels, restaurants, fast-food chains and amusement parks. They work for companies... Read More

House Hearing Webcast Live Now: 'Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy'
Posted on 14 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Subcommittee on Workforce Protections March 14, 2013 - "Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy" The hearing is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. in room 2175 Rayburn H.O.B. **View a Live Webcast of... Read More

Guest Worker Programs Have A Long History In U.S.
Posted on 18 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Fulfilling the demand for unskilled labor is a big part of the immigration bill unveiled by a group of bipartisan senators this week. One of the oldest and certainly the largest guest worker program in United States history was that of the Braceros... Read More

Protecting Guest Workers in the United States
Posted on 9 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As the director of a project focused on the rights of migrant workers, I have been closely following the situation at the Hershey's Chocolate packing plant in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Earlier this year, exchange students on J-1 visas faced... Read More

Finding Common Ground on Guest Workers a Major Challenge for CIR
Posted on 21 Nov 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As immigration talks resume, the public debate has once again zeroed in on the merits of granting some type of so-called amnesty to 11 million [unauthorized] immigrants. But another, more complicated dispute – where the sides are equally entrenched... Read More

Subcontractor Servitude: Jennifer Gordon
Posted on 2 Sep 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The words “guest workers” and “strike” are not often seen together. Yet twice this summer, members of a group of more than 150 Jamaican guest workers who clean luxury Florida hotels and condos walked off the job. The workers... Read More

Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights
Posted on 24 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[I]n all the talk of providing a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented workers while tightening border security, one important issue has, so far, received only passing mention: stronger protections for immigrant workers against exploitation... Read More