LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
Protecting Guest Workers in the United States

"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 threats and retaliation from their recruiting...

Finding Common Ground on Guest Workers a Major Challenge for CIR

"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 – is brewing behind the scenes between...

Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights

"[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 and abuse. Such protections, essential to any...

House Hearing Webcast Live Now: 'Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy'

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 the Hearing** Please note that this feature is only...

Guest Worker Programs Have A Long History In U.S.

"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. Nearly 5 million Mexican laborers worked in U...

Subcontractor Servitude: Jennifer Gordon

"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 came to the United States in April anticipating...

Culture Shock: The Exploitation of J-1 Cultural Exchange Workers

"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 with names synonymous with the United States...