Publication Date

April 2007


[Excerpt] Many business people have expressed concern that a scarcity of labor in certain sectors may curtail the pace of economic growth. A leading legislative response to skills mismatches and labor shortages has been to increase the supply of foreign workers. While the demand for more skilled and highly-trained foreign workers has garnered much of the attention in recent years, there has also been pressure to increase unskilled temporary foreign workers, commonly referred to as guest workers.


Suggested Citation
Wasem, R. E. (2007). Immigration of foreign workers: Labor market tests and protections (RL33977). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.