Publication Date

March 2004

Abstract

"Immigration policy is a minefield of controversial issues, and among the most explosive are those programs that permit low-skilled foreign nationals to work in the same labor market as U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens. Because such endeavors have been undertaken in the past, they have a track record and have been subject to extensive research. There is no need to speculate about what might happen if any new such venture – such as that proposed by the Bush Administration on January 7, 2004 – were to be enacted. The outcome is easily predicted."

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Suggested Citation
Briggs, V. M., Jr. (2004, March). Guestworker programs: Lessons from the past and warnings for the future. Backgrounder, Center for Immigration Studies, 1-7. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/hr/38/

Required Publisher Statement
Published by the Center for Immigration Studies.

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