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Guestworker Programs: Lessons From the Past and Warnings for the Future
Faculty Publications - Human Resource Studies
  • Vernon M. Briggs , Jr., Cornell University
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"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."
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.

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Published by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Citation Information
Vernon M. Briggs. "Guestworker Programs: Lessons From the Past and Warnings for the Future" (2004)
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