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Immigration Policy and Low-Wage Workers:The Farmworker Case

Immigration Policy and Low-Wage Workers:The Farmworker Case

By Bruce Goldstein

The pending Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits and Security Act arose from a nine-year struggle among farmworkers, agricultural employers, and their allies in Congress over immigration policy. The debate and the compromises, over issues such as "legalization" of undocumented workers, "guest worker" immigration policy, and reform of the H-2A program, may hold lessons for low-wage worker advocates generally.

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