Friday, September 28, 2007
Ontiveros on Noncitizen Immigrant Labor and the Thirteenth Amendment: Challenging Guest Worker Programs
Posted by Mary L. Dudziak
Maria Linda Ontiveros, University of San Francisco, has posted a new essay, Noncitizen Immigrant Labor and the Thirteenth Amendment: Challenging Guest Worker Programs. It appeared in the University of Toledo Law Review. Here's the abstract: This article offers a Thirteenth Amendment analysis of “guest worker programs.” In these visa programs, non-United States citizens may come to work in the United States for a limited period of time. Under most of these programs, the worker must leave if they get fired or quit. The article offers a historical perspective of agricultural guest worker programs from1770 through today and concludes that poorly crafted guest worker programs may violate the Thirteenth Amendment.