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dc.contributor.authorRodríguez, Cristina
dc.date2021-11-25T13:34:42.000
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-26T11:45:05Z
dc.date.available2021-11-26T11:45:05Z
dc.date.issued2007-01-01T00:00:00-08:00
dc.identifierfss_papers/4333
dc.identifier.contextkey4163477
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13051/3815
dc.description.abstractThe presence of over eleven million unauthorized immigrants in the United States has generated a wide-ranging and charged debate in recent years over the need to overhaul our immigration laws. Among the suggested reforms, the most novel (for the United States) and controversial has been the proposal that we adopt a large-scale temporary worker program to address current labor needs and channel future flows of unskilled migrants, who come primarily from Mexico and Latin America. Since his first term, President Bush has been calling for some form of guest worker program, and many of the bills that have emerged from both houses of Congress in the last few years have included a temporary worker program as a key component of comprehensive immigration reform. A guest worker program has become the measure favored by those who eschew enforcement-only strategies in favor of reform that accommodates the market realities that have generated the unauthorized population. Advocates of a guest worker program acknowledge that the legal admissions system, as currently designed, cannot manage the patterns of migration generated by these market forces. A temporary worker program would address current institutional limitations by creating new legal mechanisms for channeling the migration likely to persist in the future, no matter how long or high a border wall Congress resolves to build. A guest worker program thus represents a critical forward-looking complement to legalization programs that would permit millions of unauthorized migrants already in the United States to become lawful residents, ultimately obviating the need for largescale legalization programs in the future.
dc.subjectimmigration
dc.subjectimmigration law
dc.subjectintegration
dc.titleGuest Workers and Integration: Toward a Theory of What Immigrants and Americans Owe One Another
dc.source.journaltitleFaculty Scholarship Series
refterms.dateFOA2021-11-26T11:45:06Z
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/fss_papers/4333
dc.identifier.legacyfulltexthttps://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5333&context=fss_papers&unstamped=1


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