Center for Immigrants' Rights and NGA release report calling for guest worker protections
June 21, 2012
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As part of its mission to promote a modernized immigration system through representation of immigrant advocacy organizations, Penn State Law's Center for Immigrants' Rights teamed up with the National Guestworker Alliance (NGA) to produce a report on important policy changes to the H-2B program necessary to protect both U.S. workers and guest workers.
- Guaranteeing guest workers the right to organize without fear of retaliation;
- Prohibiting employers from using guest workers as cheap, exploitable alternatives to U.S. workers;
- Eliminating debt servitude and other elements of human trafficking in the program; and
- Subjecting employers to meaningful government enforcement and community oversight.
“Allie and Stacie have produced a strong advocacy document for NGA that I believe will serve as a significant step toward leveling the playing field between guest workers and U.S. workers,” said Wadhia.