2021-02-22 11:34:33

Report Details Slavery-Like Conditions For Immigrant Guest Workers


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Anuradha Mittal and David Bacon about immigrant workers' treatment.

House Democrats have introduced an ambitious new immigration bill that encompasses President Joe Biden’s plan to offer an 8-year pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. The bill is expected to face stiff resistance among Republicans who appear to have embraced the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant posture wholesale.

Meanwhile, a new report released by the Oakland Institute on conditions facing guest farmworkers in the U.S. expose horrific conditions akin to slavery. While Trump during the pandemic placed harsh limits on legal pathways to emigrate to the United States, he expanded the program allowing temporary agricultural workers to enter.

Read the report ‘Dignity or Exploitation: What Future for Farmworker Families in the United States?,’ HERE.

Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland InstituteDavid Bacon, author of the new report Dignity or Exploitation: What Future for Farmworker Families in the United States?

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