Close to Slavery: Guest worker Programs in the U.S.


A resource of the Southern Poverty Law Center, details the systematic exploitation of foreign workers who come to this country for temporary jobs under the nation’s H-2 guest worker program. Based on dozens of legal cases and interviews with thousands of guest workers, it documents how guest workers are routinely cheated out of wages, forced to mortgage their futures to obtain low-wage, temporary jobs, and held virtually captive by employers. Read more.