Replacing future immigrants and Americans with temporary foreign workers
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
The landscape of American employment is being dramatically altered by an expanding system of guestworker visas issued to hundreds of thousands of foreign workers. A new report by Global Workers Justice Alliance, Visas Inc: Corporate Control and Policy Incoherence in the U.S. Temporary Foreign Labor System, provides the first comprehensive analysis of the many visas that employers use and misuse to bring foreign workers into the U.S.
At this forum, Cathleen Caron and Ashwini Sukthankar will discuss the report’s findings, the lack of regulation and oversight, and the potential for reform. Kanthi Salgadu, who came to the U.S. as a domestic worker on one of the visas analyzed in the report, will discuss her experience as a trafficking survivor. Daniel Costa will discuss the overall impact of the temporary foreign worker visa system on the American economy and moderate the proceedings.
Cathleen Caron, Executive Director, Global Workers Justice Alliance
Ashwini Sukthankar, International labor rights researcher and advocate, author of Visas Inc
Kanthi Salgadu, member of the Survivor Advisory Caucus of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking
Daniel Costa, Immigration Policy Analyst, Economic Policy Institute
Lunch will be provided
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