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Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy: Hearing Before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, March 14, 2013   [open pdf - 1MB]

This hearing compilation is from the March 14, 2013 hearing "Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today's Economy" before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. From the press release summary: "The 'Immigration and Nationality Act' includes a number of guest worker visa programs, such as the H-1B program for highly-skilled workers and the H-2B program for temporary non-agricultural workers. The H-2B program specifically is intended to meet the workforce demands for lower-skilled jobs. Under the program, the Department of Labor is responsible for enforcing wage and employment opportunity protections for American workers. A number of concerns have been raised about current guest worker programs. For example, recent regulatory and enforcement changes by the Obama administration may make it more difficult for employers to benefit from the system in a timely manner. Additionally, guest worker programs may be too limited to meet future workforce demands." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Laura Reiff, Fred Benjamin, Mary Bauer, and Daniel Musser III.

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2013-03-14
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