By David Griffith
The H-2 application, initially established in Florida, is the longest operating labor-importation software within the state. Over the process a quarter-century of analysis, Griffith studied rural hard work techniques and their nationwide and overseas results. during this e-book, he examines the socioeconomic results of the H-2 software on either the components the place the employees paintings and the parts they're from, and, taking a uniquely humanitarian stance, he considers the consequences of this system at the employees themselves.
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Corporations, drawing on citizens instead of foreign nationals. S. economy, the use of temporary workers has become more acceptable to policymakers, and policies involving temporary foreign workers have ceased being the subject of heated public debate. Though debate persists, it has become less about the fundamentals or underlying justiﬁcation for guestworker programs than about their speciﬁc mechanics. S. economy draws on the history and experience of foreign workers in agriculture, where employers have successfully sculpted immigration policy to meet their needs at least since .
Yet for more than a century, since long before modern manufacturers began moving parts of the production process overseas, the heart of farm labor has been contracting, a system of linking buyers and sellers of labor through intermediaries who recruit, transport, house, supervise, and dominate the lives of people looking for seasonal work on America’s farms. Through this system, which more and more frequently engages people from diﬀerent cultural and national backgrounds, the food industry extends its reach from the body at home, consuming food, to the body at work, producing it.
They are symptomatic, too, of the tensions between globalization and the tendency to identify with smaller, often local groups based on ethnicity, occupation, class, language, religion, region, or other factors—concepts that are, ironically, often born or strengthened among native residents when immigrants move into an area. The growth of temporary worker programs like the H-A and H-B class visa programs that are the subject of this book clearly reﬂects the growing tendency to diﬀerentiate citizens from foreign nationals in the United States.