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Noun1.guestworker - a person with temporary permission to work in another country; "a Moroccan guestworker in Canada was accused of aiding terrorists"
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
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(2015), 'Making the case for temporary migrant worker programmes: evidence from the UK's rural guestworker ('SAWS') scheme', Journal of Rural Studies, 40, p.
(2015) 'Temporary and transnational: gender and emotion in the lives of Mexican guestworker fathers', Ethnic and Racial Studies 38: 211-26.
If enacted, the Agricultural Guestworker Act (HR 4092) would likely accelerate the influx of farm guest workers, which could reduce support for the engineers and scientists developing machines to replace farmworkers.
This fall, Republican representative Bob Goodlatte of Virginia introduced the Agricultural Guestworker Act, or AG Act, which was voted out of the House Judiciary Committee in October.
Renewing old imperial connections to the Caribbean, guestworker programs in the US were "a way to bring the periphery to the metropole, while sparing the latter from having to integrate the former." (32) Thus, as shown in California and Florida, the US empire was "a moving phenomenon" capable of adapting and grounding its colonial logics and functioning in its very heartland.
farms has grown and shrunk as a result of immigration policies and guestworker programs (see Figure 1).
Migrant workers in the federal guestworker program make up an
They demand not only an amnesty for the huddled masses "living in the shadows" but also expanded "guestworker" programs to satisfy the demand for unskilled labor that fostered illegal immigration in the first place, tens of thousands of additional visas for skilled STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workers, and millions of additional visas for the foreign relatives of naturalized immigrants now stalled in decades-long waiting lists.