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U.S. News

  • The group of Senators working on immigration reform agreed on a plan that requires more border enforcement controls before undocumented immigrants can begin to proceed toward citizenship; however, there are no specific provisions in the bill that, if not met, would block the citizenship path.

International News

Research

Biswas, Dan, Brigit Toebes, Anders Hjern, Henry Ascher, and Marie Norredam. 2012. Access to health care for undocumented migrants from a human rights perspective: A comparative study of Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Health and Human Rights: An International Journal 14(2). Retrieved April 21, 2013, from http://www.hhrjournal.org/index.php/hhr/article/view/536/829.

Prepared by Rachel Stonecipher 

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  1. Luis Plascencia
    April 22, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Although UFW participated in shaping the contract labor/guestworker/bracero worker provisions in S, 744 (BSEOIMA), we should not assume that UFW represents the views of all agricultural workers in the U.S. (or all farmworker advocate groups), including workers working under an H-2A or H-2B visa.
    Moreover, there is a need for a national dialogue on whether the ‘improvements’ in S. 744 regarding contract labor, merit supporting the provision. Though of course it is somewhat premature to debate the provision until the Senate version is approved, and the House inserts its views.

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