oped on afl-cio and immigration

rc-am rcollins at netlink.com.au
Tue Mar 28 20:09:30 PST 2000

> From: David Bacon

> Employers facing a tight job market are also making proposals for
> amnesty. But their proposals, S 1814 and 1815, link legal status to
> employment. They would return immigrants to the bracero program of the
> 1940s, as contract laborers reduced to indentured servitude. "We remember
> the bracero program here," says Mexican Senator Rosalbina Garabito, "and
> it's not a good memory. Our people were treated like animals."

What are proposals S1814 and 1815? And, what was the bracero programme of the 1940s?

Angela _________

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