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Student Labor Scandal Illuminates the Gray Market for Guestworkers

The students came for a summer learning experience with a job at a classic American company. Instead, they got a crash course in the realities of the global economy. Following months of campaigning, young foreign students who have waged a bitter labor battle against a U.S. candy giant, the Department of Labor has cited two subcontractors that helped import the students into the Hershey plant in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, where they were reportedly subjected to coercive, exploitative conditions.
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All Eyes on Egypt

US Politics / Conservative : NRO: The Corner (4 years ago)

A couple days ago I posted over at Powerline a circuitous reflection on my experience teaching foreign students in a course on constitutionalism. The post culminated in a story about one of my very best students, a young Egyptian la... Read Post

For Foreign Students in US on Visas, an Awful Reality

Business & Finance : Business from Newser (4 years ago)

Each year, some 100,000 college students come to the US on J-1 visas, eager to get a taste of American life while working a seasonal job. But an AP investigation has found the reality is a lot less rosy than it seems. Some students ... Read Post

Guestworkers Who Suffered Horrific Conditions At McDonald’s Bring Grievances To Congress

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

When a group of young Latin American students arrived in the United States to work as guestworkers at a Pennsylvania McDonald’s, they thought they were in for an amazing experience — a chance to see the US up close, and to experienc... Read Post

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