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This report highlights cases of exploitation from Texas to Tennessee, and calls for four indispensible reforms that would end employer abuse and protect both guest workers and U.S. workers: (1) Guaranteeing guest workers the right to organize without fear of retaliation; (2) Prohibiting employers from using guest workers as cheap, exploitable alternatives to U.S. workers; (3) Eliminating debt servitude and other elements of human trafficking in the program; and (4) Subjecting employers to meaningful government enforcement and community oversight.
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Penn State Law Immigrants' Rights Clinic and National Guestworker Alliance, "Leveling the Playing Field: Reforming the H-2B Program to Protect Guestworkers and U.S. Workers" (2012). Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic Publications. 2.