Migrant Labour in the United States: Working Beneath the Floor for Free Labour?
Maria Linda Ontiveros
University of San Francisco - School of Law
in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law (forthcoming, Oxford Univ. Press).
Univ. of San Francisco Law Research Paper No. 2014-19
This chapter argues that the combination of US employment and immigration laws create a system for the exploitation of immigrant workers that runs counter to the purpose of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US constitution. The chapter provides an overview to US employment and migration laws and then identifies specific problems raised for immigrant workers. The chapter then describes Thirteenth Amendment jurisprudence and shows how the current system of laws runs afoul of the amendments purpose.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Thirteenth Amendment, migration, immigration, labor law, employment discrimination, involuntary servitude
Date posted: June 23, 2014 ; Last revised: August 2, 2014