Migrant Labour in the United States: Working Beneath the Floor for Free Labour?
in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law (forthcoming, Oxford Univ. Press).
21 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2014 Last revised: 2 Aug 2014
Date Written: 2014
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.
Keywords: Thirteenth Amendment, migration, immigration, labor law, employment discrimination, involuntary servitude
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