Caribbean Guestworkers, Florida’s Sugar Industry, and the Last Attempt at Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Lecture Description

The last attempt at “comprehensive immigration reform,” which culminated in the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, was as controversial and complicated as it is today. Then, as now, growers’ demand for “guestworkers” was at the center of the debate over how to “fix” the nation’s immigration problem. This talk explains how the 1986 fix helped get us where we are now.

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Immigration

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