Mexican Workers and U.S. Agriculture: The Revolving Door

  title={Mexican Workers and U.S. Agriculture: The Revolving Door},
  author={Philip L. Martin},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={1124 - 1142}
Western U.S. agriculture is an industry that has shaped and been shaped by a peculiar labor policy: seasonal workers were outsiders who looked to agriculture for jobs, not careers. They did not plan to remain farm workers, and the industry and community in which they worked and lived did not see them as long-term settlers. The immigration and integration policy, in effect, was to recruit new workers willing to accommodate themselves to seasonal employment, and to avoid their integration in… Expand

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