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Silence in the Fields

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The H-2A Program was started by the federal government after World War II and allows farmers to temporarily use foreign workers when local labor is short. However, little official oversight of the program has fostered abuses of foreign labor. Yeoman reports on these, including low wages, poor housing, farmer control of personal mail and shopping trips, and not hiring American workers even when they are available.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 18 Issue 10, Mar 2001, p20-15, il