The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

“Guest Worker” Servitude

May 13, 2013

An important part of immigration reform–important for the U.S. bosses, that is–is the so-called “guest worker” program. Guest workers are workers who are not in the U.S. now, but will be brought in temporarily, and sent back to their countries when the bosses no longer need them.

Whether the politicians call it “probationary legal status” or “guest worker,” what they are proposing is basically some kind of modern-day version of the 17th century indentured servitude.