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Unformatted text preview: Paul O’Malley Labor 12-03-09 The U.S. Guest Worker This article talks about the history of migrant workers in the United States, and how they have been exploited, and will continue to be exploited unless some major changes are made. IT starts out by talking about how different periods of economic prosperity in the States have led to migrant workers sneaking in from Mexico and other Central American countries. The article was very persuasive at advocating for worker exploitation in a few ways. Overall, through the use of history and going through the processes of worker exploitation, this article is very effective at advocating for reform. The use of historical context in this article sets up a good introduction to worker exploitation, and helps provide information to persuade the reader. It goes back as far as the late 1840’s during the Mexican American war and discovers the origins of the United States exploitation of Mexico. The U.S. finally started using this to their advantage with the Bracero exploitation of Mexico....
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- Fall '09
- immigrant workers