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World View: Immigration and Guest Workers

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World View: Immigration and Guest Workers

World View: Immigration and Guest Workers

World View: Immigration and Guest Workers

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The United States isn't the only country facing a fight over immigration, and other countries have turned to guest worker programs as one solution to the problem. However, such programs can sometimes create a whole new set of problems for the host country. Guests discuss what the United States can learn from the experience of other countries.

Guests:

Demetrios Papademetriou; president of the Migration Policy Institute

Asuman Cetiner, 25-year-old Turkish German; parents came to Germany, as part of German guest worker program in the 1960s and 1970s; board member of BTBTM, a Berlin-based student organization that defends minority rights in Germany

Philip Martin, professor of agricultural economics at UC-Davis; chairs UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program

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