Prof. Lister on Guest Workers

Matthew ListerIn the fourth installment of the Spring 2012 Faculty Workshop Series, sponsored by the Frances Lewis Law Center, Professor Matthew Lister, Visiting Assistant Professor at Villanova School of Law, came to speak last week about his paper, Guest-Worker Programs: A Discussion and Partial Defense.

In the paper, Professor Lister argues that a well-crafted guest-worker program is both compatible with liberal principles of justice and likely to form an important part of a sensible immigration policy for the near future. He addresses many of the controversial aspects of guest-worker programs, including how the high potential for abuse seen in earlier programs can be avoided.  The paper thus recommends using a well-crafted guest-worker program over restricted borders or nearly open borders as alternatives.

Many thanks to Professor Lister for visiting W&L and sharing his paper with the faculty.

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