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Summer work travel: Cheap labor or cultural exchange?
Late last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered an "extensive and thorough review" of the program. Last month, federal officials issued citations and possible fines of nearly $300,000 against the Hershey Company, an employer involved with the program, reports PennLive. This week, the Center for Immigration Studies will hold a public discussion panel sorting it all out.
The panel will discuss results of the report "Cheap Labor as Cultural Exchange: The $100 Million Work Travel Industry" that says the SWT program has become a cheap labor program in the guise of cultural exchange.
The discussion will be held in Washington D.C. tomorrow, March 13, 2012 at 9 a.m. in the Murrow Room at the National Press Club, 14th and F Streets, NW. Admission is free and open to the public. A transcript and video of the discussion will be available the following week.
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