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Shining a Light on Summer Work

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Shining a Light on Summer Work: A First Look at the Employers Using the J-1 Summer Work Travel Visa, co-authored by Justice in Motion Policy Manager Jeremy McLean, analyzes data collected through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that took 18 months to complete. The report presents findings about the industries and 16,000 companies using the J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) program. It also highlights the vulnerabilities that 100,000 young migrant workers face each year while employed through SWT. The report discusses the systemic inadequacies and lack of oversight of the program, which uses private organizations as recruiters and de facto managers of the program.

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