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Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
This thesis explores the challenges of work-commuters living in Mexico yet working in American border cities. As the majority of work-commuters have limited educational backgrounds and limited English proficiency, workers are often restricted to low paying, onerous jobs in construction, landscaping, agriculture, and domestic work. However, there is a small percentage of workers in managerial and professional positions. Workers in these industries are at higher risk of experiencing occupational hazards and labor abuses, particularly because of the nature of these positions. Through the use of personal testimony and supporting data, this thesis will demonstrate the need for reform in immigration and expansion in labor protections.
Gonzalez, Valentina, "Cruzando La Frontera: Examining Policies to Better Serve Work-Commuters on the U.S.- Mexico Border" (2023). CMC Senior Theses. 3268.