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Migrant workers, deportations, health care protection


This paper explores how health interests and rights play out in the temporary agricultural worker regime. In particular, it illustrates how a system that–as discussed below–is formally positioned as granting such workers the same rights as nationals, may not in practice provide equivalent or meaningful protections. The assessment is not just about the social exclusion challenges that often undermine the ability or possibility of migrant workers to activate their legal rights (which is the usual critique of why post-national citizenship writing is overly optimistic), but about how the legal and regulatory system itself misses the mark.


This is a pre-print version of a chapter published in Catherine Régis, Lara Khoury & Robert P. Kouri, eds, Health Law at the Frontier, (Éditions Yvon Blais, 2018).