Mexican Consular Protection and the Precarization of Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Canada

  • Karla Angélica Valenzuela Moreno Departamento de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad Iberoamericana,
Keywords: consulates, consular protection, Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, Mexico- Canada migration, labor migration,

Abstract

The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program Mexico-Canada (SAWP) is a mechanism for employing Mexican migrants in Canadian industry. Because participants in this program face numerous challenges, the Mexican government offers them protection and support through its consulates across Canada. Nevertheless, these services may prove inefficient and can even render migrants’ stay more precarious. This article addresses the question of why Mexican consular protection results in a precarious stay for SAWP workers. 

Author Biography

Karla Angélica Valenzuela Moreno, Departamento de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad Iberoamericana,
Profesora investigadora de la Maestría en Estudios sobre Migración, Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México
Published
2018-06-27
How to Cite
Valenzuela Moreno, K. (2018). Mexican Consular Protection and the Precarization of Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Canada. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 13(1). https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2018.a004
Section
ESSAYS