guest worker

a foreign worker permitted to work in a country, especially in Western Europe, on a temporary basis.

1965–70; translation of German Gastarbeiter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Many worked summers, illegally or in guest worker programs, then returned home in the winter after the crops were harvested.
Sanders has long been concerned that employers misused guest worker programs to keep wages and benefits low.
The first is, you talk about a temporary guest worker program.
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