Fact sheet describing frequent violations of workers’ rights and the need for reform in the H-2A visa program.
Fact sheet on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 (FWMA), HR 1603, bipartisan immigration legislation that would provide undocumented farmworkers and their family members with a path to legal immigration status and citizenship, revise the H-2A agricultural guestworker program to address some employer and worker concerns, and impose mandatory employment verification (“E-verify”) in agriculture.
On June 23, 2020, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the “Frontline At-Risk Manual Laborers Protection Act,” or “FARM Laborers Protection Act,” S. 4042. The bill would establish provisions to protect agricultural workers from the impacts of the coronavirus, as well as grants for agricultural employers.
An infographic in English describing the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2019, led by Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Lofgren, which provides an opportunity for experienced agricultural workers to apply for temporary legal status if they show consistent employment in US agriculture and meet other criteria, and lawful permanent residency if they meet future agricultural work requirements.