Fact sheet detailing some of the main changes proposed to the H-2A temporary agricultural worker visa program by the DOL in 2019.
This report is based on interviews with current and former H-2A workers and documents the human toll of a system meant to provide a legal and dependable workforce for American farmers. The report offers multiple short-term and long-term solutions to eliminate abuses in the H-2A program and ensure a sustainable labor force for American agriculture.
Summary of the “Agricultural Guestworker Act,” H.R. 4092, introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), which would create the H-2C program, a new agricultural guestworker program that would strip away the limited protections currently found in the H-2A program.