September 2017 letter from multiple labor and immigrant rights organizations expressing their opposition to Rep. Goodlatte’s Agricultural Guestworker Act, as well as other harmful changes to the H-2A agricultural guestworker visa program.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), with co-sponsor Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), introduced the “Paperwork Reduction for Farmers Act,” S. 1578. The bill would expand the H-2A program to include year-round jobs and lessen important labor protections, including recruitment requirements for U.S. workers.
Summary of the "Better Agricultural Resources Now Act of 2017" (BARN Act), H.R. 641, introduced by Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA). This bill would amend the H-2A program to remove important government oversight and to slash labor protections that are needed to protect U.S. workers and guestworkers.
Summary of the “Family Farm Relief Act of 2017,” H.R. 281, introduced by Rep. Stefanik (R-NY). The bill proposes to revise the H- 2A agricultural guestworker program in ways that would allow the exploitation of workers.
Written by Farmworker Justice and Oxfam America, this report chronicles a broken farm labor system that encourages lawlessness and exploitation of workers and outlines specific recommendations that the government can take to increase enforcement and improve the lives of farmworkers around the country.
A presentation for assisters and other farmworker service providers with information about the H-2A program, H-2A worker eligibility for health insurance, and challenges and strategies to enrolling H-2A workers in health insurance. The strategies are based on experiences of assisters who successfully enrolled H-2A workers in health insurance.