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H-2A agricultural guestworker program

H-2A agricultural guestworker program

changes could improve services to employers and better protect workers : statement of Carlotta C. Joyner, Director, Education and Employment Issues, Health, Education, and Human Services Division, before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate

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Published by The Office, The Office [distributor in Washington, D.C, Gaithersburg, MD (P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg 20884-6015) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural laborers, Foreign -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Alien labor -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Seasonal labor -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- United States.

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    Other titlesChanges could improve services to employers and better protect workers.
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
    SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-HEHS-98-200.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination12 p.
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18132256M

    DHS Adds Five Countries to H-2 Visa Eligible List Portugal and Sweden will be eligible to participate in the H-2A agricultural guestworker program and the H-2B low-skilled, nonagricultural Author: Roy Maurer. The Agricultural Guestworker Act proposed by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte,, R-Va., would replace the existing H-2A program with an H-2C system that allow imported workers to .

    Apr 11,  · As Food and Farmworkers Retreat, Guestworker Program Poised to Grow. The Trump administration’s fear-inducing immigration policies could lead to a farm and restaurant labor shortage, greater use of the H-2A visa program, and a climate rife with worker exploitation. Oct 04,  · The legislation, called the Ag Act, would replace the current H-2A program for agriculture. “For far too long, the broken H-2A guestworker program has buried American farmers in red tape and excessive costs without delivering access .

    Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed congressional concerns on its work on the Department of Labor's H-2A program, focusing on clarifying aspects of the report, including the definitions of certain terms it used, the data it reviewed, and its general analytical consumersnewhomeconstruction.com noted that: (1) to enable GAO to assess Labor's performance in meeting the H-2A program's statutory and. Nov 22,  · The House will vote soon on a bill to provide legal status to undocumented farmworkers and to modernize the H-2A agricultural guestworker program — the first agricultural labor reform bill in three decades, said sponsor Rep. Zoe consumersnewhomeconstruction.com Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan bill, , on Thursday, after one opponent warned that “the bill opens the door to a massive amnesty Author: Chuck Abbott.


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Questions and Answers about the H-2A Agricultural Guestworker Program What is the H-2A program. The H-2A agricultural worker program is a foreign labor certification program that permits agricultural employers to apply to hire workers from other countries on temporary work permits to fill agricultural jobs that last ten months or less.

The H-2A guestworker program allows agricultural employers to hire workers from other countries on temporary work permits for agricultural jobs that last ten months or less. To bring in H-2A guestworkers, employers must first show that they have tried and are unable to. The H-2A program allows U.S.

employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs. A U.S. employer, a. H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers. The majority of the people who make up the United States' seasonal agricultural workforce are nonimmigrant Mexican citizens.

Immigration policies such H-2A agricultural guestworker program book the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) and the H-2A agricultural guest worker program were meant to encourage growers to employ legal labor workforces.

A study of the laws and practices that eventually resulted in the H-2A program. Get this from a library. H-2A agricultural guestworker program: changes could improve services to H-2A agricultural guestworker program book and better protect workers: report to Congressional committees.

[United States. General Accounting Office.]. H-2A agricultural guestworker program: changes could improve services to employers and better protect workers: statement of Carlotta C. Joyner, Director, Education and Employment Issues, Health, Education, Help with reading books-- Report a bad link-- Suggest a new listing.

Section of the Immigration and Nationality Act authorizes the lawful admission into the United States of temporary, nonimmigrant workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. Apr 13,  · The H-2A farm guestworker program is expanding rapidly: Here are the numbers you need to know.

to replace current workers who leave agriculture to find non-farm jobs. Most H-2A workers remain in the United States less than the usual maximum of 10 months a year (fewer than 10, stay in the United States up to three years to herd sheep.

Jul 20,  · The AG and Legal Workforce Act replaces the outdated and broken H-2A agricultural guestworker program with a new, workable agricultural guestworker program, known as the H-2C program, to ensure America’s farmers and ranchers have access to a reliable workforce. Apr 28,  · H-2A struggles to keep up with grower demand H-2A, the country’s agricultural guest-worker program, continues to grow.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the number of H-2A workers jumped from 77, tobetween and In the first quarter of fiscal yearthere were 33, positions requested through the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program, the highest ever for the October-through-December period and.

An H-2A visa allows a foreign national worker into the United States for temporary agricultural work. There are several requirements of the employer in regard to this visa. The H-2A temporary agricultural program establishes a means for agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring non-immigrant foreign workers to the U.S.

to perform agricultural labor or. Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed various aspects of the H-2A nonimmigrant guestworker program, focusing on the: (1) likelihood of a widespread agricultural labor shortage and its impact on the need for nonimmigrant guestworkers; and (2) H-2A program's ability to meet the needs of agricultural workers, both at present and if a significant number of nonimmigrant guestworkers.

H-2A Agricultural Workers Compensation Insurance Protect Your Workers and Your Future Each year overforeign workers come to the United States to work in agriculture with temporary H-2A visas.

Workers compensation insurance is one of the best investments you can make for the health of your H-2A agricultural workers and the future of your [ ]. On Monday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced the Agricultural Guestworker Act ofa bill designed (on paper) to do three things: replace the existing H-2A visa program, call it instead the “H-2C” visa program, and put it under the purview of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The H-2A. Get this from a library. Agricultural labor: from H-2A to a workable agricultural guestworker program: hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, first session, February 26, [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. On 10/23/17, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced the Agricultural Guestworker Act (H.R. ) which seeks to create a new temporary agricultural guestworker program by replacing the current H-2A program with an H-2C visa for temporary agricultural workers.

Jul 20,  · Bill introduced in House to address H-2A reforms. The AG and Legal Workforce Act replaces the outdated and broken H-2A agricultural guestworker program with a new, workable agricultural guestworker program, known as the H-2C program, to ensure America’s farmers and ranchers have access to a reliable workforce.

Get one year of Fruit. Summary of H.R. —The Agricultural Guestworker Act SECTION 2, H-2C TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL WORK VISA PROGRAM (p. 2) Creates a new H-2C visa to replace the current H-2A visa program for aliens coming “temporarily” to the U.S.

to perform agricultural labor or services. Oct 12,  · On October 2,House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a new proposed year-round agricultural guestworker program (“the AG Act”) which aims to replace the current H-2A federal guestworker program as we previously reported here.

The AG Act proposes to replace the H-2A program with what will be called H-2C which will be administered and. May 09,  · This bill, unlike the Senate compromise, would not alter the H-2A agricultural guestworker program.

The H-2A program allows employers to request permission to .Oct 31,  · The bill also brings needed modernization and cost containment to the H-2A agricultural guestworker program. “The legislation represents a significant improvement over the status quo for our growers in the H-2A program and those who employ domestic workers.

The legislation is a compromise and the first step in a lengthy process.H-2A agricultural guestworker program. This program, which gets its name from the section of the Immigration and Naturalization Act that created it, 8 U.S.C. § (a)(15)(H)(2A), allows the importation of foreign workers and sets wages and work terms that, while stated as Cited by: