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H-2A program

United States. General Accounting Office

H-2A program

protections for U.S. farmworkers : report to congressional requesters

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by The Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural laborers -- United States,
  • Agricultural laborers, Foreign -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesProtections for U.S. farmworkers
    StatementUnited States General Accounting Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination121 p. :
    Number of Pages121
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17924814M

      The U.S. Department of Labor’s proposal to modernize the H-2A program has the support of at least one fresh produce industry organization. The rule would streamline the application process, strengthen worker protections and incorporate more digital filing.   The Trump Administration is committed to modernizing the H-2A visa program rules in a way that is responsive to stakeholder concerns and that deepens our confidence in the program as a source of legal and verified labor for agriculture – while also reinforcing the program’s strong employment and wage protections for the American workforce.

    The H-2A temporary agricultural program is the only temporary visa program currently available for agricultural employers. While the H-2A program can provide the certainty of a legal and reliable workforce, there are many regulatory hurdles that can . H-2A program, the main U.S. work visa program to fill temporary and seasonal farm jobs with migrant guestworkers. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) issued over , visas to H-2A guestworkers in fiscal (seeFigure B) and each H-2A worker was employed in the United States for an average of six months. That means that H-2A workers filled 10%.

    H-2A Certification. The H-2A labor certification program establishes a means for agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. Process. Through the H-2B visa program, employers can temporarily bring foreign workers to the United States to perform low-wage work such as landscaping, forestry, housekeeping, and construction. Because the visas are sponsored by employers, H-2B guestworkers cannot switch employers if they are abused, meaning these workers often toil for low wages in poor conditions.


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H‐2A Program Employer Guide 5 January STEP 2: FILING AN H ­ 2A APPLICATION WITH THE CHICAGO NPC The Chicago NPC is responsible for receiving and processing all employer‐filed H‐2A applications and will be your last point‐of‐contact in.

References: 20 CFR PartSubpart B; ETA Handbook No. (H-2A Program Handbook). Background The procedures described on Page I of ETA Handbook No.

(H-2A Program Handbook) for Regional Offices to notify an employer that a temporary alien labor certification for H-2A workers has been granted in whole or in part provides for sending to an employer a letter.

Statement of National Council of Farmer Cooperatives CEO Chuck Conner on H-2A Visa Program Proposed Rule Making “In issuing a proposed rule today on changes to the H-2A visa program for agricultural guest workers, the Department of Labor (DOL) is taking a significant step to improve a system in need of a dramatic overhaul.

USCIS announced last week changes to the H-2A program which changes would streamline H-2A program book hiring process for temporary and seasonal agricultural workers. The final rule is intended to facilitate the H-2A process for employers by removing certain limitations and to encourage lawful employment.

About the H-2A Program The H-2A visa allows a foreign. The H-2B program also establishes certain recruitment and displacement standards in order to protect similarly employed U.S.

workers. The Wage and Hour Division has been delegated enforcement responsibility by the Department of Homeland Security effective Januto ensure H-2B workers are employed in compliance with H-2B labor.

H-2A Online Filing via FLAG System Program Overview. The H-2A temporary agricultural program H-2A program book agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature.

Hiring employees through the H-2A program provides the employer with assurance that all their H-2A workers have work authorization. Application process. The application process for hiring H-2A workers, from start to finish, takes approximately two months and involves many steps and precise attention to detail.

DOL certifiedjobs to be filled by H-2A workers in fiscalup 14 percent fromin fiscal The H-2A program in is two-and-a-half times larger than it was a decade ago inw jobs were certified. The H-2A program has been the source of policy discussion since its inception. The Congressional Research Service completed an excellent report on the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in Mayafter requests from policymakers, amid assertion that the H-2A and H-2B visa programs do not adequately meet employers’ labor needs.

Case in point, a recently. 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 U.S. agent as described in the regulations, or an association of U.S.

agricultural producers named as a joint employer must file Form I H ‐2A Program Employer Guide 1 December INTRODUCTION Welcome to the H‐2A Temporary Agricultural Program Employer Guide. This guide summarizes and explains how a U.S.

employer can participate in the Department of Labor’s (Department) H‐2A Size: KB. H-2A Certification Frequently Asked Questions The H-2A labor certification program establishes a means for agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S.

to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. 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 find U.S.

workers to meet their labor gh the H-2A program includes some basic requirements to. The H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker program was instituted to meet a need for seasonal and temporary labor, without adding permanent residents to the population. 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. The federal H-2A program that allows temporary agricultural guest workers from other countries has grown dramatically in recent years.

Approximately 80 percent of all Florida citrus is harvested by H-2A workers, says Carlene Thissen, coordinator for farm labor supervisor training at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee. The H-2A temporary agricultural program allows agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S.

to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. Employment is of a seasonal nature where it is tied to a certain time of year by an event or pattern.

Proposed H-2C Ag Immigration Program to Head to Committee PM Farmworker Florentino Reyes picks tomatoes. Allowing H-2A workers, who are changing from one H-2A employer to another H-2A employer, to begin work with the new petitioning employer upon the filing of a new H-2A petition, provided the new employer is participating in USCIS’ E-Verify program (accesible through the "Related Links" section of this page).

Short on labor and thinking about hiring H-2A workers. The federal guest-worker program, which more farm employers are using these days, has its pros and cons. A couple of Michigan growers shared their experiences with Vegetable Growers News. H-2A workers can also be victims of human trafficking, according to the anti-human-trafficking group Polaris Project, which last year released a report on trafficking in temporary work visa programs.

It showed that the category with the most reported trafficking cases—over —was the H-2A program. The H-2A program remains difficult and expensive, but employers who use it say the workers are more productive and reliable.

They also say that once you’ve got your infrastructure in place and you’ve mastered the application process after the first couple of years, it does get easier.H-2A Program Law and Legal Definition.

The H-2A temporary agricultural program establishes a means for agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S.

to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. Before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration.