Immigration News Blog
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Bush trying to grow the temporary farm worker H-2A programBush trying to grow the temporary farm worker H-2A program
By Peter Rousmaniere
The Bush administration is set to make regulatory changes to the temporary farm worker – H-2A – program, changes that do not require legislation. The plan is designed to increase the use of legal temporary workers, which today account for about 2% of American farm labor. Upwards of 70% of farm workers today are estimated to be illegal. Senator Diane Feinstein had sought to enact her AgJobs program either as part of comprehensive immigration reform or separately, to help California farmers. That program, on which I have posted, would legalize the status of hundreds of thousands of illegal farm workers.
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