Investor letter opposing proposed amendments to Temporary Agricultural Employment of H-2A Non-immigrants

On July 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced plans to make sweeping revisions to the H-2A agricultural guestworker visa program, which is an agricultural guest worker program that allows for immigrant workers to temporarily enter the US to perform seasonal agricultural jobs. The proposed changes to the program’s regulations would weaken key protections for farmworkers.  

The proposed changes was open for public comment to the Department of Labor (DOL) till Sept 24th, and ICCR submitted this investor letter in strong opposition to these changes.

ICCR and 42 co-signatory members sent a letter to the US Department of Labor opposing proposed amendments to the H2-A program, which would eliminate prevailing wage guarantees, and negatively impact worker housing and transportation reimbursement requirements.