Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers On U.S. Farms

Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers On U.S. Farms

Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers On U.S. Farms
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Government statistics show a big increase in the number of foreign guest workers approved to work on American farms this year. It’s up 36 percent over the same period last year.

The numbers are out — and they confirm what we’ve been hearing from farmers and immigration lawyers. More and more farmers are turning to foreign “guest workers” to plant and harvest the country’s crops Farmers have to get permission from the U.S. Department of Labor to bring in foreign workers using a category of visa called H-2A. During the first three months of 2017, the Department of Labor approved applications to fill 69,272 farm jobs with workers on………

Source: Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers On U.S. Farms : The Salt : NPR

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