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New Agricultural Guestworker Bill Proposed

October 30, 2017|Contributed by: Courtney E. Butler, Esq.

On October 23, 2017, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced a new bill, the Agricultural Guestworker Act (H.R. 4092), which would replace the current H-2A agricultural worker program with an H-2C visa program.  This new program would be a temporary agricultural guestworker program that would encompass year-round agricultural and horticultural work.  Importantly, the program would include dairies, raw food processors, and forestry-related activities.

On October 25, 2017, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Agricultural Guestworker Act by a vote of 17-16.

Joseph Law Firm PC will be keeping a close eye on the development of this program.  If you have any questions, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.