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The H-2A Program: Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers for Farm Labor
Josh McDaniel
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 11/10/2003

Farm labor employers in the Southeast are increasingly using the H-2A program, which allows them to import foreign workers on a temporary basis, but requires employers to demonstrate a shortage of U.S. workers. This publication explains the benefits, as well as the difficulties of negotiating the bureaucratic process of applying for the program, covering the background of the program, the qualifying criteria, how to apply, requirements and sources for more information.

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