H2-A Workforce Disruption Caused by COVID-19

As you are aware, the NWA has been working with a number of other groups and our federal government on the visa process in Mexico to attain as many workers as possible.  We have been working with USDA, DOL, DHS, and the Dept. of State to try to limit the disruption in the H-2A workforce caused by COVID-19. The announcement is located HERE.

The State Department HAS AGREED to take additional steps to increase the processing of H-2A visa holders through consulates around the world.  This change due to COVID-19  will modify and expand the interview waiver eligibility toensure that the majority of H-2A processing can continue.

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The White House released the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification

Round 2 of Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19.  The Round 2 FAQs address potential issues regarding the H-2A temporary agricultural labor certification program.  Take a look.

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Largest Stimulus in US History

The federal government passed the largest stimulus package in our country’s history, and Agriculture has a small part to play in that package.  USDA has over $34.5 Billion in funding to dole-out to help with the COVID-19 impacts.

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