Congressmen Push to Open Up H-2A Visas      


If it holds through Congress, an amendment added to a House appropriations bill could expand the ability to bring in agricultural guest workers for employment on farms.

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, and Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., got language added to the appropriations bill for Homeland Security that would allow H-2A temporary guestworkers "to be accessed year-round for Fiscal Year 2022, opening the program to producers in all sectors of agriculture, including dairy, greenhouses, and other agricultural operations with year-round labor needs," according to a news release from Newhouse.