Legal Pathways for H-2A Program Expanded

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to expanding legal pathways to the United States as a part of a comprehensive strategy to address irregular migration.  The Administration is particularly focused on the expansion of labor pathways for nationals of the Northern Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras through the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker program.
This is a whole-of-government effort with all of the departments and agencies involved with the H-2A program.  They are the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, the Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Today we want to share information from USAID with you on how you can work with the governments of the Northern Central American countries to recruit workers, along with a flyer from /link to from Cierto Global, a non-profit H-2A recruiter that is establishing operations in Guatemala and has received funding to defray the costs for employers of worker recruitment. You can find more information on this program by visiting:
We want the expansion of these temporary worker programs to be coupled with worker protections and ethical recruitment practices.  We believe that worker protections for temporary workers are essential to protecting all workers.  Establishing these flows through labor pathways will not happen overnight; it will require sustained U.S. Government effort and partnership with employers.  We hope you will share with your members these resources, and please feel free to direct any questions to Gary Merson at [email protected].

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