Temporary agricultural employment H-2A
Hiring of agricultural workers for temporary employment have been an on going issue in immigration where abuse in regulations observed.
DOL issued an advance copy of the final rule amending its regulations on the temporary agricultural employment of H-2A aliens in the U.S. A full article regarding hiring procedures will be published in the Federal Register on 2/12/10. Any employer using H-2A workers must have initially attempted to find U.S. workers to fill these jobs. If you request H-2A workers from both eligible and non-eligible countries, USCIS suggests that you file two separate petitions. Filing one petition for workers from eligible countries and a separate petition for workers from non-eligible countries may help decrease delays in processing your request for H-2A workers.