Over 10 days following its initial announcement that a hardware failure halted the processing of over 3000 H-2A visas nationwide, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to work on a fix to the biometric data transmission system used to process security checks. There has been no official word from the U.S. State Department or from DHS about when the problem will be fixed.

Are state and federal issues affecting your ability to run your business? Do you have questions about immigration reform, labor and workplace regulations, water supply or food safety issues? How about on GMOs, health care, or agtech issues? Do you know what state legislators, members of Congress and the administration officials are saying on the topics that concern you?

Randy Hause

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Immigration

Immigration has been a critical issue for Western Growers members. For years, we have fought for a legal and stable workforce that not only supports our industry but ensures those who have worked along side our members are treated with decency and respect.

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