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January 19, 2023
DHS Announces Streamlined Deferred Action Request Process for Noncitizen Participants in Labor Investigations

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a streamlined, expedited process for considering deferred action requests from noncitizen workers who are victims of, or witnesses to, labor violations. The streamlined process is effective immediately.   Deferred action may be granted by DHS to temporarily defer deportation proceedings against a noncitizen. A noncitizen granted deferred … Read More

December 23, 2022
U.S DOL Publishes Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for 2023

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published the 2023 Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) for the employment of temporary or seasonal nonimmigrant foreign workers (H-2A workers) to perform agricultural labor or services other than the herding or production of livestock on the range. Starting January 1, 2023, the AEWRs to be paid for H-2A … Read More

May 6, 2022
Best Practices Part 2, Transfer of H-2A Workers

As discussed in our previous newsletter “Best Practices: Part 1, Screening H-2A Applicants in the U.S.”, H-2A workers currently working in the U.S. may be seeking better options and start applying for a job directly to H-2A employers with higher AEWR. As an H-2A employer, you may wonder if it’s possible to petition for them … Read More

From Our Members

Western Growers allows each farmer in California and Arizona one voice when tackling issues that affect all farmers and the future of agriculture. This is extremely important for each grower to be able to work collaboratively to achieve one goal to sustain farming in California and Arizona.

Ryan Van Groningen

Van Groningen & Sons, Inc., Manteca, CA