June 30, 2015

Wall Street Journal — U.S. Visa System Back Online

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the system failure which prevented the processing of visas around the world for over two weeks — including H-2A visas for farm workers — has been resolved.  Initially it was estimated that the inability of the State Department to process H2A visas cost California farmers between $500,000 and $1,000,000 per day.  WG Vice President and General Counsel Jason Resnick spoke with reporters from the paper about the disruption and said that although “It is too soon to get an exact estimate” of the total financial losses sustained by the agriculture industry, “In California, we know that crop losses were at over a million dollars a day” during the nearly three week delay. 

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