Tills Visa Law

Stephen K. Tills, Attorney at LAW

Visas for Dairy Farm workers

A House subcommittee recently passed a proposed bill that would allow Dairy Farms to hire foreign workers.  The current law for agricultural workers (H-2A) does not allow for year-round employment of workers, but only seasonal, so dairy farms have been unable to petition for workers in that category.

On 10/23/17, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced the Agricultural Guestworker Act (H.R. 4092) which seeks to create a new temporary agricultural guestworker program by replacing the current H-2A program with an H-2C visa for temporary agricultural workers.
The new H-2C visa program would cover year-round agricultural and horticultural work, including dairies, aquaculture operations, raw food processors, and forestry-related activities, among others.

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