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USDA Launches New Feature on to Assist with H2A

On Monday, July 27th, the USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the addition of new features on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website designed to help facilitate the employment of H-2A workers. The new features aim to help farmers navigate the complex H-2A program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State Department.
The primary new H-2A features on include:

  • A real-time dashboard that enables farmers to track the status of their eligible employer application and visa applications for temporary nonimmigrant workers;
  • Streamlining the login information so if a farmer has an existing account they can save multiple applications tracking numbers for quick look-up at any time;
  • Enables easy access to the Department of Labor’s Foreign Labor Application Gateway;
  • Allows farmers to track time-sensitive actions taken in the course of Office of Foreign Labor Certification’s (OFLC) adjudication of temporary labor certification applications;
  • Allowing for farmers to access all application forms on-line.

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