group of senators including Larry Craig (R-Idaho) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
on Wednesday (Jan. 10) re-introduced the Agriculture Job Opportunity, Benefits
and Security Act, known as AgJOBS. The bill was approved in the Senate last May,
but the Republican majority in the House of Representatives prevented the bill
from getting a full vote.
co-sponsors of the bill include Floridas Republican Sen. Mel Martinez and
Representatives Adam Putnam, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Alan Boyd.
includes provisions to allow workers who have made a substantial commitment to
agriculture work in the United States to earn an adjustment to their legal status
by meeting strict requirements.
addition, AgJOBS restructures the current H-2A temporary worker program by:
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