Upton Statement on Proposed Updates to H-2A Visa Program
U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielson, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a joint statement proposing streamlining, simplifying, and improving the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program:
“This is welcome news and long overdue. For years, our farmers here in Southwest Michigan have struggled with this cumbersome program. In October, I helped on an effort outlining much-needed reforms. I’m glad to see some action. I look forward to working with the administration and our local farmers to improve this important program. These reforms can’t come soon enough.”
You can read a copy of the letter Upton signed here.