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U.S. Suspends Visa Processing in Mexico Leaving the H-2A and H-2B Programs in the Lurch

Wednesday, March 18, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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WASHINGTON, D.C – The U.S, Department of State has suspended the processing of visas in Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic, halting visa processing for H-2A and H-2B guest worker programs. Mexico is the largest source of H-2A and H-2B workers. Our federal partners at AmericanHort, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) are pressuring Secretary Pompeo to lift the ban for H-2A and H-2B workers.

In addition, the Consulate in Jamaica  closed down when two employees tested positive for COVID-19. It's expected that the consulate will reopen after two weeks, should no other staff test positive.

Download the letter from the AWC to Secretary Pompeo. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to PLNA e-news for updates.

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