AgJOBS:
The “Agricultural Jobs, Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act” (AgJOBS), is a bipartisan, compromise bill that is the result of years of negotiations among farmworkers, Members of Congress and the agriculture industry.   AgJOBS would combine an earned legalization program for farmworkers with the reform of the H-2A temporary foreign agricultural worker program.  The result would provide for undocumented farmworkers to become eligible to apply for temporary immigration status based on their past work experience, and adjust to permanent resident status upon satisfaction of the program's prospective agricultural work requirement.  It would also reform the existing H-2A foreign agricultural guest worker program by reducing much of the “red tape” of which farm employers have long complained.