Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Department of Labor's Proposed H-2A Regulations
"I am deeply concerned that the Bush Administration's proposed H-2A regulations would worsen an already flawed program. The changes would weaken protections for U.S. and foreign workers, reduce government oversight, and slash wage rates, while failing to address the many problems that have prevented growers from using the program for more than a small fraction of their labor needs. Our nation needs sensible, comprehensive H-2A legislation that protects the rights and wages of workers and provides a stable and sufficient workforce for growers. I call on the Administration to join me in striving to achieve that kind of real and meaningful reform."