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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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The H-2A program continues to expand. In FY15, DOL certified 140,000 jobs to be filled with H-2A workers, including 66,000 in the first two quarters. In the first two quarters of FY16, DOL certified 75,000 jobs.
California had 8,600 H-2A jobs certified to be filled with H-2A workers in FY15, and 5,400 in the first half of FY16, suggesting a new record for the state. California's largest employer of H-2A workers is Fresh Harvest (Scaroni), followed by Elkhorn Packing and T&A.