Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí. Essential workers—including H-2 workers, truck drivers, and others—will soon be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the United States via land. We are expecting this requirement to take full effect sometime this month. If you have questions about this requirement, contact the National Center […]
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Author: Johana Bravo
Intern Reflection: “Como una estrella”
This reflection was originally published by Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF). Click here to see it. To apply for the “Into the Fields” internship program, click here. By Joanna Olguin, 2021 SAF Into the Fields Intern at the Legal Aid of North Carolina Farmworker Unit “I am halfway through my internship, and I have experienced […]
H2A Labor Contractor Eluvia Perez Agrees...
Legal Aid of North Carolina recently settled a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of a migrant farmworker who came to the U.S. with an H2A temporary agricultural visa to work for H2A Labor Contractor Eluvia Perez in 2018. In the lawsuit complaint, the worker alleged that Perez unlawfully retaliated […]
Jasiel Rodriguez Surety Bond
If you worked for the farm labor contractor Jasiel Rodriguez-Nunez or Aricel Lopez-Morales in or near Fremont, North Carolina in 2016, the Department of Labor may have money for unpaid wages collected as part of an investigation to distribute to you. The US Department of Labor assessed Rodriguez-Nunez $187,332 in civil money penalties for the […]
Yes, there is work available in the fiel...
There is a large number of jobs available in the fields throughout the state of North Carolina. Nearly 10,000 of these agricultural positions are available with the same employers who have applied to the government for permission to hire temporary agricultural guest workers, also known as H-2A farm workers. If you are authorized to work […]
Farmworker Unit secures $75,000 settleme...
A group of 13 migrant farmworkers represented by Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Farmworker Unit has obtained justice – and $75,000 – in a labor trafficking case involving the federal H-2A visa program. The case, Eliseo Alonso-Miranda, et al. v. Cirila Garcia-Pineda, et al., was settled in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of […]
The Farmworker Unit files lawsuit in fed...
The Farmworker Unit of Legal Aid of North Carolina recently filed a lawsuit, Valerio-Naranjo et al. v. Shady Ridge Corp. et al., in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of eight (8) H-2A farmworkers against defendants Shady Ridge Corp., Jeffrey C. Lee Farms, Inc., Hobbs & Peterson Farms, Inc., and […]