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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
H2A Labor Contractor Filiberto Perez Agr...
Legal Aid of North Carolina filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of 4 migrant farmworkers who came to the U.S. with H2A temporary guestworker visas to work for H2A Labor Contractor Filiberto Perez in 2015 and 2016. The workers alleged that Perez failed to pay them for all the […]
Materials from Taxes & H-2A Workers Webi
Thank you for joining the Farmworker Health Insurance Team webinar on H-2A workers and Taxes. We would like to thank Robert W. Wunderle, Director of La Posada Tax Clinic, for presenting such valuable information. If you missed the live webinar, you can view the recording below. Here are the materials shared by Mr. Wunderle: H-2A […]