H-2A workers from Mexico are currently in the process of going from Yuma to the fields in Salinas and Huron, California. The H-2A temporary agricultural program allows agri employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring non-immigrant foreign workers to the US to perform agricultural labor, or services of a temporary or seasonal nature.
The Growers Company is a labor contracting company providing labor for these field workers and Sonny Rodriguez, its President, has been using H-2A labor for the last 15 years.
“They come here, they work for us, some of them will go back to Mexico and some of them we transition up north. Just this weekend we moved about 60 people to start Huron today and we move some to Salinas. Next week we will move over 530 H-2A laborers up north," said Rodriguez.