Caribbean News – Trump Administration Shuts The Door On Visa Exemptions For Caribbean Laborers


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By NAN Contributor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 31, 2018: While many are celebrating Labor Day Weekend across the U.S., Caribbean-born workers who have been coming to the US as agri-laborers via a non-immigrant visa exemption rule for decades, have now had that door slammed shut.

A final rule eliminating the non-immigrant visa exemption for certain Caribbean residents seeking to enter the United States as H-2A agricultural workers, and their spouses or children who accompany or follow them, went into effect earlier this month.

As a result, these non-immigrants seeking to come to the US must now have both a valid passport and visa to enter.

The Department of Homeland Security has admitted that while the visa exemption for agricultural workers from specified…

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