Michigan Farmworker Enumerations
H-2A Program in Michigan
The H-2A Program allows agricultural employers to bring foreign workers into the United States on a visa that is conditional on the worker's employment for that employer; however, U.S. workers can apply for and fill positions posted through the H-2A Program. In fact, qualified U.S. workers have a right to jobs in the H-2A program. Therefore, H-2A Program Data does not indicate the number of foreign workers in Michigan in a given year but the number of employers and jobs certified through the H-2A Program.
Michigan Department of Civil Rights Reports
Farmworkers in Michigan
Research Report No. 59 - by Julian Samora Research Institution - August 2017
This report provides an overview of the occupational lives of migrant and seasonal farmworkers to promote awareness of the many challenges they face on Michigan's farms and across the nation.