As the labor shortage roils the American agricultural economy, the Obama administration is looking to expand its labor pool, with the goal of recruiting more workers and getting them to farm more crops.
The farm sector has traditionally been the mainstay of American agriculture, but the number of farms has been declining for decades.
Many of the current farm workers are not in the country legally and are unable to access the benefits of the Temporary Protected Status program, known as TPS.
The Obama administration announced the new program on Tuesday, promising to expand it by adding nearly 2.2 million temporary farm workers to the federal workforce over the next four years.
While the program is a welcome addition to the labor market, it also has some problems.
One problem is that the TPS program has become a magnet for undocumented immigrants, who are allowed to work in the agricultural sector but must obtain a work visa before they can apply for TPS and qualify for farmworker protections.
The program is also a source of confusion, with people applying for Tps being asked for a Social Security number and a date of birth.
To address these problems, the administration is trying to provide some answers to some of the key questions about the program.
Is TPS a “no-go” zone?
The answer to that question depends on who you ask.
In order to be eligible for TPR, an undocumented worker must be: A worker or a worker-child (who is 16 or younger) who was physically present on the date of the TPR application; and A worker on a farm at the time of the application.
However, it is important to remember that a child is still considered a worker for purposes of TPS, and therefore can be eligible to receive benefits.
Under the program, employers are also required to check the status of their workers and pay them on a regular basis.
The administration is also trying to help farmworkers get the skills they need to be successful farmers.
For instance, it has introduced a new online application for farmworkers that provides information about the job and provides advice on how to apply for and receive TPS in order to maximize their chances of receiving benefits.
It also offers advice on training and certifications to help farmers get the best harvest possible.
But what about the workers themselves?
Under TPS regulations, farmworkers are allowed up to 10 days off a week, which can be used to visit a doctor and get a physical exam.
But farmworkers also have the option to go on a week-long vacation during their harvest season.
The federal government estimates that an average farmworker earns $2,832 a year, with most workers making more than that.
What about the TPA protections?
TPS protects farmworkers who have been in the U.S. for less than six months, which is about the time it takes to legally obtain a TPS card.
This means that farmworkers can be covered by TPS without any fear of deportation, while also giving them the protection of their employer.
While some people may be hesitant to apply because of the uncertainty surrounding TPS as a program, it could prove to be an asset in the farmworker pool.
It could also help to fill the workforce.
“There are many more people who are actually eligible for agricultural workers, and it’s not like we’re hiring people from the countryside or anyone from overseas who don’t have the legal status,” said Robert Schrute, an assistant professor of labor and employment law at Ohio State University and a former farmworker advocate.
“We are looking for people who will be able to work on a full-time basis.”
The administration has made it clear that it wants to see farmworkers as part of the economy, and many people believe that is what they need.
“TPS has been an amazing opportunity for farm workers, but it’s also been a great opportunity for the agriculture industry,” said Michael Wojcik, a farmworker and president of the National Association of Farmworkers.
“It gives them the ability to get a job in a safe environment, with all the benefits that come with being a farmer.”
What’s next for farm worker rights?
In addition to expanding TPS protections, the Administration is also planning to expand the eligibility of TPR workers who are seeking work from the agriculture sector.
Currently, a person must be either: 18 or older, and a full time student; and Have been physically present in the United States for at least five years and have been actively participating in agricultural activities for at at least two years.
The Department of Labor is proposing to add another requirement for those who are not legally present in any country.
This would mean people who do not meet those requirements could still be eligible, but would be required to prove they are in the US and are legally eligible.
The Administration is now considering how to expand TPS benefits to farmworkers from other countries, and if that would make it easier for them to be accepted into the workforce in the