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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement Thursday (March 26) in response to the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to authorize temporary waivers for in-person interviews for eligible H-2 visa applicants.

“Temporarily waiving in-person interviews for H-2 visa applicants streamlines the application process and helps provide steady labor for the agriculture sector during this time of uncertainty,” Secretary Perdue said. “H-2 labor is vital to the economy and food security of America – our farmers and producers depend on these workers to continue to feed and clothe the world.”

USDA has been directly engaged with the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security to ensure minimal disruption in H-2A and H-2B visa applications during these uncertain times. This Administration is doing everything possible to maintain continuity of this critically important program.

These flexibilities will allow our farmers and ranchers to utilize workers they have used in the past, or those who are already in the United States, to get our food from the farm to our tables.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/feds-ok-temporary-waivers-of-in-person-interviews-for-eligible-h-2-via-applicants#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/billie-owens/feds-ok-temporary-waivers-of-in-person-interviews-for-eligible-h-2-via-applicants Mar 27, 2020, 4:36pm H-2 visa Feds OK temporary waivers of in-person interviews for eligible H-2 via applicants Billie Owens <p><em>Press release:</em></p> <p>U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement Thursday (March 26) in response to the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to authorize temporary waivers for in-person interviews for eligible H-2 visa applicants.</p> <p>“Temporarily waiving in-person interviews for H-2 visa applicants streamlines</p>