WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following
statement in response to the changes to the H-2A visa regulations announced by the
Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security.
“I’m concerned about the Administration’s approach to these regulations. Increased
penalties for employers who break the law make sense, but it’s wrong to slash wages for
hard working farmworkers and undermine labor standards for Americans as well. We
need a solution that will ensure an adequate labor supply and is fair for our agricultural