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Farmworker Jobs: Status and Haitians

farmworker jobs: Officials said the delays had to do with working out how Haitians will be able to prove their employment status until they must leave the country in July 2019, according to The Chronicle Herald. But Haitian immigrants and advocates complained Thursday's measures wouldn't help thousands of Haitians who still hold immigration documents showing their legal and work status expiring Monday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released details Thursday about the next steps for the 60,000 Haitians with the special status. And they were upset by another announcement Thursday from the Department of Homeland Security that people from Haiti, Belize and Samoa were no longer eligible to apply for visas for seasonal and farmworker jobs. Between October 2015 and September 2016, 65 Haitians were allowed into the U.S. with seasonal farmworker visas, according to government data. The department's explanation was that those nations had a high rate of fraud, abuse and people overstaying their visa's time limits. ( As reported in the news.