The Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act (AgJOBS) would allow current undocumented farm workers to obtain legal status through an Agricultural Card Program.
Undocumented farm workers who have made a substantial prior commitment to agricultural work in the United States would be eligible for an Agricultural Card. Agricultural workers who fulfill future Agricultural Card work requirements in U.S. agriculture, paid all U.S. taxes, not been convicted of any serious crime, and pay a $400 fine are eligible to adjust to legal permanent resident status. Spouses and minor children would receive derivative status.
It is important to remember that these are just proposed changes to the law. Every American citizen who believes that this is a good idea should spend a few minutes to call his or her U.S. Senators and Representatives to urge them to vote in favor of this Bill.