The Senate immigration reform bill will create a new visa program for the low-skilled workers and the bill includes provisions to legalize agricultural workers. This bill will grant blue card status to the immigrants who have worked in agriculture for at least 100 days and the immediate relatives of these workers will also be permitted to work legally in America and these workers will be allowed to travel abroad and return to the country. These agricultural workers will be permitted to apply for legal status within five years. A new visa program, W visa, will be created and the current H-2A program will be abolished and the new visa program will permit the agricultural workers to obtain non-immigrant work visas and travel to the United States and work there for three years.
The Senate immigration reform bill will benefit the agricultural and the farm workers. Currently many undocumented immigrants cross the borders illegally and enter into the country and the country is also in short of low-skilled workers. The new visa program will benefit such low-skilled workers as the farm workers will be issued work visas and they will be permitted to work legally in the country. Likewise, the US farmers can also hire legal immigrants. This immigration reform bill will protect the American workforce and the bill may not permit the US employers to hire foreign workers if the unemployment rates are high in America. However, if there is a need for foreign workers, the need will be met legally.
Immigration reform may not harm the economy of the country and the immigration reform bill will benefit the country. Immigration reform will also put an end to illegal immigration and the immigration reform bill will not attract undocumented immigrants. The bill will permit the undocumented immigrants to apply for legal status but this will happen only after the US Department of Homeland Security implements borders security measures and stiffens border security and this bill will also reduce the budget deficit. Moreover, the undocumented immigrants who earn Registered Provisional Immigrant status will not be granted federal benefits.