Shepherds Argue DOL Visa Rules Keep Wages Too Low

By Michael Macagnone (October 15, 2015, 2:22 PM EDT) -- A putative class of immigrant sheepherders urged a D.C. federal judge Thursday to pause rules from the U.S. Department of Labor for shepherds seeking H-2A visas that they say rely on outdated data, maintaining an order would help them seek back pay from ranchers for low wages.

The sheepherders, led by a John Doe shepherd and the Hispanic Affairs Project, a Colorado-based advocacy group, said an order stopping the current rule for shepherds' pay would mean either that the DOL could issue an emergency rule setting a new wage rate or that a broader rule for all temporary agricultural workers' wages...

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