Estimated number of H-2A workers employed in the United States, 2013
|Number of workers|
|DOS visas issued, 2013||74,192|
|USCIS approvals to continue employment with the same employer, 2011–2012||684|
|H-2A adjustment to LPR status via employment-based preference||-17|
Note: All references to a particular year should be understood to mean the U.S. government’s fiscal year (October 1–September 30). LPR refers to lawful permanent resident.
Sources: U.S. DOS CA 2017a; approved continuing petitions data acquired from USCIS through a FOIA request by the authors; adjustment of status data acquired from USCIS through a FOIA request by Lazaro Zamora of the Bipartisan Policy Center (unpublished)