Proposals to improve the H-2A visa agricultural guestworker program will soon be forthcoming, four U.S. cabinet departments have announced.

The plan is to “substantially reduce” the program’s complexity while giving farmers incentives to use the E-verify system — electronic verification of employment eligibility — to ensure workers are authorized to work in the U.S., the departments of Labor, Agriculture, State and Homeland Security said in a joint news release on May 24.

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