San Luis, AZ Dec. 11 - Mexicans seeking agricultural jobs in Yuma County and throughout the U.S. under the governments H2-A guest workers program could be falling victim of fraud.
According to the non-profit, Independent Agricultural Workers Center in San Luis Rio Colorado unscrupulous recruiters often charge workers to obtain a visa and place them in economic hardship without a job prospect.
With funds from a $1 million dollar grant from the Buffet Foundation to Catholic Relief services, the non-profit is opening farm worker support centers to guide workers from falling victims of abuse.
Officials with the non-profit say the goal of the centers is to work with growers and employers on the U.S. side of the border to line up the workers without charge.
Sign up here to receive breaking news stories from KSWT.com and morning updates to your email inbox.