At a Make America Great Again Rally in Washington, Michigan, on

April 28, 2018, President Donald Trump was quoted as saying,

“For the farmers, OK, it's going to get good. And

we're going to have strong borders, but we have to have your

workers come in.” That appeared to contradict other Trump

administration efforts to reduce migration to the United States

generally.

According to reports, President Trump added, “The

unemployment picture is so good, it's so strong, that we have

to let people come in. They're going to be guest workers.

They're going to come in, they're going to work on your

farms, we're going to have the H-2Bs come in, we're going

to have a lot of things happening but then they have to go

out.”

There was no immediate indication of specifics, such as when,

how, or how many guest workers will be able to enter the United

States, and how many will be agricultural or nonagricultural. In

the omnibus spending bill, the Department of Homeland Security was

authorized to expand the H-2B visa program. President Trump's

Mar-a-Lago resort and other businesses use hundreds of guest worker

visas, news reports have noted. During his campaign, then-candidate

Trump told CNN, “You cannot get help during the season. The

season goes from, like, October to March. It's almost

impossible to get help. And part of the reason you can't get

American people is they want full-time jobs.”

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