Jorge Avila earns $12 an hour picking crops as a guest worker in the federal H-2A program. From Sinaloa, Mexico, until November, he’s living in a room at at an old Budget Inn in Santa Maria that has been converted into housing.
Jorge Avila earns $12 an hour picking crops as a guest worker in the federal H-2A program. From Sinaloa, Mexico, until November, he’s living in a room at at an old Budget Inn in Santa Maria that has been converted into housing. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com
Jorge Avila earns $12 an hour picking crops as a guest worker in the federal H-2A program. From Sinaloa, Mexico, until November, he’s living in a room at at an old Budget Inn in Santa Maria that has been converted into housing. Joe Johnston jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Guest worker program provides labor, poses difficulties for SLO County growers

April 16, 2016 07:07 PM