For most people, arriving in the U.S. with no formal training, life in rural parts of New York state is an unfamiliar experience.
But for a handful of Americans, it’s a way of life.
The North American Migrant Workers Program, also known as North American TFW Program, is a program that gives refugees who are seeking asylum in the United States temporary work visas that allow them to work in agricultural, construction, construction and maintenance industries.
The program was launched in 2007, when the country was experiencing its worst drought since the 1930s.
The country is struggling to feed the hungry and a recent study found that nearly three out of five U.M.W. participants have experienced homelessness.
The program’s goal is to help more than 100,000 people each year in North America, according to a New York City Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) report, but it was created to assist refugees who had been in the country for more than six months.
The New York State Department of Human Services (DHS) says there are around 5,000 North American migrants living in the city.
About 4,000 of those migrants have been granted TFW visas, while another 7,500 have been given a temporary work visa.
According to DHS, the program is able to provide an opportunity for refugees to gain valuable experience in the field and contribute to the country’s economy, helping to grow the U