worker rights advocates http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Are foreign herders the black sheep of immigration reform? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/are-foreign-herders-black-sheep-immigration-reform <p>Debate over the immigration overhaul has found its way to the vast open spaces of Wyoming. Here, Peruvian guest workers on H2-A visas tend thousands of sheep. These shepherds&nbsp;make just $750 a month to be on the&nbsp;job around-the-clock, usually alone for months on end. That's around half of what&nbsp;<em>other</em>&nbsp;agricultural guestworkers make because sheep ranchers receive a special exemption from minimum wage requirements. Ranchers say it’s needed in order to save this small, struggling American industry. Fri, 31 May 2013 22:47:05 +0000 Sara Hossaini 41620 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Are foreign herders the black sheep of immigration reform?