Labor to review Bush guest-worker rules

WASHINGTON The former president overhauled the rules to make it easier for farmers to hire foreign field workers. Solis says she is planning to suspend the program for nine months so the rules can be reviewed.

There has been widespread criticism of the Bush administration rules. Farmworker advocates say they will lead to lower wages for field workers and erode labor protections.

Growers say the "fix" doesn't streamline the process of hiring workers, and doesn't provide the comprehensive immigration reform they're seeking.


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