The 09-10 Category 1 Count was 1,201. The 10-11 Category 1 count is 1,118. The decrease is not greater than 10 percent; however, as information, the decrease in the Category I Count is owing to certain factors:
1. Growers of the large SC peach crop continue to use more H2A workers, rather than depending on independent crew chiefs for a supply of workers. Documentation concerns and potential low availability of workers promote the use of H2A. The potential full implementation of E-Verify also affects the availability of workers that formerly migrated through SC for work.