Special Agricultural Workers (SAW) Law and Legal Definition

Special Agricultural Workers (SAW) are foreigners who worked in perishable agricultural commodities for a specified period of time and were allowed to enter the United States for a short-term and then became permanent residents under a provision of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Up to 350,000 aliens who worked at least 90 days in each of the 3 years preceding May 1, 1986 were eligible for Group I temporary resident status.