Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 94 / Thursday, May 14, 2020
"As a result of disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. economy and international travel caused by the global novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the Department...
DHS, Apr. 2, 2020
"To clear up various misreporting – DHS’s rule on the H-2B cap is on hold pending review due to present economic circumstances. No additional H-2B visas will be released until further notice. Per the statute, H-2B...
1. " OFLC Issues Frequently Asked Questions Related to the H-2B Supplemental Visa Allocation Announcement by Department of Homeland Security for the Second Half of Fiscal Year 2020.
The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has released...
DHS, Mar. 5, 2020
"Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will take necessary anti-fraud and abuse measures to protect the integrity of the H-2B visa program and also make available 35,000 supplemental H-2B temporary nonagricultural...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019
"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, the Departments), are jointly issuing this final rule to amend the regulations governing...
Stuart Anderson, Forbes, June 25, 2019
"U.S. Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr. has recommended to the U.S. District Court of Guam that a Motion for Contempt be granted and sanctions be ordered against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...
USCIS, June 7, 2019
"USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the additional maximum 30,000 visas made available for returning workers under the H-2B numerical limit (also called a cap) for fiscal year (FY) 2019.
As previously announced ...
OFLC, June 6, 2019
"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has received OMB approval for revisions to the H-2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification (Form ETA-9142B) and corresponding appendices, and related forms and instructions...
Here is an Advance Copy of the rule to be published on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2019
Selection Procedures for Reviewing Applications Filed by Employers Seeking Temporary Employment of H–2B Foreign Workers in the United States
" The Department of Labor’s (Department’s...
DOL, Feb. 26, 2019
February 26, 2019. Department Announces Updates to its Procedures for Processing H-2B Applications for Temporary Labor Certification
"The Department today announced updates to its procedures for processing H-2B applications...
Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2019
"Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may generally only approve petitions for H–2A and H–2B nonimmigrant...
OFLC, Jan. 11, 2019
"In continuing to keep the public well-informed regarding submission and processing of H-2B Applications for Temporary Employment Certification and the iCERT system, the Department of Labor (the Department) has the following...
DOL OFLC, Jan. 8, 2019 - "The Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders about the high volume of applications received...
DOL OFLC, Jan. 7, 2019 - " OFLC Issues Last Status Update Today on the iCERT System.
LAST OPERATING STATUS : The Department's iCERT Rapid Response Team has continued to monitor the iCERT system, which has consistently been open for service...