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...
Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun, Apr. 14, 2020
"When Gov. Jared Polis ordered the state’s ski areas to close on March 14, he also launched Ana Panessi into a frantic race to get home. It was a race she did not win.
“So many people...
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...
GAO, Apr. 1, 2020
"H-2B visas are intended to help employers fill certain jobs (i.e. landscaping, seafood processing) when no U.S. workers are available. The number of visas is capped and they're generally first come, first served.
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...
In a 40-page letter dated Feb. 22, 2019 and endorsed by hundreds of employers and organizations, the H-2B Workforce Coalition urged DHS Sec. Nielsen and DOL Sec. Acosta to immediately release the full number of additional H-2B visas authorized by the...
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...