One-Time Increase in H-2B Visa Availability

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) announced that the Departments of Labor (DOL) and Homeland Security (DHS) will publish a final rule on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, increasing the number of available H-2B nonimmigrant visas by up to 15,000 through the end of Fiscal...

Federal officials order 15,000 new visas for low-wage workers in seasonal jobs

By Tracy Jan Washington Post The Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced a one-time increase of 15,000 additional visas for low-wage seasonal workers for the remainder of this fiscal year, a seeming about-face from President Trump’s “Hire American” rhetoric, following...

U.S. provides visas to up to 15,000 temporary workers

Doina Chiacu and David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is allowing 15,000 additional visas for temporary seasonal workers to help American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm because of a shortage of such labor, the Department of...

Donald Trump to Foreign Workers for Florida Club: You’re Hired

Donald J. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., describes itself as “one of the most highly regarded private clubs in the world,” and it is not just the very-well-to-do who want to get in. Since 2010, nearly 300 United States residents have applied or been referred for...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Announces the H-2B Cap Has Been Reached

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 2, 2015 that it had received enough H-2B petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap for the first half of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. An H-2B visa is a temporary work visa for foreign workers...

Show Me The Money: Why DOL Can No Longer Determine Prevailing Wages for H-2B – Is PERM Next?

By Gary Endelman *Special thanks go out to Lee Beck and Angelo Paparelli for their generous and invaluable tutelage on the H-2B prevailing wage. Those of you who took a badly needed break from the H-1B frenzy of last week might have spotted this golden nugget of foreign labor...
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