Ep. 121: H-2B shutdown

March 12, 2015By

If you have not heard by now, as of March 5, the H-2B program has been temporarily shut down at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) level. Arnulfo Hinojosa, vice president of the Federation of Employees & Workers of America (FEWA), discusses why the DOL and USCIS have temporarily shut down the H-2B... read more

Feds halt H-2B processing

March 10, 2015By

Last week the federal government temporarily halted the H-2B guest worker visa program due to a Florida federal court decision. As of March 5 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily stopped processing H-2B petitions and on March 4 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) stopped accepting or processing applications for H-2B prevailing wages and temporary labor certifications. In its... read more

Court issues injunction blocking changes to H-2B

April 27, 2012By

District Court Judge M.C. Rodgers on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction blocking the implementation of the H-2B program rule, ensuring landscapers will be able to rely on their H-2B workers for the forseeable future. The program rule would have been implemented by the Department of Labor nationwide on April 27. The ruling also should impact the DOL’s plans to implement... read more

ANLA accuses Department of Labor of launching an administrative assault on H-2B

February 9, 2012By

New rules said to rewrite temporary and seasonal worker programs. The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) says the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has launched a series of administrative assaults against the H-2 temporary and seasonal worker programs — H-2A for agriculture, H-2B for non-agricultural industries. The programs act as safety nets available to employers when they cannot fill... read more