TAG: work visas

Government Affairs: The H-2B guest-worker program gets potential one-year increase

April 3, 2018By

Taking advantage of the “must-pass” omnibus federal spending bill for fiscal year 2018-2019, advocates for the H-2B guest-worker visa program managed to get an extension of the authority for the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to increase the 66,000 statutory cap on H-2B visas. This provision is like one that was included in last year’s spending bill. Increase not automatic... read more

H-2B visa processing temporarily stopped

April 11, 2013By

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has—for now—stopped processing some H-2B petitions for temporary non-agricultural workers, according to BloodHorse.com. “This announcement was in response to a court decision issuing a permanent injunction against certain parts of the current Department of Labor rule governing H-2B program wage rates,” the article states. To get more on this story, read BloodHorse.com’s... read more

Four charged with visa fraud

December 23, 2009By

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Michael T. Glah, Theresa M. Klish, Emily V. Ford and Mary H. Gillin were arrested in West Chester, PA, “in connection with a scheme to shuttle undocumented workers through the immigration system to obtain temporary work visas.” According to the article, Glah’s business, International Personnel Resources Inc., “provided seasonal workers for country clubs, golf courses, construction companies... read more

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