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DOL announcement regarding H-2B processing Jan 2018 Email
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Written by Cherie Courtade   
Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:00 AM

US Department of Labor issued the following announcement yesterday regarding H-2B visa processing:

January 17, 2018. H-2B Processing Announcement
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders about a process change to better assure fairness regarding the issuance of H-2B temporary labor certifications due to the unprecedented volume of applications received on January 1, 2018.

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H-2B processing change announced on the federal register (1-23-18) Email
LAB
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:00 AM

This morning, the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration submitted a notice to the federal register. The notice, "Labor Certification Process for the Temporary Employment of Aliens in Non-Agricultural Employment in the United States," was announced last week by DOL and seeks to make the processing of H-2B visa applications fair. It takes into account the sequential order of the application submissions.

Read the notice or download a pdf at the federal register online.

Read more in this issue of Colorado Green NOW:

 
Urgent action needed to #SaveH2B 1-8-17 Email
LAB
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Monday, January 08, 2018 10:00 AM


Please continue to Help #SaveH-2B - a message from the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

Congress is back in session this week. It is critical that your elected officials continue to hear from you about the need for immediate H-2B cap relief.  As you know, the first 33,000-visa cap was reached on December 15 and the second half cap will be reached soon.  Unless Congress acts promptly, many seasonal employers could be shut out of the H-2B program this year.  Please ask your Senators and Representative to include H-2B cap relief in any upcoming appropriations bill and to speak personally to their party leaders about the need for cap relief.

Specifically, we hope you will take the following actions:

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High volume of H-2B applications received for 2018 Email
Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:00 AM

H-2B visa program

On January 3, 2018, Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) issued a public service announcement regarding H-2B requests for temporary labor certification, second half of fiscal year (FY) 2018. We expect the second half cap to be reached once these applications get to DHS. Please share the information below with your Representative and Senators and stress the urgent need for immediate H-2B cap relief. Urge your lawmakers to personally reach out to their party leaders and appropriations committee leaders and encourage them to include H-2B cap relief as part of any relevant legislation.

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H-2B users: be cautious when receiving calls from unidentified "reporters" Email
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 06:00 PM

H-2B visa program

ALCC has learned through colleagues that a representative of Breitbart may be targeting H-2B users for content on the website. One organization has shared the following:

It has come to our attention that Neil Munro of Breitbart is calling around asking to speak to H-2B employers. His is apparently identifying himself as merely a "Washington DC reporter" instead of referring to the organization he works for, Breitbart.

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