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H-2B Workforce Coalition Update for May 9, 2018 Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 12:00 AM

H-2B visa program update

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing on the FY2019 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security. The hearing had only one panel and witness, the Honorable Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary, U.S. DHS. During the hearing, two questions were put forth regarding H-2B issues.

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H-2B help needed today, May 7 Email
LAB
Written by John McMahon   
Monday, May 07, 2018 12:00 AM

H-2B visa program update

From the H-2B Workforce Coalition:

Status of H-2B Visas
As you know, the Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Law provided the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary Labor, with the authority to release up to an additional 69,320 H-2B visas if she determines "that the needs of American businesses cannot be satisfied in
fiscal year 2018 with United States workers who are willing, qualified, and able to perform temporary nonagricultural labor."  

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Trump voices support for H-2B program Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Monday, April 30, 2018 12:00 AM

H-2B visa program update

Below you'll find a link to a video of President Trump at his rally in Michigan, where he made comments in support of H-2B. Says NALP's Paul Mendelsohn, "This is the first time that he has made public comments recognizing the need for the program during his presidency. Of course, the statement could be viewed as a policy trial balloon; he made the comments in front of an extremely pro-Trump group and quite frankly the reaction he received was lukewarm at best. Regardless, it is an important development that we thought you should know about. At a minimum, we should be able to use the soundbite to our advantage as we continue our push for short-term cap relief and permanent cap-reform."

This week, many of our representatives are back in Denver. Please reach out to them and ask them for support of the H-2B visa program. Additionally, we must continue pressure on DOL and DHS to release the additional visas immediately. 

The video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/ooX8pufHGHg.

If you have any questions about this matter or want to get more involved in H-2B advocacy, please John McMahon at 303 757-5611.

 
H-2B Workforce Coalition Update & Call to Action April 30 2018 Email
LAB
Written by John McMahon   
Monday, April 30, 2018 12:00 AM

H-2B visa program update

Status of H-2B Visas
As you know, the Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Law provided the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary Labor, with the authority to release up to an additional 69,320 H-2B visas if she determines "that the needs of American businesses cannot be satisfied in fiscal year 2018 with United States workers who are willing, qualified, and able to perform temporary nonagricultural labor."  

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Update on House Appropriations DHS Subcommittee hearing (H-2B) Email
LAB
Written by John McMahon   
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:30 AM

H-2B visa program updateH-2B update from our lobbyist in D.C.:

The House Appropriations DHS Subcommittee is currently holding a hearing with Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen. Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD) spoke about the importance of the H-2B program. He said that DHS has already certified over 80,000 H-2B positions, which clearly shows the need is there and he mentioned that many downstream American jobs are dependent on H-2B workers. He asked when DHS will determine the number of visas needed, and how quickly it will re-open processing.

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