H-2B VISAS UNDER ATTACK
 
The Department of Labor has launched an attack on the H-2B visa program. After a long review of the H-2B regulations, DOL has issued a new rule that will significantly raise the minimum wages employers are required to pay H-2B workers – in some industries, by as much as 50 percent. Employers in several sectors fear they may have to downsize or close their operations as a result. The AFL-CIO has complained that the rule is not being implemented fast enough.


DOL RULE

Department of Labor regulation

Department of Labor news release

IW comment


U.S. Small Business Administration comment

U.S. Chamber of Commerce comment

H-2B Workforce Coalition comment


AFL-CIO statement


IW RESOURCES

ImmigrationWorks USA - U.S. Chamber of Commerce The Economic Impact of H-2B Workers

H-2B talking points


MEDIA COVERAGE

BNA Workplace Immigration Report 1-24-11

Feet in Two Worlds 1-21-11

New York Post 1-20-11

BNA Workplace Immigration Report 12-13-10

Visa Lawyer Blog
 11-24-10

National Association of Realtors
 11-23-10