H-2B Visa Demand Crashes Application Portal

Craig Regelbrugge January 08 2019

Craig Regelbrugge & Laurie Flanagan*

Due to capacity issues and the huge H-2B filing volume, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) iCERT online filing system crashed right after midnight on New Years Day, preventing H-2B filing for the second half of the fiscal year, as well as H-2A and other labor certification application filing.  According to the DOL, “the U.S. Department of Labor iCERT system had an unprecedented demand for H-2B certifications with more than 97,800 workers requested in pending applications for 33,000 visas.” Of course, one might wo...

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