H-2 Program Delays Building

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. February 11 2016

Employers relying on the H-2A and H-2B seasonal worker visa programs, beware. Processing delays are building, and the next few months could be rough.

AmericanHort and the H-2B Workforce Coalition, which we co-chair, continue to work with Congress to address processing delays at the Department of Labor (DOL). DOL blames processing delays on information technology system changes, the H-2B provisions in the 2016 omnibus appropriations bill, and an increase in user demand. We do not feel these excuses are legitimate, given that DOL received additional resources through the appropr...

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