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Canada’s immigration plans seek TFWP balance

|May 22nd, 2024|

Canada is finalizing the program’s immigration levels to balance temporary residents and capacity pressures on communities.
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Cap reached for additional H-2B visas for returning workers

|April 24th, 2024|

The 19,000 visas will go to returning temporary nonagricultural workers with start dates from April 1 to May 14.
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Holiday floral product producer to pay $1.85 million to settle H-2B wage case

|April 17th, 2024|

A federal court ordered Continental Floral Greens to pay back wages and damages to nearly 700 migrant and seasonal workers hired through the H-2B visa program.
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USCIS selects H-1B registrations; new fee and processing rules in effect

|April 3rd, 2024|

The agency has selected petitioners for the visas that allow employers to hire foreign temporary skilled workers. New process includes higher fees and more.
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H-1B filing period brings higher fees, other changes

|February 7th, 2024|

As the next registration date approaches, prepare for higher fees, a fraud crackdown, new organizational accounts and more.
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Pilot program launched for H-1B visa revalidation program

|January 3rd, 2024|

The US State Department aims to test its ability to resume domestic visa renewals and cut wait times for an initial 20,000 applicants.
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Legislation aims to remove fish processors from H-2B cap

|December 13th, 2023|

A proposed bill would exempt seafood processing workers from the limits on H-2B visas, allowing processors to fully staff their operations during harvest season.
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The US nearly doubles number of H-2B visas for fiscal 2024

|November 8th, 2023|

An additional 64,716 visas for temporary nonagricultural workers will be added to the congressionally mandated amount available each year.
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Farm labor contractor debarred from H-2A program following widespread violations

|November 1st, 2023|

The US Department of Labor has banned the provider from the program for three years, and urges clients to ensure their suppliers comply with regulations.
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DHS proposes changes to modernize H-1B rule

|October 25th, 2023|

The planned modifications would increase efficiency, reduce fraud, improve processes and “give beneficiaries more choice between legitimate job offers.”
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