visas

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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H-2B visa cap met

|October 18th, 2023|

USCIS has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap on H-2B visas for the first half of fiscal year 2024.
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116 Canadian employers in breach of TFWP rules, fines total $1.5 million

|October 11th, 2023|

Some 6% of participating employers were found to be out of compliance based on an Employment and Social Development Canada inspection; 93 faced monetary penalties.
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Canada makes play for foreign STEM workers

|June 28th, 2023|

A new plan aims to attract highly skilled talent through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Separately, decades of IMP work permit data revised downward.
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H-2B visa delays ‘entirely unacceptable’; US senators urge DOL action

|June 28th, 2023|

Legislators urge DOL Acting Secretary Julie Su to address the current processes for obtaining H-2B visas, as delays are causing substantial hardship to employers in their states.
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