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Work Visa Expansion Aims to Ease Border Surge, Summer Labor Woes

Both Democratic and Republican administrations have boosted the number of available H-2B visas to address critical labor shortages in seasonal industries. The Biden administration hopes expanding the program might help stem the surge of asylum seekers at the southern border. It’s unclear, though, if it will make a difference.

House Republicans Press Su on H-2A Farmworker Visa Delays

Backlogs in US Labor Department certification for foreign agricultural worker positions are holding up temporary visas, threatening crop harvests and supply chains, Republican House lawmakers told acting Labor Secretary Julie Su in a letter Thursday.

ICE Must Reconsider Contractor in $3 Billion Health Procurement

North East South West Healthcare Solutions LLC should be reconsidered for a contract under a nearly $3 billion medical staffing support procurement by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the US Court of Federal Claims said in an opinion released Wednesday.

Honeywell, Procter & Gamble Settle DOJ Citizenship Bias Claims

Honeywell International Inc., Procter & Gamble Co., and eight other companies have agreed to pay a total of more than $464,000 to settle Justice Department claims of bias against non-US citizens stemming from job ads on a Georgia Institute of Technology recruiting platform.

The H-1B Visa: A Brief History From Truman to Trump

The history of the H-1B visa from its origins in 1952, when Harry S. Truman was president, to the major developments since Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” executive order.