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August Recess Presents Advocacy Opportunities

Every year Members of Congress return home for a month of district activity called “August Recess.” There is a wide range of activities that NALP members can engage in during August Recess that may have great potential to capture the … Continue reading

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H-2B Survey Confirms Need for Cap-Relief

For nearly two months, NALP and our H-2B Workforce Coalition partners have been aggressively advocating for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kelly to provide immediate cap relief. Our effort has emphasized the significant impact that the H-2B cap has … Continue reading

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DHS Secretary Comments Cloud H-2B Cap-Relief

Last week, during the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on DHS Reauthorization and the FY 2018 Budget Request, Representative William Keating (D-MA-09) asked Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly about H2-B cap relief. Rep. Keating noted the several proposed cuts to … Continue reading

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Trumps Signs Fiscal Measure that Provides H-2B Cap Relief

Limited H-2B regulatory relief is part of the bill that President Trump signed into law authorizing federal government funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. Inclusion of the cap relief language is a significant legislative victory, and was the … Continue reading

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Congress Includes H-2B Relief in Budget Bill

Late Sunday, April 30, Congress released a bipartisan budget bill to provide for government funding through the end of fiscal 2017. Thanks to a massive effort from NALP members and other seasonal business owners, the bipartisan agreement contains limited H-2B … Continue reading

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Critical Timing for the H-2B Day on the Hill

The National Association of Landscape Professionals, the H-2B Coalition and more than 100 landscape professionals and colleagues from allied industries joined together on the Hill on April 26, at a crucial time in the battle for H-2B reform.  John McMahon, … Continue reading

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Both Chambers of Congress Introduce H-2B Reform Bills

  Two bills that would temporarily reinstate the H-2B visa temporary worker program have been introduced recently in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. The legislation would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow for more workers … Continue reading

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Congress Fails to Extend the H-2B Returning Worker Exemption

Last week, Congress passed a budget continuing resolution to avoid having to shut down the federal government and President Obama quickly signed the measure into law. The measure funds the government at current levels through December 9. Unfortunately, despite heavy … Continue reading

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USCIS Issues H-2B Guidance

As the result of a recent request from NALP, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services department (USCIS) issued the following recommendations for landscape professionals and other employers regarding requests for returning workers for 2017. H-2B Employers Should Continue to … Continue reading

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H-2B  Advocacy Fight Enters Critical Stage

Prior to the August recess, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the fiscal 2017 Department of Homeland Appropriations bill, which would renew the H-2B returning worker exemption for another year. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of … Continue reading

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