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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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H-2B Filing Tips

At this point in the year, many landscaping businesses need to focus on preparing and submitting prevailing wage determinations which will ultimately be used to support the processing of H-2B applications for the upcoming 2017 Spring season.  The Department of … Continue reading

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House Appropriations Members Extend H-2B Returning Worker Exemption

As a result of consistent pressure by landscape professionals and other H-2B stakeholders, last week the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to extend the returning worker exemption (RWE) to the H-2B legal immigrant guest worker program for fiscal year … Continue reading

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New H-2B Lobbying Efforts

NALP and its allies are diligently working to gain Congressional support for much needed H-2B relief.  As part of our lobbying effort, the H-2B Workforce Coalition, which is co-chaired by NALP, has turned to Representative Billy Long (R-MO) who has … Continue reading

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First Half of H-2B Cap Reached

Last week, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a statement indicating that they had “received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for the first half of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. March 15, 2016 … Continue reading

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Changes in Congress Impacting the Landscape Industry

In late October, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was sworn in as Speaker of the House, taking the place of John Boehner (R-OH) who not only gave up his role as Speaker but also resigned his House seat. Before leaving, Boehner … Continue reading

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