NALP has secured an important meeting with a senior staff member at the Department of Homeland Security. The meeting is scheduled for early February and will allow us to further illustrate the critical role that H-2B serves in filling the workforce needs of landscape professionals and other seasonal employers and to voice our extreme concerns […]
Democratic Senate leaders agreed to end the filibuster that prevented the Senate from voting on a continuing resolution to extend the 2017 budget. The compromise ends the chamber’s stalemate and, extends the current budget to February 8th. In exchange for ending the filibuster Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) promised to bring immigration and DACA bills […]
The U.S. Supreme Court unexpectedly struck down the Sixth Circuit Court’s stay on the Obama WOTUS rule. The Court unanimous ruled that challenges to WOTUS must be filed in federal district courts, as opposed to the federal appeals courts. The ruling marked the first opinion of the month. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion.
The Trump administration has canceled the provisional residency permits of about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the country since at least 2001, leaving them vulnerable to deportation, according to a Department of Homeland Security announcement sent to lawmakers Monday. The administration will notify the Salvadorans they have until Sept. 9, 2019, to leave the United […]
The EPA released preliminary ecological and human health risk assessments for a number of pesticides including clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinotefuran insecticides. The agency also released a preliminary ecological risk assessment for imidacloprid. Previously, pollinator-only risk assessments were released for these pesticides earlier this year and in 2016.
On December 21, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the 33,000 cap for the first half of fiscal year 2018 was reached on December 15. This means that with extremely limited exceptions seasonal businesses who petitioned USCIS for workers with a start date after December 15 and before April 1, will not […]
Congressional Republicans delivered on their goal of passing a major tax reform bill, and now the measure goes to President Trump who has indicated plans to immediately sign the bill into law once it is enrolled and formally presented. The President has said on numerous occasions that he wanted the bill finalized in time for […]
Last week, Congress passed a temporary spending bill, or continuing resolution, to fund the federal government through December 22. Over the next two weeks, lawmakers hope to negotiate the terms of a larger spending bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal 2018, which runs through September 30, 2018.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment released its FY 18 bill and has requested continued funding for the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). This request is necessary because the current Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) expires in 2017, and attempts to extend the act are being held up due by several democrats who […]
NALP thanks our many members who reached out to their Representatives and asked them to sign a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The letter included the signatures of 65 Members of Congress. If your Representative signed the letter, please follow up and say thank you. To get […]