When observations occur that fail to fit into their paradigm, those stray observations are often discarded as experimental error or the prevailing paradigm is patched up to account for them. When the prevailing paradigm becomes increasingly unable to explain the strange observations that pile up, eventually somebody would see that those stray observations pointed to a different paradigm.
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These are the kind of flawed assumptions that have led to the creation and rapid growth of the H-2B visa program, which has resulted in more half a million jobs being filled by foreign guestworkers over the last five years, rather than Americans and immigrants already in the United States.
Despite the significant impact that the H-2B visa program has on American workers, the program receives scant media coverage compared to other guestworker categories.
Issues surrounding the issuance of H-1B visas, for example, tend to receive far more media scrutiny because the beneficiaries and the victims are highly educated and often fall within the same social circles as journalists, and the topic of higher-paying skilled jobs is perceived to be more relevant to the kind of readership and viewership that advertisers desire.
As the global recession continues to take its toll on the American economy, this is an opportune time to re-examine the H-2B program and to evaluate whether these jobs could be filled with people already in the United States.
The goal of this report is to shed light on the poor conditions that H-2B guestworkers often toil in; to expose the damage that this program does to the most vulnerable sector of American workers: Key Points The popularity of the H-2B program for temporary, seasonal, non-agricultural guestworkers has soared from just 15, visas issued in to an all-time high ofin American companies filed petitions to request nearlyH-2B workers in FY Body shops can petition for large numbers of workers and then essentially sell them off to companies that either could not get their own H-2B workers or did not know how to do so.
Some repeat offenders continue to have their petitions approved to this day. H-2B employers and the U.
Industries that are particularly heavy users of the H-2B program include landscaping, forestry, hotels and restaurants, amusement parks and leisure facilities, and seafood processors. Employers value H-2B workers because their legal status in the United States is tied to their employment and because they often have extended families in their home countries depending on their wages, making them loyal and motivated workers.
Racial discrimination may also induce U. Hourly compensation for U. Some key basics regarding H-2B visas: The H-2B visa was created inas part of the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which split the H guestworker program into an H-2A visa for agricultural guestworkers, and an H-2B visa for non-agricultural guestworkers.
If they spend less than 18 consecutive months in the United States, they only need to depart for 45 days to reset the clock to zero and return as an H-2B. If they were in the United States for more than 18 months, but less than three years, they need to reside outside the United States for 60 days before returning on an H-2B visa.
These regulations were loosened under the George W. Congress has established an annual cap of 66, H-2B visas for each year, half of which become available on April 1, and the other half on October 1. This legislation was allowed to expire on September 30,to the great consternation of business interests that continue to lobby for its renewal.
Prospective employers of H-2B workers must first obtain certification from the U.
New DOL regulations may alter or end this requirement. Once the petition is approved, the worker may apply for an H-2B visa at a U. Unlike H-1B visa applicants, H-2B visa applicants — who are often unemployed in their home countries — must overcome section b of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which requires that applicants prove they intend to return home after their visas expire.
Employers are required to pay employees the prevailing wage as set by the various state workforce agencies for each occupation and locality and provide housing — though they are allowed to charge workers for it.TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A few blocks from a shelter housing members of a Central American migrant caravan sits the first Haitian restaurant to.
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