In the 2002 Homeland Security Act, Congress created the Department of Homeland Security and reorganized the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”) into the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”), Customs and Boarder Patrol (“CBP”) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) adb 1.0.32 다운로드. Congress also created a consumer advocacy “watchdog” office called the CIS Ombudsman’s Office. CIS Ombudsman does not report to the Director of USCIS but directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security and is authorized and directed to submit an Annual Report to Congress detailing current issues and concerns in USCIS operations 다운로드.
On June 27, 2014, the CIS Ombudsman’s Annual Report was delivered to Congress and contained concerning findings related to a number of aspects of USCIS operations including the current state of the H-2B seasonal worker visa program 엔트로피아 다운로드. The 2014 Annual Report found, on pages 26 to 27, particular concerns that impact the H-2B program including the following:
The H-2 Temporary Worker Programs
The Ombudsman received an increase in requests for case assistance, most submitted by small and medium-sized businesses petitioning for multiple workers, with some requesting 100 or more foreign nationals to fill their temporary labor needs 다운로드.
Stakeholders report receiving RFEs for petitions that were approved in prior years for the same employer with identical temporary need and in the same sector 다운로드.
In May, June, and July 2014, the Ombudsman hosted an interagency meeting with DOS and the U.S 너굴봇. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor to review the entire H-2 process and begin to address these concerns.
FY 2014 data shows an H-2B RFE rate of 35% at the Vermont Service Center and 7% at the California Service Center 펭귄 하이웨이 자막 다운로드.
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