H-2B FLY IN POSTPONED UNTIL 3/21

H-2B D.C. FLY IN POSTPONED UNTIL 3/21   Unfortunately, we have been forced to postpone the H-2B Fly-In until 3/21. There is a nasty winter storm heading right for the Northeast and there are reports of up to a foot of snow falling on Tuesday. Early forecasts showed the storm missing D.C., but over the weekend things have evolved and …

URGENT: CALL THE WHITE HOUSE!

CALL THE WHITE HOUSE! The 2017 H2B program cap will be reached for the second half of the year within the next few weeks.  Many H2B employers, perhaps as many as half, will not be able to employ their vitally-needed H2B workers this year unless Congress enacts cap relief.   President Trump relies on both the H2A and H2B programs …

New Bill Targets Employers Who Hire Illegals

New Bill Targets Employers Who Hire Illegals   Patrick T. Wilson 1/24/2017   The H-2B Program has always been “Americans First”, even before it became a campaign slogan. For some reason, H-2B has recently been entangled in rhetoric involving illegal immigration by those who are ill-informed in the media and in politics. A report from the CATO Institute in 2015 …

Life or Death! RWE CR: Help #SaveH2B

This is do or Die They did not include the Returning worker exemption!! Call like you’ve never called before!! This week is likely the last week to influence whether or not the H-2B returning worker exemption is included in the funding measure that will run through the end of March.  If the returning worker exemption is not reinstated in the …

President Elect Trump Tightens Grip On Visa Programs

President Elect Trump Tightens Grip On Visa Programs November 22, 2016 – 10:00AM As we inch closer to January 20th, President Elect Donald Trump is vehemently working to piece together his cabinet (insert punny IKEA joke). Recent reports have put Trump in the spotlight regarding his immigration policy. Trump said Monday in a video message that he will “direct the Department …

RWE: House GOP Settles on Path Forward for Government Funding

House GOP Settles on Path Forward for Government Funding, Obamacare Repeal See below.  Congress is moving toward passing a continuing resolution through March.  So we need as much pressure as possible on Congressional leadership to add a returning worker exemption to the CR.  The regulatory provisions will automatically be extended.  JON REID   |   NOVEMBER 17, 2016 House Republicans and Vice President-elect Mike …

RWE Update: December 9th Appropriations

Decisions on FY 17 Spending to Come After Pence Meeting GOP conference set to meet tomorow, decide CR or omnibus Mikulski among senators opposed to stopgap funding bill By Erik Wasson and Kathleen Hunter | November 16, 2016 12:49PM ET Look for House Republicans to decide tomorrow whether they’ll pursue another stopgap bill, a full-year omnibus or something in between …

PES NEEDS YOU TO GIVE CONGRESS A MESSAGE!

Help #SaveH-2B!   Returning Worker Exemption- URGENT! Congress returns to Washington today.  After organizing for next Congress, the first order of business will be addressing federal government spending for the remainder of the fiscal year (December 9, 2016-September 30, 2017).  While it is not yet clear if Congress will finish all of the spending bills or pass another short term, …

Election Day 2016: The future of H-2B

Opinion: Patrick Wilson 11/8/2016 Election Night 2016: What does this election mean for H-2B? Many of you have realized by now that PES is very politically active. Our owner, Veronica Birkenstock, leads the way and has been involved in all aspects of politics throughout this election cycle. From local and state politics to the national level, she is on the …

Want to ‘Get Started’ with PES?

PES is in the process of filing for all 2017 clients! The first step to starting your H-2B experience is filling out our ‘Getting Started’ document. This document provides PES with all of the necessary information needed from your business. It helps us outline everything we will need to move forward with your filing for 2017. If you are interested …