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Trump Signs Proclamation Suspending Certain Work Visas Through End of Year

Filed in Labor by on June 22, 2020 0 Comments
Trump Signs Proclamation Suspending Certain Work Visas Through End of Year

Citing job losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump has issued a proclamation extending his existing ban on immigrant visas and further suspending work visas through the end of the year, including H-2B visas used by employers in the construction industry.

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Trump Proclamation Halts Immigration for 60 Days – With Some Exceptions

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor by on April 23, 2020 0 Comments
Trump Proclamation Halts Immigration for 60 Days – With Some Exceptions

President Trump has signed a proclamation that halts immigrants from entering the U.S. for the next 60 days. However, the measure includes broad exceptions and will not effect the entry of those on temporary or non-immigrant visas, such as agriculture workers and H-2B guest workers. It also exempts EB-5 investor visas from the suspension.

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Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

Filed in Codes and Standards, Legal by on February 13, 2020 3 Comments
Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

The Trump Administration’s Public Charge rule, which NAHB fears could impede legal immigration at a time when the residential construction industry is facing a significant labor shortage, is set to take effect on Feb. 24.

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‘Public Charge’ Rule Finalized

Filed in Codes and Standards, Legal by on August 20, 2019 0 Comments
‘Public Charge’ Rule Finalized

The Trump administration last week finalized its “public charge” rule. The term refers to a person who is primarily dependent on the government for support. The new rule broadens the definition of who is considered a public charge to include immigrants who receive substantially less government assistance through programs such as housing assistance, food stamps or public health insurance.

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House-Passed Bill Would Help Keep a Bad Labor Situation from Worsening

Filed in Advocacy, Workforce Development by on June 6, 2019 7 Comments
House-Passed Bill Would Help Keep a Bad Labor Situation from Worsening

The House today approved legislation that would provide permanent legal status to more than 100,000 workers in the construction industry holding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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NAHB Raises Concerns on DHS “Public Charge” Rulemaking

Filed in Codes and Standards by on December 11, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Raises Concerns on DHS “Public Charge” Rulemaking

NAHB expresses concerns that proposed changes to the Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” rule could have unintended consequences for the housing industry.

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Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

Filed in Codes and Standards, Labor, Legal by on October 4, 2018 7 Comments
Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

As NAHB continues to work with Congress to find a way to extend expiring federal Temporary Protected Status designations for over 300,000 migrants from nations including Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras, a federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from terminating the program.

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Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

Filed in Advocacy, Labor, Legal by on November 7, 2017 0 Comments
Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

NAHB and allied groups have sent a joint letter to bipartisan congressional leaders urging them to extend the Temporary Protected Status designations for El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras to help alleviate the severe labor shortage in the construction industry.

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NAHB Chair Urges Action on Immigration Reform

Filed in Labor, Legal by on September 6, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Chair Urges Action on Immigration Reform

President Trump’s call to Congress to find a permanent legislative solution to protect the Dreamers underscores the urgent need for lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform, MacDonald said.

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Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Filed in Advocacy, Labor, Legal by on August 3, 2017 0 Comments
Senate Bill Would Cut Legal Immigration in Half

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) yesterday introduced legislation endorsed by President Trump that would cut legal immigration levels in half over the next decade. The bill would reduce the annual distribution of green cards awarding permanent legal residence from 1 million just over 500,000.

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