U.S. Government report highlights problems in the H-2 visa programs

A new report published on March 6, 2015, by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) evaluates the H-2A and H-2B visa programs, finding that workers lack adequate protections. The report, H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs: Increased Protections Needed for Foreign Workers, found that workers face considerable vulnerabilities during labor recruitment. The GAO was mandated by U.S. Congress to study the labor recruitment of H-2 workers.


A Win for H-2B Workers: Signal International Lawsuit

On February 18th, 2015, a federal jury awarded $14 million USD in damages to five former H-2B workers. The five had been recruited by Signal International to work as welders in Mississippi, repairing oil rigs after Hurricane Katrina. It was an exciting conclusion to seven years of litigation seeking justice for workers who experienced trafficking, fraud and discrimination in their pursuit of good jobs in the United States.


As a worker with an H-2A or H-2B visa, you have the right to health insurance in the United States!

People who travel to the United States with temporary H-2A and H-2B work visas have the right to enroll in low-cost health insurance under the ACA. Here are several things you should know if you plan to work with an H-2A or H-2B visa.

Como trabajador con visa H-2A o H-2B, ¡Ud. tiene derecho al seguro médico en los EEUU!

Las personas que viajan temporalmente a los Estados Unidos con visas H-2A y H-2B tienen el derecho a inscribirse en un seguro médico de bajo costo bajo la ACA. Si Ud. trabaja con una visa H-2A o H-2B, hay varias cosas que debe saber.


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