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Guam Contractors Set Back in Worker Visa Application

Aug. 11, 2017, 11:09 PM

The U.S. government shouldn’t have to revisit its denials of worker visa petitions filed by companies in Guam, despite their need for construction workers in a military buildup on the island, a federal magistrate judge recommended.

Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Guam heard arguments on the public interest in ensuring that a military buildup on the U.S. territory—planned before recent threats against the island from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un—isn’t delayed. This interest isn’t enough to justify granting the companies a preliminary injunction reversing the H-2B petition denials for ...

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