Wanted: Construction Workers for U.S. Military Buildup on Guam

Oct. 27, 2017, 10:06 PM

The Pentagon’s military buildup in the Pacific is running into a potential hitch: Guam’s governor is threatening to stop plans to relocate thousands of Marines unless the U.S. territory is permitted to bring in foreigners to work on non-military projects, too.

The dispute will reach a pivotal point in coming days as congressional negotiators decide whether to authorize only enough seasonal worker visas for the military’s projects, or also thousands of additional visas so that construction workers can be brought in to upgrade a hospital and build housing.

“The H-2B visa crisis has strained Guam’s workforce and undermined our construction ...

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