GUAM H-2B DENIAL SITUATION

“October 2017”

Shortage Slows Mall & Judge req info on visa case- PDN 10-27-17
Hearing set for H2B lawsuit – KUAM- 10-26-17
Provisions for Guam in 2018 NDAA – KUAM – 10-26-17
Bordallo urges adoption of H-2B relief in defense act -postguam- 10-27-17
Labor shortage slows Tumon Bay Mall development- PDN- 10-26-17
Foreign labor numbers continue to drop- PDN- 10-6-17
Proposal offered for H-2B shortfall – 10-6-17
Partial solution for foreign labor hopefully in sight – KUAM- 10-5-17

“September 2017”

Governor Calvo calls for stop to military construction – PNC – 9-29-17
U.S. Senate proposes labor relief for Guam buildup- PDN 9-8-17
Governor_ Halt buildup construction – postguam – 9-30-17
Governor to US_ Stop the military buildup – 9-28-17
With Labor Shortage, build up not going to happen- Postguam- 9-21-17
Worker Crisis – PDN- 9-21-17
With only 82 H-2B workers left, Calvo slams feds- PDN- 9-21-17
Governor gets no comittment to lift H2-B Visa ban from U.S- PNC- 9-20-17
Calvo- With Labor Shortage, build up not going to happen- Postguam- 9-21-17
Calvo if changes don’t happen soon, buildup not gonna happen – KUAM 9-20-17
Marines getting new facility at Apra Harbor – KUAM – 9-20-17
Guam Business Mag- Construction article- Sept 2017
U.S. Senate proposes labor relief for Guam buildup- PDN – 9-8-17
Black Construction wins contract for Wake building- PDN- 9-7-17
3.7 Million Well project to prepare for build up – PDN- 9-5-17
Hawaii company to upgrade power at JRM – KUAM- 9-3-17
Alaskan business wins Guam contract – Postguam – 9-3-17

“August 2017”

Contractors dealt setback in foreign labor case- PDN-8-15-17
Employers face setback on foreign labor case -postguam- 8-16-17
Governor Calvo disappointed with recent opinion on H-2B- PNC- 8-16-17
Marine Corps Base Guam contract awarded for $164- PNC- 8-18-17
Lift H-2B restrictions because they jeopardize Guam military buildup- PDN – 8-18-17
Marine base project highlights drop in foreign labor on Guam- PDN- 8-19-17
Guam residents near military buildup site have mixed reactions to news- PDN – 8-19-17
222 move to Guam -postguam- 8-20-17
Governor, AG meet to weigh options on foreign labor shortage -postguam- 8-21-17
$41M contract to upgrade sewer system at Naval Base Guam- PDN- 8-22-17
Front Page_ Businesses Struggle as Foreign Labor Dwindles- PDN- 8-24-17
Guam businesses struggle as H-2B foreign workers dwindle- PDN 8-24-17
Marines concerned about H-2B Visa denials – PNC- 8-24-17
Guam contractor wins $78M military work – postguam- 8-25-17
NAVFAC awards construction for Northwest Field firing range – PNC- 8-25-17
Businesses_ Blanket H-2B denials not based on evidence PDN- 8-26-17
GCA objects to recommendations in H-2B case -postguam – 8-28-17

“July 2017”

H-2B visa issuance in other states to increase -Postguam- 7-3-17
Bill would fund ‘experts in federal litigation cases -Postguam- 7-5-17
Scheduling hearing set for H-2B lawsuit – Postguam- 7-9-17
H-2B class action motion delayed – PDN – 7-14-17
House passes $354M for military construction -Postguam – 7-17-17
H-2B numbers continue to drop -Postguam- 7-16-17
Court to decide on H-2B preliminary injunction in August -Postguam- 7-14-17
H-2B class action motion delayed- PDN – 7-15-17
Experts agree that H2B visa denials are biggest threat- KUAM – 7-18-17
Economist blames H-2B crisis on Saipan scandal -Postguam- 7-18-17
DOL- Defense projects in FY18 could increase construction PDN – 7-18-17
The Guamanian Magazine – H2-B Crisis – July 2017
DoD infrastructure partnerships continue in anticipation of buildup- PDN 7-19-17
Relocation of Okinawa Marines to Guam will proceed – KUAM- 7-22-17
H-2B Visa Lawsuit not Class action for now- postguam- 7-26-17
Judge delays key decision in labor lawsuit- PDN- 7-26-17

“June 2017”

Number of H-2 workers still dwindling – Postguam- 6-18-17
House Armed Services Moves $355M in Guam military const- PNC-6-30-17
2018 NDAA clears key committee – KUAM – 6-30-17
Military could spend $354M for Guam projects -Postguam- 6-30-17
Bordallo asks Homeland Security to help with H-2B crisis- PDN- 6-13-17
Bordallo raises H2B issues with DHS Assist – KUAM – 6-13-17
Economist-Guam on upswing despite labor shortage – Postguam 6-9-17
Return surge of Guam construction work inevitable, says economist – KUAM – 6-8-17

“May 2017”
“April 2017”

Military buildup projects not halted by H-2B denials – Postguam- 4-28-17
Attorney_ Guam may be singled out in H-2B battle- Postguam -4-27-17
Governor celebrates Trump exec order; talks H2B with federal officials- PNC – 4-27-17
Lawyer_ Feds may be singling out Guam on H-2B visa issue – PDN – 4-26-17
H2B approvals at 0 percent; only 139 workers left on Guam-PNC – 4-26-17
Economist_ Labor shortage, North Korea pose risks -Postguam -4-24-17
2,800 H-2B workers needed for buildup -postguam – 4-9-17
Calvo firm in opposition to buildup – postguam 4-12-17
Calvo retracts buildup support – postguam- 4-6-17
GAO-With no reliable schedule and risk planning for Guam up – KUAM – 4-7-17
Guam Chamber surprised with Gov-PNC – 4-7-17
Navy – One Guam approach still intact – PNC – 4-7-17
OUR VIEW – Feds’ H-2B visa policy threatens Guam buildup – PDN 4-8-17
Support or not, military buildup projects proceeding -postguam – 4-8-17

“March 2017”

Calvo talks H-2 labor issue with Feds – postguam – 3-2-17
OUR VIEW_ Stop rejecting almost all of Guam’s H-2B applications PDN 3-16-17
Worker shortage threatens construction – PDN 3-14-17
Worker shortage threatens construction industry, real estate- PDN 3-14-17
Military in talks with local contractors on project cost increases -postguam- 3-17-17
Real estate prices increase due to H-2B visa denials- PNC 3-16-17
Guam Realtors-H-2B crisis – Post- 3-20-17
H-2B lawsuit gains backing from realtors – postguam- 3-20-17
H2B visa denial lawsuit continues in US District Court – KUAM – 3-28-17
Rotary speaker 3-9-17 mtg- Realtors Assoc. H-2B Crisis mention- PNC- 3-10-17

“January 2017”

Foreign labor visa denials matter heard in federal court – KUAM 1-17-17
Labor lawsuit argued as Guam reaches ‘critical mass’ -postguam 1-17-17
H2B denials could shut down military buildup, judge says- PNC 1-17-17
Injunction, possible settlement considered in H-2B suit- pdn- 1-19-17
GCA discusses foreign labor issues – KUAM.com- 1-19-17
Immigration lawyer warns cost of goods will go up because of H2B denials PNC 1-19-17
Settlement on the table in H-2B visa denials case -postguam- 1-20-17

“December 2016”

House OKs military pay raise, $170M in construction- PDN 12-5-16

“November 2016”

Judge sets date for H-2b denial matter – KUAM 11-22-16
Guam Contractors Association responds to U.S- PNC 11-18-16
Foreign labor defendants want single hearing – KUAM- 11-30-16

“October 2016”

GCA lawyer says battle has just begun – KUAM 10-28-16
US Attorney General wants judge to hold off on motion- KUAM -10-28-16
US Attorney General intends to ask court to dismiss H2B lawsuit – PNC 10-27-16

“September 2016”

Hundreds of H-2 workers to Leave- Post clipping 9-5-16
Hundreds of H-2 workers to leave this week -Post 9-5-16
Guam faces foreign labor shortage- PDN 9-12-16
Skilled workers will be in demand -Post 9-12-16
Calvo- Foreign work visa denials a major problem- PDN 9-15-16
Agencies-H-2 denials still a problem- Post 9-26-16
Labor shortage sparks growing concern- PDN 9-26-16

“August 2016”

Adelup Visa denials could create labor crisis PDN 8-24-16
No H-2s by 2017 – Post 8-25-16

“July 2016”

Visa denial lawsuit mulled – Post 7-13-16

“June 2016”

Fed Must fix visa worker slowdown- Post Editorial- 6-14-16

“May 2016”

No H-2 visa approvals -Post 5-10-16
Visa provision for NDAA to be considered -Post 5-13-16
Labor shift seen for construction-Post 5-27-16

“March 2016”

Bordallo Denied work visas impact buildup, GRMC- PDN 3-1-16
OUR VIEW_ Leaders must address rejections -PDN 3-1-16
Bordallo Takes Issue with Denied Visas-Post 3-5-16
Foreign workers critical to sustaining Guam’s Economy KUAM 3-10-16
80% of H2 visas denied by USCIS- Post- 3-15-16
Slowdown in foreign labor visa approvals -KUAM 3-16-15

“February 2016”

Higher rate of visa rejections and delays could affect build up- PDN 2-28-16