All About Miami H-2B Visas
An article recently published in Construction Claims magazine highlights the growing demand for skilled construction workers and the importance of the H-2B visa program in ensuring an adequate labor pool for these jobs. The H-2B visa program is currently the only method available for many companies to fill critical positions on a temporary basis. Understanding the Miami H-2B visa program can provide added help in dealing with staffing issues and ensuring the highest productivity for your company.
The Basics of H-2B Visas
H-2B visas are intended to allow for temporary employment in the U.S. and are issued for one year. Extensions may be available for up to a total of three years, after which time the employee must usually return to his or her home country. The costs associated with H-2B visas are paid by the employer along with any legal fees or transportation expenses. Recipients of these visas may bring their spouses and minor children to the U.S. for the duration of their employment. These individuals, however, are not permitted to work in the United States.
Not an Option of First Resort
Before making an application for an H-2B visa, U.S. companies must first advertise the jobs to workers already located in the area. Employers must demonstrate an inability to fill the necessary positions with U.S. workers. This process can be lengthy and may require posting of the positions with state agencies, online job sites and on print media. If no suitable candidates can be located through these postings, companies can then apply for approval to apply for H-2B visas for workers from outside the U.S.
Seeking Expert Help with Miami H-2B Visas
The Construction Claims article was cowritten by Frieda Goldstein, a partner in Pozo Goldstein and an established authority in Miami H-2B visas. Goldstein previously served as a prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice and for the Office of Chief Counsel, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Her extensive experience and applicable knowledge can help companies in our area navigate the H-2B visa process more successfully.
If your company requires professional assistance with Miami H-2B visas or any other aspect of Miami immigration law, Pozo Goldstein can help with proven solutions that suit your needs and comply with all aspects of federal and state law. Call us today at 305-856-0400 to schedule your first consultation with us. We look forward to the opportunity to help you resolve your immigration issues quickly and in the most positive way possible.