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US imposes 1-year ban on new Filipino workers

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FILIPINO workers seeking jobs in the United States under the federal H-2A and H-2B programmes will no longer be allowed to do so after the United States Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) the imposed a one-year ban.

On Jan 18, the department issued a notice banning the entry of additional Filipino workers under the two visas due to “overstaying” and “human trafficking” concerns, according to the Inquirer.

The ban, which took effect from Jan 19, 2019, will last until Jan 18, 2020.

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The H-2A and H2-B visas were temporary work passes given to foreign agricultural workers and foreign workers providing........

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