321 H-2B visas approved for Core Tech International

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Guam's construction industry will get almost half a bilion dollars worth of projects thanks to the passage of the NDAA. (PNC file photo)

Guam – More approvals for H2B visas have been announced. In a release, Adelup said 321 H-2B visas were approved for Core Tech Construction.

That number includes 127 carpenters, 7 electricians, 14 welders, 49 cement masons, 5 heavy equipment operators, 10 plumbers and 109 reinforcing metal workers.

Since March 30, 333 H2B visas were approved for PHC Corp.

These approvals come after several efforts were made to overturn the USCIS’s decision to cease approvals for H-2B visas. The Guam Contractors Association filed suit against the USCIS and Governor Calvo revoked his support for the military buildup because of the visa denials.

Today’s release states, “Governor Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio agreed that optimism tempered by a dose of caution is necessary.”

Back in January, Chief District Court Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood issued a preliminary injunction against the USCIS, enjoining them from relying on temporary need as a basis for H-2B denials.