GBA contributes $10K to H-2B lawsuit against USCIS

The check presentation took place at the Westin Resort.

The Guam Bankers Association made a $10,000 contribution to the Guam Contractors Association today to help cover the costs of the GCA’s lawsuit against the U.S. Immigration Service.

The GCA is among the 12 plaintiffs who filed a class-action lawsuit in October 2016 in the wake of the USCIS’ near-total denial of all H-2B applications for Guam.

Chief District Court Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood recently dealt them a setback when she denied a request for a contempt order against the immigration service for failing to approve H-2B worker petitions for outside the fence projects.

However, GCA president James Martinez said the lawsuit continues and funds are needed to pay for it.

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“The Guam Bankers Association felt that our H-2B litigation should try to reverse the 100 percent denials from the USCIS. And so they took it upon themselves to contribute to this litigation by presenting us with a check for $10,000,” Martinez said.

Martinez thanked the Guam Bankers Association for their generous donation. BankPacific President Phil Flores said the GBA was happy to make the contribution to help make more H-2b’s available.

The check presentation took place at the Westin Resort.