19 Mar 2015
On March 17, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security resumed adjudications of H-2B petitions. On March 16, the Department of Labor filed an unopposed motion to stay the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida’s March 4 ruling in Perez v. Perez until April 15.
The Department of Homeland Security had suspended H-2B adjudications while it reviewed the Perez v. Perez decision. The department has resumed adjudicating those petitions now, based on temporary labor certifications issued by the Department of Labor. It has not, however, reinstated premium processing which remains suspended.