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Law360, New York (October 6, 2016, 11:05 PM EDT) — A slew of Guam-based businesses launched a class action in federal court on Tuesday claiming the government has started denying H-2B visa petitions for work during exceptionally busy, or “peak-load,” periods at a never before seen rate, arguing that they can’t find enough U.S. workers in Guam.

The 11 companies, plus the Guam Contractors Association, allege that starting last year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began rejecting H-2B petitions due to a fresh interpretation of “temporary need.”

“Upon information and belief, USCIS has begun to deny…

Source: Law360