TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL WORKERS
We assist growers, farmers, harvesters, garden centers, and nurseries in which the typical positions are field workers, farm laborers, field laborers, pickers, packers, and harvesters. GM transfers some of them sequentially from one employer to another for up to 3 years, which provides employers a chance to save more money and provides workers a longer period of income. U.S employers have the opportunity to bring reliable motivated farm workers to fill temporary agricultural jobs. Employers must provide free housing, pay prevailing wages, and pay for inbound transportation and visa cost at half of the contract, and they must return transportation at the end of the contract. As your Partner, we carry as much of the load for our clients as possible, but the H-2A Agricultural approval process does require employer involvement, particularly at the start.
TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION, LANDSCAPING, HOSPITALITY AND OTHER INDUSTRIES
GM Consultants provides labor for seasonal, intermittent or a one-time need workers. The most common industries that we source workers are landscaping, forestry, restaurant, hospitality, maintenance, food processing, and construction (including: concrete, equipment operators, painting, roofing, framing, and drywall). As your partner, we free you of the day-to-day and uncertainties of a very tedious process. The H2-B process for guest workers takes approximately 5 months, from the initial application to the arrival of the employee in the USA and there is a cap of 33,000 workers so call us to see if we can help with workers for the season starting in October or April.
HARD TO KEEP POSITIONS
We’re a leader in finding Latinos workers to provide you with a reliable, motivated and steady workforce. No matter your industry, agriculture, construction, food processing, manufacturing or any other industry, if you’re willing to work with us and the legal foreign workers we source, we are sure to find the right workers for you. We have access to workers that have come regularly with legal work visas and others that want to come legally. We screen them to find a good match, and we are happy to help them to find a great opportunity in America. We also partner locally to offer them access and information to housing, transportation, grocery stores, and banking. We assist them to obtain their Social Security Card, driving licenses, and register the kids in schools. Our focus is labor positions in the construction, agriculture, and food processing industry. We help them settle into the U.S., so that they can become great workers for you.
Why work with us?
In the early 2000s the economy in Georgia was rapidly growing, professionals were relocating entire families to the state which meant an increase in construction for homes, schools etc. As a young accounting firm (see “Our Founder” below), growth was on the rise but the talent pool of bilingual Hispanic accountants was increasingly difficult to secure. Even as a board member of several Hispanic organizations that catered to young Hispanic students I needed to extend my outreach by offering foreign Hispanic students an opportunity to bring their talents to the United States. And for the decade that proceeded we assisted clients seeking to do as we were doing to meet labor shortage needs. Approximately fifteen (16) years later in 2016 the cries of the firms’ clients were answered and GMIC was founded. GMIC acquired the Immigration Assistance state license to assist clients/individuals prepare their immigration forms, gather required documentary proof or evidence as required by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Department of Labor (DOL) just to name a few.
Grace M. Lopez-Williams
Grace Lopez- Williams was born on St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands but did not grow up on the island.
Instead shortly after her birth her parents returned to their native island of Puerto Rico where she was raised as a Puerto Rican.
A fact that this dynamic entrepreneur is quick to ascertain whenever she’s asked about her birthplace.
For the most part Grace Lopez-Williams owes her strong and assertive attitude to her grandmother,
who raised her to always strive for success and never quit. These qualities are the foundation of her
success as owner of one of the fastest growing Hispanic CPA firms in Atlanta, Grace Williams CPA, PC.
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As part of its efforts to improve investigative capabilities and processes to detect the attempted entry of terrorists or other threats to public safety in the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has decided to restrict the issuance of new visas for those foreign citizens who do not have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States
On November 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted, in part, the government’s motion for an emergency stay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii’s October 17, preliminary injunction. The preliminary injunction prohibited the U.S. government from enforcing or implementing Sections 2(a), (b), (c), (e), (g), and (h) of Presidential Proclamation 9645, “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats.” Under the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, the earlier preliminary injunction is stayed, except as to “foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
The court orders did not affect Sections (d) and (f) of the Proclamation, so nationals from North Korea and Venezuela remain subject to the restrictions and limitations listed in the Presidential Proclamation, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, with respect to nationals of those countries.
No B-1, B-2 or B-1/B-2 visas of any kind for officials of the following government agencies Ministry of Interior, Justice, and Peace; the Administrative Service of Identification, Migration, and Immigration; the Corps of Scientific Investigations, Judicial and Criminal; the Bolivarian Intelligence Service; and the People’s Power Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and their immediate family members.
Immigrant and Diversity Visas
Nationals of North Korea and Venezuela: The exceptions and waivers listed in the Proclamation are applicable for qualified applicants. There is no bona fide relationship exception available for nationals of North Korea or Venezuela.
No visas will be revoked pursuant to the Proclamation.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced her decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua with a delayed effective date of 12 months to allow for an orderly transition before the designation terminates on January 5, 2019. She also determined that additional information is necessary regarding the TPS designation for Read more about 12 months to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua[…]
It would replace the problematic H-2A visa for temporary or seasonal workers with a new H-2C program that would still provide for those workers but also allow for an initial minimum stay of 36 months. Unlike the H-2A program, the Ag Act does not require employers to provide housing and transportation for foreign workers. It Read more about New Visa Would Allow Workers to Stay a Minimum of 36 Months[…]
News reports from the last growing season seemed to suggest that the labor market grew even tighter in 2017. On Friday October 20, 2017 the Labor Department released the final quarter of data for fiscal year 2017 and seemed to provide evidence that the farm labor tightness was real. DOL’s data revealed that in FY Read more about DOL certified more than 200,000 H-2A positions in 2017[…]