The National Reining Horse Futurity Horse Show is being held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73107) daily from November 24, 2011 until Dec 3, 2011. For more information on the NRHA, visit their website
Attorney William Velie’s expertise on H-2B Visa programs for foreign workers was recently highlighted in an equine article, regarding the potential effects on the horse industry. We are proud to share the article written by Meghan Blackburn and published by The Chronicle of The Horse.
U.S. Embassy, Mexico reports problems for applicants in reaching the Visa Call Center. Additionally, the Embassy reports confusion during the transition to new ASCs. DOS is aware of these problems, and they are working to correct them. AILA Doc. No. 11020830. Undocumented aliens must register for Selective ServiceATTENTION, UNDOCUMENTED MALES & IMMIGRANT SERVICING GROUPS!
Selective Service does not collect any information which would indicate whether or not you are undocumented. You want to protect yourself for future U.S. citizenship and other government benefits and programs by registering with Selective Service. Do it today.
If you are a man ages 18 through 25 and living in the U.S., then you must register with Selective Service. It’s the law. According to law, a man must register with Selective Service within 30 days of his 18th birthday. Selective Service will accept late registrations but not after a man has reached age 26. You may be denied benefits or a job if you have not registered. You can register at any U.S. Post Office and do not need a social security number. When you do obtain a social security number, let Selective Service know.
Provide a copy of your new social security number card; being sure to include your complete name, date of birth, Selective Service registration number, and current mailing address; and mail to the Selective Service System, P.O. Box 94636, Palatine, IL 60094-4636.http://www.sss.gov/default.htm
The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. For more information about the H-2B program, see the link to the left under "H-2B Non-Agricultural Workers." Click here to access full article
The NY Times
Zenyatta beat the talented colt Blame, the only rival ever to finish in front of her, and Goldikova for the honor. Click here to access full article.
The Horsemen's Journal - Winter 2010
"January of 2009 brought considerable anxiety to many horsemen’s associations. H-2B regulations that took effect on January 19, 2009 caused many horsemen at the time to fear that the indispensible temporary international worker program would become unworkable...." Click here to access full article.
The Horsemen's Journal
"The National HBPA is pleased to announce that Horseman Labor Solutions (HLS) is continuing its support of horsemen by renewing its corporate sponsorship of National HBPA. Horseman Labor Solutions is an immigration service company that provides assistance in the immigration process for the international worker in the horse racing industry...." Click here to access full article.