Foreign Welders Got Booted Out of Texas! By Rob SanchezThis story has a happy ending: most of the foreign workers were deemed to have illegal visas, which means that Cimolai will have no choice but to hire Texan welders to get the job done. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) determined that the foreign welders should have been using H-2B instead of B-1 visas in order to hold these jobs in the U.S. [NOTE: In my first article about the Trinity River bridge project (November 2009) I explained why using B-1 for these jobs is illegal but it took ICE until now to come to the same conclusion. Duh!]
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