HAGÅTÑA, Guam — A settlement between a group of local businesses and the federal government seems unlikely, say Jeffrey D. Joseph and Jennifer C. Davis, attorneys for the local business group. The local business group, led by the Guam Contractors Association, sued the federal government in October 2016 over the sudden denial of a large number of H-2B visas. Construction on Guam has slowed considerably since the number of H-2B workers has dropped. Although President Donald J. Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes the approval an additional 4,000 H-2B visas, those . . .
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