DOL Slams Injunction Bid In H-2A Sheepherder Suit

By Kelly Knaub (September 17, 2015, 2:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor urged a Colorado federal court Wednesday to deny a preliminary injunction bid by a worker advocacy organization seeking to stop the department from certifying more H-2A applications for sheepherders at a certain rate, saying the challenged regulations have already been remanded by another court.

In an opposition brief, the government called the preliminary injunction request — made by the Colorado-based nonprofit organization Hispanic Affairs Project, along with a former sheepherder and a current H-2A non-immigrant working as a herder — "notable," saying it fails to acknowledge that the D.C. Circuit already remanded the H-2A regulations being...

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