Question about H2B Program

Discussion in 'Employment' started by DFW Area Landscaper, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116

    I have wondered this for a long time and I hope someone here can tell me the answer.

    Once an H2B worker arrives in the US, one of the first things they do is go to the Social Security office to get their social security card by presenting their H2B visa documents.

    Once they have their social security card and a valid visa, they can go to the Texas Dept of Public Safety and get a state issued ID card or Driver's License.

    Once they've done this, the Texas ID Card or Driver's License won't expire for another 6 years or so.

    Is there some kind of special marking on the social security card they get, like something that says "only for work for xxx company" or "expires xx/yy/zz."

    If there is no special marking on the SS card, as far as I can tell, they have what they need to fake permanent US citizenship. Yes, the Visa says they are only here to work for xxx company, but if the workers quits and applies with another company and presents the social security card and driver's license, they have all the documents they need to get hired. There would be no reason for them to go back home to Mexico every year if they didn't want to.

    Thanks for any explanations.

    Later,
    DFW Area Landscaper
     
  2. Marcus Drake Consultants

    Marcus Drake Consultants LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    The vast majority of the Social Security cards have no special designation. I have seen some come in with a designation. Some states issue drivers licenses but most do not. There is movement to change this.

    You are correct, if they have a license and SS card there is little reason to return, however most do not get the license. This program is not perfect, but I can tell you the availablity of these motivated workers makes many companies very successful.

    Look at all the posts for workers in this section. If they filed with us for $100 per person (more than 10) they would be looking for them to arrive March 1.
     
  3. Luvs2Play

    Luvs2Play LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    Marcus Drake consultants. Trying to figure out who you are. I can't find any legitimate business listing for you or anything with the BBB. Your website doesn't tell anything either. What licenses do you have? Are you Nationwide? I am just looking for some real answers, IMO, what you are doing sounds like the infomercials on tv, I shut them off too. Please post some legitimate facts, and reasons you should even be considered to do business with.
    Thanks
     
  4. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,116

    In Texas, if you have a real social security card and a valid US Visa, you are able to apply for a driver's license.

    Later,
    DFW Area Landscaper
     
  5. Luvs2Play

    Luvs2Play LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    Still can't find any info on Marcus Drake consultants. I'm not sure L/S made a good choice for a sponsor. IMO only.
     
  6. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    I am currently doing business with Marcus Drake Consultants. So far they have been very professional, and good about staying in contact with me. All papers have been filed very quickly by them, I know because I get feed back from the goverment in the form of recipts and ...you guessed it...more forms! Because I started my process a bit late and 1/2 the visa cap has been met, I am expecting my labor to arrive first week of April.

    So far so good....I'll give a report when I get the labor.
     
  7. Livingreen

    Livingreen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    When you say you started the process a bit late, when was that? I'm looking at the program, but would love to hear about your experiences and any info you are willing to offer.:)
     
  8. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    I started the process in the end of November. I should have started 30 to 45 days earlier.

    First year trying this program out. Time will tell.

    There are probably others that could answer your questions about the program.
     
  9. Livingreen

    Livingreen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    True true. Just wondering if you had any inside knowledge that would be beneficial. Checked out your website. Pretty decent, looks like you offer a lot of services. What has been, if any, your biggest challenge with starting/sustaining your company. Do you have good employees to competently perform your services? :)
     
  10. Marcus Drake Consultants

    Marcus Drake Consultants LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    We are pleased to advise that every company from Lawn Site that filed with us for H2B (even the late filers) have been approved and received their petitions for workers. We are now in the process of getting their people. Our company has years of experience and offices in 8 countries. We are a full service company handling the entire process. We supply personnel to the green industry and to hotels/resorts and casinos. Please see our fees posted on our web site ($100 per person 10 or more). Feel free to contact us if you have questions.
     

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