Military Build Up

In 2007, 2010 and 2015, GHRA  met with the congressional delegation (CODEL) on Guam and several federal partners to express its support for the Military Build Up.  GHRA has served on the Civilian Military Task Force and USO Advisory Council.  GHRA was a key member of the group of organizations who traveled to DC to meet with elected officials to gain support and funding for the Military Build Up for Guam in the National Defense Authorization Act.  GHRA has shared concerns about the environment, impact to Guam’s resources and infrastructure, timing of military exercises, labor issues including H-2B program, and opportunities to consider the Visa Waiver program for Russia and China for Guam. 

In 2016, the H-2B visa issue has affected Guam and many industries most especially construction.  Various efforts have been made to discuss the denial rates and labor issues with the local and federal government agencies including the Secretary of State, Department of the Interior, Department of Homeland Security, Armed Forces, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.