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Immigrant Policies and Affairs

The Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs ensures that DOL services are made available to immigrant communities.
Our Mission

The Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs (DIPA) ensures the services, programs and protections of the Department of Labor are available to all workers – including the large and growing group of people who work in or move to New York from another country.

Our mission is to support and protect immigrants where necessary, help integrate immigrants into the economic fabric of the state, and support businesses with compliance and other services.

Language Access

Information about language and interpretation services we provide.

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Key Services

H-2A & H-2B
FOREIGN LABOR CERTIFICATION
H-2A: Temporary Agriculture Jobs

The New York State Department of Labor's Foreign Labor Certification Unit (FLCU) has a role in the processing of H-2A (temporary agricultural jobs). These certification may be obtained to bring foreign workers into the U.S. when it is demonstrated that there are insufficient qualified U.S. workers available and willing to perform the work.

H-2B: Temporary Non-Agriculture Jobs

H-2B are temporary non-agricultural jobs visa applications. These certifications may be obtained to bring foreign workers into the U.S. when it is demonstrated that there are insufficient qualified U.S. workers available and willing to perform the work.

We're Here to Protect You

Excluded Workers Fund
The Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) provides financial help to New Yorkers who lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and were left out of various federal relief programs.
Contact Us

Have a Question or Complaint About Immigrant Policies and Affairs?

If you are in need of assistance with Immigrant Policies and Affairs or would like to request additional information, call our hotline at: 877-466-9757

 

If you need additional assistance or want to file a complaint, please call: 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).