About Us

Mission: Assisting with grants and foreign labor applications, we help you achieve your goals.

Areas of Focus:


Background:

Neil and Dolores DeHaan have unique backgrounds for the mission of local solutions. Dolores (born and raised in New York City) and Neil (born in Amsterdam, Netherlands) met at the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) in the 1970’s and soon thereafter married. Dolores was the Certifying Officer of the USDOL Foreign Labor Certification Unit, Region I, which includes 10 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. She earned a B.A. degree from Thomas Edison College and continues to stay up-to-date on the complex field of foreign labor and immigration. Neil takes the concept of life long learning seriously, having earned four degrees: B.A. degree from George Washington University (1970) and three degrees from Rutgers University—M.S.W. (1973), M.B.A. (1990), and Ph.D. (2004). Having worked on Capitol Hill during his college years, Neil’s experience since then has been on the local level: an urban church (one year), Elizabeth, NJ’s City Hall (19 years), health care systems (9 years) and higher education (7 years).

Neil has researched, designed programs, written grant proposals, and hired, trained, and supervised staff to secure $150 million in funding for major programs and projects. During the past ten years he has filed over 200 applications with foundations and public funding sources in health care and higher education. His efforts in concert with many colleagues and co-workers have secured about $13 million in funding during the past ten years. As of October 1, 2013 Neil will be available for program design and grant consulting.

Dolores has supervised staff and was responsible for hiring employees at the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Foreign Labor Certification Unit. She set priorities, deadlines, provided training and reviewed and evaluated their work. She gave speeches at various national and local conferences and seminars such as the American Immigration Lawyers Assn., annual Immigration & Naturalization Practicing Law Institute as well as the Annual Immigration Conference at the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She monitored and also developed and conducted training sessions, workshops and seminars with groups of State Employment Service agencies in Region 1 in order to ensure that they were processing labor certification applications for temporary (H1B and H2A/B) and permanent employment in accordance with Federal law and regulations governing the Alien Employment Certification program. She dealt frequently with members of Congress, lawyers and special interest groups. She has served as an expert witness in Federal District Court suits. She also recommended changes and redirection of national policy and the modification of rules and regulations relating to the alien certification program. After Region 1 relocated to Boston, Dolores was asked to work as a consultant by the Ancon Group.

Dolores is available to consult in the area of foreign labor applications.

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