On June 1, 2011, USCIS announced it was suspending temporarily the use of the Validation Instrument for Business Enterprises (VIBE) for the H-2A agricultural guest-worker program. VIBE relies on company information contained in the Dun & Bradstreet database. If this information does not match information provided by a petitioning employer, the immigration petition will be placed on hold until the records can be rectified. Usage of the tool has significantly slowed processing of all types of business-based visa petitions, which has greatly impacted H-2A employers due to the time sensitivity of agricultural jobs, thus necessitating the temporary suspension. Employers contemplating filing of any type of visa petition may want to review company records in Dun & Bradstreet to ensure that they are correct and up-to-date.