Home­land Se­cu­rity in­creases H-2B visa cap

Lodi News-Sentinel - - Business - — U.S. Cit­i­zen­ship and Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vices

WASH­ING­TON — U.S. busi­nesses will be able to hire up to 15,000 ad­di­tional tem­po­rary non-agri­cul­tural work­ers un­der the H-2B pro­gram un­der a fi­nal rule that the De­part­ments of Home­land Se­cu­rity and La­bor submitted to the Fed­eral Reg­is­ter to­day.

Af­ter con­sult­ing with Sec­re­tary of La­bor Alexan­der Acosta, Sec­re­tary of Home­land Se­cu­rity John Kelly de­ter­mined there are not enough qual­i­fied and willing U.S. work­ers avail­able to per­form tem­po­rary non-agri­cul­tural la­bor to sat­isfy the needs of some Amer­i­can busi­nesses in 2017.

To qual­ify for the ad­di­tional visas, pe­ti­tion­ers must at­test, un­der penalty of per­jury, that their busi­ness is likely to suf­fer ir­repara­ble harm if it can­not em­ploy H-2B non­im­mi­grant work­ers dur­ing fis­cal year 2017.

De­tails on eligibility and fil­ing re­quire­ments will be avail­able in the fi­nal rule and on a new uscis.gov web­page to be pub­lished when the fi­nal rule is posted for public in­spec­tion. This page will also in­clude in­for­ma­tion on how in­di­vid­u­als can re­port abuse in the pro­gram.

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