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USCIS announced H-2B lottery Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 12:00 AM

H-2B visa program update

 

From USCIS:

As previously announced, USCIS began accepting H-2B petitions on May 31, 2018, under the temporary final rule increasing the numerical limit, or cap, on H-2B nonimmigrant visas by up to 15,000 additional visas through the end of fiscal year (FY) 2018. 

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Text of the H-2B rule releasing additional visas Email
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Written by US Dept of Homeland Security   
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 01:30 PM

H-2B visa program update

 

The H-2B Workforce Coalition shared a pre-publication of the H-2B rule that will release an additional 15,000 H-2B visas.
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DHS statement on H-2B visas May 25, 2018 Email
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Written by US Dept of Homeland Security   
Friday, May 25, 2018 03:30 PM

H-2B visa program update

Below please find the announcement made Friday afternoon, May 25, by the Department of Homeland Security regarding the release of additional H-2B visas. This is earlier than last year's July release of additional visas.

 

 

We are awaiting additional information and will share it as soon as we receive it.

 

 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Office of Public Affairs 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2018
 
DHS Announces Additional Visas for Foreign Workers to Assist American Businesses at Risk of Failing
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H-2B Call-to-action May 24, 2018 Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:00 AM

H-2B visa program update

Memorial Day is almost here. Are your workers? We need your help you get the Administration and Congress to address the H-2B cap.
Status of FY18 H-2B Visas
As you know, the Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Law provided the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary Labor, with the authority to release up to an additional 69,320 H-2B visas if she determines "that the needs of American businesses cannot be satisfied in fiscal year 2018 with United States workers who are willing, qualified, and able to perform temporary nonagricultural labor."  
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H-2B Workforce Coalition Update for May 9, 2018 Email
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Written by John McMahon   
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 12:00 AM

H-2B visa program update

Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing on the FY2019 Budget Request for the Department of Homeland Security. The hearing had only one panel and witness, the Honorable Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary, U.S. DHS. During the hearing, two questions were put forth regarding H-2B issues.

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