Ask USCIS to release supplemental H-2B visas Email
Written by John McMahon   
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:00 AM

Last week, on April 8, USCIS hosted an H-2B Nonimmigrant Worker Supplemental Visas Listening Session. There were many participants on the call representing the landscape industry, forestry, and hospitality along with other industries who benefit from the H-2B program. Due to the high volume of participants, not everyone was able to speak on the call. While the comments made on the call were overwhelmingly in support of the need for additional H-2B visas, opponents of the program continue to lobby the Administration against the release of supplemental visas. It is important that we make our collective voices heard and that we urge DHS to immediately release all additional H-2B visas that are authorized under the law.

Please take a minute to send a short email to USCIS stressing the need for the immediate release of supplemental visas. 

Your email should include the following information:

  • Include your name, title and company;
  • Urge DHS to immediately make all of the approximately 65,000 additional H2B visas that are authorized under the law available to seasonal businesses that needed their workers as of April 1;
  • Stress the difficulty in filling seasonal jobs and the consequences to your business, US workers and community if you do not have H-2B workers to fill temporary jobs.

The more details and the more personal you can make the email the better, but mostly it is important to ask for the immediate release of all additional H-2B visas that are authorized under the law.