The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced on Thursday, March 31, 2022, that they would be adding 35,000 additional H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. USCIS announced on Tuesday, May 31st that they have received enough petitions to reach the cap for the additional 23,500 visas made available for returning H-2B workers. They will continue to accept petitions for H-2B workers for the other 11,500 visas which have been allotted for nationals of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Haiti, regardless of whether they are returning workers.
For more information, please review the USCIS News Alert, “Cap Reached for Additional Returning Worker H-2B Visas for Second Half of FY 2022“.
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 5/31/22, News Alert: