On Monday, December 12th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in consultation with the Department of Labor (DOL), that they are issuing a temporary final rule making available an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2023! These new visas will be added to the normal 66,000 H-2B visas that are available each year. Twenty thousand (20,000) of these added visas are set aside for nationals from Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas stated, “The Department is making supplemental H-2B visas available earlier than ever, ensuring that American businesses can plan for their peak season labor needs,”.
For further details please review the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) News Release, “DHS and DOL Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Fiscal Year 2023“
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 12/12/22, News Release:
DHS and DOL Announce Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Fiscal Year 2023