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. These additional visas will be set aside for U.S. employers seeking to employ qualified workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022.
23,500 of these additional visas will be available for returning workers, who received an H-2B visa or were otherwise granted H-2B status, during one of the last three fiscal years, the remaining 11,500 visas are for nationals of Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. For more information please review the USCIS News Release, “DHS and DOL to Supplement the H-2B Cap with Additional Visas for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2022”.
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USCIS (USCIS.gov), 3/31/22, News Release:
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