On Thursday, November 16th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by way of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that a temporary final rule making available an extra 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas available for (FY) 2024. This addition will be added to the statutory cap of 66,000 H-2B visas allowed per fiscal year. DHS feels it will help U.S. businesses with workforce planning!
Note: The H-2B supplemental includes an allocation of 20,000 visas to workers from Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras. *USCIS
For further details please review the USCIS News Release, “USCIS Announces Availability of Additional H-2B Visas for Fiscal Year 2024“.
Source of Information:
USCIS (USCIS.gov), 11/16/23, News Release: