Bloomberg Law
March 29, 2019, 7:57 PM

30,000 More Seasonal Worker Visas to Become Available

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

An additional 30,000 seasonal guestworker visas will be available to U.S. employers this year.

The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to allow the H-2B visas to employers in seasonal businesses such as landscaping and amusements, but only for “returning workers” who previously came to the U.S. on the visas, the agency said March 29. More details will be published in the Federal Register.

“The Secretary continues to urge lawmakers to pursue a long-term legislative fix that both meets employers’ temporary needs while fulfilling the President’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order to spur higher wages and employment rates ...

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