Bloomberg Law
March 1, 2018, 4:25 PMUpdated: March 1, 2018, 7:51 PM

High Seasonal Worker Visa Demand Prompts First-Ever Lottery (1)

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

Employers sought several thousand more seasonal foreign workers this spring than there are visas available, resulting in a lottery for the visas.

This is the first time USCIS has ever conducted a lottery for H-2B visas, USCIS spokeswoman Joanne Talbot told Bloomberg Law March 1. The lottery process has been used for H-1B high-skill visas, which have also seen high demand from businesses in recent years.

The visas, which are popular in the landscaping, amusement, and resort industries, have been growing in demand over time. With that demand now exceeding supply, it’s possible again this year that seasonal businesses could ...

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