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U.S. to Add 20,000 Extra Seasonal Worker Visas This Winter (1)

Dec. 20, 2021, 5:47 PMUpdated: Dec. 20, 2021, 10:50 PM

The Department of Homeland Security will add 20,000 extra H-2B seasonal guest-worker visas for hiring through the end of March, the agency said Monday.

The new visas will be allocated on top of the annual cap of 66,000 for the H-2B program. It’s the first time DHS has added to that cap during the first half of the fiscal year, the agency said.

Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor will issue a joint temporary final rule on the additional visas. In announcing the move, the agency also said it plans a new rulemaking process to reform the H-2B ...

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