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35,000 additional H-2B visas issued for fiscal year 2020

Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Beth Farmer
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released 35,000 supplemental temporary H-2B visas for the second half of the fiscal year 2020, according to a release from the federal agency. This is 10,000 fewer visas than the 45,000 that were previously anticipated, as had been reported earlier by The Wall Street Journal.
 
Commonly used by landscape companies and others in need of seasonal labor, the visas are issued to temporary non-agricultural seasonal laborers, and are limited nationwide to 66,000 each year. The new visas include conditions to prevent fraud and abuse, and 10,000 are allocated to laborers from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras