H2B Extensions

On January 18, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State (DOS), published the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H2A and H2B nonimmigrant visa programs in 2019. READ MORE...

Federal Government to Raise Cap on H2B Visas

In response to pressure from Congress to address the increasing demand for seasonal workers as summer approaches, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirsten Nielsen has agreed to raise the cap on H2B employee visas by 30,000 for the remainder of the 2019 fiscal year... Read more

The new amendment will allow CEOs to hire H-2B workers from the two prior years without counting them under the 66,000 annual cap. That legal trick will give CEOs a population of up to 198,000 H-2B workers to... 

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Employers in the U.S. have already filed more visa applications for H-2B foreign guest workers to begin work this spring and summer than are available for the entire fiscal year, according to the Department of Labor (DOL)... Read more

What is the H-2B Cap?

There is a statutory numerical limit, or "cap," on the total number of foreign nationals who may be issued an H-2B visa or otherwise granted H-2B status during a fiscal year (FY). Currently, Congress has set the H-2B cap at...

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