Dept. Of Homeland Security To Allow 15,000 Additional H-2B Immigration Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday that it would be allowing an additional 15,000 seasonal visas to fill H-2B non-agricultural jobs.

NBC News reports that federal law caps the number available at 66,000 a year nationwide. Congress gave the DHS the power to authorize more visas if needed. After consulting with the Dept. of Labor, it was determined that companies would be “significantly harmed” if they weren't able to bring in foreign workers for the season.

According to NBC, in 2016, the federal government allowed 13,382 additional visas to meet seasonal demand.

Read more at NBC News

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