Skip to comments.Trump Administration to Make 35,000 Additional Seasonal Worker H-2B Visas Available
Posted on 03/06/2020 6:41:17 AM PST by Theoria
Of the total visas available, 10,000 will be reserved for people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador
The Trump administration said it is making an additional 35,000 seasonal guest-worker visas available this year ahead of the busy summer season, the largest increase since President Trump took office.
The additional visas announced Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security will bring the total available this year to 101,000, though the additional visas will primarily be made available to returning workers.
The seasonal-worker visa program, known as H-2B, enables U.S. employers to hire as many as 66,000 foreign workers a year, with the allotments split evenly between the winter and summer seasons. Congress permits the Department of Homeland Security each year to raise that cap by as many as 64,000 additional visas. This years cap is slightly higher than the 30,000 workers the administration allowed last year.
DHS is adding new restrictions on the additional visas, which some administration officials and outside critics of the move said could limit how many of the visas will actually be used.
The visas will become available to employers in two tranches: 20,000 immediately and an additional 15,000 for employees beginning work on or after May 15.
Of the 35,000 total, 10,000 will be set aside for workers from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the only countries that will be allowed to send new applicants. Those three Central American countries, collectively known as the Northern Triangle, accounted for the majority of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally last year. DHS officials said that providing these people a pathway to work lawfully in the U.S. will reduce the incentive to migrate illegally.
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Someone tell Mitt Romney that happy days are here again!
This is what happens when you abort millions of babies.
Are they going to have to wear ankle bracelets? They ought to have to wear the neck bracelets that the showed in the Cone Head movie. They should be sterilized at the least.
H-2B or H-not2B? That is the question.
When will Wuhan Flu show up in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador I wonder.
And will those H2-B job takers then be allowed in?
Once their here, they will never leave. The women will immediately get pregnant for the specific purpose of having an anchor to prevent deportation.
Yes. It is WUHAN FLU.
But politically correct US govt calling it something else. OR Everybody is afraid of china. Including Trump administration.
Bad, bad move. Should shut down all work visas.
Oo, goody! Italians and Koreans are eligible, too! We need more immigration, especially from Italy and Korea!!!
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