On March 29, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would soon make 30,000 additional H-2B worker visas available for H-2B workers that have worked in the U.S. during one or more of the past three fiscal years.
DHS will soon publish the process for applying for these visas in the Federal Register.
ICPI members who use the H-2B worker visa program and who may have eligible workers who have worked in the U.S. during one or more of the past three fiscal years may wish to consider this opportunity, prepare for it and monitor the Federal Register closely.
In the meantime, we would urge ICPI members who have contacted their Members of Congress seeking their support on H-2B to re-contact their Members to express appreciation. This DHS action will occur only because Congress included the authority for DHS to make such an election in legislation, and because Members of Congress prevailed upon DHS thereafter to use the authority.
ICPI remains a member of the H-2B Visa Coalition, the leading employer group supporting the H-2B worker visa program in Washington DC and participated in the advocacy to allow the additional visa issuance.