DHS Should Release Supplemental H-2B Visas Immediately

DHS Should Release Supplemental H-2B Visas Immediately

Last year, Congress authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to effectively double this year’s H-2B visa cap for nonagricultural seasonal employers in landscaping, forestry, seafood, and other industries. Employer requests exceed the initial cap on February 12, but in over two weeks, DHS has announced no plans to release any additional visas. This failure compounds President Biden’s ongoing error of not rescinding Donald Trump’s H-2B visa ban on some types of H-2B workers.

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