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TAG: guest worker visa

New H-2B visas suspended through 2020

June 23, 2020By

On Monday, June 22, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to suspend the issue of new H-2B visas, along with other temporary worker visas, through the end of 2020. This order applies to H-1B visas, H-4 visas, L-1 visas and some J-1 visas. These restrictions will be in place for the rest of the year and can be extended.... read more

Dept. of Homeland Security adds 35,000 H-2B visas

March 10, 2020By

The Department of Homeland Security will make available 35,000 supplemental H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2020. The allocation also comes with new conditions to provide relief to seasonal employers who truly need it and reduce fraud and abuse in the program. DHS also announced that it will take necessary anti-fraud and abuse... read more

H-2B users, advocates urge action for relief

April 13, 2017By

It’s a pivotal juncture for the H-2B guest-worker visa program—for 2017 and beyond. “April is a critical month for H-2B,” said Paul Mendelsohn, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), in a blog post. To improve the H-2B process, NALP and other advocates of the program are targeting a continuing resolution (CR) that Congress... read more