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DHS & DOL allocate additional non-agricultural H-2B visas for FY 2017

  1. Original Date Announced

    July 19, 2017

    DHS and DOL authorize 15,000 additional H-2B non-agricultural visas for employers who show "significant harm" if they do not receive additional visas. However, the number was not increased in time for most businesses to apply for visas before the end of the year. [ID #477]

    Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Fiscal Year 2017 Numerical Limitation for the H–2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program
  2. Effective Date

    July 19, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: USCIS DOL

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