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DHS identifies countries whose workers are not eligible for H-2A and H-2B visa program

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 18, 2019

    DHS removes Ethiopia and Philippines from the H-2A- and H-2B-eligible lists. Dominican Republic is removed from H-2B list only. DHS adds Mozambique and Samoa as eligible for both categories, and Paraguay as eligible for H-2A only. [ID #541]

    Federal Register Notice: Identification of Foreign Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible To Participate in the H–2A and H–2B Nonimmigrant Worker Programs
  2. Effective Date

    January 19, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: USCIS


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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