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USCIS announces lottery for H-2B visas

  1. Original Date Announced

    May 31, 2018

    USCIS announces a lottery to award the remaining 15,000 H-2B visas allocated for FY 2018. The lottery is required because USCIS increased the H-2B cap by 15,000, and that cap was exceeded within the first five days in which USCIS accepted petitions. No additional petitions will be accepted. [ID #514]

    USCIS News Alert: USCIS to Conduct Lottery for Temporary Increase in FY 2018 H-2B Cap
  2. Effective Date

    May 31, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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