Date AnnouncedOct. 1, 2018
USCIS issues guidance implementing an NDAA provision exempting certain types of workers in Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands from the standard H-2B requirement that an employer's need for services is temporary in nature. The guidance explains how petitioners can demonstrate compliance with the exemption. [ID #524]
See Biden administration action below.View Policy Document
Effective Date of ChangeOct. 1, 2018
Biden Administration ActionMay 13, 2021
This Biden administration policy modifies the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On May 13, 2021, USCIS issued this policy memo with immediately effective guidance on the filing and adjudication of H-2B nonimmigrant visa petitions covered under Section 9502 of the National Defense Authorization Act.5.13.21 Exemption to Temporary Need Requirement for Certain H-2B Workers
Prior policy is the February 15, 2018 memorandum (PM- 602-0156) that originally implemented section 1049 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2018.PM- 602-0156