US makes a move to allow temporary seasonal foreign workers

Trump amends visa requirements

US immigration is now working on a new move by the Trump administration to allow temporary seasonal workers to come and work in the country. These workers are identified as essential for the US food supply chain.

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected the economic sector of the US. With unprecedently mounting unemployment, the employers are now urged to use skilled foreign workers. The H-2B visa is one that allows US employers to employ skilled foreign workers for temporary non-agricultural jobs. With the decision to allow such temporary workers, the hopes of bettering the situation in the US has returned.

It’s an opportunity for those who are seeking to migrate to the USA. But the move does not put the workers already in the US, who will be let to stay longer in the country.

In April 2020, USA immigration saw similar measures adopted by the Department of Homeland Security for foreign workers in the agriculture industry.

The jobs that will meet with the effects of the new move include:

  • Transporting food from farms
  • Processing, manufacturing, and packaging of human and animal food
  • Sale of food, like in restaurants
  • Jobs at manufacturing or processing plants

After Trump’s orders in April 2020 to limit Green Cards to reduce the flow of immigrants came the limiting of guest workers by assessing visas like H-2B. But now, this decision regarding temporary seasonal workers has come when the necessity of foreign workers is greatly felt in the US.

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