Posted on December 17 2022
USCIS is all set to handle to peak Christmas season with H2-B visa workers. It added new additional visas 64,716 which means nearly 65,000 visas to its count.
An H2-B visa allows an employer to hire an unskilled or skilled worker for seasonal or temporary jobs to handle the existing shortage of workers to fill in the United States.
To get a skilled or unskilled worker, the U.S. employer must acquire a DOL (Department of Labor) certification before proceeding to the H2-B visa application.
The allocations of Supplemental visas will be addressing the requirement of seasonal workers in areas where there are only a few U.S. workers are available to work.
The employers have been requesting H-2B visa petitions for additional workers due to the peak season of American businesses.
The supplemental visa allocation is given in detail in the table form
|Number of visas||Miscellaneous details for visas|
|Supplemental H2-B visas||44,700 visas||
For returning workers who have a H-2B visa or obtained H-2B status during last 3 FYs
|for individuals of El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, and Honduras, irrespective of returning workers|
Limited to returning workers irrespective of the country of nationality (first half of FY 2023)
Limited to returning workers irrespective of country of nationality (Second half of FY 2023)
USCIS departments have made a single rule for the first time for H2-B supplemental visas for the entire FY including the second half. And there is close monitoring of the Departments on the H2-B workers' abuse and exploitation.
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