Dept. Of Homeland Security To Allow 15,000 Additional H-2B Immigration Visas

by | 07.17.2017 | 2:54pm

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday that it would be allowing an additional 15,000 seasonal visas to fill H-2B non-agricultural jobs.

NBC News reports that federal law caps the number available at 66,000 a year nationwide. Congress gave the DHS the power to authorize more visas if needed. After consulting with the Dept. of Labor, it was determined that companies would be “significantly harmed” if they weren't able to bring in foreign workers for the season.

According to NBC, in 2016, the federal government allowed 13,382 additional visas to meet seasonal demand.

Read more at NBC News

  • Jack Bogorta

    THAT IS GREAT NEWS SPECIALLY TO DELMAR AND SARATOGA NOW INVITE TRUMP LOL

    • louis

      non-agricultural jobs is what was announced. Is there a debate on care taking horses not being in the agricultural sector?

  • lastromantribune

    now all the liberal snowflakes can relax. it was always a question about being legal…why cant most knuckleheads understand that ? and if your not legal your arse should be booted out. plain and simple.

    • Native Tongue

      Let’s start with the Plymouth rock intruders then work our way through your president and all of his illegal anchor babies, shall we?

  • Gordon calhoun

    DON”T WORRY…AMERICANS WILL FILL THE JOBS!!!!!

    • Marlon Martinez

      No, they won’t. This is the point of the Visas. Bringing in cheaper labor.

    • topkat

      not likely

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