At Last, 30,000 More Seasonal Worker Visas

Craig Regelbrugge May 13 2019

By: Craig Regelbrugge & Laurie Flanagan
On May 8, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL) finally released a rule that established a process for employers to apply for 30,000 more H-2B visas for fiscal 2019. These visas are limited to returning workers who received H-2B visas in one or more of the previous three fiscal years (2016, 2017 or 2018).

Under the rule, employers with a valid DOL temporary labor certification (TLC) for a start date of April 1 can apply directly to DHS without re-advertising or going back through the DOL process, p...

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