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Trump Signs Proclamation Suspending Certain Work Visas Through End of Year

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Trump Signs Proclamation Suspending Certain Work Visas Through End of Year

Citing job losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump has issued a proclamation extending his existing ban on immigrant visas and further suspending work visas through the end of the year, including H-2B visas used by employers in the construction industry.

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Administration Approves 35,000 Additional H-2B Visas

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Administration Approves 35,000 Additional H-2B Visas

In a move that could help ease the chronic shortage of construction workers, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will issue an additional 35,000 H-2B guest worker visas for the summer season.

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Administration Approves 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas

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Administration Approves 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will issue an additional 30,000 H-2B guest worker visas for fiscal year 2019, which ends Sept. 30. This will be in addition to the annual allotment of 66,000 visas, all of which have already been claimed this year.

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Caps Reached for H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

Filed in Labor, Legal by on February 25, 2019 1 Comment
Caps Reached for H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

Home builders seeking to access the H-2B temporary worker program to ease labor shortages will find that all available visas have been allocated for the current fiscal year. No new applications will be accepted for employment start dates before Oct. 1, 2019.

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DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

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DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that residents of the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia and the Philippines will no longer be able to enter the U.S. on temporary work visas. The decision could affect builders who utilize H-2B programs, which give visas to seasonal workers in construction and other industries.

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DHS to Issue Additional 15,000 Guest Worker Visas

Filed in Labor, Legal by on May 29, 2018 0 Comments
DHS to Issue Additional 15,000 Guest Worker Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on May 25 that it will issue an additional 15,000 H-2B guest worker visas for fiscal 2018, which ends on Sept. 30. This will be in addition to the 66,000 already offered this year.

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