DHS Hearing on H-2B Visas
DHS considering supplemental H-2B seasonal guest-worker visas
The Department of Homeland Security is “taking a very close look” at whether to issue supplemental H-2B seasonal guest-worker visas for the coming summer months. H-2B visas are reserved for seasonal jobs outside of the agriculture industry, such as landscaping, resorts, and seafood processing, with demand highest in the spring and summer season.
A recent Cato Institute REPORT entitled, “H-2B Visas: The Complex Process for Nonagricultural Employers to Hire Guest Workers,” correctly concludes that the program is overly complex and burdensome and should be streamlined and reformed to benefit both employers and guest workers alike.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association is part of the H-2B workforce coalition whose focus is on three strategic areas right now:
Read the coalition's letter to Secretary Mayorkas on supplemental visas.
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