Additional 22,000 H-2B – Temporary, Non-Agricultural Worker Visas To Become Available

In light of increased labor demands, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing a supplemental increase of 22,000 H-2B visas for Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker program. The additional visas will be made available in the coming months via a temporary final rule in the Federal Register.  Those from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, collectively called the Northern Triangle, would be able to apply for the 6,000 visas specially set aside.

These visas otherwise cap at 66,000 per year and allow people to enter the U.S. for seasonal work in industries such as tourism and landscaping.