H-2B Seasonal Worker Visa Cap Increased for 2017

On July 19, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Labor issued a final rule authorizing a one-time increase in the number of H-2B visas, which allow foreigners to work in seasonal positions. The rule increased the annual 66,000 visa cap by 15,000 for such workers and expires on September 30.  AGC supports a permanent expansion of the H-2B visa statutory cap by exempting returning seasonal workers who have followed the law from counting against the limit. Additionally, changes should be made to the visa program to better fit the distinct needs of the construction industry.
For more information, contact Jimmy Christianson at christiansonj@ac.org or 703-837-5325. 


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