On May 6, 2019, the US Department of Labor and US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint announcement stating that an additional 30,000 H-2B temporary worker visas will be made available for fiscal year 2019. Please see below highlights of the announcement as explained by our New York immigration lawyer.
It is important to note that the additional 30,000 H-2B visas will be available only to returning workers who were granted H-2B status or H-2B visas in the last 3 fiscal years.
Petitioning US employers whose businesses will suffer irreparable harm if not issued the requested amount of H-2B visas will be prioritized by the government. In order to receive priority treatment, the US employer petitioners will have to affirm under penalty of perjury that their business will suffer permanent and severe financial loss if they are not granted the requested H-2B visas.
Although the US employer petitioner is not required to submit evidence of irreparable harm at the time of filing, the Department of State, Department of Labor, and/or Department of Homeland Security may request such evidence at a later stage.
If you are a US employer who has petitioned for an H-2B visa or are an H-2B visa applicant, I recommend you contact an experienced employment-based immigration lawyer to determine the impact of this announcement on your immigration case. As part of our immigration lawyer New York services, we represent both petitioners and applicants in H-2B visa cases. If you are searching for an “immigration lawyer near me” because you wish to apply for an H-2B visa, please contact our New York immigration law firm office.
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