DOL: Fiscal Year 2022 H-2B Updates

The H-2B program is available to employers that can demonstrate a temporary need to supplement their staffs based on a one-time, seasonal, intermittent, or peak-load need basis. The program is generally used by employers with peak busy seasons, such as hotels, amusement parks, and landscapers. The last two years have shown an increase in demand from employers requesting one-time need due to an inability to hire temporary or full-time workers within the United States.

USCIS Reaches H-2B Cap for Second Half of Fiscal Year 2020; Lawmakers Request Additional Visas

On February 18, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reached the H-2B cap for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2020. USCIS received significantly more petitions than there were H-2B visas available for the remainder of the fiscal year, requiring the agency to conduct a computer-generated lottery to select a sufficient number of H-2B petitions for adjudication.