By late January, USCIS reached the cap for the extra 18,216 H-2B visas made accessible for returning employees for the primary half of fiscal 12 months (FY) 2023 with begin dates on or earlier than March 31, 2023, below the H-2B supplemental cap momentary closing rule. The company continues to just accept petitions for H-2B nonimmigrant employees for the extra 20,000 visas allotted for nationals of Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Petitioners whose employees weren’t accepted for the 18,216 returning-worker allotment are inspired by USCIS to file below the Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras allotment whereas visas stay accessible. As of January 26, 2023, USCIS had acquired petitions requesting 4,260 employees below the 20,000 visas put aside for nationals of Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
USCIS will proceed to just accept H-2B petitions for employees submitting below the Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras allotment, in addition to those that are exempt from the congressionally mandated cap. This consists of petitions for present H-2B employees within the U.S. petitioning to increase their keep and, if relevant, change the phrases of their employment or change their employers.
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