On May 6, the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Labor issued a prepublication of the joint temporary rule setting forth the process for accessing 30,000 additional H-2B visas. It is expected that on formal publication of the rule in the Federal Register May 8, eligible U.S. employers documenting returning worker status (over the last three fiscal years) and irreparable harm standards can start the application process for designated and qualified additional workers. 

Please refer to the temporary rule for additional details, or contact your GT attorney. Return to the Inside Immigration blog for additional information on this and other subjects.

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