Biden Administration Increases H2B Visa Allotment

On May 25, 2021, the DHS and DOL announced a temporary increase of available H-2B Temporary Non-Agricultural Worker Visas. As of June 3, 2021, some of the 6,000 additional visas for Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) citizens remain available. The seasonal worker visa increase will expire on October 1, 2021. To qualify for Northern Triangle H-2B visas, employers must apply by July 8, 2021. If there are fewer than 6,000 beneficiaries for the Northern Triangle visas by July 23, 2021, the remaining visas will be available until September 30, 2021, to all beneficiaries under the returning worker limitation. For more information, please see Temporary Increase in H-2B Nonimmigrant Visas for FY 2021 USCIS.