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Nearly 65,000 Additional H-2B Visas Released by DHS

by Government Affairs Team | Oct 12, 2022

On Oct. 12, the Department of Homeland Security announced they will release nearly 65,000 additional H-2B visas to assist businesses looking for seasonal, temporary workers.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of Labor (DOL), announced that it will be issuing a regulation that will make available to employers an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2023, on top of the 66,000 H-2B visas that are normally available each fiscal year. By making these supplemental visas available at the outset of the fiscal year, which began on Oct. 1, 2022, DHS is acting swiftly to address employers’ needs for additional seasonal workers. 

Read the full DHS press release.

GCSAA serves on the H-2B Workforce Coalition, which has been advocating the DHS release additional visas. Read the coalition's response to the announcement. For more information, contact to Bob Helland, director of congressional and federal affairs.