DHS/DOL Temporary Rule on H-2B Cap Increase for FY2018

DHS and DOL issued a joint temporary rule increasing the H-2B cap for the remainder of FY2018 by an additional 15,000 visas. The rule is effective from 5/31/18 through 9/30/18, with the exception of document retention provisions effective through 9/30/21. Employers will be required to complete Form ETA-9142-B-CAA-2, Attestation for Employers Seeking to Employ H-2B Nonimmigrant Workers Under Section 205 of Division M of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, certifying that their business is likely to suffer irreparable harm if unable to employ the requested H-2B workers. (83 FR 24905, 5/31/18)

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

8 CFR Part 214

[CIS No. 2621-18; DHS Docket No. USCIS- 2018-0004]

RIN 1615-AC21

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

20 CFR Part 655

[DOL Docket No. 2017-0003]

RIN 1205-AB88

Exercise of Time-Limited Authority To Increase the Fiscal Year 2018 Numerical Limitation for the H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker Program

AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security and Employment and Training Administration and Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

ACTION: Temporary rule..

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 18052599.

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