Feb 7

USCIS Warns that Surge in H-2Bs Possible for Second Half of FY2018

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DOL announced that it will not begin releasing H-2B temporary labor certifications until February 20, 2018, due to an unprecedented number of applications. As a result of this demand, USCIS has likely received more H-2B nonimmigrant worker petitions than there are H-2B visas available in the second half of FY2018 and may use a lottery to allocate the available visas.