For the primary time, the US has quickly made obtainable 64,716 further H-2B visas meant for unskilled overseas employees for the fiscal yr 2023 to make sure that American companies can plan for his or her peak season labour wants.
The H-2B visas enable employers to quickly rent overseas employees to carry out nonagricultural labour or companies within the US for a restricted time period corresponding to a one-time incidence, seasonal want, a peak load want or intermittent want.
The transfer by the US Citizenship and Immigration Companies (USCIS) is unlikely to make any important affect on Indians as most of them don’t go for it.
Indians typically don’t go for H-2B visas as nearly all of them migrating to the US are extremely expert professionals employed by American firms in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical experience. H-1B visas are required for such immigrants.
“The Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) and the Division of Labour (DOL) are issuing a brief remaining rule that makes obtainable 64,716 further H-2B short-term nonagricultural employee visas for fiscal yr (FY) 2023,” the USCIS stated in a press launch on Monday.
These supplemental H-2B visas are for US employers in search of to petition for extra employees at sure intervals of the fiscal yr earlier than September 15, 2023, it stated.
“The Division is making supplemental H-2B visas obtainable sooner than ever, guaranteeing that American companies can plan for his or her peak season labour wants…these visas may even present a protected and lawful pathway to the US for noncitizens ready to take jobs that aren’t stuffed by American employees,” Secretary of Homeland Safety Alejandro N Mayorkas stated.
For the primary half of FY 2023, there are 18,216 instantly obtainable visas restricted to returning employees no matter nation of nationality. For the early second half of FY 2023 (Apr 1 to Might 14), there are 16,500 visas obtainable and for the late second half of FY 2023 (Might 15 to Sept 30), 10,000 visas shall be issued, the assertion stated.
That is the primary time the US has issued a single rule making obtainable H-2B supplemental visas for a number of allocations all through the complete fiscal yr, together with an allocation for the late second half, it stated.
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