On March 29, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) informed Congress of its intentions to release an additional 30,000 H-2B visas. To date, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has yet to publish the rule outlining the filing instructions for employers who seek to obtain the additional visas.
On April 18, 2019, TCIA, alongside other members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition who have an interest in gaining access to these additional H-2B visas, signed a letter addressed to President Trump requesting an expedited timeline for DHS to publish the final rule.
The H-2B Workforce Coalition is a consortium of various industry associations throughout the United States that have joined together to protect American workers by ensuring American small and seasonal employers have access to legal short-term temporary workers during peak business periods.
Read the full letter.