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Cap Reached for Additional Returning Worker H-2B Visas for FY2021

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On June 3, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the recently released additional 16,000 FY2021 H-2B visas for returning workers have been exhausted. However, availability still remains for the 6,000 visas earmarked for workers from the countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, known as the Northern Triangle.

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H-2B Visa Update: FY2021 Cap Met

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As of February 12, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated annual cap of 66,000 on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the fiscal year 2021.

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DHS Announces 2021 Designated Countries for H-2B Program

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The Department of Homeland Security, in cooperation with the Department of State, has announced the list of countries whose residents are eligible to participate in the visa programs in 2021

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Administration Extends Visa Programs Freeze Through March

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In an executive order issued on December 31, the Trump Administration has extended the freeze on visa programs through March 31, 2021. The freeze was initially implemented by the administration on June 24, 2020, and was set to expire on December 31. Included in the freeze are the programs most used by the club industry to fill seasonal positions including H-2B and most J-1 visas.

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H-2B Visa Update: Cap Hit for First Half of FY2021

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As of November 16, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap of 33,000 on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2021. For petitions received on November 16, USCIS utilized its lottery system to allocate H-2B visas. Read More (Log In Required) 

Exceptions for Visa Program Freeze Announced

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The Department of State has issued national interest exceptions for the June Executive Order which suspended most visa programs through December 31.

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Administration Halts Visa Programs Through December 2020

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In an executive order issued on June 22, the Trump Administration has frozen visa programs through December 31, 2020. Included in the freeze are the programs most used by the club industry to fill seasonal positions including H-2B and J-1 visas. The freeze is effective on June 24.

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