Edited press release from NTRA
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced Wednesday that it has received enough petitions to meet the congressional limit on H-2B visas for temporary non-farm workers. during the first half of fiscal year 2023. USCIS will deny H-2B petitions under the new limit. received after September 12, 2022 requires an employment start date by April 1, 2023. With many in the Thoroughbred industry relying on H-2B visas, we will be sharing this for information your.
USCIS will continue to accept H-2B petitions that are exempt from congressional restrictions. This includes recommendations for:
- Existing H-2B workers in the United States extending their stay, changing employers, or changing their terms and conditions of employment;
- Caviar processors, caviar technicians and/or caviar supervisors; and
- Workers performing labor or service work in the Northern Mariana Islands and/or the Northern Mariana Islands of the Commonwealth between November 28, 2009 and December 31, 2029.
US businesses use H-2B . Program employ foreign workers for temporary non-agricultural jobs. Currently, Congress has set the H-2B cap at 66,000 per fiscal year, with 33,000 for workers commencing work in the first half of the fiscal year (October 1 to March 31), and 33,000 (plus any unused numbers from the first half of the fiscal year) for workers who commenced employment in the second half of the fiscal year (April 1 to September 30).
NTRA will continue to lobby before Congress to pass permanent solutions to temporary labor problems in the Thoroughbred industry.
For more information, visit Limited numbers for the H-2B . Nonimmigrant page.