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H-2B Visa Limit Reached in the First Half of Fiscal Year 2023

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.

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