U.S. to Allow 15,000 More Foreign Workers

The U.S. government is allowing 15,000 additional visas for low-wage seasonal workers for the rest of this fiscal year. The H-2B visas are designed for non-agricultural jobs, including fisheries, restaurants and hotels.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, Secretary John Kelly found there are not enough qualified and willing U.S. workers available to perform those temporary jobs to fulfill the needs of Americans businesses.

To qualify for the additional visas, petitioners must prove their business is “likely to suffer irreparable harm” if it cannot employ H-2B workers.