The Department of Homeland Security will issue up to 15,000 visas allowing U.S. companies to hire temporary, non-agricultural workers, an announcement that comes as President Donald Trump has pushed a “Hire American” theme and at the start of the administration’s “Made in America” week. To qualify for the H-2B visas, hiring companies must attest under the penalty of perjury that they are “likely to suffer irreparable harm” without the influx of workers, the Department of Homeland Security’s Monday announcement said. The additional visas are being allowed, the department said, because the annual, congressionally mandated allotment of 66,000 H-2Bs was reached last March, leaving some businesses without “enough qualified and willing U.S. workers available to perform temporary nonagricultural labor.”
Source: Drudge Report

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