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H-2B Visa and the Statutory Cap: In Brief [Updated May 14, 2019]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "FY2019 is the fourth year in a row that Congress has enacted a special provision to allow for the issuance of H-2B [non-agricultural] visas beyond the annual statutory cap of 66,000 in response to high levels of demand for the visa. For FY2016, Congress exempted certain H-2B workers from the statutory cap. For the three past fiscal years, Congress has authorized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make additional H-2B visas available subject to certain conditions. For FY2017 and FY2018, DHS used this authority to make an additional 15,000 H-2B visas available each year. For FY2019, DHS is making an additional 30,000 H-2B visas available."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44306
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2019-05-14
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