Keating Praises Labor Department, Homeland Security for Additional H-2B Visas

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman William Keating is praising the decision by the Department of Labor and Homeland Security to provide needed relief to small business owners by allowing an additional 30,000 H-2B visas for the summer.

A draft rule has been published to allow employers to begin applying for visas for returning workers who have been granted H-2B status in one of the last three fiscal years.

“I have fought hard on Capitol Hill to form a bipartisan coalition that works to bring common-sense relief for our seasonal businesses,” said Keating (D-Bourne).

“I hope that the issuance of this joint rule will create a path for businesses to meet their staffing needs as opposed to placing additional regulatory burdens on small businesses who have already complied with the Departments’ strict guidelines.”

The cap on H-2B visa workers had been set at 66,000 for the fiscal year. Half of those visas were for the first 6 months with the other half for the remaining six months, which includes the Cape’s summer tourist season.

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