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Biden administration strikes deal to offer 22,000 extra seasonal guestworker visas: Bloomberg Law

EconomyApr 19, 2021 11:55PM ET
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(Reuters) - Two Biden administration agencies have struck a deal to offer 22,000 extra seasonal guestworker visas to employers in the coming months, Bloomberg Law reported on Monday.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh agreed late last week to lift the cap on H-2B visas, the report https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/biden-agencies-pact-boosts-seasonal-visas-in-blow-to-unions said, citing two sources familiar with the process.

The extra visas for seasonal non-agricultural labor, called the H-2B visas, are in addition to the annual allotment of 66,000 H-2B visas.

Earlier in April, President Joe Biden allowed a proclamation from his Republican predecessor that had blocked many temporary foreign workers from coming into the United States to expire.

The Democratic president has rolled back some of former President Donald Trump's immigration policies since taking office on Jan. 20, including last month revoking a proclamation that had blocked many immigrant visa applicants from entering the United States.

Biden administration strikes deal to offer 22,000 extra seasonal guestworker visas: Bloomberg Law
 

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Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Apr 20, 2021 2:08AM ET
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If Gop does it, it is exploited cheap labor. If Dem does it, it is love.
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President Xi Jinping Apr 20, 2021 1:56AM ET
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Ignore the russian and north korean bots posting below
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CatholicMan Apr 20, 2021 1:31AM ET
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So we're making deals to put Americans out of jobs?
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There are hundreds of thousands of jobs open right now. So no.
 
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