October 25, 2022, CIS Ombudsman hosted a webinar about USCIS' efforts to use all available immigrant visas in FY23 and its efforts and successes in FY22.
DHS CIS Ombudsman webinar on Employment-Based Immigrant Visas: Looking Back at FY 2022 and Ahead to FY 2023 with USCIS, held on October 27, 2022.
Today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of Labor (DOL), announced that it will be issuing a regulation that will make available to employers an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2023, on top of the 66,000 H-2B visas that are normally available each fiscal year.
On June 22, 2022, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) hosted a webinar to discuss USCIS' backlog reduction efforts.
On May 26, 2022, CIS Ombudsman hosted a webinar about USCIS' efforts to use all available immigrant visa numbers and more related to this fiscal year.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the availability of an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas during the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. These visas are for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or after April 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022.
On October 25, 2021, President Biden issued Presidential Proclamation 10294, entitled "Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic," which suspends and limits the entry into the United States of non-citizens by air travel who are nonimmigrants ("noncitizen nonimmigrants") and who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Presidential Proclamation 10294 contains specified exceptions, including a specific exception for noncitizen nonimmigrants "whose entry would be in the national interest," and entrusts the Secretary of Homeland Security (along with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Transportation) to make this determination.