Trump Administration Issues 15,000 New Seasonal Worker Visas

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Hours after the Trump White House announced “Made in America” week, the Department of Homeland Security announced the release of an additional 15,000 H-2B visas for temporary non-agricultural workers.

The move is intended to avert “irreparable harm” to businesses facing manpower shortages, according to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. Today’s release is still below the 33,000 H-2B visas authorized by Congress for the remainder of the fiscal year, but it comes at a difficult time for the administration, as it finds itself attempting to strike a balance between business interests clamoring to fill low-skilled positions and those on the political right who fear that such moves do naught but erode wages and threaten American culture.

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