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Immigration Law

Expert: Additional H-2B Visas "Not a Lot"

Kristin Schwab, Marketplace, Dec. 21, 2021

"For the first time, the federal government is expanding the cap on H-2B visas available for the winter season — by 60%. For employers looking to hire seasonal workers on or before March 31, some 20,000 extra visas are up for grabs. Is this the quick labor market fix some industries need? ... Steve Yale-Loehr, a professor of immigration law practice at Cornell, said that if employers get past these hurdles, the visas could help the labor shortage … a little bit. “‘A little bit’ is the operative word, you know. An additional 20,000 visas is not a lot, in the greater scheme of things,” he said."