USA to admit 15000 additional temporary workers this year: DHS

Trump Administration open border allowing 15,000 foreign workers

"In a statement, DHS said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly had consulted with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and determined there were not enough "qualified and willing US workers" to fill the needs of businesses".

Beyond the temporary relief, Hamelback added that the reinstatement of the returning worker exemption would likely provide a long-term solution to the potential pitfalls facing trainers who employ H-2B workers.

"The additional H-2B visas will be available to businesses that will suffer irreparable harm if they can't hire all the H-2B workers requested in their FY 2017 petition", she said.

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The move is meant to avert "irreparable harm" to businesses facing manpower shortages, according to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. "We are going to continue to hit up Congress for more access to foreign workers because Americans want year-round jobs that come with benefits and we have a lot of seasonal business and need more access to labor".

The H-2B Temporary Nonagricultural Worker program was created to serve U.S. businesses unable to find a sufficient number of qualified United States workers to perform nonagricultural work of a temporary nature.

Only Texas and Colorado used more foreign workers on H-2B visas than North Carolina, according to DHS data through March 31. Most backstretch workers are hired for longer periods of time than seasonal workers sought by industries such as seafood processing and hospitality. While trainers have complained about the availability of backstretch workers for years, concern has mounted over the past 12 months due to anti-immigrant rhetoric from the presidential administration and its base. In May, lawmakers gave Kelly authority to approve up to an additional 70,000 temporary visas and pleaded with him to use his authority to issue as many of them as he thought appropriate.

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A federal law caps the number of available H2B visas at 66,000 a year.

"This is yet another example of the administration and congress failing to keep the Trump campaign promise of putting American workers first", he told The Washington Post.

While President Trump has expressed his opposition to guest worker programs, he has made an exception for the H2B visa - one his Mar-a-Lago resort regularly applies for in order to supplement its staff. "We're asking these businesses to attest that if they do not get additional workers they will be harmed, so this does help with American businesses continuing to prosper". Hance said there is a shortage now. During the presidential campaign, Trump explained his use of H-2B visas by saying that "getting help in Palm Beach during the season is nearly impossible". "So we do think that fits into the American-first focus of the administration".

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But according to the DHS and the Department of Labor, Americans haven't been willing or qualified enough to perform the available work.

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