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58 Countries Eligible for H-2A and H-2B Visa Programs

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Wed, Feb 01, 2012 @ 4:25 PM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, has identified 58 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs for the coming year. The notice listing eligible countries . Each country‚Äôs designation is valid for one year from the date of publication.

The H-2A Visa and H-2B Visa programs allow U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs and temporary nonagricultural jobs, respectively. USCIS generally may only approve H-2A and H-2B petitions for nationals of countries the Secretary of Department of Homeland Security has designated as eligible to participate in the programs. USCIS may approve H-2A and H-2B petitions for nationals of countries not on the list if it is determined to be in the interest of the United States.

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H-2A Job Orders To Be Posted In National Electronic Job Registry

Posted by Karen Pollak on Wed, Jul 07, 2010 @ 1:42 PM

Announcing the New National Electronic Job Registry for Use in the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program. The National Electronic Job Registry (job registry) in which H-2A job orders will be posted and available to the public will be operational on July 8, 2010.

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