CIS Proposes Amendment to Facilitate H-2 Non-Agricultural Status

The USCIS has proposed liberalizing the H-2B requirements by allowing H-2s to hold that status for up to three years and after three years, to only be required to depart the U.S. for three months (rather than the current six months). The H-2B status applies to employers who require temporary services of the alien based upon the employer's need, regardless of whether the underlying job is permanent or temporary: peak load, one time occurence, seasonal or intermittent.