A visa to work in “gardening, construction and cleaning” is called a visa. Mexicans account for 74% of this labor force.
The United States announced on Tuesday 22,000 new visas for non-agricultural workers, Including 6,000 people from countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras Northern Triangle of Central America, It assumes that Congress will expand the quota every year.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS, English) reported on this in a statement, stating that the visa will be based on the US President Joe Biden’s “establishment of a comprehensive regional framework for Resolve the reason for the migration, To manage immigration throughout North and Central America, and to provide safe and orderly asylum seekers at the U.S. border. ”
The Director of the National Security Agency, Alejandro Majorcas, said in the report that this increase demonstrates that the Department of Homeland Security is committed to “expanding legal channels” so that people from the Northern Triangle can contribute to most immigrants in the region Made a contribution. The United States occasionally has opportunities in this country.
Mayorkas recalled, H-2B visa “Designed to help employers payTemporary work“.
The visa will be “Available in the next few monthsThe information added: “The country is known as the official gazette of the federal government through a decree that will be published in the Federal Register.
According to the revised version of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the U.S. Congress provides 66,000 visas per fiscal year, The quota is 33,000 workers employed in the first half of the year (From October 1st to March 31st), the remaining 33,000 and the unused balance of the first payment available in the second half of the year (from April 1st to September 30th).
The Department of Homeland Security stated that it announced on February 12 that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had received enough petitions to meet the H-2B ceiling set for the second half of the fiscal year.
The H-2B program “allows U.S. employers or employment agencies that meet certain specific regulatory requirements Foreigners come to the United States to temporarily fill jobs Has nothing to do with agriculture,” the U.S. Immigration Service Web page.
According to the NGO Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Mexican workers Accounting for the majority of participants in the H-2B program, approximately 74% of employees obtained these visas in 2019.
In the same year, 90% of workers were men, while only 10% of women.
This visa is for foreigners who want to work Temporarily engaged in gardening, construction, forestry and cleaning service activities Hotel.
This program was created for workers with or without experience and do not need an academic or professional degree.
Considering that the H-2B visa is only valid for the company specified in the document. Avoid problems with the competent authority. It is illegal to change the company without permission. After the visa expires, H-2B workers have up to 10 days to return to Mexico.
The government registers companies but does not provide employer-employee contacts, so workers will have to find contacts on their own at job fairs or word of mouth.
If the company recommends that you engage in work in this field, please contact the consulate to Verify that the offer is legal. If so, your employer must submit a “Temporary Work Certificate” to the U.S. Department of Labor.